Simply Lippy Challenge Day 307 | MAC Lustre Lipstick in Shade, Lady Bug

Today’s lipstick shade is one of my Mum’s absolute favourite lipsticks so I decided I would try it out to see what she loves about it so much. She is currently coming to the end of this one as you can see, so I took it off her to add it to my challenge and see if I liked it too.


To start with, the Lustre range from MAC isn’t one that I wear too often. For me, the Creme and Matte finishes are just so gorgeous, I’m always drawn to those first. However, very early on in my challenge I wore a gorgeous soft mauve shade from the Lustre collection, Syrup, and loved how it felt on my lips. As a result, I was intrigued to see whether it would be as nice in a bolder shade.


My first impression was that, like most MAC lipsticks, the formula felt very soft and there was a nice creamy finish to it too. It blended well with good colour pay off, and it left my lips feeling nice and smooth.


The finish however has a sheer element to it which meant that the coverage was more light than opaque, and I did have to layer it a little to get a fuller coverage. There’s nothing wrong with the coverage at all, in fact, it’s nice to wear something light like this for a change, but it’s just not my favourite kind of coverage.


Given the slightly sheer finish, I was impressed with the lasting power, but then MAC lipsticks always have great staying power. It’s one of the many reasons why I reach for MAC lippies over and over again, and they are definitely one of my favourite lipstick brands. 


In terms of the shade itself, I liked the warm tone to the red, but as MAC reds go, I’d definitely choose my favourite Lady Danger or Mangrove over this any day!

Sorcha 💋

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