MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC’s new matte lipsticks are totally living up to the hype. I’ve seen so much excitement about their launch and have been really curious, given the many next-level mattes I’ve seen recently, to know how they’re better than others. MAC describes them as weightless which I think is not quite correct but they’re certainly not heavy, and say that moisture coated powder pigments are what account for the balmy feel. That’s not really a new technology but I have to say, as I sit writing in the third hour of wear, the slip feel and moisture has not dissipated. I guess that it’s all in the recipe – anyone can use powder coated pigments but it’s how you use them within a formula as a whole that makes the difference. I can, hand on heart, say that if you love a matte but need it to be 100% comfort wear, you have it in these. Mattes are my nemesis – my lips start to crinkle just thinking about them and that’s not going to change – but I don’t feel as hostile towards Powder Kiss as many, even though they’ve got a strange, sweet taste.
Thankfully, MAC puts the name label on the bottom of the lipstick, not on the lid so there’s no repeat of my Chanel disaster of last week (which I still haven’t had time to rectify). So, left to right: Lasting Passion, My Tweedy, Mandarin O, Mull It Over, Burning Love and Scattered Petals.
Bottom to top: Lasting Passion, My Tweedy, Mandarin O, Mull It Over, Burning Love and Scattered Petals.
Left to right: Shocking Revelation, Best Of Me, Fall In Love, Devoted To Chili, Impulsive and A Little Tamed.
Bottom to top: Shocking Revelation, Best Of Me, Fall In Love, Devoted To Chili, Impulsive and A Little Tamed.
Left to right: Influentially It, Sweet No Sugar, Sultriness and Style Shocked.
Bottom to top: Influentially It, Sweet No Sugar, Sultriness and Style Shocked.
Powder Kiss is great timing – winter isn’t the best time for moisture sucking mattes so a hydrating formula is a key consideration. I don’t say they hydrate exactly, but they don’t dry which is next best and a blessing when the central heating kicks in. They’re £17.50 each HERE.
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