I think that MAC lipsticks have to be one of my favourite beauty products of all time. The range of shades and finishes is phenomenal, and the amount of gorgeous limited edition lipsticks that they put out every year just spurs me on even further! This spring MAC have been knocking out some seriously good shades. I could have bought more but stuck to just two because I am a saint, etc etc.
So here we have them: Force of Love from the Chen Man collection, and Dish It Up from Shop MAC, Cook MAC. I originally went in with the intent of buying Watch Me Simmer, but Force of Love won out when I swatched them side-by-side.. It's a seriously gorgeous pink and deserves as much hype as it can get!
If you have Impassioned, you will love this - they are in the same colour family but Impassioned is a deeper, slightly redder pink. I've worn Force of Love during the day and out at night, and it can definitely work both ways. It's just, well, gorgeous - bright but wearable, especially on paler Irish skintones.
|Force Of Love, Dish it Up|
Both Sinéad and myself have quite an affinity with purple lipstick. MAC Violetta, a Pro colour, is a shade that we both went mad for last year. If you missed out on that shade when it came out briefly last year, Dish it Up is a great, if slightly more subtle, compromise. Because it's a Lustre finish, the payoff isn'[t quite as bold initially, but it can be built up easily. I actually really like Lustres as they aren't as drying as Mattes or Amplified Cremes, but still wear really well.
I'm actually pretty suprised at how little people have been talking about Dish it Up, as I think it would suit a multitude of people. I love it paired with a light grey smokey eye for night, or with just mascara for day. Can you tell that I'm obsessed?!
|Dish it Up, Force Of Love|