Mac Matte Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum – Photos, Swatches & Review

I finally have you!

Those were the words that kept running on and on in my mind when my order was finalized. And even then, I kept on wishing to finally receive my order. Then after a few days or so, I finally got it! I used it the day after when I paid our utility bills. I usually don’t use my MAC lippies just for running errands, but I was so excited using it, I just had to try it. Anyway, being that it was a matte lipstick, it was the shade that made me really love it, not exactly the ‘feel’. I mean, sure I’ve encountered more than a few matte lipsticks in my makeup life, but this is actually my first matte lipstick from MAC. Anyway, like all matte lippies, this tends to dry out my lips a few minutes after application. However, I don’t think that it’s because of the lipstick. I think that it’s just because my lips are REALLY dry these days.

Mac Matte Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum

Mac Matte Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum is more of a bright, neon pink lipstick, which some may find a bit harder to wear especially if they’re into neutrals. I find this color to be a bit shocking while at the same time cute. According to some reviews that I’ve read prior to buying my own, this was a part of MAC’s previous limited edition. I wasn’t really a MAC person back then, as some of you may know, MAC Rebel was my very first MAC lipstick or better yet, makeup and that wasn’t very long ago. Therefore when I saw this shade, I went really crazy and I even told my mama that I need it, BADLY!

Mac Matte Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum

Product Name     – Mac Matte Lipstick Rouge A Levres
Shade     – Candy Yum Yum
Price     – PhP 995 Online
Weight     – 3 grams
Availability     – Online at Carefree Shopper

Mac Matte Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum

Since this is a matte finish and I have really dry lips, I find that it tends to dry out my lips a few minutes after application. Although it’s not the most hydrating lip product, I still don’t like applying lip balm prior to applying this one. CYY is creamy enough so it glides on smoothly. I kinda believe that wearing a lip balm will just emphasize all the fine lines of my lips that’s why I seldom wear one unless I really have too. I also like this one because it’s very opaque. One layer of this lipstick can already provide a good amount of coverage. Though I am a fan of retouching my lipstick, when I tried this out for review, and also when I went out with my family, I find that it stayed approximately 6 hours without retouching. I also like the fact that it stains my lips even if I’m not wearing any of it anymore.

Mac Matte Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum - Swatches Mac Matte Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum - Swatches
One, Two, Three layers
WITH Flash
One, Two, Three layers

From the pictures, it’s not really that different whether I apply a lip balm or not. But to be honest, it’s more of a feeling really. Maybe because the lipstick is really creamy, that’s why I prefer not to apply a lip balm prior to applying this one. Therefore, if you have uber dry lips like mine, I suggest you exfoliate your lips first.

Mac Matte Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum - Bare Lips Mac Matte Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum - Without Lip Balm Mac Matte Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum - With Lip Balm
WITH Lip Balm

With regard to “dupes”, I’m afraid I don’t have much to offer you guys. Coming from my stash, I thought that the Model’s Own Hyperbrite Matte Lipstick in Annalise’s Pink was a spot-on dupe or at least similar, but Mac CYY was a lot more ‘cooler’ than Annalise’s Pink. Annalise’s Pink is also a tad bit lighter, but I would also still consider this a neon pink, only brighter/lighter/warmer. I also thought that MAC Show Orchid was similar to this one, but apparently, Show Orchid was a lot more reflective, darker and ‘shinier’ than Mac CYY.

Mac Matte Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum

To summarize, here are my thoughts about Mac Matte Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum

Sleek, Sturdy packaging
Nice color pay off
Glides on smoothly on my lips
Lasts approximately up to six hours
Doesn’t have any noticeable taste
Attention grabber
Already in the permanent line
Matte finish (Some people are not very fond of matte lipsticks)
Tends to dry out my lips a few minutes after application
Can emphasize the crevices of your lips
Not yet available here in the Philippines (As far as I know)
Only available at and other online stores such as CareFree Shopper
The V E R D I C T

Overall, I really love this lip color. If you’ve seen my lipstick collection you’ll find that I’m really fond of loud, shocking (and even vampy) lip colors, and I’m so glad I got this one. I guess I’ll just have to exfoliate and moisturize my (uber) dry lips like crazy in order to pull this one off. But other than that, as I’ve mentioned, I’m glad I finally found my own Candy Yum Yum!

