Recently I purchased my very first pair of Mac lipsticks!! I know, where I have been! After my makeup challenged sister told me she had brought one before me I thought to myself, ‘I’m seriously letting the side down.’ When choosing my lipsticks I thought I’d be daring and go for two ultra bright shades. (As a naturals girl I thought I’d branch out.) I can tell you now I’ve never looked back! I’m fully converted to a naked eye, bright lip gal; this will be evident if you follow my instagram account http://instagram.com/charlottelucyelliott. Each lipstick cost £14.00 from mac but you can also purchase them online at http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/index.tmpl.
The first shade Viva Glam Nicki in the finish Satin is from a newer collaboration collection with Nicki Minaj (I know…her style is a bit out there even for me.) but I have to say I love this shade. This neon pink colour would be amazing on holiday. It complements a tan, is highly moisturising and has long wear abilities. WARNING this shade is not for a wallflower prepare for stare!
The second shade I went for was a super orange coral Vegas Volt in the finish Amplified from the permanent colour range. I first tried on Costa Sheek in Frost, which my sister brought but decided that the Frost finish was not moisturising enough for my dry, dry lips and if I’m going bright lets really go bright. This true orange coral (as apposed to a pink coral) is perfect for summer and even though I have not used it as much as Viva Glam Nicki I feel it will come into it’s own when the novelty of a bright pink lip wears off.
Both lipsticks really have staying power even when eating, however I find the Amplified finish does go slightly cloggy if I have not prepared my lips correctly where as with a Satin finish I’m good to go. This may not happen to everyone but my lips are always super dry and often chapped. If you suffer from dry lips like me, make sure before you start your makeup to dowse you lips in balm so it has time to sink in and your lipstick will not only go on easier but last a lot longer. This shades are super bright and I wouldn’t recommend them if you want to fade into the crowd. However if you want to be bright and bold this summer these lipsticks are beautiful and I will be repurchasing them.