Today, my friend and I went to a spa and indulged in manicures/pedicures and Shiatsu massages. Deeply relaxed we wandered off into MAC to inspect the numerous collections that came out a couple of days ago. Firstly, I think it's bizarre at the number of collections MAC comes out with, I mean I love the products but we're all going broke! Anyway we picked up lots of lip products and anything else that caught my eye I'll get off the website in a couple of weeks if still in stock.
So as I said, I was going to get some more kissable lip colours because I just love their creamy formula, and I did.
Swatches Left to to Right: Scandelicious (my friend bought), So Vain
Temptalia has a great post with some possible dupes for all of kissable lip colours so if you don't feel like getting any now you could always wait and choose something from the permanent line.
Plus it seems that Vegas Volt and So Vain are pretty close, with Vegas Volt being brighter having more orange in it.
Swatches: Vegas Volt, So Vain
Next, are the lipsticks that I've been wanting for a while...
Left to Right: Vegas Volt, Girl About Town, Viva Glam Nicki, Mac Red
Note: Swatches came out a little light because I had just applied hand cream before, apologies - will keep in mind next time.
Left to right: Vegas Volt, Girl About Town, Viva Glam Nicki, Mac Red
Viva Glam Nicki is a warm yellow based pink perfect for summer months. It is though very bright/almost neon (good for the whole neon trends this spring/summer) so unless you are very brave you might want to apply lip balm before hand or pat it on to your lips. It's a Satin finish so it applied very pigmented, it's long lasting. Whether if it's drying or not depends on the texture of your lips, I find it a lovely formula but some disagree. Remember, this lipstick is out for a whole year so I don't think there's any hurry to buy it as soon as it hits stores, anyway the money goes towards a good cause so it's a win/win purchase
I've heard from many people that Tom Ford's discontinued Pure Pink Lipstick is similar to Girl About Town and 3 times cheaper - so happy because even though I have a couple of Tom Ford lipsticks I don't want to be paying extortionate prices for it. I really love this lipstick, and it does become a lovely deep fuchsia with a couple layers.
I first saw Vegas Volt on my sister-in-law on holiday and loved it ever since. It's sort of a creamy orange, and if you don't know already I LOVE orange lips, especially in summer. Tan skin + Orange lips = Heaven
My friend bought MAC Red which is very flattering on people who have a warm undertone.
These lip colours are definitely among my favourite from MAC, let me know what yours are!