MAC’s beauty guru collaboration lipsticks start launching this month and they are boring as fuck. If you got a chance to collaborate with MAC on your own lipstick colour, why would you pick the blandest shade of white-girl-nude? And if you were MAC, why would you let the ten ~beauty gurus~ you’re collaborating with make nine indistinguishable shades of light pinky brown? (I don’t really know who Vic Ceridono is but her lipstick is the only non-nude shade in the bunch so I instantly feel very favourably towards her.)
These bloggers all just made a shade that matches their natural lip colour (Samantha Ravndahl even admitted as much). Every colour Temptalia has reviewed so far has multiple 95% match dupes.
I’m so bored even writing about this 😩 This blog post is meant to be about fun lipstick instead! Green lipstick! Blue lipstick! Death to nude lipstick!
I’ve been wearing the MAC Halsey lipstick as my go-to “going out” lipstick colour for months, but one grey-blue lipstick isn’t enough so I’ve recently added some other blue and green lipsticks to my collection.
MAC Halsey lipstick, $17 USD
This was available for ages on the MAC site, presumably because not that many people buy grey-blue lipsticks, but it is finally gone (although I’ve linked to Glambot because I’m sure it will show up there sooner or later if you really want to buy it).
I love this lipstick, the colour is great and not too deadgrey (it has quite warm undertones) and it has superb pigmentation. Not patchy at all. I love it I love it I love it.
Limnit Lipsticks Olive My Love*, $7 NZD
Indie companies are always killing it when it comes to unconventional colours and my favourite is Limnit Lipsticks. They’re vegan, if you care, very pigmented, aren’t too drying, and have cute names. They have quite a few green and blue lipsticks to choose from—more than when I first came across them. I have Olive My Love in a little mini jar which is all I need, because as much as I talk about loving weirdly coloured lipsticks, I don’t wear them every day.
MAC Mean Green Machine, $40 NZD
The MAC Colour Rocker collection launched last month in New Zealand and I am so delighted by it. It’s everything MAC means to me: bold, exciting, comprehensive (that 28-shade full rainbow of shades tho) and high quality. I’ve loitered by the display in store a few times now, but this weekend I bought Mean Green Machine as a reward for going to the gym once (if I keep this up, it’s going to get expensive!)
It’s a blackened forest green lipstick, with the green-ness more than a little difficult to clock, which makes it somehow even better to me because it looks black on first glance.
How weird do I look with giant false lashes on? I figured since I was already wearing hair extensions, I might as well go full beauty blogger and put on the lashes too. Anyway, we’re meant to be talking about the lipstick. I don’t love liquid lipsticks but Echo is such a fun indigo blue and it was only $30 NZD and idk I think I just wanted to buy some makeup so now I have it and I don’t regret it.
This colour bleeds quite a bit so I used a clear lip liner around the outside edge of my lips before applying it, and that put a stop to any feathering. Once on, the Kat Von D Everlasting liquid lipstick formula is pretty comfortable to wear, but it’s a bitch to get off.
What do you think about unconventional lipstick colours? Would you wear green or blue lipstick? Which of these shades is your favourite?