Monday, August 6, 2012

MAC Candy Yum Yum - Review, Photos, Swatches & Dupes

You are not a certified MAC girl if you haven't heard of Candy Yum Yum.

MAC Candy Yum Yum was first released in the MAC Quite Cute Collection. It caused such a huge buzz and craze that it was literally sold out within minutes! Now why did it cause the said hype?

Its a bright, as in neon, pink lipstick in matte finish; its the ultimate Barbie pink lipstick. It has a hint of purple undertones, but the pink is still dominant. Its also opaque and long wearing. 

MAC did a survey of which colors do MAC fans would love to be reproduced / re-promoted, and of course, Candy Yum Yum bagged the most votes. So this month, it will be launched in the MAC By Request Collection. Hopefully, enough stock will reach Philippine shores., though we have to wait for maybe a month or 2 for that.

I'm sorry for this rather unprepared post. It's been raining like crazy outside so I couldn't shoot anything in our balcony. 


Candy Yum Yum is now a part of the permanent colors. It is usually available, but there are days its "out of stock". I believe you can only purchase this on MAC's website.

MAC Candy Yum Yum

swatch without flash

swatch with flash

Comparison Swatches with possible DUPES
swatches with flash

Horizontal Swatches from the top:

Vertical Swatches starting from the top left, in clockwise order:

MAC Candy Yum Yum

swatches without flash

Please take note that Candy Yum Yum was only swiped once in the comparison swatches.

I still believe that Barry M Lip Paint in 52 (Shocking Pink) is the best dupe I've found for Candy Yum Yum.

*swiped twice

(L-R) MAC Candy Yum Yum
NARS Schiap
Barry M Lip paint in 52

PROS: its a fun, bold color, its in matte finish but not really drying, its opaque and long wearing
CONS: Nothing. Maybe just the fact that you might have to kill over it because everyone loves it!


 I will definitely repurchase!

Where To Buy:
MAC Candy Yum Yum, P1000


  1. Oh I badly want this one. Too bad its limited edition and out of stock! It looks good on you. Love it!

  2. I tend to go for pinks with my lipsticks and this shade is a really nice one. It looks good on you too!

  3. Revlon Super Lustrous in Wild Orchid is a pretty good dupe too, I'd say. Maybe it's slightly more blue-tinged but pretty close! Candy Yum Yum is on my wishlist though!

  4. I love! Its so Nicki Minaj :D

    Nice post!


    Ria :)

  5. Pretty color! Which one of the dupes has less blue undertones? Tried the Milani one but it didn't suit me cause it looks purple.

    1. Try NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa :)

  6. Candy Yum Yum is pretty. #1 of my christmas wishlist. I hope stocks are still available.

  7. Bought CYY and I'm loving it too! Here's my review on it: MAC Candy Yum Yum