My Better Half
MAC My Better Half Matte Lip Mousse is a brighter, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The pigmentation was semi-sheer to medium, buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The texture felt smooth and spreadable with an airy, lightly watery texture–wet but not truly watery.
This particular shade seemed to dry down more quickly than most shades in the range. The color went on evenly, and while it didn’t do anything for my lip texture, it didn’t sink into my lip lines noticeably. It stayed on well for seven hours and felt a little drying over time.
Off the Record
MAC Off the Record Matte Lip Mousse is a deep berry with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had medium coverage in a single layer, which was easily built up to full coverage with a second layer.
The lip color had a lightweight, spreadable texture that was thin, watery, and felt lightly mousse-like but didn’t have the full density I’d expect for a true mousse consistency. The color applied well to my lips with an even layer of product that didn’t sink into my lip lines noticeably (in person, at a normal viewing distance). It lasted well for seven hours and felt neither drying nor hydrating on my lips.
MAC Stone’s Throw Matte Lip Mousse is a deep, reddened plum with subtle, cool undertones and a natural sheen. There seemed to be very faint pearl in it, but it wasn’t enough that it looked like a shimmery lip color in person. It had medium coverage in one layer, which was buildable to full coverage with a second layer.
The texture was spreadable, lightweight, and thin with a bit of watery slip to it, and given it had sheerness, it actually applied fairly evenly and didn’t spread into my lip lines as noticeably as I’ve seen this type of color (and finish) do in the past–so I would consider it better than average there. It wore well for seven hours and was non-drying over time.