Saturday, 5 January 2013

The Beginning of What may be a New Obsession: My first MAC lipstick!

The title says it all I must say.. There's been countless times I've gone to the MAC counter to just look at the products and new collections. I stand and stare in awe, slightly dazed not knowing what to get. I take everything in, admire some of the products and then leave. I've always wanted to try a MAC lipstick, but again I wasn't sure what to get as there are so many beautiful alternatives. After work yesterday I went by the counter for the heck of it, and I ended up leaving with this lipstick. I was looking at two lipstick both, Japenese Maple and Pure Zen, I finally decided on this one, Japanese maple . When I swatched both lip colors side by side, I noticed that Pure Zen was more of a mauve nude with pink undertones to it, although I did like the color I wanted a color less pink and more of a true nude. I was and still am absolutely ecstatic over my purchase!

Japanese maple is a warm nude shade, perfect for day to day wear; it gives you the perfect amount of color, and hydration. I was actually really surprised in terms of the formula; having never tried the lipsticks before I thought it would somehow end up making my lips feel tight and plastered, I couldn't be more wrong!  When I use Japanese maple I feel as though the only product I am wearing is a lip treatment which is amazing. I love how this product falls in the middle of being matte/ really shiney and glossy. I get the moisture I want, the color I desire and the shine that I want, nothing to fancy. The longevity also seeks to amaze me, it definitely does not stay on for the whole day by any means but it lasts a fair bit of time before I re-apply. The product glides on easily without any effort, and the texture is nice and creamy. Overall I am really happy with this purchase, everything from the packaging, to the formula/ color is amazing. 

Have you tried this shade out? What's your go-to MAC lip color?


12 comments:

  1. This shade looks so pretty :) I've never tried it but I've been eyeing it at MAC.

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    1. Thanks girly:) You need to try it out!

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  2. Ooo this looks pretty! I have Pure Zen and I absolutely love it
    I'd consider picking up this one as well, but not until I finish my Smashbox Nylon Nude lipstick

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    1. It is a gorgeous color for sure! it was like lippy love for me lol!:P

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  3. I just started with MAC as well! How could we not have started before??! Beautiful colour that you chose! Such a great sheen!

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    1. I'm familiar with their foundations, and concealers but this is my first lippy! Love it so far, and can't wait to build a collection:)

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  4. Wow that is one gorgeous lipstick! I have never tried MAC lipsticks, your post just made me want to get one ASAP! :)

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    1. I know ay?! Ah I love it so much, been obsessed actually.

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  5. Uh Oh. I love the lipstick!! What a nice colour, I have no MAC :o

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    1. This is my first but it will most certainly not be my last hehe!

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  6. What a pretty colour! It looks quite glossy and a bit on the sheer side but sometimes you just want a little something on your lips without wearing a heavier or more obvious colour. I have 4 MAC lipsticks and would make my whole lipstick collection MAC if money were no object :p

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    1. Thanks girly:) I love the sheen and the gloss but I also love that it's not too overdone.

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