MAC Double Shot Lipstick
Plus 4 — MAC Middle Eastern Collection Adds 4 Lipsticks to Permanent Range
MAC Lipsticks ($15.00 for 0.10 oz.) are getting four new and permanent shades: Double Shot (full bodied mocha cream), Mehr (dirty blue pink), Tabla (chocolate brown), and Yash (deep neutral). Mehr and Yash are repromotes from MAC + Mickey Contractor from spring 2011. They’re available online now and will be at stores/counters on September 13th (North America). PLEASE NOTE THAT MAC HAS TITLED THIS SET OF FOUR LIPSTICKS AS MIDDLE EASTERN, NOT ME. If you have problems with how they’re titling the collection, please contact them and voice your complaints–I did not come up with it! You can view the collection information here.
Double Shot is a subdued brown with a hint of rose and mauve. It just has the barest tinge of pink/mauve. It has an amplified finish, so the color coverage is opaque while the texture is smooth and creamy. This shade wore for six hours. CoverGirl Smolder is warmer, more red-orange. MAC Mocha is a smidgen more orange. MAC Kraft is browner.
Mehr is a subtly blue-toned medium pink. It has a matte finish. The color coverage is opaque, and the finish is mostly matte. The texture was soft and creamy, so it didn’t pull or tug at lips when applied. This shade wore for five and a half hours. Tom Ford Indian Rose is darker. Chanel Paradis is shimmery, sheerer, and cooler-toned.
Tabla is an orange-toned brown with a hint of red. It has an amplified finish. This had mostly opaque color coverage, and it felt a little “wetter” than the usual amplified finish–very creamy but slicker. This shade wore for five hours. I couldn’t think of a dupe for this, though I don’t think that means there isn’t one. MAC On the Prowl was the closest in the gallery, but it’s browner, less orange, sheerer.
Yash is a neutral peach–doesn’t read warm or cool. It has a matte finish. The color coverage is opaque, and the texture was smooth and creamy but not slick. This shade wore for five hours. MAC Delectable is darker, more orange. MAC Peachstock is lighter, more beige. MAC Deletcable is similar, slightly darker. Cle de Peau Calliope is a smidgen darker, glossier.
MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste. The range is rather large, and things like wear time, texture, hydration, and so on depend more on the finish of the lipstick. Ampflieds tend to be creamier, more opaque in color, while mattes tend to be more opaque, a bit drier. None of the four were drying, though I wouldn’t say any of them were really hydrating.
|All in all, four nice shades to see added to the permanent range. They're all on the more neutral side, wearable, and apply and wear well. If you're afraid of brown, try wearing a pink or red lip liner underneath!|
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