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Monday, 10 November 2014

My First Ever Mac Product

Until a couple of weeks back, that's right, I was a Beauty Blogger who had never tried MAC. To be honest MAC never really appealed to me, mainly because of the price but also because I have just never really felt the need to branch out to high end brands. I would still be a MAC virgin if it wasn't for me being lucky enough to win a MAC lipstick and eyeshadow from the gorgeous Emma who has a wonderful blog that you can check out here. So, now I have popped my MAC cherry it's time to tell you what I think, starting with the lipstick...


Emma gave me the option to choose which shade I wanted and let me tell you, it was a hard choice! I nearly went for a berry shade but wanted something I could wear daily as I had heard so many good things about MAC lipsticks. I eventually chose the shade Syrup which is a Lustre finish and thought it looked like the perfect pink shade. As you can see by the picture, for me this lipstick really is a true 'my lips but better' shade and you can barely see where the lipstick ends and my lips begin! It also smells AMAZING, I could literally inhale this lipstick all day long. I also really like the fact there is a shimmer throughout the lipstick but that is where the good points end unfortunately...


My first disappointment with this lipstick is that, for a rather expensive lipstick, the packaging is poor. The lid doesn't have that wonderful 'click' I was expecting and it is actually horribly loose. Secondly, the pigmentation isn't great at all, I know this is a Lustre finish and supposed to be sheer but even so, I felt this gave barely any noticeable colour unless I applied three or more coats. Thirdly, the texture couldn't get any worse, you know when you put a lipstick on and you can feel it almost sliding between your lips, ergh, this does exactly that which is such a shame and results in half of it coming off in no time! Also, after about half an hours wear I noticed what was left of it was really sinking into the lines in my lips which is another pet hate of mine.


I have applied this lipstick a few times to get an overall feel for it and as much as I want to love it, I just can't. I am so disappointed because the shade is literally perfect for my lips and it smells gorgeous but unfortunately the cons outweigh the pros. For 15 I really think this product is so mediocre, personally I wouldn't call it a lipstick but a lip balm because of the pigmentation and texture. I own lipsticks that are a fraction of the price and exceed this one by miles, it really proves more expensive products aren't always better.


Even though I didn't like this lipstick I want to say thank you to Emma and a big sorry that I didn't like the lipstick!

Have you ever used a disappointing MAC product?


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10 comments:

  1. I'm a beauty blogger who has never tried MAS before either!... or NARS! I really want try the Vegas Volt colour but unfortunately there are NO counters in my area and I hate ordering online without seeing the colour first - especially when it's that expensive! Shame you found it so disappointing at least you didn't waste your money though - I love a giveaway! I fab, honest post hun! :)

    Roxie x
    http://thebeautifulbluebird.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I haven't tried nars either! I agree, I have ordered products online before and when they arrive they are a totally different colour, gah! Thank you for reading, glad you enjoyed the post! Xx

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  2. I have tried any of the MAC products like ever. I haven't been able to bring myself to pay that much for a lipstick when I like all the other cheap ones a lot anyway. Shame you were disapointed I know for that price I'd expect it to be amazing and I have seen loads of reviews on all these MAC products . At least you were honest xox

    http://rainbowsandunicorns27.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I know, I couldn't bring myself to pay that much for a lipstick either, especially when there are so many other fab lipsticks for a fraction of the price, like I mentioned in the post! Thanks for reading! Xx

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  3. oh dear!! so sorry for your disappointment.. i have used some products from them and they were ok! not sth extraordinary but nice! i like that you are honest in the review!! im now following you on gfc!! hope you 'll visit mine and follow me too! kisses!:)

    www.fashionizein.com

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    1. Thank you for following! I am now following you on Bloglovin'! I love your layout! Glad you enjoyed reading this post! Xx

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  4. I see we share basically the same opinion on MAC lipstciks, especially the whole sliding between your lips thing, HATE HATE HATE.
    But they do smell great :)
    My lipstick clicks when I close it so I think you may have a got a faulty one
    www.laurcaud.co.uk

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    1. I read your post on mac lipstick and we do share exactly the same opinion on them haha!!!! Yea, the sliding between the lips, ergh, literally makes me feel sick! So bad considering how expensive they are! Thanks for reading! Xx

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  5. Hmm... I'm a big MAC fan and I adore their lipsticks! That said, I've never tried their Lustre finish before: all my 7 mac lippies have either been Satin or Matte (I'm one of those un-adventurous people who stick with the safe). It may be the finish that's the problem. Also with the click, all my lippies click fine, so as Laura said, it might be a faulty one. But anyway, I love reading an honest ballsy review (especially of a cult brand) very refreshing! Xx

    Shaqinah // Shoes & Roses

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  6. Oh no! I love my MAC Syrup lipstick, maybe it's because it is sheer that I like it. All my MAC lipsticks have a click so you may have been given a faulty one(?)

    But I 100% agree with you, MAC lipsticks are now £15.50 which is ridiculous if you think about how much they were four years ago! Hopefully you will find the perfect shade for you soon :) x


    Mandy | FARFROMPERFECTIONXO

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