Hi Everyone

I’m reviewing another one of my MAC lipsticks today. This shade is called Mocha and it is from MAC’s Satin range of lipsticks. If you are a MAC enthusiast, this shade probably needs no introduction to you. It is one of the most popular neutral lipsticks, especially for Indian skintones.

Price: Rs 1450/-

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MAC Satin Lipstick Mocha Review
MAC Satin Lipstick- Mocha: Review, Price, Swatches



The product comes in a black, sturdy packaging that is typical of MAC lipsticks from this range. It has a very faint vanilla scent, much less than the other MAC lipsticks I own.

The lipstick belongs to MAC’s satin range of lipsticks. That means the finish of this lipstick is supposed to be in between the mattes and the glossy ones. Although I personally find that its finish tends to fall more on the matte side than on the glossy one. Fortunately, because of this, it lasts for quite a few hours on the lips. On my lips, its stays for about 5-6 hours with light snacks or drinks in between. But it does not survive a meal, after which you do feel the need to re-apply. The formula is not moisturizing but not drying either.


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MAC Lipstick Mocha Price
MAC Satin Lipstick Mocha: Review, Price, Swatches
MAC Lipstick Mocha Review
MAC Satin Lipstick Mocha: Review, Price, Swatches


The lipstick is very highly pigmented. Personally, I would have preferred if this exact shade would have belonged to MAC’s creemsheen range with a little less pigmentation and a more glossy effect. But there is no denying the fact that the intense pigmentation of this lipstick would cover any lip pigmentation that you might have in one single swipe. This lipstick is quite popular amongst a lot of ladies and for good reason. The pigmentation is spot-on, the longevity is a good solid 5-6 hours and the shade will suit a range of skin tones. Talking about the shade, it is one of the most unique shades of brown I have come across. MAC describes it as a peachy yellow-brown. On me it looks more of an orangey/peachy brown. Although unique, the shade is neutral enough to be suitable as a perfect officewear lipstick. It will suit a wide range of skintones from light to dark. I personally feel that when worn to its full intensity, the shade looks a little flat on me. So I dust some powder onto the centre of my lips which creates a nice gradient and gives this shade a lovely, retro look.

MAC Satin Lipstick Mocha india price
MAC Satin Lipstick Mocha: Review, Price, Swatches
MAC Satin Lipstick- Mocha Swatch india
MAC Satin Lipstick Mocha: Swatch on NC 30
MAC Satin Lipstick- Mocha on Indian skintone
MAC Satin Lipstick Mocha


*The lipstick looks a little more brown in person than in the picture above.

Overall Thoughts

MAC Satin Lipstick in Mocha is a unique yet wearable shade of brown that will suit a wide range of skintones. The finish of this lipstick is semi-matte. It is very highly pigmented and lasts for a good number of hours. If you love wearing brown lipsticks and are looking a different shade of brown, do give this a try. Recommended!

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Rating: 4.5/5

29 Comments on MAC Satin Lipstick- Mocha: Review, Price, Swatches

  1. Shilpa Shetty
    October 21, 2015 at 6:33 pm (5 years ago)

    Lovely shade,… Mocha reminds me of Caffe mocha 🙂

    • Komal
      October 21, 2015 at 6:39 pm (5 years ago)

      Hehe..me too! 😀

  2. Aashima
    October 21, 2015 at 8:59 pm (5 years ago)

    You look lovely, perfect to pair with smoky eye 🙂

    • Komal
      October 21, 2015 at 10:20 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you 🙂

  3. himanshi
    October 21, 2015 at 9:47 pm (5 years ago)

    Gorgeous color…apt for everyday look ?

