MAC Sin vs Diva Lipsticks – Detailed Comparison

Mac Matte Lipstick, Sin

Mac Lipstick Matte Diva, 0.1 Ounce


Hear Monica Bellucci: “If you want a man to notice you, just wear red lipstick.” Pardon our unsolicited tip on how to make you irresistibly attractive but we cannot help but bring you a comparison of red lipsticks, this time between MAC Sin vs Diva lipsticks.

MAC has remarkably stood out as producers of excellent lipsticks which have commanded the respect of many celebrities, including Rihanna and Madonna.

Both lipsticks under review, in addition to their red “sinful diva-ness”, belong to the matte category of lipsticks. They are famous for keeping hungry eyes amorously fixed to the lips and for giving an air of sophistication.

As we go on, we will highlight their strengths, usefulness and weaknesses. But for a quick look at the whole nine yards, check out the comparison overview.


Comparison Overview – MAC Sin vs Diva Lipsticks

At first glance, you would think both lipsticks are the same because they come in the same shade of red. But that isn’t really so.

Sin lipstick is a very heavy shade of burgundy red with a deep purple undertone while Diva is burgundy red but with a light red undertone.

Even though both lipsticks are matte, it is worthy of note that the Sin lipstick has a completely matte finish whereas MAC Diva has a satin finish.

Both lipsticks are suitable for all skin colors. However, dark-skinned women or women with a dusky complexion will be more attracted to Sin than the Diva.

Additionally, they last up to five hours on the lips and this could be attributed to the fact that they are highly pigmented. A layer or two gets the job done.

Mac Matte Lipstick, Sin

Mac Lipstick Matte Diva, 0.1 Ounce





Price/Value Ratio – MAC Sin vs Diva Lipsticks

Both lipsticks are quite expensive, as is common with MAC products. Their alluring quality is what keeps users and this more than makes up for the prices. But can you get same with a cheaper product? We believe so.


Comparison Table – MAC Sin vs Diva Lipsticks



Color and Undertone A deep shade of burgundy red with a deep purple undertone Burgundy red with a light red undertone
Finish Full Matte Satiny Matte
Texture and Staying Power


Creamy and lasts for more than four hours Same as Sin


Highly Pigmented Same as Sin
Skin Tone Suitability Every skin colour, especially for dark skin Suitable for every skin colour


Which Situation Is Each Best for? – MAC Sin vs Diva Lipsticks

Red lipsticks such as MAC Sin and MAC Diva make loud fashion statements anytime, anywhere.

Cruise into any time of the season with the softness of MAC Diva, and begin your winter season with the daring boldness and festive brilliance of MAC Sin.

Both lipsticks go with simple as well as sophisticated looks and outfits. Whether for that night out or for a powerful board meeting, you are good to go with either of them.

Mac Matte Lipstick, Sin

Mac Lipstick Matte Diva, 0.1 Ounce



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Common Properties – MAC Sin vs Diva Lipsticks



Both are matte lipsticks, one more than the other. Sin has more of a matte finish than Diva, being complete matte. Diva, on the other hand, is not fully matte.


Texture of MAC Sin vs Diva Lipsticks

They are creamy and smooth but drying because of their matte nature.


Staying Power

Their staying power is up to five hours. This means there is little need to reapply at short intervals. They wear out uniformly on the lips, without leaving residues behind.



MAC lipsticks have a signature vanilla scent. While this scent is not-so-great for a few users, it is a great attraction for others. It helps them know it is the real deal since it is unique and can hardly be duplicated.



The color richness of both lipsticks is undeniable. They are super pigmented; a layer or two applied strongly highlight the lips.

This high pigmentation also helps them stay on longer than average. They do not disappear easily, except you deliberately clean them off.


Skin-colour Suitability

MAC Sin and MAC Diva lipsticks can look good on every skin colour and complexion. However, women with darker skin would totally appreciate the way Sin complements their skin.

Mac Matte Lipstick, Sin

Mac Lipstick Matte Diva, 0.1 Ounce





Uniqueness of Each Product – MAC Sin vs Diva Lipsticks



MAC Sin lipstick is a very heavy burgundy red lipstick with a deep purple undertone. Diva, on the other hand, is not as heavy a burgundy red as the Sin. And its undertone is a light red.



