I feel suddenly compelled to do wind sprints while eating a 🍪 chocolate-chip cookie. Admittedly, I don’t even know if that’s possible…but where there’s a will (and a desire to eat cookies), there’s a way! Thanks, MAC Kiesza collection! 🙂
It just so happens that Kiesza sings one of the songs on my sprinting playlist.
Dude, that song makes me haul @ss!
Her new petite four-piece MAC collaboration comes out next week, and the two standout items are a couple of chocolatey delicious browns. There’s a new Matte Lipstick called Dearly Beloved ($17) and a new Vamplify Lipgloss called Thunder Kiss ($21).
There are also two other items in the collection, both of them re-promotes from the permanent line. There’s Big Brow Pencil in Cork ($21) and Liquidlast Liner in Point Black ($21), but eh — you can get those any old time.
Matte Lipstick in Dearly Beloved ($17)
Just when I feel ready to say “I’m Audi 5000” to ’90s-style matte brown lips (hey, I wore them enough to last three lifetimes), MAC comes out with another beautiful one. And it’s beautiful! It’s a warm brown with pink undertones, and it isn’t muddy or patchy looking at all, unlike so many browns.
Ooh! That pinkness really tones this shade down, and I LIKE. My pet peeve about most matte dark brown lipsticks is that they make me look like I’m about to throw down. They’re just so stark and, I dunno…aggro? But the pink in this makes it more approachable and waaaay less scary. I bet if I were wearing it and you bumped into me in a dark alley you’d think I was about to offer you tea and crumpets, as opposed to a beat down.
Vamplify Lipgloss in Thunder Kiss ($21)
This one is dark and shiny chocolate perfection. It feels like a Cremesheen, so it isn’t sticky, but it IS super moisturizing (and like Dearly Beloved, it has that trademark MAC vanilla flavor and scent).
Liquidlast Liner in Point Black ($21)
I have a love-hate relationship with the MAC Liquidlasts. First, they just last SO LONG. As in too long. They’re downright hard to remove. I can rub and rub at my eyes, and they won’t lift off at all.
And then there’s the brush applicator… It’s a tad too flexible, and I have a tough time finagling a straight line with them.
*sigh* Makeup struggles… 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,