My love for MAC products is a big one, but my love for their lip products is on another level. Their lipsticks are still my favorite and go-to for any occasion, any time and any day, and I can never quite resist adding to my collection. Just in time for the warmer season, MAC send over 3 of their latest lip product launches, and I am here today to share them with you! In store for today are products from the Giambattista Valli, Vamplify and Haute Dogs collections.
First up, lets talk about my favorite new lip product at the moment- the Vamplify “What’s Going On” lip-gloss.
If you haven’t heard it yet, lip-gloss is back this season and it is back with a bang! Personally I have never been a huge fan of the usually very sticky product, always preffering lipsticks to it. But once brands started coming out with lip-glosses that didn’t stick to my hair every time I moved, I gave them another shot. The Vamplify lip-gloss range is loaded with high-powered pigments that hug lips in shades that glisten with a delicious shine. One swipe loads lips with attitude as a combination of lush natural oils polish with impeccable, moisturizing color.
This color here is called “What’s Going On?”(yes I bet you have that song stuck in your head now too), and it is a vivid explosion of fuchsia on your lips. Boy is it gorgeous! And look at that color pay-off after just one application! The color also stains your lips a bit, so it stays with you even after you eat and throughout the day. I am super impressed with this guy, and if this is what lip-gloss is going to be like from now on, sign me up! PS the applicator for the Vamplify lip-glosses is also a handy one- its curvy to fit your lips!
There is a total of 17 colors in this collection, starting from your bubble gum pink into your intense orange (RSP R380 each). The Pro Longwear Lip Pencils also form a part of this collection and they retail for R220 each.
Now onto the launch that everyone has been raving about- the Giambattista Valli collection.
This collection launched just last week, and it is already sold out online! However if you hurry to your nearest MAC store you might be lucky and still catch one of these guys. The color that I have here is a matte orange called “Margherita”. The collection consists of a total of 5 colors and they retail for R230 each. There is not much for me to rave about, because while I love the texture (its matte, duh!), this is just not my color. Orange and coral doesn’t look great on me, but maybe I will give it another go with a tan. What do you think? It is rather loud! Also I found it to flake a bit, which is never a good thing.
And now finally, a lip glass from the Haute Dogs collection, the pretty plum baby called Dressed To The K9’s.
Firstly, I just love the name of the collection- Haute Dogs! I know, I know its silly, but hey it works! The Mineralize lip products are usually not as pigmented as all of the others, so at first I wasn’t too impressed with this product. Enhanced with a 77-Mineral Moisture Complex, the formula keeps lips soft and silky, providing a luminous, modern shine, however it still provides a good “every-day” coverage. It is also great for people who have sensitive or chapped lips, because this will give you color as well as moisture all in one go. I’ve been wearing this color for a few weeks now, and while it is not my pick for a night out (Rebel always is!), its great for that bit of color and nourishment. Selling price is R280 each.
These guys are all currently in store right now and online, so hurry and get them while its hot!:)