In MAC’s new campaign for summer 2012 they have released a range of ”mini collections” that each include a lipstick, lipglass, and nail laquer of the same color.
I am going to be reviewing some of the lipsticks from those mini collections.
Each is a trio is 1 of 7 sets from 4 different regions. A Girl About Town is from the North America region. I’m a sucker for bright pink lipsticks, and Girl About Town is no exception. I love using colors like this to add drama to a simply made up face. It’s one of MAC’s amplified finish lipsticks and true to form its very bright, very opaque and very creamy. One of the only downfalls with amplified finish lipsticks is that they tend to stain your lips.
The next two lipsticks are from the Asia Pacific region.
The first of the two I tried was Angel. When I saw this color I was pretty excited. I’ve been looking for a light pink color to compliment my skin tone for a while. But I must say I was a little disappointed. It looked pretty on my arm, but once I put it on my lips, it was a little to pale. It’s a frost finish, which should have been my first clue. MAC’s frost finishes tend to be a bit dry in my opinion. I think it will be a great color for fairer skin tones, but for anyone my color or darker, I feel the color is not a good fit. Having said that, the pigmentation was pretty good.
The second color from this region is Ravishing. It is my favorite of all the lipsticks I tried. It is a beautiful, light coral color. What you see is what you get with this lipstick. The color it appears to be in the tube is pretty how it goes on your lips. It is a cremesheen finish. Usually MAC’s cremesheen finishes have a little less pigment and a tad bit more shimmer. It’s a very versatile color. It’s perfect for when I want the focus to be more on my eyes but want a good wash of color on my lips. And as you can see by the photo, even with barely any makeup on its a great addition as well. One con… it doesn’t stay on quite as long as I would like without having to reapply. About 2.5 hours.
Morange is from the Europe and Africa region. You should be ready for some bold color if you plan on purchasing this lipstick! No surprise that this is an amplified finish lipstick. I probably won’t wear this color too often, but it has great texture and color payoff. I also feel like this color can work well with all skin tones. Maybe one day when I feel like being extra bold, I’ll throw this color on.
Last but not least Please Me is from the Latin America & Middle East region. It is a matte finish so there isn’t really much sheen or shine to it. Like most MAC matte lipsticks, it is very opaque. This color in a matte finish doesn’t work that well on me, unless I was doing a Nikki Minaj styled makeup look. Never the less it is a pretty color and it goes on like butta. And of all the lipsticks I tried it stayed on the longest.
Pigmentation: 5 out of 5
Texture: 4 out of 5
Endurance: 4.5 out of 5
Application: 4.5 ou of 5
Bottom line: Even though some of these colors aren’t a great match for my particular skin tone, I really like all of them with the exception of Angel. They come in a range of different colors, some of which are permanent at MAC, so I would definitely suggest finding a few shades that are right for you and adding them to your collection.