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February 27, 2012

The Most Underrated Lipstick EVER!

Ladies and (a few, I'm sure) gentlemen, please allow me to introduce to you the most underrated and underappreciated lipstick in all the realm. This, dear readers, is MAC Lustering.


Heard of it before? No, me neither. That is, until Dee and I went on one of our regular swatching expeditions in MAC; No Sales Lady, we do NOT need your help. Can't you see that we're SWATCHING!?, and gave it a whirl on the backs of our hands. Cue series of oohs and ahhs and What's that called?!


In the bullet, it looks a bit meh. Sure it's a pretty pink, perfect for spring but, for lipstick lovers like us who favour the brighter and more dramatic shades, it isn't exactly inspiring. However, on the lips it's a whole other story.
Lustering is, funnily enough, a Lustre finish. That means that it is quite sheer but, the colour is most-definitely buildable to a highly pigmented finish. It looks glossy on the lips without feeling sticky and it isn't at all drying or heavy.

Colour-wise, I would probably describe this as a pale watermelon pink. It is predominantly blue undertoned but, I can see some warmer yellow tones as well which I think would make it work well on most, if not all, skintones. It's what I would describe as the "perfect" neutral/nude lip but, more on that later this week!


This lipstick is everything I look for in an everyday spring/summer shade. The colour is juicy and fresh and brightens up even the most minimal make-up look (or tired, sleep-deprived face!) while the slick, shiny finish is light and carefree and makes a nice change from the heavily pigmented mattes and cremes of winter. I would happily wear this lipstick to work, to college or on a night out; it really is that versatile. It's also perfect if you are a bit afraid of colour but, want to dip a toe in the bright lipstick pool! Think of Lustering as Impassioned's more conservative little sister if you will!

Swatches: Lustering (Bottom) and Impassioned (Top) 






21 comments:

  1. I like it, I feel like I have something similar though so might try to root that out before I consider a purchase!

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    1. Yes, it's probably quite a dupeable shade! x

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  2. I love this lipstick, so easy to wear! :)

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    1. It's definitely one of my must-have colours now!

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  4. looks great for cool skin undertones, but can it go with neutral ones? great color, I never came across it though O_o

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    1. I would say it would suit neutral and warm toned skins as well as, in different lights, it leans more pink or more yellow! I would kind of say it has a peach undertone if that makes sense? x

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  5. wow this is gorgeous, suprised i havent heard more about this colour x

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    1. I know! Totally blindsided by it but, love it! x

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  11. I have been a huge Impassioned fan for quite sometime now, any thing from that shade family is welcome in my make up collection! Great post.

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    1. Haha same here Katie, one of my fave lippies! Thanks x

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  12. what have I been missing all this time x

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  13. Love this lipstick, lusting after the new Watch Me Simmer from the COOK mac collection too.

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