MAC A Rose in Harlem & I Got a Man Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches


A Rose in Harlem

MAC A Rose in Harlem Lipstick is a vivid, medium-dark red with cooler, blue undertones and a satin sheen. It had good pigmentation that covered my lips evenly and sat well on them, though there was a hint of translucency.

The lipstick had a slightly denser consistency, but it wasn’t stiff or difficult to work with, as the product had enough creaminess to it to glide over my lips comfortably. It lasted well for over six hours and felt lightly moisturizing over time. The strength of the pigment did leave a reddish stain behind as well.

I Got a Man

MAC I Got a Man Lipstick is a muted, medium rosy brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich pigmentation in a single stroke, which adhered evenly and smoothly across my lips without tugging or dragging during application.

The texture felt lightweight, just creamy enough to glide over my lips but didn’t feel slippery when worn. In the close-up, there seemed to be the faintest amount of product in my deeper lip lines but wasn’t enough to be noticeable in person. It stayed on nicely for five hours and felt lightly hydrating over time.