Product Type: MAC makeup
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A Pink Statement Lipstick
Member Name: topsyturvy
Advantages: amazing look, stays on, looks great
I love MAC Cosmetics and think they have the best colour ranges out there of any other cosmetic brand. The thing I most wanted to buy from them was a bold pink lipstick after seeing it on a model in a magazine. The original shade I had wanted was called Moxie but it had seemed to have sold out everywhere. I had gone into my local MAC shop to get some advice and to see if I would suit it and she put the lipstick on me and told me what she thought and advise this shade Girl About Town, close enough to Moxie and the exact colour I wanted.
The MAC lipstick I got was just from their normal Lipstick range and it comes in a black matte cylinder case with the MAC logo on the lid and on the neck of the lipstick. As always you just twist the colour up to use it and it has a rounded lid at the top, it is very lightweight and you get 3.0g / 0.1 US oz which is going to last you forever unless you wear it every day. Now, the lipstick comes in a rectangular box which has MAC written down the side and the weight and ingredients, it looks very premium and I like this about it.
So, the shade I love to use is of course Girl About Town, and to describe it would be that it is a vibrant hot pink, very bold and a shade to wear if you want to be noticed. If you had a plain outfit on or you were all in black, a bright lip like this hot pink shade will just add to the outfit and really bring the colour out. I love how wearing this lipstick can change my whole look when I go out and it also makes me feel really confident and sexy. You have to be confident to wear a bright lipstick like this though as it does make you stand out.
When I first tried this on in the MAC shop she did advise me to use lip liner with it to keep the lipstick locked in place and to define and finish off the look and so I do always use it with this but it still looks great without. This lipstick can be applied by either using a lip brush or just by putting it on right away. This lipstick seems to glide along my lips when I put it on as it seems to have a creamy base and seems quite smooth. It is really easy to apple but be careful not to be messy as you don't want lipstick on your teeth!
Once it is on it does shock you, the transformation, I feel that when I wear this colour, it makes my lips so much more bold and also it seems to bring out the pink hues in my blusher on my cheeks and make my face seems a lot more tanned. This usually completes my night look, I don't think I would wear this lipstick in the daytime as for me it just seems too strong but it is nice. When applying it at first it does seem so bold but is isn't sticky and the lipstick stays in place for a good while even if I am drinking.
I quite like this lipstick once I have had it on for an hour or so as it tones down ever so slightly and seems a bit better, I do like to apply it if I am wearing it for a long time but I hardly need to apply it. Also, I don't find it coming off on all glasses when I drink and so it does have some good staying power as it seems to lock onto lips once applied. It is a great lipstick formula as my lips as it nice and strong and it won't fade too easily which is what you pay for really with it being so bold.
I find I have no irritation with this lipstick, it is so easy to apply and I don't find that it ever smudges when I wear it. To complete the look a lip liner would be great to add to the definition on your cupids bow but if not, you will still suit this. I do think a bright pink like this is versatile, if you are darker skinned it will look amazing, if you are olive skinned it will probably suit your skin tone the best as this is me and if you are fair it will work but be careful that it doesn't take over and make you look insipid.
This is a fantastic lipstick that I couldn't recommend enough really, it always gets compliments when I am out and makes me feel ready to go out. It looks great, I love the way it adds to my look and its staying power. It doesn't smudge, it suits most skin tones and will brighten up and look that is maybe missing something. It can be applies easily and quickly and can be worn very boldly or a little bit softer depending on how it is applies, there is nothing more to say than that I love it!
This lipstick can be purchased online on the MAC website or in any MAC stores or any department store with a MAC counter in it.
The official MAC website is http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/.
Summary: a bold statement lipstick by MAC