Mac Matte Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum Mac Matte Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum

So those are my two cents about Mac Matte Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum. I hope you find it helpful if in case you’re contemplating on whether or not to buy the said product. My advice is, if you’re into bright, neon pinks and you’re not afraid to splurge, then go for this one. You can also go for Pink Pidgeon, (although I believe that’s a limited edition. I was supposed to buy that or Party Parrot as well, but that’s sold out everywhere.. I’m not really sure, you can google them for details. But if I have ’em you’ll know ) Girl About Town, Lickable, Show Orchid or OCC Liptar in ‘Nylon’. But since I’m so in love with this one, I would totally push you to go get this one instead/first. If you love pinks, you’ll never regret buying this one. This is definitely worth the purchase.

How about you guys? Do you love these kinds of lip colors? Do you like attention-grabbling lip colors? Do you own one? Do you know one that resembles Candy Yum Yum? Let me know! See you in my next entry!

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  • Maica France Saldo

    Cool review! This lipstick is on the top of my MAC Lipstick wishlist! I understand that its OOS and can only be purchased through Carefree Shopper, is this correct?

    • Yup, but it’s available now

  • super dry din lips ko sis,.. ginagawa ko nag aapply muna ako ng clear lipgloss tas hintayin ko muna ng ilang mins before ako mag apply ng matte lipstick feeling ko mas ndi nahahalata ung lines ng lips ko.. napanod ko lan sa youtube.. anyway bagay sau yan..;)

    • Thanks for the tip!

  • Desire Loreto

    Finally, Yette! You got your Candy Yum Yum! I’ve been lemming for that one too. I love the color. I have a loootss of bold-shade lippies but I have 2 trick to make it wearable (i do this with my MAC Amplified Girl About Town which I reaaallly love!) – 1.) DAB (dont swipe) it on your lips 3 times-middle, left and right on the lower lip and press your lips together. 2.) Swipe onto your lips like you usually do, then put a tissue between your lips and press once. I usually don’t apply the 2nd method because its seems like your wasting your lippie and it will tend to finish your lipstick a tad faster.

    I have dry lips too, and just like what Jhessica said, I do the same thing with mine using Carmex lip balm before lipstick application. That shade looks good on you, Yette. Barbie-ish! ♥

    • I want Girl About Town too. It was that or Rebel, I chose Rebel
      Thanks for the tip!

      • Desire Loreto

        I would love to have rebel too! I am more of a burgundy/wine girl; like WnW Megalast in Wine room, sugar plum fairy and the like. I just hope I can buy one for myself soon. What MAC Lippie is on your list to-buy, Yette? I would love to know ♥ There is this online seller in Cebu who sells authentic MAC lippies for only 800+

        • i think Craving is kinda like that? My mama likes that color but sadly it’s out of stock online.

          To buy list? Baka malula ka.. haha

          1) Ronnie Red
          2) Betty Bright
          3) Girl About Town
          4) Chatterbox
          6) Craving
          5) Russian Red
          6) Ruby Red
          7) Creme D’ Nude
          Pink Nouveau
          9) Angel
          10) Viva Glam 1

          Had enough yet? jk

          • Desire Loreto

            HAHAHHA nalula nga :)) Some of the colors in your list are not easy to find in online stores dito satin. But Summer Charm has a wide variety of MAC lippie colors to choose from and i find their price reasonable and can-afford =) Will be purchasing my next MAC lippie from them. I guess they offer great discounts too. Did you mean Ruby Woo, Yette?

          • Ruby Woo pala. Sorry, I was still thinking about Russian Red when I typed that. Lol xD

          • Desire Loreto

            hahah its okay! Their shade names are really confusing sometimes. Talking about Russian Red and Ruffian Red! HAHAH xD

          • SInabi mo pa

  • Great review as always. My first ever Mac lipstick is Cremesheen in Lickable and I love it. My lips tend to be so try so I’m not sure if this one will work for me. Also the color is very loud, I can’t wear this when I’m with le BF as he doesn’t like me wearing loud colors that will emphasize I’m wearing makeup lol. I want that OCC Lip Tar you’ve mentioned. If ever I’ll buy another MAC Lipstick, which I surely will, I think I’ll go for nude para maiba naman :)) puno na ako ng red and pinks :))

    • I don’t plan buying OCC Lip tars yet kase mashado pang dry lips ko, lol
      I’m thinking of buying Chatterbox/Angel next

  • Wow! INTENSE ang pigmentation!! And the fact that it’s a matte lipstick make it more worthy of buying (for me). Kaso di pa afford! But I think once I get my very first MAC lipstick, I won’t regret it looking from your PROS and CONS. It looks good on you, really!!. I hope you do lip product review na nude or peach shades.

