MAC Baking Beauties, lips & eyes – swatches and review

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MAC’s baking up a storm with this cake inspired launch, and there’s still time to get a piece…

MAC baking beauties 

I am a sucker for baked goods, and cupcakes are one of my favorites, so when MAC’s latest launch Baking Beauties arrived for testing one word instantly came to mind…YUM!

MAC Baking Beauties

Inspired by the artistry of cake decoration, MAC Baking Beauties is filled with decadent confections for the eyes, face, lips and nails. Today, we’ll take a look at what they have baking for eyes and lips.

MAC Baking Beauties paint pot

Pro Longwear Paint Pots ($18.50) – this MAC favorite is available in 5 new and dazzling shades that are fun, flirty and whimsical. Housed in the standard MAC glass pot, these paints are super creamy and glide on easily, but then dry quickly to hold their coverage. They are highly pigmented, with a strong shimmer and glittery finish.

MAC Baking Beauties paint pot swatchesMooncake, Dangerous Cuvee

Mooncake – light shimmery champagne
Dangerous Cuvee – light cool lavender grey

We tested two new shades and I found Mooncake to be very light and airy and Dangerous Cuvee to be a beautiful, shimmering grey. These colors definitely dare to dazzle so while they’re not something I might wear to work, they are perfect to add sparkle for a fun night out or a summer party.

MAC Baking Beauties lipstick

Lipsticks ($15) – Baking Beauties also showcases 4 shades of their classic lipsticks in a yummy array of colors. We tested two of these MAC staples, and as always these lipsticks glide on creamy and stay put.

MAC Baking Beauties lipstick swatchesLavender Whip, Devil’s Food

Lavender Whip – light, cool lavender with a touch of magenta (cremesheen)
Devil’s Food – glossy and sheer deep plum (frost)

I found Lavender Whip to be a delicious pale lilac that is a perfect seasonal color. (you’ll have to hit the store to search for one of these delicious treats though, because it looks like they’re all sold out online.) Paired with the Painted Pots, these color combos will not disappoint if you’re looking for a fresh spring look.

MAC Baking Beauties tinted lip balm

Mineralize Tinted Lip Balms ($19.50) – These gems are my favorite pieces from the Baking Beauties collection. Packaged in fun, glitter white boxes, these compact tubes of liquid balm are rich, thick and creamy, and were the perfect therapy for my winter abused lips.

MAC Baking Beauties tinted lip balmSweet Tooth, Cheery Cheery

Sweet Tooth – cool lilac
Cheery Cheery – cool, milky blue pink
In the tube these have a TON of shimmer (bordering on micro glitter), but on it’s not really noticeable.

Available in four total shades, with a very subtle burst of color, these can be worn alone for a sheer look or on top of the MAC lipsticks. I really enjoyed the formula, as so many thick liquid balms can be sticky, these are not. I tested Cheery Cheery which felt really good on my lips. The small slanted tube, also gives you better control, and you only need a small amount to completely saturate your lips.

MAC Baking Beauties swatchesMooncake, Dangerous Cuvee, Lavender Whip, Devil’s Food, Sweet Tooth, Cheery Cheery

This collection is another fun, spring launch from MAC with some pretty pastels that will appeal to anyone looking for a soft new look. Baking Beauties is a confectioner’s dream and you will be sure to find a treat in this fresh, sweet collection.

we heartsters – have you reached for any sweet treats in the Baking Beauty Collection?

photos: we heart this, swatches shown on NC 25/30 skintone

MAC Baking Beauties

Pro Longwear Paint Pot
Fancy Frosting – frosted white
Let’s Skate – pale pink with pearl
Mooncake – warm beige
Éclair – light chocolate with gold pearl
Dangerous Cuvée – frosted cool grey
$18.50 US/$22.00 CDN

Pure Decoration – light white peach (cremesheen)
Raspberry Swirl – light white blue pink (cremesheen)
Lavender Whip – light cool lavender (cremesheen)
Devil’s Food – glossy deep plum (frost)
$15.00 US/$18.00 CDN

Mineralize Tinted Lip balm
Baking Beauty – creamy light peach
Cheery Cheery – creamy mid-tone blue pink
Sweet Tooth – creamy lilac
Glacé – creamy pale baby blue
$19.50 US/$22.50 CDN

Disclosure: This review includes products that were provided by the manufacturer/PR firm for our consideration. For more info, or any questions, please see our disclosure policy.


  • Erin

    Erin is a secondary science teacher who adores makeup and fashion. She spends her free time pursuing her other passions which include cooking, antiquing, and decorating. skin tone: NC30 skin type: oily to normal favorite beauty product: lipglosses and bronzers


  1. As usual . . . my eyes go right for those paint pots! By category, they have to be my favorite MAC item because they are long wearing and product lasts forever! Plus, they are very user friendly!

  2. Great review, @spitfire77 . It’s the lip balms that really have my attention this time. One question: do they have any kind of flavor? I ask because I had a different MAC balm from an old release that had a fruity flavor/scent I couldn’t stand!

    1. As far as I can tell, it has no scent. I thought maybe it would have some light cake or vanilla flavor, being part of the Baking Beauties collection but, no, so you don’t need to worry about a fruity flavor!

  3. HOLY B-AGEESUS! The Pro Longwear Paint Pot in both
    Mooncake and Dangerous Cuvee are REALLY catching my eye! And the Mineralize Tinted Lip balm Cheery Cheery are soooooooo pretty!!! Gotta get to MACCCCCC!!!

  4. I second the Paint Pot love cheer! Those look like amazing colors of that amazing product. Sign me up!

  5. I’m allowed to salivate again over “Baking Beauties.” I want Mooncake, Dangerous Cuvee, and Lavender Whip lipstick (what a fascinating, flattering shade!). Very nice piece!

  6. Devil’s Food must be mine–it looks like one of my favorite lipsticks from college that was discontinued and I’ve since been unable to find a suitable match…JACKPOT!

  7. My wallet is happy, not much from this collection is striking my fancy. But Lavender Whip is working on the edge of my brain pretty hard… I might have to give in after all!

  8. MAC Paintpots are always winners. I tried out Dangerous Cuvee when it was initially released as part of the ProLongwear Paintpot collection (okay, really, it’s the same as the regular paintpots!). It’s GORGEOUS but definitely sparkly (with a little fallout).

  9. The Paintpots are gorgeous! (I’m sucker for a Paintpot.)
    I think the rest of the collection is a bit sheer for me, with the exception of Devil’s Food, which I was lucky enough to test! The color is gorgeous and I think it would lend well to cool or warm tones. The formula itself felt kind of drying, but I’m a major gloss wearer so I’m wondering if that it just me missing my signature slippery feeling on my lips. Devil’s Food is also pretty sheer, but it’s easy to build up if you want more color. I think MAC lipstick fans will love this one!

  10. Sigh, I LOVE Mooncake in theory. I almost bit the bullet online, and then I looked at it in store but I think while it’s beautiful it was very very glittery. Maybe it translates better on the eyes. It’s my favorite one of the bunch in this line though!

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