MAC Good Kisser Lipstick A Novel Romance Collection: Review, Swatches and FOTD

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Review of MAC lipstick Good Kisser from Novel Romance Collection

By Contributor: Samannita

God why does MAC has to screw up the name of lipsticks always. And how can a lipstick named Good Kisser can tell me what the shade is like. And the name …omg! It has already embarrassed me a lot! But finally after all the embarrassments and issues I got the lipstick which I was craving for since the day I saw its swatches online on beauty blogs. The Novel romance collection launched on 3rd of October in India so hope my review will help you a bit. But before I start to share my experience with the lipstick let’s see what MAC has to say about this collection.

MAC Claims: Fall in lust with A Novel Romance, a colour collection teeming with deep, luscious shades that will leave you feeling overwhelmed with desire. Passion mounts, and these hues fan the flames of your deepest emotions, as an amorous adventure begins. Seduced by a secret lover, eyes lock, shrouded in the lustful, metallic hues and cool blackened purples of our Eye Shadow quads. Get provocative in seductive plum and burgundy Lipstick. Then, play the temptress in come-hither shades of sweet lavender and soft rose gold. Finally, cheeks flush in shimmering Powder Blush, as you turn the page towards a powerful climax…leaving you utterly breathless.

Colour texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M·A·C famous.

Here is one of my conversations with a MAC MUA:

Me: Excuse me….when are you launching Good kisser
MUA (guy): errrrr…what??????
 Me (embarrassed): I…I mean the lipstick….
MUA: Wait a minute
Few minutes later another MUA (guy): mam are you looking for Good Kisser
Me (a little surprise for a few seconds as I had forgotten what I had just asked and blankly stared at the MUA)
MUA: i mean the lipstick mam

MAC Good Kisser Lipstick Review

My Review:

The collection Novel romance sounds like its all about romance and love so I was expecting a LE packaging but it comes in the usual packaging. Although the shades are all new but Good Kisser is actually a dupe of another limited edition lipstick Moxie.

The Shade is described by MAC as mid-tone fuchsia in matte finish, which is very accurate. The shade is pretty bright so it might wash out dusky Indian skin tones but definitely a great shade for fair to medium skin tones. The shade instantly brightens up my face. I don’t like cool tones pinks but this is an exception. The lipstick is pigmented, one swipe is enough to get the actual color.

MAC Good Kisser Lipstick Review Swatches india

The finish is not that true matte like the retro matte ones so I don’t feel any pulling or tugging of lips while applying the lipstick.  The lipstick stays on pretty much for 6-7 hours on my lips with slight fading after heavy meals. It transfers a bit but not insanely here and there. From all the shades in this range I found good kisser to be the only one that I would love to collect in my stash.The lipstick has the usual vanilla scent that always lingers around whenever I open the lipstick.

MAC Good Kisser Lipstick Review Swatch

Swatches in natural light

MAC Good Kisser Lipstick Review Swatches

Here is how it looks on my lips

MAC Good Kisser Lipstick Review lip Swatches

MAC Good Kisser Lipstick Review lip Swatch

And here is how it looks on me

MAC Good Kisser Lipstick Review Swatch fotd indian skin

So here are the good points of MAC Good Kisser Lipstick:

  • Usual packaging so expect the regular price in India.
  • Perfect for fair to medium Indian skin tones.
  • Matte finish.
  • Texture is quite creamy so no tugging or pulling of lips.
  • No feathering of the lipstick.
  • Stays for around 6-7 hours on my lips.
  • Vanilla scent that always lingers always whenever I apply the lipstick.

Cons of MAC Good Kisser Lipstick:

  • The only con I can think is it might not get launched in all the cities and will be out of stock very fast once it releases.

MAC Good Kisser Lipstick Reviews

Price: $16

VNA Rating: 4.5/5

My Recommendation: Sometime I complain that they don’t care about the quality of the limited edition lipsticks as they concentrate more on the packaging, but in this collection thank fully atleast Good kisser is worth buying in terms of quality. So my job of reviewing Good kisser lipstick from Mac Novel Romance ends here and your job starts! Now you must plan on how to grab it first before it gets out of stock everywhere.


  1. It’s such a gorgeous shade, it suits you so well, you looking lovely di :)
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  2. LOL. Nice encounter with the MUAs. :D The color looks good on you. But not sure if it’s very exclusive.
    I might want to get it for it’s name. :D
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  3. Gorgeous shade! Love the swatches….
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  4. LOL!! mam are you looking for Good Kisser?:O:D
    the shade suits you so perfectly dear
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  5. Awesome shade dear and very well reviewed :*
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  6. Lol M.A.C. description of lipsticks made me laugh. It looks like as if they have taken inspiration from some Mills and Boons romance novel. :P It’s really beautiful lipstick. I wanted to buy it but when I went to 2 M.A.C. stores they were already Out of stock. :(

    • Awwwwww so sad , but sweetie don’t get upset coz mac always bring back near about same shades with different names sometime :)

  7. Beautiful lipstick and the name’s a bit dramatic too. You are looking pretty.
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  8. Wow..forget the name, this pink shade looks so awesome! I really want to have it! Truly tempting!!
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