The first thing I noticed about this lipstick is the smell! It honestly smells just like chocolate, and quite strongly, too. This isn’t really a good or a bad thing, it just struck me and I ended up running around all my family members getting them to smell it.
It’s the perfect A/W shade, and it’s really buildable depending on how dark you want your look to be. I personally like my lipstick to be quite dark, especially at this time of year, but it’s nice to have the option. I was worried it was going to be too brown, however it’s definitely more red/purple than brown, and is the perfect dark red with blue tones.
I only ever really go for matte lipsticks, and if you’re looking for matte, then you’ve come to the right place with MAC. They have such a huge colour range and there’s no worry of accidentally purchasing a lipstick with a load of glitter in it. I would say that this lipstick is slightly drying, but then again I was expecting that. It’s fine if you make sure you’ve exfoliated (like I ever do that, but in an ideal world…) and moisturised your lips before application to avoid it catching on any dry skin.
It really does stay on your lips for a long time, and you do notice the difference between this and the lower end drugstore brands. You might need to top it up a couple of times during the day if you’ve been eating, but only really to make sure that the coverage on the lips is really coherent.
Overall I’m really thrilled with this product, and I think I will be purchasing some more products from their range every now and again. I’d like to try a light pink/nude, so if you could recommend me one that would be brilliant!
What’s your favourite lipstick?