M·A·C has launched Shadescents; six new fragrances inspired by the personalities of six iconic M·A·C Lipsticks. It’s such a unique concept, but it makes total sense for M·A·C, as their Lipsticks do seem to take on a personality all their own. If you can pair food and wine, why not fragrance and lipstick?


The M·A·C Shadescents Collection includes:

Creme d’Nude – this Shadescent has vanilla, ambery-musk notes; think naked skin.

Candy Yum Yum – this Shadescent has sweet, fruity notes, including pink guava.

Heroine – this Shadescent has notes of rich and primal Cordovan leather.

Lady Danger – this Shadescent has notes of golden patchouli.

Ruby Woo – this Shadescent has bold, woody floral notes with whiffs of deep red leather.

Velvet Teddy – this Shadescent has notes of wild honey and creamy musk; sexy!


I tried two Shadescents, Velvet Teddy and Creme d’Nude. If you asked me to pick a favorite, I’d have a hard time. I love them both. Velvet Teddy combines wild honey and musk; I pick up some of the ‘Opium’-type oriental notes. This is a great date-night fragrance; a little sexier than Creme d’Nude. Creme d’Nude has more of a sheer, stripped down feel of vanilla and musk. It’s clean, lasted all day on me, and smells very natural. It’s a pretty, every day fragrance. With the exception of Creme d’Nude, which has a Cremesheen finish, all the Lipsticks are Matte.

M·A·C Shadescents ($57 each) are available now; the corresponding Lipsticks are sold separately ($17 each). I wish that the pairings would have been sold as a set, partly because M·A·C does such an amazing job with packaging, I feel like that was a missed opportunity. You can find Shadescents at Macy’s and at Are you going to try any of these?


Disclosure: Press samples were provided for editorial consideration, product testing, photography and review. Affiliate links have been used in the post, which helps to support this site.


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