MAC’s highly anticipated Heatherette collection dropped this week, and two of the Lipglasses really caught my eye — Style Minx and Sock Hop.
Style Minx, a sparkling bright pink fuchsia, appeals to the pink lipgloss lover in me. After applying two coats, my lips turned a bold, can’t-miss-me bright pink. Girl, I looked so ready to hit the club!
It took some effort with Style Minx to get the results I wanted. In hindsight, I would recommend using it with a lip liner. On my first attempt, I skipped liner and ended up with pink everywhere! The shade is so bright that even the smallest traces of product are apt to stand out like sore, pink thumbs if any color extends beyond the natural lip line.
While playing with Style Minx, I was pleasantly surprised by how very pretty it is when toned down. As a test, I applied a single quick coat to my lips, blotting afterwards with a tissue. What remained was a rosy, deep pink stain perfect for more conservative daytime wear.
With the help of a lip liner and a lip brush (as opposed to the included Lipglass wand), I expect to have better luck on my next attempts with Style Minx. A liner should establish a crisp boundary to reign in some of the pink, and the use of a separate lip brush should provide a lot more control than the wand does. I’m not kidding, ya’ll — this stuff is pink!
I’ve always had a thing for coral shades. I think they work well with my skin tone, so when I heard about Sock Hop, a soft, shimmerless coral, I knew I had to give it a try.
One word: kissable. That’s how I’d describe my lips with Sock Hop. Looking for a neutral shade but tired of light pinks and beige? Girl, look no further than Sock Hop. Plus, compared to Style Minx, Sock Hop is a billion times easier to apply. Just one swipe with the Lipglass wand and I was good to go.
Style Minx and Sock Hop
Products: MAC Heatherette Lipglasses in Style Minx and Sock Hop
Use: Stand alone or coupled with lipstick
Price: $14 each
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+
Heatherette is a major collection, and MAC has given us plenty of new products to try. I’m still going through the new lip shades. Here are swatches of all the lipsticks and Lipglasses from the line:
‘Tis the weekend, hooray! WE MADE IT! The sun is out, the birds are singing, the neighbor’s tabby cat is chillin’ on my lap, and I’m on my second cup of coffee.
I’m hitting the gym this afternoon for the first time in a week (sigh). Maybe later I’ll pop by the Chanel counter to pick up Gazelle Glossimer to reward myself for making it through the week. I’m all about positive makeup reinforcement!
What are your plans for the weekend? I hope you have a happy Easter!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
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