MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick Review

This lipstick was a complete impulse buy back in January. I was at the MAC store looking for Dark Side to gift to a friend for her birthday then I saw the tester for Candy Yum Yum. I know this lipstick is very popular and hyped. It was originally released with the 2011 Quite Cute collection then it was brought back by voters during the By Request collection. Finally, it was recently made part of the permanent collection due to popular demand. I had never been interested in Candy Yum Yum until I saw it at the store that day. It's one of those neon color that's best appreciated in person. Anyways, I ended up purchasing it without much thought. Here's a review:
Pigmentation
Opaque in one coat. The color is so intense that it sometimes gathers a bit on my lip lines (see lip swatch). It's only noticeable from up close though (really up close, like invading-my-personal-space close).
Color
I've seen Candy Yum Yum look different in pictures across many blogs. It's such a bright, neon magenta that it was definitely hard for me to capture. It ended up looking a bit different in almost every picture. It's definitely cool toned so it does make my teeth look a bit yellow.
Formula
Candy Yum Yum goes on smoothly and evenly. My lips don't feel dry while wearing it, but after having it on all night I feel like I need some lip balm. It's very long wearing and leaves a persistent stain. 
Overall
I really love Candy Yum Yum! The color is not for everyone, but I think you should see it in person first and then decide whether it's something you would wear or not. I didn't own any neon lipsticks before this one and I wasn't interested in Candy Yum Yum until I fell in love with it at the store.

48 comments

  1. It's such a fab colour, but I don't like the idea of leaving a stain :(

    A little bit Unique

    x

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  2. such a vibrant pink, gorgeous!

    burgundybeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  3. Ohhh this looks beautiful on you!

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  4. This colour looks gorgeous on you such a vibrant pink be so nice for summer time :) x

    Maydoll

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  5. Gorgeous color! I'm not bold enough to wear something like that, yet :P

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  6. It's so bright! It's beautiful xx

    http://lucycole.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. oh wow that colour is definitely a WOW! It looks so gorgeous in you! I don't think It would look as nice in me though, will have a look in the mac counter! great review as always honey! <3 big hugs <3

    Liss Cope

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  8. Oooh its amazing! I'd be terrified to wear it!:O xxx

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  9. Wow I need glasses to look at this, but may, what a gorgeous colour! Looks lovely on you Coco
    Oh and LOL to "like invading-my-personal-space close"; I've had my fair share of those people haha so annoying! xx

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  10. It's a gorgeous colour! It looks great on you, although I don't think how neon it is would suit me :/ xo

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  11. I can see why this is such a raved about colour, it's so beautiful and vibrant. Great review.

    www.thumbelinalillie.com
    Megan xxx

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  12. So vibrant and dramatic! It looks so lovely on you - but I probably wouldn't have the guts as it's so bright xD Best fuschia shade ever!

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  13. Love love love love this color on you!
    Lovely post!

    - Andrea Marie xx
    frominsidemycloset.com

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  14. I really wanted to try this shade, it looks amazing!

    The Lipstick Diary

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  15. I've heard so many people rave about this product, it's so bright and it suits you so well xx

    www.charissarae.com

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  16. I always hear about Candy Yum Yum but never really considered it for me. Looks absolutely lovely on you though Coco!! :)

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  17. Love the colour of this so much, it looks amazing on the swatch! xxx
    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Love the heart-shaped swatch! I never picked this up because I think it would be slightly too cool-toned for me, but it really is a fantastic shade. Looks great on you! :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  19. I would totally wear this during the summer! It looks fabulous on you :)

    abundanceoferica.blogspot.ca

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  20. This is a beautiful colour and looks amazing on you, but I don't think I could pull it off :( Which is a shame! xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. That colour looks absolutely amazing on you, but I'm not sure I'd be able to pull it off!
    Gorgeous colour though!

    xo
    nathalista.blogspot.com

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  22. Beautiful shade - it really suits you :) xxx.

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  23. I love this pink, its SO bright. Am getting more and more tempted to buy it, will be fab for spring/summer!

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  24. This lipstick is gorgeous and such a lovely review covering everything. I can see why this would not suit everyone but it looks really good on you x

    http://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. This looks amazing on you Coco! I feel like I look really bad in neon pinks, so i've stayed away from this color - but the more I see it, the more I really want to try it! It's such a great shade!!

    aly xo

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  26. Oh wow, great color for upcoming spring!

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  27. Amazing colour, i've been wanting this forever.X

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  28. My boyfriend bought me this for valentines, I love it since I've dyed my hair dark, but didn't like it on me when I was blonde xx

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  29. Very bright, vivid color. Really pretty too!

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  30. I got the hype as it's gorgeous and bright but never wanted it until I saw it in person and then I NEEDED to have it! I love it so much and I can't wait until it's socially acceptable to wear this out! Great review :D

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

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  31. Such a beautiful color with your gorgeous skin tone!

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  32. I love this shade! I got my hands on it a few weeks ago and have been addicted to it since then!

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  33. This is my favorite lipstick right now. I'm addicted

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  34. It's gorgeous! :) very bright though, I think you're right about seeing it in person first! Xx

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  35. This colour is so intense, I love it :) I may get this if I am feeling super brave one day!

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    1. I think it would look very nice on you xxx

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  36. so pretty! suits you as well :) xx

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  37. Stunning colour! x

    www.hannahheartss.blogspot.co.uk

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  38. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Nice review, I've had my eye on candy yum yum forever. I'm on a higher end makeup spending diet for a while, but I've heard of lots of drugstore dupes for this shade that I might check out.

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  39. Lovely lip colour!

    http://the-renaissance-of-inner-fashion.blogspot.co.uk

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