MAC MACSmash Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour is a bright, medium red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. The pigmentation was nearly opaque in a single layer, which I didn’t feel built up that well as the product had a tendency to cling to imperfections if over-applied (and a second layer would definitely be too much product!).
The liquid lipstick has a smooth, more velvety consistency that was easy to spread as it glided readily across my lips, but I could feel the formula clinging to my lips slightly, which ensured better longevity but it wasn’t comfortable to wear until some of it wore down. It lasted well for seven hours, left a stain behind, and felt a touch drying.
MAC Burning Love Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour is a medium-dark, reddened plum with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly across my lips.
The texture was more velvety with glide than traditionally creaminess that felt wet; you could definitely sense the silicones used in the formula when it was on. It worked better applied to the center of the lips or around the cupid’s bow (for greater precision) and then using a lip brush or fingertip to fully diffuse the product as the included applicator over-applied product in my experience. When the product was more heavily applied, it had a tendency to cling more noticeable to imperfections in lip texture. It stayed on well for seven hours, left a stain behind, and felt non-drying over time.