MAC launched a brand new formulation of matte lip shade referred to as Powder Kiss Lipstick ($19 every for three g/zero.1 oz, made in Italy). These had been seen all around the backstage magnificence images in latest style week protection and I assumed these had been going to be too stylish for me however was pleasantly stunned. Very long time readers know I actually don’t like matte lips. These are described as, “A moisture-matte weightless lipstick that delivers a romantic blur of easy soft-focus color.” Relying in your lipstick end choice these are going to be hit and miss for you. For me these are a strong win.
The Powder Kiss Lipstick has a delicate blurred matte end with out trying or feeling dry. They’ve a weightless texture and end that just about feels prefer it’s sporting an ethereal cloud on the lips. The end is cushiony with full clean protection and I’m actually stunned at how light-weight it’s. MAC describes these as having moisture-coated powder pigments which appears so fascinating to me. They’re probably not as hydrating as a lip balm, however I do suppose they’ve some moisture in them given the truth that they don’t look dry on the lips.
I attempted these individually on their very own. I believe with a number of the lighter shades you’ll be able to combine and mix collectively for an ombre lip or to create your personal customized shade. There is just one shade that didn’t work for me by itself which is the palest possibility Better of Me. Nonetheless it utilized easily with none patchy points.
The packaging is rather like the common MAC Lipsticks however it has a barely matte end resembling the end of the lipstick formulation. Some have commented on the scent of those. I didn’t discover it whereas swatching or enjoying with them till I gave them an excellent whiff proper out of the tube. It has MAC lipstick scent with a powdery barely rubber scent. It’s not robust sufficient to trouble me however it’s noticeable. I take into account my nostril to be delicate and it didn’t trouble me.
First a take a look at all of the shades plus descriptions:
Better of Me is a pale milky beige
Influentially It’s a pale nude beige
Impulsive is a medium heat brown
Candy No Sugar is a lightweight heat pink
My Tweedy is a peachy pink blush nude
Scattered Petals is a medium pink
Sultriness is a cool toned pink
Mull It Over is a peach pink-brown
Dedicated to Chili is a brick pink brown
Mandarin O is a brilliant orange
A Little Tamed is a muted pink rose
Lasting Ardour is a brilliant pink with blue pink tones
Type Shocked is a vibrant coral orange
Fall In Love is a scorching pink
Stunning Revelation is a scorching pink pink
Burning Love is an ideal plum
A better take a look at the lighter neutrals, Better of Me, Influentially It, Impulsive, Candy No Sugar, My Tweedy, Scattered Petals, Sultriness and Mull it Over.
Swatched on naked lips, skintone reference I’m MAC NC35 in Studio Repair and Studio Repair Fluid.
Deeper daring shades together with Dedicated to Chili, Mandarin O, A Little Tamed, Lasting Ardour, Type Shocked, Fall In Love, Stunning Revelation, Burning Love.
Backside line I’m impressed, particularly since I’m a shiny lip lady. I actually like how these glide on and provides a blurred lip impact with out trying or feeling dry. There’s no tugging on the lip while you apply. I additionally love the weightless really feel. They didn’t dry out my lips. Lasting energy is superb, it stays on and adheres properly with out fading for hours. Coloration isn’t transfer-proof although. My high three picks: Burning Love, My Tweedy and Sultriness.
A number of ideas on this formulation in contrast to some others I’ve tried and like. MAC Matte Lipsticks are heavier and extra opaque in end with a thicker really feel. Pat McGrath Matte Trance has extra influence pigment-wise, it has extra weight to it whereas the MAC Powder Kiss seems like air. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution virtually feels prefer it drags on the lips by comparability, and in actuality it doesn’t actually drag on my lips, however in case you swipe it in comparison with the MAC Powder Kiss, the MAC glides on simpler/smoother.
Accessible now in any respect MAC counters. On-line at MAC Cosmetics, Nordstrom, Ulta Magnificence, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue. Have you ever tried these but? Or do you’ve gotten any matte lipstick favorites?
MAC Powder Kiss supplied courtesy of MAC Cosmetics for evaluate consideration.