Mac Girl About Town Lipstick

Hello there! I’m having a great start to the week, which doesn’t happen very often! I’m actually moving to a new place in a month so I’ve been spending a lot of time looking at faucets, wall colours and door knobs. It’s fun and frustrating at the same time! I’m the point where I just want everything to be done magically and finally move in!

Today’s lipstick is a firm favourite. I wanted it for years and bought it last year (thankfully before the price increase), it’s Mac Girl About Town. Does this lipstick have cult status yet?

Anyway, the reason Girl About Town is so appealing is the colour itself. Fuchsia is too simplistic to describe it. I can looks more warm on some skintones although it is primarily cool. It maintains that balance where it wouldn’t look neon or way too bright. I’ve worn this on a lot of occasions and it’s a lovely colour. It brightens up your face, makes your teeth look whiter and overall it’s a very wearable hot pink.

The Amplified Creme formula makes this a very pigmented, creamy and a moisturising lipstick. It doesn’t hydrate exactly but won’t dry out your lips either. In general it doesn’t settle into lines and can gloss over small areas of dryness but chapped lips will be emphasized. It can also be worn over a light lip balm. It’s not the most lightweight creamy formula that I’ve tried, but comfortable enough. There is some slip but it won’t bleed or feather. You can also blot and reapply if you want it to last longer.

This wears well for around 6-7 hours and fades evenly leaving a stain behind. It can survive a drink or snack but it’s best to layer on the lipstick as it will transfer a bit. It will come off if you’re having oily foods or a heavy meal. I’ve worn this to weddings and receptions a lot and I’ve generally had to reapply it after a meal.

I also really like the finish; with very bright colours I prefer a matte or satin finish. I wouldn’t really call this semi matte but it doesn’t have a lot of shine. I also love the vanilla scent. Mac packaging is alright for me. I like the click but hate that I can’t tell them apart. You get 3g of product for $16 or Rs. 1190 in India.

If you’re looking for dupes, I don’t have an exact one but I have almosts. Estee Lauder Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Dominant is lightweight, pigmented and the shade a bit more cool toned. Givenchy Le Rouge in Fuchsia Irresistible and Maybelline Colorsensational Vivids in Vivid Rose are warmer but in the same intensity. Rimmel Kate Lasting Finish in 20 is brighter and more neon like. I’ve also heard that Covergirl Spellbound is a good dupe shade, I don’t have it though.

If you’re looking to buy a bright pink lipstick, you will be spoilt for choice and there are a lot of drugstore ones but if you do decide to get GAT, it’ll be worth it. :)

Photos and swatches!

Mac Girl About Town Lipstick 1

Mac Girl About Town Lipstick 2

Mac Girl About Town Lipstick 3

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Mac Girl About Town Lipstick 8

L-R | Mac – Girl About Town | Estee Lauder Envy Sculpting Lipstick – Dominant | Givenchy Le Rouge – Fuchsia Irresistible | Maybelline Colorsensational Vivids  – Vivid Rose | Rimmel Kate Lasting Finish – 20



Name: Girl About Town (Amplified)

Brand : MAC

Colour : Fuchsia

Product Amount : 3.0g

Coverage : High

Finish and Texture : Creamy while applying with a satin like finish

Durability : 6-7 hours

Fragrance : Vanilla

Price : Rs. 1190/-

Available at : MAC stores

Overall : 4.5/5




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  • Divya

    Hot Hot pink! I love to swatch this lipstick everytime I am at a store but seriously cannot imagine wearing it! No! I am a chicken when it comes to bright lipsticks !


    • Xuvious

      I think I started wearing brights just 2 years ago, all my lipsticks were pretty much neutral before that. I know how you feel! :)

  • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    I have the limited edition gloss from a few years ago! You are reminding me that I have to bust it out again. It’s such a stunning shade on you!

    • Xuvious

      I imagine a GAT lip gloss would look just as good! xx

  • Jaa

    No idea Rimmel 20 is such a close dupe! I love Girl About Town as well, it’s one of a few MAC lipsticks that I use very often. 😀 I giggled when you said you hate that you can’t tell them apart (black packaging). Haha, so true! Although I have learned to store mine bottom up. At least I can read the shade name right away! 😀

    • Xuvious

      I store them horizontally with the label facing me but it’s just that I’d like to store them upright like the rest of my lipsticks. Right now the Macs have their own little island. 😉

  • Krithi Marla

    even this is my favorite and I thought I’m the only one who has so many lipsticks in this color but I’m glad i have a company 😛

    • Xuvious

      Haha, I know, what’s the point in buying so many similar shades. But anytime I see a lipstick in pink it’s just instantly desirable. #lipstickwoes

      • Krithi Marla

        same here i can’t resist a bful pink lipstick 😛

  • Linda Libra Loca

    That really suits you, wow. I usually can’t pull of the brights.

    Moving is such an exiting time, I love thinking about it, though actually doing it is quite stressful.

    Wishing you all the best for the start in your new home.

    LindaLibraLoca Beauty, Baby and

    • Xuvious

      Thanks so much! xx
      Also looking forward to packing. :)

  • Kiss & Make-up

    Pretty! And the finish looks great. Rimmel 20 is a fantastic alternative though, good to know!

    • Xuvious

      I think Rimmel 20 is a nice cross between Candy Yum Yum and GAT. :)

  • Agata

    I love this shade, I have to put it on my never ending wishlist! I like wearing bright lipsticks.

    • Xuvious

      It would look great on you Agata, you’re always trying new looks. xx

      • Agata

        Every time I come back to look at this post, I am a step away from putting this lipstick in my shopping cart on Mac’s website.

        • Xuvious

          Haha! It took me a while to get my hands on this but it was bliss when I finally did! :)

  • IshtyleAwhile

    The dupes are really close!! I think Maybelline Berry Brilliant might also work but may be a tad darker and not as bright.

    • Xuvious

      Just googled it, slightly darker but it really suits our skintones well. xx