Its Lippie Wednesday I found something different that I wanted to talk about, since my addiction to makeup started I have loved me a beautiful lipstick. Pinks, reds, mauve's and irresistible brown hues!
During my teenage years I slathered on glitter lip glosses and eyeliner, no mascara and not much else. Every woman should remember the first MAC lipstick they brought. For me it was MAC's Midimauve, a rosey mauve with peal and a Lustre finish. Boy did I wear the hell out of that lipstick as I came to learn & love all things beauty.
That sweet smell of vanilla that blows away the traditional chemical smell of some lipsticks. I adore the fact that MAC lipsticks have no taste so I can enjoy a meal with no funny taste. Thanks to Midimauve I am a MAC girl. I will admit if you don't speak makeup it can be hard to know what lipstick to choose. Did you know MAC has 12 finishes?
Yes I said 13.. . Today's post will be to help guide you through the different types of MAC lipsticks, and the many finishes. I hope this helps you Kinks!
- Well Known Shades: Candy Yum-Yum, Russian Red, Heroine, Velvet Teddy
- End Notes: Long-wearing, opaque coverage, can be drying
RETRO MATTE: Very similar to the matte shades only WAY more drying. These tend to tug on the lips as you apply them. Grab the lip scrub before & after. Oh, please don't forget the lip primer or chapstick. With that said I adore the vivid colors in this finish.
- Well Known Shades: Ruby Woo, Relentlessly Red
- End Notes: Long Wearing, opaque coverage, very drying
SATIN: This is my absolute favorite finish! Satin lipsticks are kind of like the matte lipsticks only with a little bite of sheen to them. This finish still gives an opaque covering to your lips that fades into a beautiful stain after about 6 to 8 hours of wear.
- Well Known Shades: Rebel, Brave, Twig, Snob
- End Notes: Long wearing, opaque coverage
Amplified: These lipsticks give opaque coverage similar to the Matte formula. Amplified lipsticks are much less drying. I don't love that these lipsticks only last about 3 to 4 hours of wear they are very smooth on the lips. Keep this baby handy if your going out.
- Well Known Shade: Viottetta
- End Notes: Opaque coverage, not as drying as Matte
Amplified Creme: .They are creamy, beautifully pigmented, & have a glossy finish. Because of the glossiness, you can only get about 2 or 3 hours of wear time. Amplified Creme lipsticks have a tendency to feather. I would suggest a clear lip liner, I use my Urban Decay Ozone. These lipsticks aren't hydrating but they don't dry your lips either.
- Well Known Shades: Impassioned, Girl About Town, Blankety.
- End Notes: Creamy, pigmented, glossy
Cremesheen: This particular finish is very creamy, with a gloss-like shine. Cremesheen does have very little wear time maxing out at 2 hours. Due to the glossiness of this finish they are not as pigmented as the other finishes mentioned. On a positive note although they are not long wearing these do tend to be a more hydrating finish. Cremesheen has a lot of neutral colors, from what I have read this is one of MAC's most popular finishes.
- Well Known Shades: Shy Girl, Crème d’ Nude, Crème Cup, Lickable.
- End Notes: Creamy, decent pigmentation, glossy, not long wearing
Cremesheen Pearl: As you would guess from the name the formula for these is the same as Cremesheen, but with a bit of frostiness. They feel very similar to the Cremesheen on the lips.
- Well Known Shade: Coral Bliss
- Bottom line: Creamy, frosted, decent pigmentation, glossy, not long wearing
Lustre: This formula gives pretty sheer coverage, with a sheen. Lustre lipsticks have a pretty glossy finish, so they are not the most long-wearing. You can maybe get about an hour or 2 out of them before having to reapply.
- Well Known Shades:Syrup, Hug Me, Patisserie
- Bottom line: Glossy, sheer, not long wearing
Frost: Talk about shimmery! I think that you have to swatch Frost lipsticks in store, some are way to shimmery for my blood but others are beautiful. I find wear-time is a bit better than the Lustre, at about a solid 2 hours. Frost finish is slightly glossy,and they provide pretty good coverage.
- Well Known Shades: Angel, Costa Chic, Crème de la Femme
- End Notes: Shimmery, decent coverage, not long wearing
Glaze: In my opinion the sheerest MAC lipstick formula, they most natural finish, while looking glossy. These lipsticks do not last long, probably around an hour and a half sometimes less if your eating.
- Well Known Shades: Hue, Pervette
- End Notes: Sheer, glossy, very wearable coverage, not long wearing
Pro Longwear Lipcreme: MAC states that this lipstick will last for 12 hours.These last 8 hours with minimal fading & no feathering. These lipsticks are long-wearing but not drying like the Matte formula. They tend to be a bit drying but not in a way that makes them uncomfortable on the lips. Pro Longwear Lipcreme don't have glossy finish, but are also not completely matte more like a creamy matte.
- End Notes: Long-lasting, semi-matte, slightly drying
Sheen Supreme: These are kind of a hybrid lip gloss/lipstick. The color pay-off is more like a lipstick, but are very glossy like a gloss. You can get get about 3 hours wear time out of these lipsticks. Lighter shades tend to settle into lip lines and have less wear time. The Sheen Supremes are super comfortable on the lips and moisturizing.
- End Notes: Glossy, moisturizing, okay color pay off
Mineralize Rich: The Mineralize Rich line boasts a formula comprised of 77 different minerals. These are very rich & creamy lipstick formula, even creamier than the Cremesheen formula.These are very opaque but with a slight sheen. These are very comfortable to wear with about 3 hours wear time. These are more expensive than the regular MAC lipsticks at $22 a piece but I still own 2.
- End Notes: Creamy, highly pigmented, glossy, pricey
Well Kinks that is my guide to MAC lipsticks! I hope you guys find it helpful, please feel free to add anything I missed below in the comment box. I think there might be more finishes but these are the ones I am most familiar with. My favorite MAC finishes are matte and satin, what are yours Kinks?