So for christmas my boyfriend, his mother, and his sister all chipped in and got me a gift card for MAC Cosmetics, and how else was I going to spend it but on lipsticks?! I thought I’d share with you the two shades I chose because they’re two I’d never even thought of buying before, and which definitely weren’t on my list (yes I have a list!).
First up is Mehr. A matte finish sort of medium pink that on me leans towards berry/beige tones, and described by MAC as ‘dirty blue-pink’
For me this lipstick is perfect for everyday, and is way more ‘sophisticated’ that I usually wear. This is my grown up lipstick! It exactly the sort of colour I was looking for – everyone is going crazy for Velvet Teddy at the minute, and I love it, but for me I think it’s way too brown (I’m still yet to try it though!), so this is my current version of Velvet Teddy (i.e. my Kylie Jenner lip!) Despite being a matte finish I was surprised at how creamy this lipstick is! I’ve had MAC mattes in the past (the likes of Ruby Woo and Pink Plaid) which I found a lot more drying and chalky, but Mehr is just lovely – both to apply and to wear. It lasted for a decent few hours without needing to be touched up, and more faded away than left you with that dreaded ‘lip liner effect’. I’ve worn this shade a few times already and it looks just perfect both with a more dramatic eye, or a simple eye look.
Next is a red; Viva Glam 1, an ‘intense brownish blue-red’ (got to love MAC shade descriptions!). As described, this is a blue toned red, but compared to the likes of more true blue toned reds such as ‘MAC Red’, Viva Glam 1 has that gorgeous brown undertone to it. If you don’t know about Viva Glam, it’s a range of lipsticks that MAC first created back in 1994 to help to raise money for AIDS funds – all money bar VAT going to charity. There are six permeant shades, but MAC will often come out with celebrity collaborations with limited edition Viva Glam lipsticks each year (the latest being Rihanna, and the new Miley Viva Glam is set to come out very soon!). Funnily enough, my first ever MAC lipstick was a Viva Glam lipstick, the Viva Cyndi to be precise, back in 2010!
Just like Mehr, Viva Glam 1 is super creamy and super pigmented, in fact, I think I’ve found my new favourite red lip! It’s bold, but sophisticated, and super wearable for during the day. Again, it’s going to look great with a simple cat eye, or even more dramatic eye looks. I haven’t worn this one properly yet but I am very much looking forward to it!
Overall I am so happy with my choices. I ordered online and took a risk on two shades I’d never seen in person before, and had never really heard anyone talk about! But it paid off and I just know I’m going to be wearing these a lot.
So that’s it! I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know what you think of these shades. Are you a lipstick fan? Do you have a favourite MAC lipstick, or have you got a shade you’ve been lusting after?! Let me know in the comments!