Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Swatches & Review: MAC Lipsticks Part 3

Here's part 3 of my MAC lipstick swatches. You can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here. A reminder of the finishes below.

Lustre (L) Usually slightly sheer in colour (not what you see in the tube), glossy, lustre finish. Dark, pigmented natural lip colours can shine through if the lipstick shade is light, however Lustres are slightly more opaque than Glaze lipsticks.
Glaze (G) A shiny finish, with a hint of colour (natural lip colour can shine through as the lipstick colour is not pigmented/intense).
Matte (M) Intense colour, matte finish (get what you see in tube), no sheen or shimmer. Can be drying because of this.
Frost (F) Reasonably good colour pay-off and a frost, shimmer finish. Can have shimmer, sparkles or be duo-chrome (two tone sheen in the light).
Satin (S) Almost matte but with slight sheen, good colour pay-off, smooth colour. Slightly more conditioning than Matte.
Amplified Creme (A) High impact, intense colour with subtle sheen. Very creamy and smooth.
Cremesheen (C) Moisturizing, creamy finish, decent pigment but slightly less than in an Amplified Creme. (FYI my favourite finish)
Pro Longwear Lipcreme (PLL) lasts up to 12 hours without colour fading or transfer. Lightweight texture, creamy finish.
Please note MAC release a colour collection every winter just before Christmas and these lipsticks are usually not categorized into the standard finishes but by collection name (they will be marked in brackets).

Lipsticks are shown in same order in line-up as in swatches. First description is of the colour in the tube, 2nd is of it swatched (S).
Set 1
Viva Glam Gaga L pale milkshake pink, slightly dusky. S-warm pink, sheer but buildable, slight dirty tone to it.
Pink Friday S a warm but bright lilac pink. S-very cool when swatched, a blue pink/lilac, intense colour.
A Rose Romance L warm rose pink with gold shimmer. S-sheer but buildable rose, very light shimmer throughout.
Colour Crafted F warm bright peach. S-warm peachy nude.
To Swoon For G dusky brownish rose with golden sheen S-dusky deep rose pink.
Romancin' L dull brick pink. S-almost same tone as TSF but darker pink.
Set 2
Of Royalty C yellow, slightly beige pink. S-bright milkshake pink, quite deep.
Lazy Day L light white dusky pink. S-sheer, dusky pale pink.
Prive (Baroque Boudoir) very similar to LD, less dirty and more pink. S-darker than LD when swatched, medium yellow pink.
Creme Cup C light beige pink. S-fresh pink, brighter than in the tube. Same tone as Prive but lighter.
Way To Love L lightish peachy pink. S-pale, dull sheer peach.
Ahoy, There! G medium pink with purple flash. S-slightly sheer light-medium pink.
Cute-Ster L pinky peach with shimmer. S-most sheer of all lipsticks from this batch, coraly pink.
Nude Rose L nude tan pink. S-sheer again, slightly brownish pink nude.
Set 3
Treasured (Baroque Boudoir) slightly pink, medium brown. S-medium tan brown.
Soft Pout (Stylistics) soft muted peach nude. S-heavy caramel, peached nude.
Style It Up F light silver beige. S-pinky beige nude.
Marquise D' L pinkish light brown. S-yellowish pinky beige, quite sheer and no shimmer visible in swatch although you can see it in tube.
Shy Girl C light terracotta brown. S-straight peach, buildable.
Garden Bed L beige, infused with gold shimmer. S-sheer browny beige with gold sheen/shimmer.
What A Do! F medium copper brown. S-same as in tube colour wise, slight metallic finish from the frost.
Brave New Bronze S heavy medium pinked brown. S-very pigmented, solid colour, pinky brown, no shimmer although it looks like it from swatch pic.

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