It’s been a while since I’ve worn any MAC lipsticks, but I’m sure you all know by now just how much I love them, so when I saw this cute little mini lipstick set while going through the airport, I knew I had to have it!
The set is a trio of matte lipsticks, released just in time for Christmas, and as MAC mattes are my favourite lipstick finishes, I knew they would be right up my street. I’ve never come across the shades before which obviously is unusual for me, but I loved the look of them so was excited to try them out.
Today’s shade, Love Buddy, is the first from the set, and although I initially thought it would be a rose shade, it’s actually more of a pink than rose. So really, it’s not my ideal kind of shade but it was just rich enough for me to like it.
The finish as with all MAC mattes, is an opaque, full coverage finish with a lovely smooth texture. The colour pay off is brilliant and although I wasn’t totally in love with the shade, the pigment was perfect as always.
A lot of mattes can be drying, but one of the reasons MAC mattes are my favourite is because they are very creamy and don’t dry out my lips at all. I know a lot of people find them uncomfortable to wear, but if you prime your lips beforehand that definitely helps to keep them soft throughout the day.
Because of the rich creamy texture, the lasting power is also very good, and you really won’t need to reapply this too much at all. I would have liked a slightly darker undertone to it but overall it is a lovely lipstick and if you’re a pink fan then I think this is definitely one checking out.
And, on an even better note, if you’re going through the airport before Christmas or know someone who is, then you can pick the set up in the Loop Duty free for €25.95. It costs €30 in Brown Thomas so you’ll be saving yourself a few pennies if you do!