Review: MAC Matte Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum

Here's a review on MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick

Price: P1,000.00
Bought From: MAC SM Mall of Asia
Other Locations: MAC branches in the following malls: Ayala Center Cebu, Trinoma, New Eastwood Grand Mall, Rustan's Makati, Powerplant Mall, Shangri-La Mall, SM Aura Premiere (Soon to open)


Can I throw a party for the world? LOL! Because I am overjoyed to learn that the ever elusive Candy Yum Yum is now part of MAC's permanent lipstick collection. That's one brilliant move right in there, MAC! I've learned about this awesome news during the exclusive MAC Archie's Girls launch in SM MOA. Invited Beauty Bloggers and Press people were given the privilege to purchase items from the said collection before the public launch, but all my hauls were non- Archie stuff and this is one of them. I could only purchase one lipstick (self- imposed shopping spree reduction that time) and it was a battle between this and Boyfriend Stealer. Candy Yum Yum won because I have been dying to get it for so long!


Candy Yum Yum was part of the Quite Cute collection. I was even told that a few minutes after MAC US launched this product in their website, it went sold out! When it was pulled out for a while, a lot of online sellers have been selling this at ridiculous prices-there was even one local ebay seller who was selling it for P2,500.00!

Click READ MORE for the swatches of this universally- flattering fluorescent pink color!


Candy Yum Yum is a cool- toned fluorescent pink shade with a tiny hint of lilac, which I think was needed to give it a screaming, bright glow. Finish is matte, but strangely enough, it is non- drying and texture is soft. It's the most tolerable matte lipstick from MAC in my opinion. Pastel and neon lipsticks would often have a streaky, patchy payoff, but this baby is not draggy and provides a full, even finish. Candy Yum Yum looks great on any complexion!

I thought this color would look really off on my skin tone, but surprise, surprise-it turned out beautifully, although it's not for the faint of heart. I like wearing this brightening lipstick with a toned- down outfit, and with anything white because it looks great with this color. I get mixed compliments on this lipstick: Some say it's unique, some say it's a little too bright, and others say that it's pretty. (Which is the majority) Whatever the compliment, I'll just quote Glee: I DON'T CARE! I LOVE IT! :D

Candy Yum Yum is definitely joining my favorite MAC lipsticks list!


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13 Lovely Thoughts

  1. Wow! Looks so nice. I love the pale color. I instantly thought of Nicki Minaj :P

  2. Reminds me of an IT girl cartoon character. This, aside from matte red lips, is great for girls night out.

  3. I love the lip color! I really love MAC lipsticks, they are really pigmented and long lasting. Great post Ms. M! :)

  4. it looks pretty on you ms. m! :) but i don't think i could spot something so bright like this ;(

  5. I love that it looks different on girls with different skintones. Still, anyone can rock CYY in my opinion! Looks lovely and so bright on you! :)

  6. i love thee! :) i hope it would look good on me too! :) so pretty!!

  7. It looks kinda like Viva Glam Nicki or Girl About Town :)


  8. the only downside of MAC on my lips is.. they're drying =( and makes my lips cracked =(

  9. I love the color, it looks great on you! :) Kinda reminds me of Nicki Minaj! :)

  10. This colour looks great and it suits you too. It's one of my favourite MAC lipsticks.

  11. Sai and Louise: It reminds me of Barbie!

    Hannah: Hi and welcome to my blog! Thanks! :D

    Rhain: Same experience with some of their lipsticks but can't help it-I love MAC!

    Angel: Girl about town is darker. :)

    Anonymous: Hi and welcome to my blog! Thank you! :D

    Peachy Pink: Thanks! :)

    CJ: Try a darker fuchsia shade. :)

    Maica: Thanks! :)

    Marielle: Aside from Barbie, it reminds me of Penelope Pitstop, if you're familiar with her hehe! :D

  12. I noticed that more and more people are loving this shade from MAC!

    -Pauline @ Kallony


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