What’s gray, curvy and totally luxurious?
Um…good guess! But not quite. 🙂
Yeah, the new MAC Ultimate Lipsticks ($23) and Tabs definitely have a few things in common; both are gorgeous, and curvaceous, and look like they were sculpted by Michelangelo.
But to quote practically every ABC Afterschool Special ever made, “It’s what’s inside that counts!” And in this case, what’s inside is also great, and highly moisturizing. Thank goodness, too, because my lips have really needed the extra hydration lately.
After weeks going ham on the matte lippies, they started acting like Regina George on a Mean Girls rampage.
In other words: annoying. My lip sitch turned to flake city.
But after a couple days wearing one of these MAC Ultimate Lipsticks (the brights are my faves), things are looking up! My lips don’t feel as dry as they were, and they’re definitely less flaky. Now I don’t think they’ll be shanking anyone in the cafeteria lunchroom.
As far as the way they feel, these remind me of the MAC Mineralize Lipsticks, so if you like how smooth, slick and non-sticky those feel, you may also like these.
I do feel like the Ultimates caress my lips more elegantly than the Mineralize Lipsticks do, though, and it reminds me of lipsticks at the higher end, like the $33 Dolce & Gabbana Classic Creams.
It’s like when someone holds you in their arms, and you melt against them like Nutella on warm toast… The formula really binds closely to the skin.
And, as an added bonus, with the bright and deep shades like The Scene, Catharina and Audacious, as the formula fades over the course of 3-4 hours, it turns to a chic, satiny stain, which lingers for another 1-2 hours.
I like these so much that I’m temporarily putting Matte Madness on pause, but if you’re still not convinced these are worth your time, don’t take my word for it. I asked my Magic 8 ball this morning, and it said, “All signs point to yes.”
And that thing’s never wrong. 🙂
The 10 new creamy, dreamy MAC Ultimate Lipsticks ($23 each) are available now at MAC counters and online in the permanent line.
AVAILABILITY: Permanent, and available now at MAC counters and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A-/A (they’re kind of pricey for MAC)
Project Forever Organizing: Part 239889…
Even though I talk about my office always being a mess (it is), I’ve actually made some real life progress on it over the past few weeks, so I’ve been on another organizing kick, and I am completely obsessed with this Little Black Dress ($19.99) jewelry organizer from The Container Store.
OMG! So useful. It’s a double-sided hanging organizer with clear pockets on one side and velcro straps on the other.
My rings, necklaces and other accessories used to be all strewn about on top of my dresser, with some of them placed on little plates and others in tiny boxes, and I could never find jack squat, but not anymore! Now, everything I regularly wear is easy to get to in one place.
Hands down, the best $20 I’ve spent in a long time.
Who knew that being organized could be so awesome at controlling the crazy!?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,