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MAC Versicolour Stain: Long Distance Relationship

MAC Versicolour Stain: Long Distance Relationship- Review and Swatches

A liquid lip colour that’s the ultimate fusion of gloss and stain.
MRP: Rs. 1,800
Shelf Life: 3 Years
Shades Available: 16
Description Link: http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/13853/40610/Products/Makeup/Lips/Lip-Gloss/Versicolour-Stain

MAC Versicolour Stains

Description by MAC: M∙A∙C Versicolour, the ultimate fusion of gloss + stain, all in one fluid formula that melts onto lips for a full-on glassy shine that lasts and lasts and lasts. Infused with emollient oils, its creamy, lightweight texture stays bright, lustrous and so comfortable without ever cracking or peeling. Like an energy shot for your lips, a range of resilient hues live long into the day (and night).

Key Claims and Benefits:

  • Long-wearing, eight hours
  • Shine wears for eight hours
  • Provides stay-true colour
  • Features a comfortable formula
  • Features a jelly-like texture
  • Provides a super-glossy shine
  • Dermatologist tested

Usage:

  • Apply directly to lips with doe foot applicator.
  • As with many lip stains, lips might feel slightly dry over time. If desired, prep lips with a lightweight lip balm or our Prep + Prime Lip
  • Product not recommended for use on overly dry or sensitive lips.
  • For optimal lip definition, use with Lip Pencil or Pro Longwear Lip Pencil.

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MY REVIEW
Every MAC Launch gets me excited like a Child and I am an avid lover/admirer of all things MAC. I knew MAC Versicolour Stains were going to be launched soon in India but I was skeptical, doubtful and confused whether to buy them or not, mainly because I hate Glosses 🙁 I really can’t stand them. Reason: 1. They are not long wearing 2. They are poorly pigmented 3. Need quick touch-up and I am a lazy bum when it comes to reapplication of any makeup product. But the Key Claims by MAC on their official website got me excited once again. I mean a LONG WEARING LIP GLOSS or lets say STAIN…. reallyyyy…but how?? I knew then and there… I HAVE TO GET atleast one LIP STAIN from my hard earned money to try and review this beauty:)

I bought the shade LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP, Firstly because of color, Secondly because of the beautiful cylindrical packaging which shows the color through transparent panel and third because of the interesting name. Moreover if I disliked it as a Stain I have the option of using it on the top of MAC heroine Lip pencil I already have. Smarty Pants.. heh 😉

MAC Versicolour Stain Long distance relationship is a very beautiful Intense midtone violet color. The pictures above will give you clear idea of  packaging, the applicator is  great and I had no problem applying the Lip stain perfectly with it. The texture is very liquidy so I had to make sure that I take out just the right amount of product to avoid messy application. MAC Versicolour Stain Long distance relationship is supremely pigmented, i needed 2 swipes to form and even out the color. The formula of these Lip Stains is applaudable, the product clings to the lips like a pro and keep them moisturized and glossy. Gloss stayed on me for almost 4 hours and afterwards it leaves a beautiful violet stain which is fully matte. The Stain stayed as it is until i removed it with makeup remover. The color stain is actually very pigmented…. i truly applaud MAC for staying true to the claims.

To conclude, these Lips stains are actually a combination of LIP GLOSS+LIP STAIN, a very Unique product and I am glad that I invested my Money in it. I am not raving because i am a MAC Girl, I am raving because this product does what it claims. Ladies… get your hands on them before they go OUT of STOCK. However, I heard that they are going to be included in Permanent Line 🙂 Happy news, isn’t it.

Rating: 5/5.

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PS: I love to find Little notes and comments from you all. Please drop them!! I really appreciate you taking the time out to share your views.

PJK

New Launch-MAC VELVETEASE LIP PENCIL: AIM TO PLEASE

MAC VELVETEASE LIP PENCIL- AIM TO PLEASE: Review and Swatches

MRP: Rs. 1800
Shelf Life: 3 Years
Texture: Creamy
Finish: Matte
12 Shades available

Available Online at: http://www.maccosmetics.com/collections-velvetease

Description by MAC: New Velvetease Lip Pencil delivers the vivid colour impact of a lipstick with the ease of a mechanical pencil…no sharpener required. Go daring in blackened plum, classic red and warm chocolate, or subtly chic in light pinks and buttery nudes. Rich and matte, with a smooth, clean finish.

Shades are:

  1. MAC Aim to Please Velvetease Lip Pencil- dirty mauvey brown
  2. MAC Anything Goes Velvetease Lip Pencil – rosey fuchsia
  3. MAC Frolic Velvetease Lip Pencil – mid-tone peachy pink
  4. MAC Just Add Romance Velvetease Lip Pencil– deep red
  5. MAC Just My Type Velvetease Lip Pencil– clean blue fuchsia
  6. MAC Lover’s Lane Velvetease Lip Pencil– deep orange
  7. MAC Oh Honey Velvetease Lip Pencil – warm chocolate
  8. MAC Promise Me Velvetease Lip Pencil – soft beige nude
  9. MAC Reddy To Go Velvetease Lip Pencil – deep brick red
  10. MAC Tease Me Velvetease Lip Pencil – light pink
  11. MAC Temper Tantrum Velvetease Lip Pencil – bright orange coral
  12. MAC Velvet Teen Velvetease Lip Pencil – deep blackened plum

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My Initial Review:

The shade I got is, Aim to please… interesting name, isn’t it 🙂 It is dirty mauvery brown color. The packaging of these Velvetease Lip Pencil is so user friendly, these are twist up crayons with black matte outer case. The end of Velvetease Lip Pencils is color coded so you can easily identify the color in your makeup stash. The texture is creamy and glides very smoothly on lips. I am going to wear it for a day or two to test the drying and longevity aspect. Will update you soon Girls 🙂

Here is the lip swatch and picture of how AIM TO PLEASE looks on me.