    • Komal
      October 21, 2015 at 10:19 pm (5 years ago)

      It sure is 🙂

  4. Anurima_KaS
    October 21, 2015 at 10:14 pm (5 years ago)

    It looks lovely on you Komal <3 I heard of this shade to be one of the best nudes for Indian Skin tone. Also, Choco-latte from Maybelline Colorshow is known as the closest budget dupe of this lippie!! If you have choco-latte, please do a comparison post dear <3

    • Komal
      October 21, 2015 at 10:19 pm (5 years ago)

      Hey Anurima! I know it looks light in the picture but in person, this is definitely not a nude for me, a lovely neutral though. I guess it could work as a nude for deeper complexions 🙂 I don’t have choco-latte at the moment sweetie, but whenever I do, I’ll make sure to do a comparision post.

  5. Sonali Patil
    October 22, 2015 at 11:05 am (5 years ago)

    The shade is so good. I like your taste of picking up lipstick shades Komal. And yes you are looking gorgeous! <3

    • Komal
      October 22, 2015 at 1:30 pm (5 years ago)

      Aww..thank you so much sweets :-*

  6. Sangeeta
    October 22, 2015 at 11:29 am (5 years ago)

    This is a great brown shade. Would love to add it to my collection.

    • Komal
      October 22, 2015 at 1:31 pm (5 years ago)

      It really is! Do check it out 🙂

  7. Ritam
    October 22, 2015 at 1:10 pm (5 years ago)

    The shade is nice though expensive….I have never tried Mac…but I have heard of a dupe of this particular shade..I think it is from Lakme Satin Enrich Lipsticks…I will hunt for it..Anyways Pretty FOTD.. <3 🙂 🙂

    • Komal
      October 22, 2015 at 1:33 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you sweetie! Ya it would be great if there is a drugstore dupe for this. Do let me know too if you find it 🙂

  8. Aditi
    October 22, 2015 at 1:32 pm (5 years ago)

    This is such a pretty color. I agree it’s a bit more brown in person, it looks gorgeous on you. You look very pretty! 🙂 xx

    • Komal
      October 22, 2015 at 1:35 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you so much Aditi <3 You're so sweet 🙂

  9. Mariyam
    October 22, 2015 at 2:15 pm (5 years ago)

    It’s so good for daily wear! Looks fabulous with your smokey eyes ??

  10. diya
    October 23, 2015 at 2:21 am (5 years ago)

    lovely shade ,have been eyeing this for a while now..you look gorgeous in this shade dear..:)

  11. Salomi
    October 23, 2015 at 9:48 am (5 years ago)

    Girl, you’re looking damn pretty in this! I adore the color like anything. Pure love <3

  12. Pankhuri
    October 25, 2015 at 9:53 am (5 years ago)

    You look so so so pretty… Loved the lipstick shade as well as your eye makeup 🙂

  13. shwetali
    October 25, 2015 at 6:18 pm (5 years ago)

    lovely shade.. you are looking so pretty Komal

  14. Himanshi
    October 26, 2015 at 5:57 pm (5 years ago)

    Ohhh such a pretty shade sweets..loved it ?

  15. chicpeachypink
    October 26, 2015 at 6:33 pm (5 years ago)

    Wow you really love Mac lippies dont you? you have an amazing list of lippies in your collection that I would love to try 🙂

  16. Chaicy
    October 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm (5 years ago)

    That was a very detailed review, Thanks for sharing! I like nude colours too that aren’t very pigmented. Makes it perfect for workwear
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  17. rachna
    October 27, 2015 at 11:51 pm (5 years ago)

    such a gorgeous shade it is…looks beautiful on u!

  18. crazyforcosmetics
    January 26, 2016 at 8:12 am (4 years ago)

    You look really pretty in this pic Komal.. The shade suits you so well

  19. Disha
    October 6, 2017 at 9:34 pm (3 years ago)

    Hey! You look so pretty! What’s the difference between mac mocha AA2 and mac mocha A65😐

    • Komal
      October 7, 2017 at 12:09 am (3 years ago)

      Hey Disha! I honestly have no idea. A simple google search gives many different codes for Mac Mocha- AA2, A65 and even AC4. If you’re concerned, you could send MAC India an email and see what they say 🙂


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