MAC Privacy Please & Cordon Bleu Matte Lip Mousses Reviews & Swatches

MAC Privacy Please Matte Lip Mousse is a brighter, medium-dark fuchsia pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It looked cooler-toned against a true, warm-toned pink, but it was less bluish compared to a true fuchsia.

It had semi-sheer to medium coverage in one layer, which was buildable to full coverage with two to three layers. The texture felt lightweight and spread easily across my lips, but it wasn’t the most flattering finish to my lip lines/lip texture. The color applied fairly evenly but sat in some of my deeper lip lines; the brightness of the hue camouflaged that in person. It stayed on well for six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating over time.

MAC Cordon Bleu Matte Lip Mousse is a brighter, medium-dark pink-coral with subtle, warm undertones and a natural sheen. This one took a bit longer to “set” and wear down to a true, “soft matte” finish as marketed (or you could blot!).

The texture was lightweight, thin and a little watery, though it was still smooth and spreadable, like you’d expect a mousse to be like. It had semi-sheer to medium coverage in a single layer, which was buildable to mostly opaque coverage in two layers. The color went on fairly evenly but it sank into my lip lines and was visible to my eye in person. The formula felt comfortable to wear but after six hours of wear, my lips definitely didn’t feel hydrated (or better for wearing this).