This will be just a short post about MAC lipsticks I own! Not really going into a detail review, but rather just some necessary information.
Rich & Restless – it’s a retro matte liquid lipcolour that is really intensely pigmented and it kind of looks like orange and pink when it’s on. It is not a shade for everyone, but the consistency and lasting of this matt liquid lipstick is amazing. It is not drying and it stays forever, but however there is no way you can put any other product over it because it smudges into a weird-looking thing. If you are not too fond of using more than one lipstick and layering, I definitely recommend you to try these matte lipcolours.
Viva Glam II – the first thing I got from MAC is this beautiful shade. What is really amazing about it not just looking at the not traditional packaging but the red and black combo you can see, is that every cent from the Viva Glam lipsticks goes to MAC’s AIDS Found. Definitely a perfect nude colour that is not as pinkish as the Velvet Teddy, but still looks great on. This is a satin lipstick which means it is semi-matte, so definitely a perfect starter lipstick!
Velvet Teddy – a shade everyone is crazy about, for a good reason. It is matte and not drying and it doesn’t look that matte because the formula is great, so nourishing and rich. Perfect soft pink colour that goes with every make up look, and looks amazing on all skin tones. Grab it the next time you go to MAC, especially since it is usually sold out.
Sophisto – probably my favourite one. The lustre formula (semi-gloss finish) looks great on. It is shiny and a bit glittery with a hint of purple. If you are beginning to wear purple lipstick this is the one you should start with if you want to go gradually since it’s kind of clear, meaning that it resembles a bit more pigmented purple lip balm (for example Maybelline’s Baby Lips in Electro).
So as you already know, autumn is here. Autumn is my favourite season of them all, for many reasons. But now I am going to talk about autumn beauty, more specifically the dark lip colours. Purple and plum lip colours are my go-to trend for the colder months and I am very happy to share some colours from my personal collection.
- Beauty UK – in 17 plumpalicious
I have already talked about this product before, but if you happened to miss that I am featuring it again. The colour is divine and it is long-lasting. The formula of the lipstick is very rehydrating, but it goes a bit matte after some time, which really suits me. Also it has kind of mint odour which is just a plus.
- Maybelline’s Baby Lips Electro – in berry bomb
This is my holy grail lip product and the secret behind the perfect purple lip. It is coloured lip balm and it smells so nice. Don’t be scared by the colour of it, it doesn’t look like that at all. As you can see from the swatches it’s like a sheer purple which, let me tell you, makes any purple colour look great if you put this as the top coat. And it also look great by it self since it does stain your lips a bit.
- Maybelline’s colorsensational – in 365 plum passion
A new piece in my collection. Beautiful colour, nice scent and a good creamy consistency! Feels so good on the lips and the colour stays more than I thought it will.
- TOPSHOP’s matte lip bullet – in Call me Queen Bee
Also a product I have already mentioned, but it deserves to be featured one again. It is matte, long-lasting and really really purple (especially paired with the baby lips electro)! I love the packaging and the fact that it functions like a stick because it is more economical that way.
All in all, dark lips are a bold statement that I dared to try only a year ago. If you are worried about what other people will say, don’t be. There is no point! Enjoy in everything you want to and dare to be bold, because in the end lip colour is so insignificant but it is also a way to express yourself.
Also if you are already a proud owner of dark lipsticks, maybe put some recommendations in the comments below, since I am always looking to expand my forever-growing collection.
SO GOOD BYE FOR NOW, MY FRIENDS (if anyone is even reading)