ALL FLAMINGOS, EVERYTHING!!
Not completely randomly, that’s how I feel about MAC Make Me Gorgeous Lipstick.
I will always and forever be, first and foremost, a crazy cat lady, but, I don’t know…I’ve been kinda feelin’ the flamingos lately.
I mean, they have those gorgeous pink and coral feathers, and that graceful swooping ‘S’ shape of their necks, and that pose where they stand on one leg for hours and hours.
Seriously, how do they even do that??
They also love the water, which I can totally identify with because I’m a true-blue water baby.
Do you think I might be a combo crazy cat/flamingo lady?
MAC’s intense coral-pink Amplified Lipstick in Make Me Gorgeous is my lipstick spirit animal, and if I were invited to migrate with a flock of flamingos while wearing this lipstick, I’d probably fit right in.
I’m so glad MAC decided to release the color in their Amplified formula! I think the Amplifieds are among the best of the best products available at MAC. If you want a bright, bold lipstick that applies smoothly and lasts all day long without drying out your lips, the Amplified formula is the way to go, and I think Make Me Gorgeous would belong in the Amplified Hall of Fame (if there were one) alongside Impassioned, Vegas Volt and Girl About Town. It’s just as creamy, smooth, punchy and vibrant.
Of course Make Me Gorgeous has MAC’s signature vanilla flavor and scent, which I quite like. I think it’s just subtle enough.
The formula feels a tad thick to me, but I certainly wouldn’t call it heavy or imposing — nothing like a matte — while the finish starts as a sheen but mellows out to a quiet stain.
This shade is so flexible! You can keep your look casual and fun with it, like by pairing it with a smudge of teal liner, and pink or coral cheeks, or go with something dressier, pairing it with a black liquid liner and falsies.
Other products I’m wearing in this look…
- MAC Eye Shadow in Bouffant
- MAC Eye Shadow in Soft Brown (permanent)
- MAC Eye Shadow in Saddle (permanent)
- MAC Pro Longwear Fluidline in Lowlights
- MAC Pro Longwear Fluidline in Siahi
- MAC False Lashes mascara (permanent)
- MAC Beauty Powder in Alpha Girl
- MAC Lipstick in Make Me Gorgeous
PRICE: $26 (one of 2 Beauty Powders in the new MAC Is Beauty collection)
AVAILABILITY: Part of the new MAC Is Beauty collection, available online March 31, and coming to MAC counters and stores April 2, 2015 through May 14, 2015
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,