MAC Pro Lip Palette in 6 Editorial Reds Swatches & Review

MAC Pro Lip Palette Editorial Reds

This fall MAC introduces us to five new Pro Lip Palettes featuring some of their most popular lipstick shades.

Each of these super convenient palettes includes six lipstick shades. They come in Preferred Pinks, Editorial Oranges, Modern Browns, Editorial Reds and Select Plums.

Let’s dig into Editorial Reds.

MAC Pro Lip Palette Editorial Reds 2
Editorial Reds

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Editorial Reds

MAC Pro Lip Palette Editorial Reds Swatches
Russian Red, Dare You, MAC Red

Russian Red is a blue-toned red matte.

Dare You is a brownish red cremesheen.

MAC Red is a bright blueish-red satin.

MAC Pro Lip Palette Editorial Reds Swatches 2
Lady Danger, On Hold, Ruby Woo

Lady Danger is a bright coral/red matte.

On Hold is a medium raspberry cremesheen.

Ruby Woo is a bright red retro matte.

As you know, I love a good red lip. Especially one that is super pigmented and blue-toned. For me the best ones here are Russian Red, MAC Red, Lady Danger and Ruby Woo. Ruby Woo did feel VERY matte and almost hard to get onto my finger for the swatch. It feels extremely matte in the tube as well, but somehow this felt harder to apply for some reason.

Sorry I don’t have full lip swatches, I haven’t been feeling well and don’t have the energy to do them. I do have some of these swatched on the blog already though here.

Availability: MAC online and Pro locations only.

Pricing: $40.00.

What do you think about Editorial Reds? I think overall it’s a pretty great red palette!


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  • August 28, 2012

    I think they’re gorgeous! Seems pretty useful if you’re a red lips lover like I am haha

  • August 28, 2012

    I didn’t realize these were existing MAC lipsticks in palette form. $40 is a good price for six lipsticks. I don’t love palettes, but this may be worth it for me!
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  • August 28, 2012

    Woah, MAC isn’t cruelty free? At this day and age? :Looks up cruelty-free company list: I can’t believe it.

    • August 28, 2012

      MAC started selling in China earlier this year so no, they are not cruelty free anymore.

  • August 28, 2012

    I want it! I have been meaning to buy Russian Red, Lady Danger and Ruby Woo anyway. This is a good way to save money on MAC lipsticks. :)
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  • August 28, 2012

    So many shades that I’ve heard people rave about! Kinda wish I were a red lipstick wearer, but sadly that’s not the case. I enjoy a bolder shade from time to time, but most of the time I prefer to emphasize my eyes and find a lipstick that doesn’t steal their thunder!
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  • August 28, 2012

    I’ve never been a fan of lip palettes for some reason, but these are a nice collection of reds. On Hold is probably the only one I could carry off.
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  • August 28, 2012

    Wow I love this! I do not have a MAC lipstick yet and I think that this is a great way to try out different colors. =]

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  • August 28, 2012

    This is pretty cool! I think it would be a great way to not only try MAC signature reds, but also get an idea of what may be your own personal shade of red could be!

  • August 28, 2012

    The palette idea is awesome because they give you a good number of lipsticks for your money, but sadly I don’t think they would work for me because I need to reapply throughout the day and it is just not realistic for me to carry a palette and lipbrush around with me all day. Too bad because I like the pink and orange palettes.
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  • August 28, 2012

    This is a fantastic way to try some iconic red lipsticks from MAC’s collection! Fabulous palette.
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  • August 28, 2012

    Sorry to read you aren’t feeling well, take care of yourself and get better soon :). These are beautiful, I think it should be named the Vampy Varnish palette!

  • August 29, 2012

    Ugh, all these reds! I feel like I viciously need this but if I think about it, I already have a MILLION reds. But I really like the packaging and the idea behind a red palate to mix and match.
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  • August 29, 2012

    I can’t pull off reds. If they did a purple or pink palette I would look into buying that ;3

  • August 29, 2012

    I love reds and I’m definitely picking this up when these launch in my part of the world which will take a while but I’ll patiently wait for this stunning palette!
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  • August 29, 2012

    Kelly, I hope that you’re feeling better! *Sending healthy and happy vibes your way* Usually I visit your blog daily, but yesterday I was so busy that I didn’t get a chance, so I just found out now.
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  • August 31, 2012

    Wow they looked really pigmented! Would be nice for the holidays!!

  • August 31, 2012

    Did you happen to notice if the label on the backside of your palette listed the shades wrong? Mine seems to have On Hold and Ruby Woo listed in opposite order and your review here lists them in what I think is correct order. I was just curious if you got a wonky label like I did! I almost didn’t catch it until I went to get the name of the sheer shade (Oh Hold) and saw it listed as Ruby Woo, which I always remembered as being matte.
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    • August 31, 2012

      Yes mine were also wrong on the actual palette, and I corrected them in the post. I was highly confused at first!

  • September 3, 2012

    When is the release date for these? I can’t seem to find them on the website.

    • September 9, 2012

      i think they’re available on the PRO site only right now…? if im not mistaken(i could very much be mistaken lol)

  • November 3, 2012

    I would LOVE if you swatched these :( I just want to make sure that the pigments in the palette are the same as in the tubes. You never know. I’d rather spend the $15 per tube versus $40 for so-so pigmentation.

    Would you say they are the same?