As a card-carrying member of MAC’s Mineralize Rich Lipstick Club, I suspected the five shades in the new Tropical Taboo collection would be the business, and MAC did not let me down.
Smoother than Ryan Gosling on roller stakes, more satisfying than unbuttoning my skinny jeans after a big meal (or taking off my bra after a long day) and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! — these moisturizing, lightweight lippies are super fab.
Lightweight and loaded with moisture, they feel like a balm on my lips, but they’re also packed with full-coverage, easy-to-control color. I can wear ‘em without a lip liner and don’t need a lip brush to apply, even with the more intense colors like Midnight Mambo and Lady at Play.
I get so fired up just talking about some of these, like Lady at Play (so bright), Glamour Era (looks a little like Twig) and Divine Choice, that I have to fan myself! Those are the three that raise my temperature the most. All three easily transition from day to night (yay for flexibility!).
For pure drama, there’s Midnight Mambo. Watch for it to flash slightly blue at times.
Luxe Naturale, the light beige, tends to break up on my lips at first, so I pat it down to distribute the color and even it out. For me, Naturale’s the least exciting member of this bunch, but that’s not saying a lot because I still think it’s pretty great… Could be a very useful layering shade.
Additional MAC Tropical Taboo makeup worn in this look:
- Mineralize Eye Shadows in Dare to Bare, Tropic and Bossa Blue (lids)
- Kohl Powder Eye Pencils in Feline and Orpheus (lash lines)
- Mineralize Skinfinish in Rio (cheeks)
When I opened these for the first time, I noticed that a couple of them had melted around the edges, so if you live someplace warm, be careful. I wouldn’t leave these in your car. I’m actually thinking about storing mine in the fridge…right next to the chia pudding.
PRICE: $22 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now online, and coming to MAC stores and counters June 27
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,