Showing posts with label Mac Ever Hip swatch review. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mac Ever Hip swatch review. Show all posts

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mac Fashionflower, Ever Hip, Growing Trend, Summer Shower Lipstick Swatches & Review

Mac released a new color collection called Fashionflower in the end of April 2011. Fashionflower is all one word, which seems unusual to me, but I don't make the rules. :) Today I have for you three of the lipsticks featured in this collection. They are, from left to right, Growing Trend, Ever Hip, and Summer Shower.

I swatched the three lipsticks in the same order in the following picture:

Growing Trend is a slightly cool toned nude in the Amplified Creme formula. I tried it with trepidation as I wasn't sure if it would be too light or too cool for me. Viva Gaga 2 was a bit dark to look like a natural nude on me, but there is mild success with Growing Trend.

I was curious how Growing Trend compared to my new favorite nude Revlon Fashion's Night Pout, and the not-too-wearable-for-me Viva Gaga 2. I swatched them with the Revlon at the left, Growing Trend in the middle and Gaga 2 on the right to give you an idea of the similarities and differences.

Here's a refresher on the Revlon that I posted a week or two ago:

I have reviewed Ever Hip in a post below as I had already purchased it from the Liberty of London collection. Here's a picture to refresh you, if you haven't seen it.

Summer Shower is a glaze formula with silver, blue and teal shimmers. Any lip product with blue or green shimmers is tops on my list. Those colors can plump up the look of a lip like nobody's business. I really love a light green over an orange lipstick. Blue shimmers give quite a glossy wet look.

If you're like me, you tend to get dressed and do your makeup without a care in the world until you look outside and see that the weather didn't cooperate with said outfit or makeup. If it's really windy outside, there's no way I'm wearing a gloss because I have long hair and it's just too messy and frustrating. I can beat the wind with a blue glaze lipstick! It will give a glossy wet look without the goo of being an actual gloss. C'mon, wind! I dare you!

Just for grins, I applied a waterproof lipliner, specifically Makeup Forever Aqua Lip number 10C, a plum color. I put Summer Shower over the top. Look how wet and glossy this looks with just lipstick!!

Summer Shower will save me from windy days. That and a hat or ponytail holder! I am curious to see this on more pigmented lips and see if it will tone the pinks and reds and give a natural glossy look. Don't be scared of light blue, it can really be your friend.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mac Fashion Flower Cremesheen Lipstick Ever Hip Review

Mac Ever Hip was originally released as a limited edition in the color story Liberty of London. It is being re-released as part of the new collection called Fashion Flower. Ever Hip is a cremesheen formula, which is comparable to a creamy more opaque lustre. I describe it that way because to me, the coverage isn't full but light on my lips. They don't wear as long as a satin, a matte or an amplified cream. I find I have to reapply a little more often to keep the coverage consistant and on my lips, these are best applied with liner or gloss to boost the wear time. But let's have a look, shall we?

First, these are my natural lips. Sadly lacking in color, they are a pale plummy color, with some red bits here and there. Not much to look at on their own.

Even smiling doesn't help boost them very much.

Introducing Mac Ever Hip with a swatch so you can see what it looks like alone, on my skin and on my lips. In the tube, it is a gorgeous orange coral.

It goes on a bit more sheer on the skin than it looks in the tube.

And here is where it gets interesting. Depending on your natural lip color, Ever Hip will wear more orange-coral or more pinky-coral on you. My light plum lips take it more pinky-coral.

The following is the most accurate picture of Ever Hip on me, colorwise, but the right side is shadowed by my camera. Most unfortunate, but that's how photography goes.

This post is dedicated to the lovely Kristie at NaturalNChicMakeup. You can find a link to her blog on my blogroll and I urge you to check it out.

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