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Final Review:

So, like I said above that I will be testing the drying aspect and Wear time of this beautiful shade. I wore Aim to Please to Office yesterday and today and I must say that I am MIGHTY PLEASED with the wear time. It survived the lunch with slight fading around the inner corner of the lips which is common for all lipsticks that I wear, other than that it stayed intact. Being this a Matte Lipstick, it definitely makes the lips dry after long hours of wear. I would particularly applaud the beautiful color this lipstick has, the color gives a very sleek, muted and sophisticated feel to your whole look. I would totally recommends this to the Office Goers, this is a perfect nude shade to rock daily.

Summing up the Pros and Cons below:

Pros:

  1. Very Beautiful and wearable color, perfect for daily use.
  2. User Friendly and Easy to carry packaging.
  3. Glides easily on Lips making the application super easy.
  4. Matte Finish.
  5. Long Wear Time.
  6. Perfect Nude Shade- It does not make my face look dull unlike few other nude lipsticks I have tried in past.

Cons:

  1. Drying- makes the lips dry after few hours.

Rating: 4.5/5

PS: I love to find Little notes and comments from you all. Please drop them!! I really appreciate you taking the time out to share your views. Love you 🙂

Love,
PJK

MAC viva glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick review and Swatch

MAC viva glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick

Wham! Bam! VIVA GLAM! Superstar Miley Cyrus is ready to make noise as this iconic campaign’s 2015 spokesperson. The global pop phenomenon kicks off her VIVA GLAM with two surefire hits: a super-sexy hot pink Lipstick and matching Lipglass with sparkling pearl shimmer. Every cent of the selling price goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

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The MAC viva glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick/Lipglass is launched in India in March. It is the latest collection of Viva Glam and this time in collaboration with Miley Cyrus. Few weeks ago I visited MAC in TGIP Noida to check this shade as I was intimidated by so much of hype created by media and bloggers regarding this new launch. Honestly I was not very excited when I tried it on my lips, firstly i found it too Neonish and secondly I found the coverage poor when I tried it on my upper lip which is slightly pigmented, I stopped then and there, wiped the lip and walked away.  Disappointed and heartbroken I left fuming and cursing the hype surrounding it. Few days later I saw a fellow blogger wearing this shade and nailing it totally and it got me thinking that May be I should give it a second chance. So this weekend again I went to the store with Mr. Husband and tried it on and surprisingly I liked it. I swiped it multiple times to build the color and saw that it covered my pigmented lip evenly and largely. Yes the Neon thing was still there but I noticed that it brightens my face unlike other neons. Mr. Husband is my biggest critic and gives his opinion openly and honestly , and he too liked the shade. So I took this beauty home and that is how I got my first Viva Glam lipstick. Enough of the story telling 🙂 let’s jump to the review now:

Packaging: It has limited edition packaging featuring Miley’s signature.

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Color: The color is bright pink with slight hint of Neon. It is a perfect color for summers and gives a nice glow to the face. If you love pink shades and have not tried Girl About Town and Impassioned by MAC yet then you should try this shade, it is a very pretty and vibrant pink. However it is not a very unique shade, you can find many dupes of it. I will do a separate post on that later.

Texture/Formula: The texture of the MAC Viva glam Miley Cyrus is very creamy and buttery. It doesn’t settles into lip lines but highlights any dryness on the lips.

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Application: Lipstick glides smoothly on the lips due to its buttery texture.  I would suggest to prep and moisturize your lips beforehand so as to get hydrated and soft lips through out the wear time.

Pigmentation: Pigmentation is okay, the color has medium to buildable coverage. One swipe doesn’t cover the pigmented lips and you need multiple swipes to build the color. But the best part is that multiple swipes doesn’t make the lips look cakey or layered.

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(Above is in normal light)

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(Above is in flash light)

Longevity: It stayed on me for good 6-7 hours, it fades from the corners and middle of the lips during heavy meal and requires touch-up.

Staining: It stains the lips heavily, not sure why all the pink MAC lipsticks stains the lips 🙁

My Verdict: Overall i loved it, the color and texture is drool worthy. I am enjoying wearing it and loves the glow it gives on the face. However there is nothing unique about this lipstick, you can find many dupes of it.

Rating: 4/5

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MAC viva glam miley cyrus lipstick

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Pros:

  1. Very pretty bright pink color
  2. Nice Packaging with Miley’s Signature.
  3. Creamy and buttery texture.
  4. Glides easily on lips.
  5. Buildable color coverage.
  6. Long Wearing.

Cons:

  1. Easily Dupable.
  2. May not go well with dark skinned beauties due to its neon undertones.
  3.  Stains the lips heavily.

Love,
PJK