MAC Mehr Lipstick Review and Swatch

We are halfway through August, and I couldn’t be more excited (sorry summer, but fall in New York is certainly the season to beat!).  I’m thinking cozy layers, scarves, hot lattes, moody makeup with vampy shades, and Halloween, which is one of my favorite holidays.  This summer, bright coral lipsticks with glossy finishes were highly popular, and rightfully so; however, this fall, trends have quickly shifted over to a mauve, brown nude lip in a matte finish.  Whether based on upcoming releases (or…ahem, Kylie Jenner’s Instagram), brown tinted lip colors are here to stay and MAC’S Mehr lipstick is the perfect shade to invest in (the brown lipstick shades also match the 90’s fashion trends popping up all over the streets and runways, but that’s a whole other discussion). 

Mehr by MAC is a matte finish lipstick that is opaque with one swipe and feels very comfortable on the lips.  I also own MAC Pink Plaid, but that lipstick feels much drier on compared to MAC Mehr.  The Mehr color is flattering for my skin tone, as the shade picks up the warm tones but also contrasts with the cooler mauve hints of color. This lipstick color would also look great on paler complexions and would qualify as a wonderful nude color on darker complexions due to its mauve pigmentation. 

It’s a hard shade to describe, but MAC Mehr is a mauvey brown nude, that pulls red (the Mehr swatches above should help you get an idea of the complexity of the color).  I love the vanilla scent of the MAC lipstick line, and overall, MAC Mehr has become my everyday go-to lipstick (think your lips but way, way better).  Mehr looks beautiful both with a warm nude eye look and cool based makeup, so this MAC lipstick is a versatile shade perfect for anyone’s collection.

Do you have a perfect nude shade that you can’t wait to wear during the fall?  What are your thoughts on the 90’s brown lip trend, and do you have any dupes or colors that you recommend?  I’m thinking about doing a brown nude lippy collection (as I have quite a few), so let me know if you’d be interested in seeing swatches.

Stay Pretty, Mackenzie M.
  • Pretty Squared

    Ahhh my second favorite MAC lipstic - Viva Glam I is first! :) I love this on you! I’ve seen this across skintones and love that it works on all! :)

  • Pretty Squared

    How cute is that heart shaped swatch? Gorgeous! I’ve never considered a matte ‘dusty rose’/mauve shade before. I actually like the look of it much more than I thought I would.


  • Pretty Squared

    I haven’t heard of this shade before but it is gorgeous and will be great for the autumn and winter. I’ll have to check it out! xx

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  • Pretty Squared

    This one looks so good on you! I really can’t wait to wear my MAC lipstick in Shanghai Spice more in fall. I do love the whole brown lip trend and think the Maybelline ‘The Buffs’ lipsticks, which range in all sorts of nudes from light to dark would be an awesome line to look at. I love the color Stormy Sahara which also has a semi red undertone!

  • Pretty Squared

    I normally wouldn’t go for a color like this, but it looks so beautiful on you!

  • Pretty Squared

    This is a gorgeous colour on you! Great post lovely xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

  • Pretty Squared

    Aah! This looks very hot on you! I have never paid attention to this one! :-) This is one of the Mac’s which has an Indian name! I love Fall too! :-)


  • Pretty Squared

    This is a lovely neutral earthy red neutral! I think it looks fantastic against your skintone! Im personally looking for brown, earthy types of nudes because I have naturally very very deep pink lips!