MAC describes Mocha as Peachy-Yellow Brown. It looks as a Peachy-Coral Brown in tube but comes out as a perfect every day wear Peachy Brown on my NC 42 skin tone. The shade easily qualifies for a n*de lipstick category but adds enough color to the lips without sounding too mute. I can see this complementing most of the skin tones maybe except for duskier ones.
It’s a Satin finish lipstick which means definitely more moisturizing than matte ones with a slight sheeny quality to them & a creamy soft touch. I love the fact the sheen not very eye catching with the formula & good enough for everyday wear. It gives a semi matte finish. Though the formula is not very dry lips friendly but topping a clear gloss takes care of the issue. It does gets settled into fine lines of my lips after few hours of wear making them uncomfortable & stretchy also highlighting the dry flakes, so make sure to prep your lips properly especially if you have dryness issues. It excels extremely well in pigmentation & wear! It packs a good dose of colour in a single go going completely opaque. One of the best one for highly pigmented lips. It stays for good 5-6 hours on me before descending down to a stain which keeps itself occupied on lips till removed. But it makes lips extremely dry on reaching the staining threshold & I need to keep moisturizing my lips at regular intervals.
The packaging is same regular MAC black bullet twist up case. Overall the MAC Satin finish formula is not so dry lips friendly but given that the shade is pretty, I don’t mind moisturizing in regular intervals.
- Semi Matte finish with slight sheen, perfect for daily wear.
- Soft & creamy texture.
- Highly pigmented.
- Goes completely opaque in a single go.
- Long wearing (read almost whole day).
- Nice peachy brown shade for regular wear.
- The formula is drying after few hours of wear making lips all dry & flaky & gets settles down into fine lines. So make sure to apply this on well-groomed lips.
Overall the MAC Satin finish formula is not so dry lips friendly but given that the shade is pretty, I don’t mind moisturizing in regular intervals. Mocha is a perfect every day wear neutral shade adding a punch of colour in the most natural way.