REEL SEXY: Lipstick Review, Swatches, Photos
April 2, 2012 § 13 Comments
Our main feature – a cinematic drama starring Ms. Kristen McMenamy, supported by an entire cast of limited edition beauty products – sublime! Rave reviews all around!
REEL SEXY: LIPSTICK
Release Date: April 5, 2012 / April 2012 (International)
Available at MAC Cosmetics
| Heroine | Bright Violet Purple | Matte | $14.50 US, $17.50 CAD | Limited Edition | 3g
Uggggh! This lipstick is purple perfection. It’s very pigmented and a very vivid, true violet. It’s not too blue; it’s not too red… it’s juuuuust right. And Hi, it’s matte (well, more like satin or velvet, but I digress). It applies beautifully and doesn’t drag or leave your lips looking particularly thirsty. Violetta is lighter, and slightly more pink.
| Reel Sexy | Light Bright Coral | Amplified | $14.50 US, $17.50 CAD | Limited Edition | 3g
This is a bright, vibrant peachy shade that screams Summer! Of course, it shows texture and isn’t as vibrant on my lips, but no shocker there. It’s silky smooth to put on, and has the great color pay off we expect from Amplified lipsticks. Gotta Dash Sheen Supreme lipstick is a teeny tiny bit more orange, but besides Gotta Dash’s glossy finish, I could barely tell the difference between the two.
| Pink Popcorn | Lavender | Lustre | $14.50 US, $17.50 CAD | Limited Edition | 3g
Though this is a light lavender shade, it’s not pale! Praise God. A lavender that I can actually wear that doesn’t make me look like I snack on flour for fun. It’s quite sheer, so I had to layer it on to get colour payoff, but I actually liked this one. It’d be lovely with a plum lip liner like Currant or Vino. Budding Love is much lighter and pinker. Up The Amp is deeper and more purple. Dish it Up is more plum.
| Watch Me Simmer | Bright Pink-Orange | Amplified | $14.50 US, $17.50 CAD | Limited Edition | 3g
A re-promote from February’s Shop MAC Cook MAC collection, this is still the same vibrant orangey-pink shade as before. It’s bright and awesome. Reel Sexy is lighter and much more peach. Force of Love is much pinker.
* All shades apply very smoothly
* Great variety of bright, on-trend colours
* If you have darker skin (NC50/NW45 and up), Reel Sexy, Watch Me Simmer, and Pink Popcorn may look best with a lip liner
* Heroine stains the lips quite heavily even after wearing for a few minutes
Honestly, I feel like there’s a lipstick here for anyone wanting some colour this summer. For me, Heroine was the stand-out lipstick for its unique colour, intense pigmentation, and creamy, matte finish. Out of all 4 lipsticks, it’s my favourite for being Brown Girl Friendly.
Available at MAC Cosmetics
Which lipstick is your fave? Let me know in the comments!