REVIEW: MAC Lipstick in Hautecore

Hey everyone!

Sorry for the lack of updates once again. There was a delay in the shipment of my latest batch of lipsticks (purchased before Christmas last year) so this review comes a little late. But it’s better late than never, right? 😉

If you’ve been following my blog, you’d know how much I adore dark lipsticks. The darkest shade of lipstick I had was Film Noir, which I absolutely love by the way, and I thought that was the darkest MAC could go but boy, was I ignorant! To my surprise, MAC had previously launched a black lipstick back in 2013 on Black Friday that was bound to make dark and vampy lipstick lovers pulsate with excitement. Of course, I wasn’t aware of the release because I hadn’t gotten into the whole lipstick craze then. It was available exclusively online and for that one day only.

Last December, the folks at MAC decided to bring it back again (yay!). Likewise, it was only for a day (near-midnight of 16 December in Singapore) and still an online-exclusive product. Hautecore sold like pancakes and it was all gone within hours of release. Thankfully I got mine and I’m so eager to share my thoughts about it with all of you!


Hautecore is a true matte black with a Matte finish


Bottom label


Swatch of Hautecore


Before and after comparison

Hautecore is the ultimate black which goth wannabes would die for. If you’re into Halloween parties, you may also like this. But be warned.. you will definitely get weird stares from passersby with Hautecore on because black lips are just so rare. Go for it only if you’re comfortable with standing out from the crowd and being the centre of attention!


Coincidentally dressed to match the lipstick!


Line your lips with a similar shade lip liner to get plumper and fuller-looking lips!


Put on a pair of shades and you’re ready to conquer the streets of Orchard!

It glides on well on my lips and despite having a Matte finish, it doesn’t feel dry at all. In fact it has a slight glossy feel which could possibly cause it to bleed (not sure about this as I haven’t tried wearing it for long hours). It doesn’t completely cover my natural lip colour so you can actually still see tinges of pink emanating from below the lipstick upon closer look, giving it a slight purple tint under sunlight. But I don’t think there is another shade that’s darker than this.


Comparison with other dark shades I have in my stash!

Hautecore, however, is now sold out on If you’re interested, you may try searching for it on online marketplaces. But with such popularity, I’m sure this would be brought back again towards the end of the year. No promises, though!

Thanks for reading! ❤

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