For the record, I'm not a lipstick girl. I'm a huge lip gloss fan, an e/s addict and I can appreciate a good blush. I couldn't resist Syrup, however, after seeing it on a friend and reading about on the MUA boards. For a lipstick, it's not bad!
The color, as others have described, is a pinky neutral--very MLBB on me. It's kind of a pinkish taupe with little to no shimmer and goes on relatively sheerly (is sheerly a word?) This is very subtle... I put it on one night, forgot about it, and a few hours later looked in the mirror and thought, "Wow! My lips look good!" It's neutral enough that I can wear this with a bunch of eye looks and since it's not even close to OTT, I can either wear it out on a weekend or to the office on a Tuesday--it's very versatile that way.
The texture's good too. It lasts for hours and it feels smooth on. I do like the Slimshines' texture better, as it's creamier than the Lustre texture, but there's nothing wrong with Syrup... just my personal preference.
This is repurchase-worthy, should I actually finish this tube! (I don't have a good track record with finishing l/g and l/s)
Color: great, natural, MLBB pink. Packaging: great MAC lipstick bullet tube; as always, the top never pops off nor shatters no matter how often I throw it against the wall. ;) Price: reasonable for a status-y type lipstick. The formua is moisturizing IMO and the color fades to a dark pink/purple/mauve stain after a few hours. I will repurchase.
Syrup is my first MAC lustre lipstick.I love the color but it doesn't last as long as the MAC satin lippies. However, I find the texture to be better than that of the satin finish. Overall, Syrup is a lovely everyday color, very natural pink. Just be prepared to whip out your lippie from your purse more often than you'll usually do. I'll repurchase unless they come up with a lipstick of the same texture and color but with a longer staying power.
I love this colour, it's described as a cloudy pink on the MAC website and I would describe it as a sheer, natural mid-rose colour. On my lips (pigmented, NW25) it is almost the same as my natural lip colour only with more pinky tone to it. It's a lustre formula so the colour is buildable but offers a very natural look, perfect for daytime. I would definitely buy this again.
This is a very subtle mauve MLBB type lipstick. It looks quite midtone in the tube, but goes on a bit lighter. It reminds me of Prestige Raven but lighter and more plum tinged mauve than Raven's mauvey plum, if that makes sense. To put it another way, Raven is a little darker and a touch more plum than mauve. Either way, Syrup is a great nude-ish lipstick for pink and purple eye looks, and looks awesome paired up with Nars Sin and MAC True Romantic beauty powder blush. It's a really nice everyday shade for me. I love the Lustre formula, I think it's my fave and I know most of my MAC lipsticks are this formula. It's slightly glossy and very natural feeling.
I was browsing in a MAC store, and this color was what the SA recommended, and she was spot on! I told her I wanted a mauve-pink shade that wasn't too bright or dark, something that I could wear for everyday. I was looking at Sweetie and Plumful, and she suggested Syrup. After swatching all of the 3 I realised she was right after all! So I got Syrup, and it's exactly the same color as my lips :) I do wish it was a tad darker for that MLBB look, but it's definitely something I'll use again and again, especially since it's so wearable.
I wanted to like this, and based on all the glowing reviews I thought that I would. Unfortunately it was too dark and too purple on me to look like mlbb. I have very pink lips for reference. Syrup just wasn't flattering at all. I was really surprised because there are reviews of people with the same coloring as me who rave over it, so go figure.
An YLBB dusky pink, SYRUP goes perfectly with my NC15 skin tone.
As itís a lustre finish, the colour is sheer and fresh. The lipstick itself is non-drying.
A perfect everyday shade, which matches most MU looks.
love, love, love, LOVE this lipstick!
it is kinda like one of those my lips but better lipsticks.
it's very natural looking, has a nice gloss to it, and i can put it on without having to use a mirror which is great for those days when i can't be bothered to wear much makeup.
This lipstick is shiny and applies softly; i.e., no sticky, thick feeling on your lips. The color is beautiful on my NW20 complexion. It's pink, but by being muted, it's not the garish pink sometimes seen. Although it's light, it's not so light that it washes you out or looks ghoulish.
One of the things I love the most about is that you can get a totally different look from it depending which lip liner you use. If you go for a darker color and blend it, you can really make thin/small lips look larger. If you go with a color similar to it, you can make it look brighter. Amazing little lipstick.