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These are usually products that accompany me on trips, though not always and often with additional one-timers: Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette, Benefit Sugarbomb, Le Metier de Beaute Echo, MAC Espresso, Guerlain Les Voilettes, Cle de Peau #2 Lipgloss.
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MAC Budding Love Lipglass / Force of Love Lipglass
MAC Chen Man Love & Water Collection: Lipglasses
There are two limited edition MAC Lipglasses ($14.50 for 0.17 fl. oz.) in the new Love & Water Collection: Budding Love (pale lavender) and Force of Love (vivid honeysuckle pink). They, obviously, coordinate with the lipsticks–the descriptions are even the same.
Budding Love is a softly blue-based milky pink with soft white and pink shimmer. Because it’s a milkier shade, it does settle into lip lines and doesn’t always look perfectly even once applied. MAC Enchantee is very similar but streakier and has no shimmer. MAC Infinitely Likeable is a yellower pink. MAC Viva Glam Gaga is a bit lighter. MAC English Accents is pinker.
Force of Love is a yellow-based medium-dark pink with white sparkle. It has semi-opaque color coverage with some settling into lip lines. Chanel Pink Pulsion is darker, less opaque. MAC Electro Lush is darker. MAC If It’s Pink… is brighter, more fuchsia. Chanel Pink Teaser is similar but has gold shimmer.
MAC Lipglasses are a sticky, thick gloss, so they have a tendency to wear for four hours. They’re vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste. I’m not a big fan of this formula when the shade is more pastel, as it tends to settle or have a streaky application, which was the case with Budding Love, though it’s not the worst I’ve seen. Force of Love has less coral in it compared to the coordinating lipstick, so if you layer this gloss over the lipstick, you’ll pull out more of the pink tones.