I’m Fran and I’m a self-confessed lipstick addict. So, the fact payday was spent at work on a rather rainy day I accidentally found myself on the MAC Cosmetics website and three lipsticks accidentally found their way into my basket. Accidentally of course.
The thing that really sealed the deal for me was that I spotted new MAC Is Beauty range and knew I had to own a few of these perfect spring/summer shades for myself! Don’t they all just scream sunshine, cocktails and days on the beach?! There’s a range of Matte, Lustre and Amplified finishes and they all have a hair, makeup or beauty themed name.
Swatches and Thoughts
Real Doll; This is a re-release from the Barbie range, which btw, I was extremely gutted to not get my paws on! The lustre finish light pink with lilac undertones doesn’t have the best coverage compared to some others but personally, I find it really works for my skin tone and I don’t mind having to top up after a few hours. This seems to be a common complaint with the lustre finish lipsticks, but I love how shiny they are so it’s all give and take to me.
Reel Sexy; This is another one that had been released, and missed by me, previously! It was one of 4 in the “Reel Sexy” release from 2012. I adore the peachy coral colour and feel it’s a perfect shade for summer. While any lipstick that has orange tones may seem a little brave, it’s actually super wearable!
Velvet Teddy; I know this one isn’t part of the “MAC is Beauty” range like the others I purchased but since all the hype around it being Kylie Jenner’s favourite I knew I had to pick it up. The matte nude shade has a cult following but personally, I didn’t feel this worked for my skin tone. However, as it’s been hailed as the best nude lipstick out there, I will keep experimenting with this, perhaps with different lipliner colours or with pinky lipgloss on to as pink tones seem to work best for me.
Have you tried any of the “MAC is Beauty” range? What are your favourites?
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Noooo! Now I've got more lipsticks I want to add to my collection, cheers Fran! 😉 I love Velvet Teddy. I am currently lusting over Sushi Kiss! 🙂 xx
Sushi Kiss looks amazing ♥ I think that might have to be my next purchase!
I love all of the shades that you picked up, Especially the pink one! (:
I think Real Doll is possibly my favourite out of the three too, although, it's a tough call between that and Reel Sexy!
Reel Sexy looks so stunning, perfect for summer 🙂
I had the same problem with Velvet Teddy, I felt like it was a bit too brown for my skintone! However I tried pairing it with many different lip products and am now in love with it! I use it under the Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in the shade Celestial, I feel like it gives the perfect amount of pink. If you have it in your collection then definitely try and see if it works for you too! xx
I'm glad I'm not alone with Velvet Teddy! I'll definitely have to pick up Celestial to try that with it xx
I am wearing Velvet Teddy at the moment and really like it. But it took me months and months to track it down. That Reel Sexy shade looks beautiful.
It has been a long time since my last Mac lipstick purchase. I guess it's a good thing as there's no Mac store in the town I live in or I would spend soooo much money. LOL!
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I think I must have lucked out getting hold of it! So many people say they really struggled to pick it up xx
There's a Mac store at St Panc station and I just can't help myself 🙁
ive just stumbled across your blog & thought i'd let you know how much i'm loving it so far! your photos are amazing and i love the way you edit them!xx
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Thank you so much!!
It really means a lot 🙂 xx