I love lipsticks! Till now, I have managed to hoard six MAC lipsticks and intend to get more in the coming months. Since many of you requested that I share swatches of my lipsticks so I decided to post.
Firstly, MAC is expensive in Pakistan. A lipstick that is priced at $15 in the U.S costs us around PKR 2700 ($25). I usually get MAC lipsticks from Agha’s which sells it for PKR 2695 – a bit overpriced I know – though for some reason, I still keep going back to that place. Maybe because it’s near my home so it’s quite convenient for me to pop by and pick up whatever I like.
Anyway, recently I stumbled upon this Facebook page Rouge. They’re selling a MAC lipstick for an incredible price – PKR 2150. I have bought a few things from the store and was totally satisfied with my purchase. They offered to me try a MAC lipstick (which the owner gets directly from the U.S). I can totally stick up for this page. Yep! It’s original in case you’re wondering. Be sure to check out the page.
I will keep updating the post soon as I buy more of these. For reference, I am NC30 in Mac.
|MAC Lipstick: Freckletone (Lustre)|
|MAC Lipstick: Freckletone (Lustre) - Swatch|
|MAC Lipstick: Freckletone (Lustre) - Applied|
It’s described as a neutral peach on the website with lustre finish. Love the shade, not so happy with the finish. It’s sheer and I like pigmentation so you know why I am not a fan. It looks fantastic when paired with deep brown smoky eyes.
|MAC Lipstick: Blankety (Amplified Creme)|
|MAC Lipstick: Blankety (Amplified Creme) - Swatch|
|MAC Lipstick: Blankety (Amplified Creme) - Applied|
Blankety is a soft beige pink – my most used nude lipstick. It’s an amplified crème which provides full coverage and lasts longer on me than Freckletone. On its own, the shade looks very bland on me but with black smoky eyes, it instantly turns me from plain Jane to a Hollywood hottie.
|MAC Lipstick: Angel (Frost)|
|MAC Lipstick: Angel (Frost) - Swatch|
|MAC Lipstick: Angel (Frost) - Applied|
Described as a soft pink, Angel is a frost finish. It doesn’t look like other frost lipsticks. Again, since it’s a nude too, I can’t pull it off alone unless I am wearing heavy eye makeup. My little sister who happens to be a tone or two lighter than me doesn't agree – she’s probably NC20 or 25 and I’m NC30 in MAC. She thinks she can wear it alone and it doesn’t appear to wash out her face.
|MAC Lipstick: Ravishing (Cremesheen)|
|MAC Lipstick: Ravishing (Cremesheen) - Swatch|
|MAC Lipstick: Ravishing (Cremesheen) - Applied|
Ravishing is a cremesheen and described as a clean light peachy coral by MAC. Cremesheen is my favorite finish – it has an excellent pigmentation and texture. I love pairing this up with MAC blush in peaches; it looks so gorgeous.
|MAC Lipstick: Crosswires (Cremesheen)|
|MAC Lipstick: Crosswires (Cremesheen) - Swatch|
|MAC Lipstick: Crosswires (Cremesheen) - Applied|
WOW! Where have you been all my life? So regret not buying it sooner but glad I finally got it. Crosswires a beautiful pink coral – bright and wearable at the same time. It looks so good against my skin tone. It’s probably one of the best shades ever!
|MAC Lipstick: Chatterbox (Amplified Creme)|
|MAC Lipstick: Chatterbox (Amplified Creme) - Swatch|
|MAC Lipstick: Chatterbox (Amplified Creme) - Applied|
Chatterbox, a bright slightly cool pink, is an amplified crème. I normally keep my distance from blue based pinks since it doesn’t go with my warm complexion but this one proved me wrong. I’ve gotta say, it looks fabulous and I am fan!