Sunday, April 1, 2012

MAC Flaunting It

Part of my (epic) MAC haul were three Kissable Lipcolors from the Shop MAC collection: Flaunting ItSo Vain, and Scan-delicious. It is my first time trying this product, and I'm not sure how I feel about it.

Kissable Lipcolors come in packaging similar to lip glosses in skinny tubes. They are quite long too, at almost the length of an Urban Decay eyeliner. Each comes in a clear tube (19$ for 0.17 oz) with the color visible, and a doe foot applicator. According to MAC, they are:
"Delicious...flows on with the slick ease of a gloss. Has a look as creamy and pigment-rich as a lipstick. Shop M·A·C's fun packaging sets the style - and seals the deal!"

So Vain
swatches on bare lips (from left to right): Flaunting It, So Vain, Scan-delicious

Each color has a vanilla scent that disappears after application. Flaunting It is described as a "grey mauve," but looks kind of purple in the tube. I definitely recommend having exfoliated and smooth lips before applying, as the color will accentuate dryness. Application isn't too difficult, but can be streaky.

swatches (from left to right): So Vain, Flaunting It, Scan-delicious

Kissable Lipcolours have a creamy texture to them, but are thicker than a typical gloss and have great opacity in a single pass. What I really like about these is that they can be worn alone with a sheerer application, more opaque with a couple passes, or over a lipstick. Wear time is decent and they aren't particularly drying, but I wouldn't say wearing one makes your lips 'kissable,' as color does come off from eating and drinking. Without any eating and drinking, I was able to wear Flaunting It for about five hours with slight fading in glossiness and color.

lip swatch of Flaunting It
ingredient list
Flaunting It (middle, focused)

I'm trying to incorporate lip and eye swatches with my reviews now, and I hope they are helpful in some way. I know they don't look too glamorous, but I'm continually working to improve them. Lip swatches of the other two colors will be up soon!

tokki rating: B+

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