MAC Heavenly Hybrid Lipstick: A Delayed Review

I took shots of this lipstick ages ago but never got around to posting about it – and then when the time came, I thought it would be long gone for purchase (which is just plain MEAN to do with a lipstick this pretty!). Just out of curiosity, I *just* checked online, and lo and behold this shade is available to purchase on the Canadian site (but sadly, is ‘out of stock’ on the US one)!  And so, I thought it fitting to do a little show n’ tell for you all :)

MAC Heavenly Hybrid

From the ‘Fantasy of Flowers‘ spring collection, Heavenly Hybrid is a Lustre formula, which are thought to be somewhat moisturizing with a mostly semi-opaque finish, and is described as a ‘mid tone berry.’  I have a couple shades in this formula, and while I don’t find it hydrating, I don’t find it drying either – I notice it tends to wear off quicker than other formulas and lipsticks (about 2 hours, tops) and usually leaves me feeling like I need to reapply in order for my lips to feel moisturized at all. However, I will say that with Heavenly Hybrid, the more intense colour means that it wears longer that other shades I have in the formula, so for that I give it good marks overall.

MAC Heavenly Hybrid

I find the colour in the bullet is a little more muted than what you see on the lips, as you’ll see in the swatches below. But that’s all to the better, because I find this is the perfect shade of berry – bright but not too in-your-face, veering near fuchsia but retaining a deeper berry tone to make it more wearable day-to-day.

MAC Heavenly Hybrid swatch MAC Heavenly Hybrid swatch

Essentially, I LOVE IT.  This shade is insanely wearable, and über flattering. As its not fully opaque, it looks softer than a full-on bright pink, but it’s not dull or boring in the least. It also brightens the face instantly, so with very effort you can look pulled together and pretty in a heartbeat.  And it’s perfect for spring – or pretty much any season, really!

MAC Heavenly Hybrid swatch

If you haven’t guessed, I’m loving this lipstick. Even better, I managed to snag it via Back2MAC empties, so this is like a MEGA WIN. I have to admit, I’m pretty surprised that it’s still available online considering how great a colour it is. But YAY for you guys! I highly recommend checking it out some way, somehow…I promise you won’t regret it!

What is your most wearable lipstick? 

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  1. #1 by refinedandpolished on April 7, 2014 - 9:41 pm

    This color looks amazing on you!

    • #2 by Latoya on April 8, 2014 - 7:06 am

      Thanks Lakeisha!! :)

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  2. #3 by Larie on April 7, 2014 - 10:24 pm

    With Dior Exquise on top for extra shine?? :D

    You are ROCKING the fuschias, Toya!

    • #4 by Latoya on April 8, 2014 - 7:06 am

      Haha I know, I’m kinda obsessed. They just suit me so much better than anything else!

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  3. #5 by Beauty Reflections (@BeautyReflectTS) on April 8, 2014 - 1:10 am

    GORGEOUS. You and fuchsia are a match made in heaven!

    • #6 by Latoya on April 8, 2014 - 7:07 am

      Thanks Tracy :) Although maybe I need to branch out a bit? lol

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  4. #7 by thinklovemakeup on April 8, 2014 - 2:56 am

    Beautiful lipstick colour its just perfect against your complexion :)

    • #8 by Latoya on April 8, 2014 - 7:12 am

      Aw, thank you!! :)

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  5. #9 by Eugenia on April 10, 2014 - 3:39 pm

    To begin with, congrats on getting it from the Back 2 MAC program (although technically they’re not supposed to give you anything that’s either LE or brand new, but rather from the core collection so – SCORE!) and secondly, this is why we need to see swatches: looking at the just the tube colour, I would have passed – kind of meh, been there-done that but on the lips! Yowza! Love it!

    • #10 by Latoya on April 12, 2014 - 7:02 am

      Yea, I felt the same Eugenia – I had the girl trying a million shades on me, I didn’t even pick this myself, but when she put it on I was like, POW! And – also surprised I got it thru Back2MAC because I also thought it had to be an item from the core collection. Oh well! :)

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  6. #11 by Liz (@Reductionista) on April 11, 2014 - 9:30 pm

    Love it. I’m all about these shades of lips now. :D

    And I don’t mind reviews of LEs that are gone. You snooze, you lose!

    • #12 by Latoya on April 12, 2014 - 6:59 am

      Haha good to know, Liz! I don’t mind them either :) And these brights look amazing on you so I can see why you’d like them!

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  7. #13 by Amy on April 15, 2014 - 11:07 pm

    Oh, I looove this on you. You look so great in cool pinks! I like the lustre formula just because it’s so foolproof––anything I can apply without a mirror gets bonus points in my book :)

    • #14 by Latoya on April 22, 2014 - 7:08 am

      Right?! This is super-easy to apply and wear, I really love it. I rarely buy LE items from MAC, but this was a good purchase!

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  8. #15 by Samantha S on April 17, 2014 - 10:21 am

    That looks so good on you and it is in my favorite color range. Wonder why it’s not available in the U.S.?

    • #16 by Latoya on April 19, 2014 - 9:02 am

      Thank you! I think it was just sold out Samantha – I bet if you kept your eye on the MAC US page, it would come back in stock at some point too! :)

  9. #17 by Denise on April 20, 2014 - 2:01 pm

    Oooh, this looks GORGEOUS on you. I’m jealous that it looks so fuchsia on you — it looks much more berry/plum on me. Glad you got your hands on it! I think it was the most popular lipstick out of all the ones that launched with Fantasy of Flowers!

    I think my most wearable lipstick is Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine in Rivage. Apparently, it’s discontinued in Canada, so I’m really sad about it ’cause I’m almost finished mine. (Can you believe I have almost finished a lipstick?!) I am gonna see if I can hunt it down in the US, ’cause it’s still on their website…

    • #18 by Latoya on May 2, 2014 - 6:59 am

      I’ll be in the States next week so I’m gonna keep an eye out for Rivage! If I find it maybe I’ll grab one for both of us ;)

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