    • Sure, I’ll try. I have ’em lined up pero natatabunan e, lol

  • Ayzee Casimiro

    My SIGNATURE LIPSTICK! Hahaha! I love everything about it! I actually have 3 tubes now. Using up my first tube from its original release, and I’m keeping 2 new tubes as backups. Hahaha!

    • Wow 3 tubes! Getting 1 tube is hard enough and you’ve got 3. Fine, ikaw na, lol

  • Mala barbie ang peg nito! Bet na bet ko sya. Hopefully makabili din ako nito within the month.

    • True, I’m loving it. Thing is that it’s hard to find, lol. Pero meron ata Carefreeshopper ngaun neto, IDK, lol

      • I think meron na nito sa mga Mac stores. I read this certain blog a couple of days ago na may stocks na daw ang mac ph ng cyy. Anyway, I still prefer to buy online mas cheaper and sure pa sa availability. Lol

        • Really? Sabagay tagal ko na kase di nagpunta.

  • Rochelle Caparas

    I really find this review very helpful. I am also a lipstick addict but I make sure that I really know well everything about the lipstick I’ll use. Sabim kasi ng Dermatologist ko, I should be very careful in choosing lipsticks kasi I have a sensitive skin daw. Pero minsan pasaway ako

    About that MAC lipstick, I liked her color but, yes,I don’t think it’s affordable for a person like me Most of my friends tell me that vibrant and attention-grabbing lip colors is very match to my “small” face. It makes me look like a Barbie raw (Pero sa face lang.Haha)

    • Thanks! But the thing is once you get started with MAC, it’s kinda hard to resist. Lol

  • MAC lippies were worth of the quality you paid for, yes pricey sya.. but at least worth it yung product why not.. at the moment i had 3, ON HOLD, PLEASE ME and INNOCENCE, BEWARE! and im happy as bee!

    • True. I sometimes dont care about the price anymore kase ang ganda nung quality nya, lol

      • yup.. i agree =) i like the shade on your lips =) like it was shouting “YEAH! IM SEXY AND I KNOW IT!” at the moment im wearing ON HOLD! you should try it too =)

  • Great review! MAC lipstick deserves good review like this. Ang ganda ng kulay so girl. worth it nga! Hopefully soon I can own one pag kaya na sa budget. Hehehe. Looks good on you ^^,

  • eyahnism

    IF ever I’ll be buying MAC lipstick, this will be my first one! I swear! This is so me!

    • I agree, this shade is so you!

  • Hi sis! I looove your blog! Anyways, why don’t you try scrubbing your lips first? Lalo na pag Matte lippies and gamit mo. I always scrub mine even if lip balm or gloss lang ginagamit ko. Try mo yung ginagamit ko, kasi affordable! Super worth it and lalong gaganda lips mo pag may lippie. SWEAR! I use LUSH Lip Scrub. 495 lang. Sweet Lips ung gamit ko.

    • Thanks! I was supposed to buy one but I didn’t like the flavor (maarte lang, hehe :P) and the one from Beauty Bar was expensive. Anyway, for now I use petroleum jelly and sugar. I don’t use toothbrush kase parang lalong lumalala eh, lol

  • maxine

    ive been wanting to get my hands on these too! thanks for sharing the multiply site!!

    • Np! Glad to be of help!

  • I want to buy this kaso parang kakulay siya ng Colour Collection na Kiss Mark or yung isang shade sa OCC Lip Tar?

    • It’s similar to OCC Nylon I believe. This is a lot brighter than Kissmark.

  • Larr

    Where did you buy one? clicking on carefree shopper says the site isn’t working anymore and it directs you to

    • Oh, I’m sorry. Back when I did this post, they still had a Multiply shop.

      You can find them on Facebook, their fb page is the same as their online shop’s name – CareFreeShopper.