MAC A Novel Romance (Partial) Collection Photos, Swatches, and Review


Hi, there! So, as you may or may not know, I’ve been taking some time off from wearing makeup because I broke out/allergic reaction to something, and I’m trying to narrow it down. So, you will be getting only lip swatches of the recent MAC A Novel Romance Collection. I picked up 3 the morning of the release: Yield to Love (Online Exclusive), Hearts Aflame, and Lingering Kiss.



(L-R: Yield to Love, Lingering Kiss, and Hearts Aflame)


(L-R: Hearts Aflame, Yield to Love, Lingering Kiss)

Yield to Love, Cremesheen, is a beautiful plum-toned pink, and it was also the ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Super glossy and smooth, even finish to this lipstick. It’s a great natural looking pink.


Hearts Aflame, Matte, is my favorite. I need another one of these STAT. This is a beautiful matte brick red. Super sassy and chic. I was extremely pleased by the formula of this lipstick. It was super smooth and applied evenly!


Next, we have Lingering Kiss, Matte. When I put this on, I was seeing an almost black shade, so I asked my son. He said, “Purple!” So, there you have it, a nice purple-toned burgundy! I was impressed with the formula of this shade, as well. Pretty smooth and even. I definitely would recommend exfoliating lips before wearing this shade and the previous one.


I’m thinking of going into the store on Thursday, August 21st, for the store release, but you can also find these on the Macy’s and Nordstrom’s website.



What do you think of these romance novel-inspired shades? Do they whet your appetite?

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Purchased by me. All opinions are honest and my own.

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  1. I bought a few things from this collection, everything will be in tomorrow. I cannot wait to dive into it!

  2. eeeekkkkkkk now I need to hit MAC asap. You always get the best lippies!!!

  3. All of those colors are gorgeous!! I really want to try lingering kiss- I love the wine-colored lips during fall and winter 🙂

  4. Wow that last color – the dark – I REALLY want to try something like that for fall! I just love the look!

  5. Gorgeous! I can’t wait to hit up MAC again. It’s been awhile, pretty sure I’m having withdrawals.

  6. I have a real love hate relationship with lipstick. I love how it looks and I like to use it, but it never stays on long. It is because I fiddle with my lips a lot, but it drives me crazy that the color doesn’t stay. How are these in that regard?

  7. I love these colours on your skin tone, but know for a fact they wouldn’t suit me. I can only wear blue tinted lip colours, otherwise they wash me out! I’ve never tried MAC lipsticks (not a massive fan of MAC), but of all their products I’ve heard great things about the lipstick!

    Katie <3

  8. These colors look great on you. I love all of them, especially the pink one 🙂

  9. Your photos are gorgeous and your skin is flawless! 🙂 I wish I could pull off bold colors as well as you! I need to try out some MAC products. I have friends that swear by them, but I’ve never splurged on any!

  10. PRetty colors! I love deep colors. Especially with fall rolling in.

  11. I’ve always loved the look of dark lipstick, but it’s always terrified me at the same time lol! I need to try some sooner than later!

  12. Yield to Love is gorgeous!! All of them look beautiful on you as always though!

  13. I haven’t tried Mac yet. I’ve heard it’s great though.

  14. I love the colors! I usually just use chap stick – all three look amazing on you 🙂

  15. These look beautiful. I should mix up my look more. I stick to neutrals.

  16. I really love that last black one. I’m just afraid with all the black I wear and how pale I am I’d look like a total vampire, lol.

  17. I love the dark read! Oh man! I may need to go buy that!

  18. These are absolutely stunning!! I want to buy all of these!

  19. Pretty!! I wish I could pull off wearing lipstick! I think my lips are too small, haha 🙂

  20. love MAC!
    my fair skin doesnt play nice with those red shades, but i sure wish they did! they are so pretty.

  21. love MAC!!
    my fair skin doesn’t play well with those red shades, but i wish they did.. those colors are so pretty.

  22. These are really pretty. The middle one was my favorite! 🙂

  23. A Yield to Love looks like my kind of color. Looks great on you too!

  24. A Yield to Love is my favorite. It looks great on you too.

  25. I love the red one! I need to get a lipstick that’s a little more stand-out/bright. All of mine are too light for me!

    xo, Hima
    Hima Hearts

  26. These colours are just perfect for autumn.

  27. These colors are gorgeous and so pigmented!!

  28. I love this! I really need to experiment more with lipstick colours, these look great!

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