I think I found a new obsession: berry lipsticks. After Givenchy Pourpre Inouï Le Rouge (which I proudly sported all over the country last weekend, or at least that’s what it felt like), the new limited edition *MAC Fashion Revival Matte Lipstick brings another bout of berry fever!
Autumn is the season to rock that matte finish again! While I wouldn’t pick matte as my favorite finish when push comes to shove, there is something so unapologetic about it! MAC‘s new The Matte Lip Collection features 8 Matte Lipsticks, 6 Pro Longwear Lip Pencils, and 3 Pro Longwear Blushes (available in Belgium on October 8th). Drop by a MAC store near you if you are aiming at making a statement!
MAC Fashion Revival is a dark berry with a matte finish. My skin tone draws a lot of purple out of this shade, and I find it incredibly brightening!
While Fashion Revival does not “glide” onto the lips, it does not tug or drag, either. It goes on even and opaque. I find the formula comfortable and long-wearing (I wouldn’t bill it as hydrating, but it is lightweight and non-drying). The finish is not a flat matte. Since it packs so much pigment in a lightweight formula, once you put it on, it isn’t really going anywhere. I suppose a very greasy meal would break it down, but other than that, it sits perfectly still! It doesn’t even transfer much to glass rims.
Here is how Fashion Revival swatches. Left: one pass. Right: built up.
Here is a closeup of how it looks on my lips. I did take out a lip brush to carefully go over the edges, but for the rest of the day, I only had to dab a bit back on after a meal.
I did a quick comparison between Givenchy Pourpre Inouï and MAC Fashion Revival:
Here are the two shades swatched in reverse order (I did not think this through):
Besides the different finishes, Fashion Revival is a lot less red than Pourpre Inouï.
A couple more shots of me wearing Fashion Revival:
Before you ask (a lot of people did), this amazing ear cuff comes from Kristin Perry (*Bear Claw Ear Cuff)! The fit is very snug. It stays put on my ear (otherwise I would be totally paranoid about losing it), but it is not so tight that I felt any discomfort throughout the day. I made a bit of an unfortunate discovery very recently, which is that the piercing in my left ear is gone! I am not too sure I want to have it re-pierced. In any case, I’d happily wear some more ear cuffs!
So where do you stand on matte lipsticks? How about berry lipsticks? How about ear cuffs? I don’t pay a lot of attention to the fashion scene, but I was told that ear cuffs are kinda huge for the moment!