Mac Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Asian Flower - £15.50
My dad took a trip to New York the other week and was so kind as to bring me back a little treat! I did originally ask for the Violetta lipstick but it wasn't in stock in any of the 3 Mac stores in NY - instead the shop assistant recommended a lighter lipstick with a lavender tint in the form of this Sheen Supreme lipstick in the shade Asian Flower. It is very different to Violetta but in a good way, I have the Lime Crime lipstick in D'Lilac which I wear sometimes for outfit posts but feel it's a little too 'out there' to wear out, and new additions to my lipstick collection are always welcome because I don't really own very many!
The Mac website describes the Sheen Supreme lipsticks as 'The colour impact of a lipstick with the shine sheen of a lipglass' and I'm inclined to agree. As much as I love a matt lipstick, glossy lips also look great and I found this to be non-sticky and easy to apply with a smooth consistency. A few reviews said that they found the formula to be drying but I haven't experienced this, and I wore it to work today and would say it lasts around 4 hours until another application is needed. I don't know if it's a bit of an odd thing to say, but it fades away nicely, in that a lot of lipsticks I own tend to disappear from the inside out, leaving me looking like I'm just wearing lipliner (which is not a good look!). Because of the sheer yet pigmented nature of the product I feel the lipstick would be very buildable depending on how much colour you'd like on your lips - one quick sweep and you can have a coloured gloss but add a couple more layers and you get an opaque finish. In the photo above I have two coats on and did not prime my lips beforehand and the colour is strong, but if you look at other reviews the colour can get even stronger! As I mentioned before, the colour is a light pink meets lavender and a couple of bloggers say that it is very similar to Lime Crime's Airbourne Unicorn with a little less purple and I can definitely see it.
Anyway it seems I've run out of lipstick qualities to babble about - I can't believe I just wrote a fat paragraph about a makeup product, I guess I'm not as bad a beauty blogger as I thought..either that or I am and I've just talked a load of rubbish! I hope you guys enjoyed reading this and congrats on making it this far - I'd definitely purchase another Sheen Supreme lipstick and this has made me want to expand my lipstick collection, if you have any 'holy grail' lipsticks I'd love some suggestions!
love amy x