Sophisto, let me pledge you undying love. My favorite lipstick, I have dozens of mac lipsticks, I almost let them sit hardly ever used because I love Sophisto so much I wear it on a daily basis, it compliments a barely there makeup look, rocks a smokey night time look. It's my lips at their best. my lips but better, without being that boring neutral that washes your lips out. ITS PERFECTION. Hope M.A.C NEVER discontinues it. And yes I'm positive I'll buy back ups.
Very understated color that looks a lot darker/bolder in the tube than it really is once applied. On my pigmented lips it's simply a little extra something that I can apply when I don't want bare lips but also don't want anything that takes time and effort to apply or that will be loud. The Lustre formula makes it moist and shiny and I find I can go without a prior application of lip balm when I use this one. It is a little sheerer than most lipsticks but this isn't necessarily a bad thing, just depends on what you're looking for.
A beautiful colour, but a bit too sheer for me.
In a nutshell: This is "O's" little sister.
I guess this color has been in MAC's line for a while, but I've just discovered it. I have this thing about lipsticks that are too vivid or too colorful. I think they look clownish on me. I tend to gravitate toward YLBB or red-brown shades. But something about Sophisto appealed to me, so I tried it on in the store. My first thought was, "Holy crap! It's too pink! Too bright!" But the salesperson went on and on about how well it complemented my coloring (I'm very pale, with brown eyes and blonde hair). I took it home, tried it with a neutral lip pencil, and realized she was right -- it's a great color on me. It's a very wearable shimmery mid-toned berry that isn't too bright and has some brown/plum undertones (although I would not classify it as a "brown" lipstick). Not a YLBB shade, but "calm" enough that it doesn't scream "hot pink shimmery lipstick!" like some colors do. The texture is smooth and not as drying as some MAC shades. It looks different in the tube from how it will look on your lips. It is similar to MAC "O," but a bit lighter and less vampy. I wore it the other night with Stila Kitten eyeshadow, a berry-toned blush, a black dress and a sparkly necklace and it was perfect.
This is one of my favorite lipsticks from MAC. I would describe the color as a raspberry with gold flecks. However it's not glittery or frosty. I tend to wear this color more in autumn and winter. I don't like dark lipsticks and this color is perfect.
For reference I'm close to a medium skin tone, dark brown hair, green eyes.
This is by far my favorite fall and winter MAC lipstick. It is a beautiful berry shade with gold shimmer.and goes well with my NC30 skin tone. I have repurchased this lipstick several times.
Sophisto is a glossy, sheer-but-pigmented, moist, plummy pink and I love it! Straight from the bullet it's a little too bold/dark for me so I usually put some lip balm on top of it to tone it down. Perfect!
Great colour. It looks so dark and brown but it gives my lips a lovely berry sheen. I also like the fact that when it has worn off it doesn't leave any harsh colour residue; it just fades.
This is my first mac lipstick. I only by high end products for face ie, foundation, blush , powder and concealer. The rest, I use drugstore. But I had six mac empties so i wanted to buy a lisptick. I said I wanted smth soft, neutral yet a little extra unlike a nude shade and the SA applied this.
On me, an NC50, its a berry/ brown with gold shimmer. I really like it.
I can easily wear this to work...I feel weird wearing lipstick or color to work since I am an engineer and dont want to appear too feminine in a male-dominated field. But, i think i maybe able to pull this off. I really do like the formula, its not matte and lets some of my lip color show thru.
I said I might not buy this product again since I wont spend that much on lipstick. I usually buy my lipstuff from revlon or maybelline. But I might buy it again if I have lotsa money to burn.
Overall, very pleased
Update: Shopped my stash and found a dupe lol. NYC lipstick in Truffle. It even smells the same. So, I am bringing down the rating since I feel its overpriced.
Straight but my favorite formal lipstick. I'm NC42 and it kind of emphasizes my natural lip color. The picture doesn't really show what the lippie is actuAally like. It as a beautiful subtle and classy gold shimmer. I went to a career fair and one of the recruiters commented on it. It's just classy. That's the best way to describe it. But this is not a summer or day to day wea lipstick.