Thursday, 13 June 2013

M.A.C: ASIAN FLOWER


Oh Gosh - I know, ANOTHER MAC lipstick - But I simply can't resist!

This time I've traded in my vampy Up the Amp for something a bit softer and more flowery... This cooler toned lippy is right up my street to keep fresh and girly for a more everyday look than Up the Amp.. But I adored the similar blue tones and pigments it gave with slightly less purple impact. It averagely retails around £14.50 (From Selfridges) and is perfect for light/bright lip in the sun... If we ever get anymore!

This is a fabulous option for the warmer weather as it's guaranteed not to dry your lips as it gives moisture and is light weight. It gives the a combo of a colour impact of a Mac lippy with shine sheen of a Mac Lipglass. Which gave it a perfect combo to be a versatile lippy. I picked it as it gives a lipgloss-esk shine without leaving any sticky residue and last's just as long. It doesn't quite have the staying power of the likes of Up The Amp - but that didn't really bother me. Its a great lippy because after a bit of layering it gives a completely different intensity - so you could use it as a girly pink or make it a cool purple... It's a creamy lavender which is a lovely lil colour to dash on in summer - without the worry of dry lips... The application is lovely as it glides across with the angle cut shape and sits well with or without a lipliner... Asian Flower is good for those who want a pop of colour, without going all out (as brighter purples, like up the amp, may not be for everyone) because it is light but pigmented (if that makes sense???)

Pros: 
Lovely moisturising lippy that doesn't dry you lips like some lippy's can, with the shine of a gloss, without the sticky residue.
Cons: 
Needs some layering to get a bright oomph...
Doesn't really have the staying power of a standard MAC lippy - but for a lovely shine and colour is this not worth a little bit of reapply?

So that's a new lippy that's now in my collection - to be honest I'm loving brights at the mo - I think next I'm going to brave and orange - wish me luck!

What do you think of MAC Asian Flower? Is it the colour for you or do you like something with a bit more oomph?

Rachael
x

7 comments:

  1. Lovely colour and looks stunning on you x

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  2. This is pretty but I do love more oomph :) My lips are naturally very close to this shade so I need brighter more definite colours. I did a post on MAC makeup looks for Autumn Winter, theres alot more oomph coming up :) x

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  3. I haven’t tried this personally but I’ve heard a lot of good things about it. Sounds good though from what you’ve said. Might have to actually go out and try it now! Defiantly your newest fan now xx
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  4. Great post! :)
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  5. It is such a lovely color and you look amazing wearing it :)
    I have something close to this in my collection :)
    hugs
    xx

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