Sin is complete matte lipstick which makes it appear dry and without any lustrous shine. Diva is not fully matte and gives a satiny finish.


Skin-colour Suitability

Dark skinned women find Sin a better choice in their journey of pulling off timeless looks. However, other skin tones can wear it comfortably. Diva lipstick is better suited for all skin tones than Sin, though.

Mac Matte Lipstick, Sin

Mac Lipstick Matte Diva, 0.1 Ounce





Video: A Full Look at the Diva Lipstick

This video gives you a full picture of what the Diva lipstick looks like. If you are not sure about its suitability for your skin color, watch…



Unique Pros – MAC Sin vs Diva Lipsticks


Pros Unique to Sin Lipstick

i. It is great for dark-skinned women.

ii. Superbly pigmented, giving off a brilliant color.


Video: Wearing Sin Lipstick Correctly

You probably have been wearing dark lipsticks all wrong. Or you may be wondering how to wear them. Watch as this user of MAC Sin explains and demonstrates…


Pros Unique to Diva Lipstick

i. Perfect for any skin color.

ii. Not as brilliant as the Sin so is more ideal for any formal gathering.


Unique Cons – MAC Sin vs Diva Lipsticks


Unique Cons of Sin Lipstick

i. The lipstick dries real fast.

ii. Its dry finish could make it difficult to blend after some time.


Unique Cons of Diva Lipstick

i. If you are going for full-on matte, you may find this unsatisfactory.

ii. It may be hard to wipe off.

Mac Matte Lipstick, Sin

Mac Lipstick Matte Diva, 0.1 Ounce





Common Pros – MAC Sin vs Diva Lipsticks



Skin colour suitability It is ideal for all skin colors and complexions. The same is applicable to the Diva
Pigmentation The colour richness is very high. This option has a rich color, too.
Size and weight It is small and can be carried along anywhere. Likewise, Diva is small and portable.
Fragrance The scent is a light vanilla one, typical of MAC lipsticks. Same applies here, too.
Staying power Lasts up to 5 hours after first application. Could last up to 7 hours after first application.
Texture It is creamy and smooth to touch. In the same vein, the Diva is smooth and creamy.
Color pay off Because of its high pigmentation, the colour pay off is intense. The same can be said for MAC Diva.
Best Time to Wear Can be worn during the day and at night. Same as Sin.


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Common Cons – MAC Sin vs Diva Lipsticks



Affordability It is quite pricey. Same as MAC Sin.
Texture after Hours When worn for a long time, it gives an uncomfortable dry feeling. Similarly but on a smaller scale, the Diva could dry a bit.
Application Because it is a matte lipstick, it could be difficult to blend when dry. The same applies here but not as much.


What Users Feel about MAC Sin vs Diva Lipsticks



Though loved as a matte lipstick, the complaint that seemed to linger is the uncomfortable, tugging dryness it leaves on the lips.

But users appreciate its rich red color and its suitability for different skin tones.

Dark-skinned women found this feature most appealing as it suits them so well.

Coupled with its staying power, all the features work in their favor.

But the price didn’t sit well with many. It wasn’t a surprise as MAC lipsticks tend to be expensive.

Some users love the Diva’s glossy satin finish which keeps their lips moisturized without the shine of a lip gloss.

They also like its suitability for all skin colors without bias.

Even though it is a bit drying, they didn’t mind due to its staying power of MAC Diva. Some claimed it could stay for more than 7 hours on their lips.

But the price, just like that of Sin, was not so great for some, though it wasn’t a shock considering it’s MAC.


Our Take – MAC Sin vs Diva Lipsticks

We like that they are both wearable by anyone, even though just about anyone may not be able to afford them. But we don’t see any unique or outstanding feature that sets them apart form other MAC red lipsticks, except for their shades.

However, if you are going for cool and sophisticated, we recommend you try either of these lipsticks.

Mac Matte Lipstick, Sin

Mac Lipstick Matte Diva, 0.1 Ounce

















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