Monday, July 29, 2013

MAC Nudes & Metallics Lipstick Review, Swatches and Photos

Despite having caught this collection online before it's availability became widely advertised, half the lipsticks I wanted to buy were already sold out. What I did manage to buy was Wholesome from the Nudes collection and Pre-Raphaelite from the Metallics collection. Both colours are LE ($18.00 CA/$15.00 US) and are still available online at the time of writing this post. Product photo taken with flash, swatches in natural light on NC40 skin.

Wholesome and Pre-Raphaelite

Wholesome - described as "sheer warm, midtone nude" by MAC. I would say this description is accurate except for the "sheer" part. This lipstick has an Amplified finish and delivers opaque, rich colour with just one pass, it is definitely not sheer! The midtone pinky brown beige is an excellent and very flattering nude lip for anyone with a medium skin tone or with naturally red or pigmented lips.

Pre-Raphaelite - described as a "metallic dirty berry" by MAC, it has a frost finish and is a medium dark burgundy that requires two passes for opaque coverage. This shade is very vampy and lovely for fall. It looks flattering both applied sheer and opaque and perfectly suits it's name, calling to mind the lush romantic palette of the art movement.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti's Venus Verticordia (1868)

Grade: Wholesome, A+; Pre-Raphaelite, B+


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