The color is professional and discreet, working quite well with my medium skin, but I find it a bit drying, and it seems to emphasize the lines on my lips. Hours of staying power, but I will look for something less matte in the future. A bit of lip balm or clear gloss on top helps to put shine.
I only went into MAC to help a friend get matched for a new foundation but considering we were going out on the town that night and my credit card was burning a whole in my pocket I told the sales woman that I'm looking for a peachy coral orange lipstick. Now little FYI I am an 8 in Matchmaster NW45 in Studio Fix and Macao in Nars Sheer Glow and I already have morange vegas volt etc etc. I wanted something more toned down but still in the same family. She pulled out Mocha I thought she was delerious because in the tube it looked like mud. I put it on my lips and I didn't even finish the top lip before I told her I wanted it. I came out the most apricot dirty brownish beautiful color on my skin and I fell in love. SO BEAUTIFUL!! It didn't last me as long as the rest of my satin finishes did but for the few (& I mean flippin few) hrs it showed, It looked great! Never knew this color existed but thank the heavens she found it for me. I've worn it everyday since I bought it.
I love satin finish! They're not drying and cakey like matte lipsticks nor are they wet and shiny like the creamsheens. Mac Mocha lipstick is a great shade for my medium skin. It's like warm brownish pinky nude (depending on the color of your lips, some people may have it look different if they're lips aren't slightly naturally pigmented).
I love it with a little bit of lip liner. It's a very clean color. In case anyone wants to know I'm around NC35.
You don't hear people talk about this shade that much, I think it is a bit underrated. It is a nude shade with colour, which I prefer to the more concealer nudes. I really hate matte lipsticks, but I quite like the satin formulas which are not as drying but still have good pigmentation and lasting power. This is indeed very pigmented and long lasting, as well as a little bit drying but that is fine given it's finish. The shade is a peachy brown, but I find that if you really layer it on it becomes more of a brownish peach as the pink/orange in it comes out a lot more. I actually think the colour is pretty unique.
Just got this lipstick today as B2M. And I must say, it's becoming on of my favorites! I was looking for a nude lippie and wasn't interested in a matte one. I find that this one doesn't dry out like a nude matte on me and make me look like I have ashy Larry lips. Lol. This brown has a hint I pink which I absolutely love. Exactly what I was looking for that I could wear every day at work. For reference I am an NC 45/ match master 7 (I think).
I haven't tried this with a lip liner yet. I have very pigmented lips and the lipstick still shows without a liner. I'd love to see how it looks with a liner though.
This lipstick is really great =) I bought it for about $13-$15 at Macy's and fell in love! I usually apply it with a clear coat of lipgloss and it looks amazing! Definately would buy again!!
I love this colour I got it in a B2M. It is a slightly lighter peachier version of taupe and looks amazing and natural with a gloss over it. I am NC45 and these are my "nudes".
I also use both of these colours to tone down louder lip colours by wearing the nudes underneath, or wearing them over coloured lip liners (mocha+brick lip liner= awesome soft reddish coral).
Mocha as a satin is easier to wear than taupe which is matte which is something to bear in mind when considering these colours because there isn't much difference between the two. Either way both this and taupe are my regular everyday/work colours.
this was definitely my first lipstick ever I love it goes really good and smooth it is not too loud if your goin for a neutral lip.
This was my first M.A.C lipstick and I absolutely adore it! The colour isn't too loud - it's perfect to wear to school or if you're going for a simple look. Applying a coat of clear gloss makes it look even better. (:
I have finally found a way to make Mocha work for me (MAC C8). Because it is a thick satin finish, i find a very thin layer, properly blended, works best for me. I line my lips with my staple MAC Cork liner, very lightly fill in with Mocha and blend. A dab of clear gloss polishes up the look and i'm good to go with very natural skin tone based nude lips. No pink in here. Matches my yellow undertones perfectly.