Ooh! All three of the pinks in the MAC Enchanted Eve Lip Compact in Pink Lipstick look like good “going out” colors, but if you do go out and bring this compact along, don’t forget to also bring a lip brush — that is, unless you don’t mind applying lipstick with your fingers in the bathroom at the club, and can you ever remember seeing a “clean” bathroom at da club??
Yeah, I didn’t think so…
One of two lip palettes in the new MAC holiday collection (the other one has corals), Pink Lipstick arrives with the rest of the collection Oct. 18 to the MAC website and at counters and stores Oct. 22, and it comes packed with three party-ready pinks — a light pastel pink called Saint Germain, a dark fuchsia called Let’s Rendezvous and a deep pinkish purple called Wined + Dined.
The quality of MAC’s holiday lip palettes seems to be more in line with what I’ve come to expect from the lip products in the permanent line, and that’s also the case here. Still, my lips have been drier than usual lately, and I don’t think they’re up to the light pastel pink Saint Germain or Wined + Dined matte formula. Neither one has patience for flakes, but the third shade, Let’s Rendezvous, is smoother and flake friendlier.
Since Pink Lipstick doesn’t come with a lip brush, you’ll have to provide your own, and right now I’m using and liking the $26 #30 Precision Lip brush by NARS. It’s retractable and has a cover, so I can drop it in my purse, and the compact brush head evenly lays down color exactly where I want it. Then, after I use it, but before I put the cap back on, I wipe the brush with a paper towel to keep it working well and looking good longer. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,