MAC So Select Lipstick Swatches & Review


While I am not a MAC fanatic I know a good product when I see one, and new MAC So Select [$17 for 0.1 oz, available here] lipstick was grab-worthy indeed. Housed in the brand’s classic black bullet, this dusty rose matte feels like creamy heaven on the lips. MAC mattes are actually some of the most comfortable I’ve tried so far; they’re like a pair of chic jeggings that look trendy but feel like PJs. Or like a pair of killer heels that feel like flats, if you like that comparison better.

MAC So Select Lipstick Swatch

“A lip color inspired by the best runway trends of the season, this new M∙A∙C Lipstick was our Artists’ favorite backstage secret weapon for en vogue matte rose lips.”

As the description suggests, MAC So Select lipstick was inspired by runway trends, and I can definitely see that. Kylie Jenner popularized dusty mauves and matte finish, so now you can find a lipstick in similar color in every It Girl’s makeup bag.MAC So Select Lipstick Swatch

MAC So Select lipstick is a Limited Edition release and available for MAC Select members only [you can read more about it here]. MAC Select is a new program for MAC shoppers that provides additional benefits, just like any other reward program. In a nutshell, the more you shop – the better your perks. My favorite benefit is probably the expanded Back to MAC, so I have more options for empty containers to return. It does take me a while to empty them, but I usually end up using up enough products to get a free lipstick every year or so.

MAC So Select Lipstick Swatch

Despite being labeled as a matte, MAC So Select has a bit of a satiny sheen to it, which I don’t mind at all. It is less drying than most other matte lipsticks out there, and the pigmentation is straight up amazing. This is easily one of my favorite MAC lipsticks to date, and I’ve been disappointed with their recent releases more often than not.

MAC So Select Lipstick Swatch

I find So Select surprisingly easy to wear! I actually thought it would be one of those high fashion mattes that look great on runway models, popular Instagram gurus, and fashion bloggers, while the rest of us basic mortals will just swatch it and forget it. Since I am not going anywhere tonight I’m just rocking it at home, but it kind of makes me look put together. Maybe a quick run for groceries later? 😉

You can buy MAC So Select Lipstick at

Do you plan to buy this lipstick? Are you a MAC shopper? What is your most favorite MAC lipstick color? Let me know in the comments below!

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