MAC Mini Haul and Swatches
Ahhhhhh… Nothing like some MAC retail therapy. So I wanted to check out the Viva Glam Gaga lipstick AND Show Orchid from the Riveting Collection. I ended up getting both and True Babe Lipglass from the Riveting collection. I don’t remember the last time I even bought a lipglass but this one definitely shouted “TRY ME ON”.
Let’s start with the Gaga lipstick. It is a lustre which I wasn’t too excited about since I like very pigmented, opaque lipsticks. So I put this on and I thought about it for a whole 3 seconds before I decided I would buy it. Yes it is sheer but it is also buildable. I also liked how it looked sheer. I have been looking for the perfect bubblegum, barbie pink and I think I found it!!! I know some think this is way too cool but I love it!!! Not to mention it IS a Gaga lipstick… That and it is for a good cause? I was sold.
Show Orchid is actually a Pro color but I’m so glad it is being repromoted (again) in a collection. This color is definitely not for the faint of heart. Very bold, edgy fuschia with blue undertones. It has a blue sheen to it that is hard to describe. It is bright, almost NEON and I loooooooove it!! It does stain like most of the bolder MAC lipsticks do. This is an Amplified Creme which is my favorite MAC finish.
Lipstick is a little much with the eye makeup but you get the idea…
My bad side (that you guys never see)
Hmmm… I spy a possible dupe here. What do you think?
That is Wet ‘n’ Wild 521A. Pretty close huh? Show Orchid is definitely more pigmented though but for $.99 that dupe is worth checking out.
True Babe is a very bright pink with blue undertones as well. I wasn’t expecting it to be pigmented but it can definitely stand alone! It has a very creamy look and reminds me of a liquid lipstick as opposed to a lipglass. Despite it’s creamy look, it is just as sticky as any other lipglass. It literally looks like liquid, pink latex on lips… So shiny and bright.
So I think I said in my last lip swatch post that I was going to take a break from buying lippies for awhile. FAIL. So let’s try this again… Take 2.
Nymphette- Ill take one in every color please! Confessions of a fashion and beauty addict
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