MAC Ice Parade: Pure Drama Iced Delights Nail & Lip Bag
MAC Pure Drama Iced Delights Nail & Lip Bag ($36.00) includes Hang Up (deep berry), Frozen Lame (frosty nude), and Vintage Vamp (deep black wine). The lipstick and lipglass are full-sized, but the nail polish is miniature-sized (0.09 fl. oz.).
Hang Up is a deep, reddened berry with semi-opaque color and a glossy shine. It has a cremesheen finish, though I find it creamier than your average cremesheen finish lipstick. It is part of the permanent range.
Frozen Lame is a silver shimmered beige-white. It looks mostly like silver shimmer on my lips. It has a finer shimmre than MAC Sin-tillation.
Vintage Vamp is a deep reddened wine with a cream finish. I needed three coats for opaque color, and the first coat was on the streakier side. Please see my swatches from last year.
The value of the the smaller kits is decent–you get two full-sized lip products (~$30) plus some additional product, like the nail lacquer here, which works out to be about what you’d expect to pay if you could buy them individually. I’m not a fan of the quality of the polish–it’s too thin and not pigmented enough in two coats (and for such a dark shade, it should be). Cremesheens tend to be drying on me, so the formula doesn’t get the highest marks from my experience.
I'm not a fan of the quality of the polish--it's too thin and not pigmented enough in two coats (and for such a dark shade, it should be). Cremesheens tend to be drying on me, so the formula doesn't get the highest marks from my experience.
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MAC Lipsticks: Pink Burst, Phlox, Laugh-a-lot, Bubble Gum
MAC Spring Colour Forecast: Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches (Part 1)
If you thought there were a lot of lipglasses in this launch, prepare yourself… NOW! There are more lipsticks! Parts one and two have four each; parts three and four have two each–bringing us a whopping twelve lipsticks. Did I say twelve? *faints* My favorites: Laugh-a-lot, Bubblegum. What are your favorites?
Spring Colour 1 Forecast — Lipsticks
Pink Burst is a fuchsia pink with a blue-base and softer fuchsia shimmer. It’s actually quite similar to La La Eyeshadow. I’d say it’s also a much tamer version of Show Orchid (PRO shade). Think Hollywood Nights or Girl About Town with fuchsia shimmer.
Phlox looks so heavenly in the tube, but I couldn’t get it to show up nearly as well on my skin, let alone my lips. It has a glaze finish, so I did expect it to be on the sheerer side, but this was a little ridiculous. When applied, Phlox does have this fun cool-toned glitter/shimmer that reflects blue, violet, and fuchsia… but it looks like a sheer gloss on me–no color base at all.
Laugh-a-lot is like a plummy pink with a pale gold sheen. It is semi-sheer and is a lustre finish lipstick. This applies so well, actually! It gives me decent coverage (though not totally opaque, to be sure), with a glossy sheen. For me, I think it deepened my lips rosiness and pink while giving it a plummy feel.
Bubble Gum is a medium pink with a lilac tone to it and gold shimmer. It’s a glaze finish, so the color is so-so when applied–decent pigmentation but takes some patience to make it look even. Those with lighter natural lips will get a nice pinky lip with gold shimmer, while those with darker lips may find it semi-sheer. I think this is a shade that’s going to look different from person to person, because I barely caught the purple-ness in the shade until I applied it to my lips–and then it was like, “Whoa!”
Spring Colour 3 Forecast — Lipsticks
Hang-up is a vibrant, dark berry red with a slightly glossy sheen and creamy opaque color. This is a permanent shade–part of the Cremesheen family. You can see my original review here.
Radicchio is a sheer pinky-plum with a shimmer sheen. It’s a lustre finish lipstick, but it did give me a surprisingly amount of color. It really is more of a my-lips-but-better kind of color; on me, it’s like a soft, sheered out plum tint on my slightly pinker lips. Looks natural but not something I’d have to say is a must-have.
A series of posts showcasing must-have products from MAC Cosmetics’ permanent line of products. Selections are based on quality, universality, uniqueness amongst the line, and the like. Limited edition shades are deliberately excluded to make buying easier.Readers’ comments act as a supplement to these lists of their favorites and must-haves. You can find the entire series here.
Creme de la Femme lipstick is a pinky purple shade with gold warmth in it. It has a slight shimmer, since it is a frost finish, but not overly so.
Capricious lipstick is a plummy shade with just a touch of rose to make it interesting.
Up the Amp lipstick is a creamy, opaque purple with a bit of reddish-violet tones to it. This is a shade not for the faint of heart. It isn’t a light or lilac-y purple by any means!