Nov 30, 2010

M.A.C & Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Lipstick - Swatches and Thoughts...

M.A.C & Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Lipstick -  Swatches and Thoughts...

A Limited Edition Lipstick personally designed by Nicki Minaj to celebrate the release of her debut album Pink Friday. Featuring a bright, creamy pink satin formula, Nicki's shade is only available online for four Fridays starting November 26, 2010, while supplies last. Pro discount not applicable.

Pink 4 Friday Lipstick - Bright creamy pink lipstick (Satin) (Limited Edition)
3 g / 0.1 US oz

Ahhhhh! I came home to discover my MAC Pink Friday Lipstick was here! Yippee! I was excited about this lipstick even though it has been getting some dings in the beauty world.

This lipstick has been compared to MAC Pink Nouveau Lipstick (Nicki's previously fave lipstick) and MAC Snob Lipstick and for me it comes off as a beautiful blend of both these colors. MAC Pink Nouveau Lipstick is a bright fuchsia pink that may be a bit too bold for some while MAC Snob Lipstick is a much lighter bubblegum pink which can come off a bit too light and stark on darker skin. MAC Pink Friday Lipstick is the perfect mix of both of these lipsticks to produce a much more wearable shade.

MAC Pink Friday Lipstick is the perfect Barbie pink for me and I will be picking up a couple more for sure. Swatches online have shown this lipstick to look stark against the lips but this is far from the case in real life. It's a medium cool toned barbie/bubblegum pink that I think will be perfect for tanned ladies and my darker skinned lovelies. Plus I think it is true to the color I see in the tube (and in Nicki's pictures) again contrary to what others have said.

Did I luck out to get an awesome tube or am I missing something? I think it may be my warm undertones and darker skin that plays up the color but I think this will look great on a variety of people. Tanned beauties may pull this off better as will warmer undertones (yellow undertones). This is now my fave lipstick to supplement my beloved MAC Blooming Lovely Lipstick.

The Satin description means great color payoff and a smooth semi-matte finish. Be sure to exfoliate lips when using shades like this since it can accentuate dead skin and lines in the lips. It's creamy enough to not require a lipgloss on top and will not be as drying to the lips as a matte finish.



 Compared to other MAC Lipsticks

Pink Nouveau -- Kinda Sexy -- Snob -- Pink Friday

Top: Pink Nouveau -- Kinda Sexy -- Snob
Bottom: Pink Friday


  1. Thanks for your review and swatches.

    That does look like a pretty nice shade! I have Saint Germain and it appears to be almost identical to Pink 4 Friday. I'm not sure if it's worth it to get it.

    That lipstick sold out so quick, I wouldn't have had the chance to get it if I wanted to. LOL.

  2. The lippie looks great on you. Thanks for the comparing it def its own color. You look so different with naked eyes lol still cute as a button though.

  3. wow you can rock anything!!! THis kinda looks like the Viva Glam I think I"m going to pass it up!
    Mei Mei's Beauty Blog

  4. the lipstick looks pretty on u hun but I dont think I will be picking this up, thanx for swatches

  5. yeah now u're making me think. I'm light beige leaning cool so I have no difficulty with St Germain and you think I should get this one too?

    P.S. You look gorgeous in these photos!

  6. U r welcome Erin. It's similar to Saint Germain but it's a darker color. Saint Germain is really pale and can come off almost lavender. Pink Friday is definitely more pink. If u r not a fan of light pink lips then this is not for u. It sold out fast! It was up on Thanksgiving night and gone before midnight. I'll be getting a couple more this Friday tho.

  7. Thx Andrea. I know right? I look diff. but what to do. LOL. It is its own color and it is beautiful!

  8. Thx Mei Mei! :) It's darker and more pink that Viva Glam Gaga. But if u don't like Viva Galm Gaga I don't think u will like this either since they r similar.

    No prob Sher. Definitely don't get it if it's not your cup of tea. :)

  9. Hey Saadeh. Do u love Snob and St. Germain? If u do then yes u should get one of these. LOL! Pink Friday definitely has more pink (blue based) in it than the other too but they are similar as far as the depth of color goes.

  10. Looks very nice on you, I'd never be able to get away with it. I have the Diana Ross Pink that was limited ed. and it looks kinda TOO much on me. Thanks soo Much for the very detailed swatch. Your blog is a DREAM!

    xoxo, Nat

  11. Hey thanx for doing this review. The colour looks great, doubt I'd be able to get it over here in the UK for now though, were sooo behind! lol

  12. I think its beautiful.. A girl can never have too many pink lipsticks! lol

  13. I have it on right now! I think I will definitely be getting another one. As far as being compared to Viva Glam Gaga it is actually more a more blue toned pink/ kind of purplely whereas VGG is more baby pink. Pink Friday is it's own color and you should try it if you can.

  14. Pretty! I don't think I can pull off a pink lipstick look like that, you sure rocked it though :]

  15. Tina, yeah I got both Snob and St Germain. In fact I'm on my second tube of Snob (love that lippie). I think I'm gonna cave in and get this one too :)

  16. Very lovely shad on you but I think I will pass since I already own GaGa and rarely use it. Wonder why M.A.C. didn't allow Nikki M's shade have it's own autographed tube like Cindi L. and Lady Gaga?

  17. my main concern is making my yellow cast teeth pop. you said it had warmer undertones so am i out of luck?

  18. i think i like pink nouveau better.. but still can't wait to get my Pink Friday!


  19. I just got mine! I love it! oooo i may have to get my hands on Pink Nouveau! alot people got me looking at ChatterBox too.

  20. LOL hahaha you are soo right about exfoliating before! DEAD skin came out the wood works when i used it.

  21. Hi! I randomly found your website and found it to be very helpful. I was looking for someone that is similar in skin tone to myself, that could distinguish between Pink Nouveau and Pink 4 Friday. Seems like Pink 4 Friday maybe TOO pink for my taste. Thank you for this awesome blog. I will visit more often. :)


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