For me, these MAC Fashion Pack Lipsticks are a reminder that MAC still makes some of the best lipsticks around, in my opinion. MAC is still my first stop when I want a new lipstick because of their wide range of colors, and because some of their formulas, like Amplified and Frost, are amazing.
MAC Fashion Pack
Available online June 9, 2016
Available in-store June 23 through July 28, 2016
“Lead the way with a new wave of front-row worthy hues. Fuchsia, violet, emerald, deepest plum, midnight…ready to wear, any way we dare! So, be a doll and show us how — the Fashion Pack is always in the know.” -MAC
The four lipsticks in the launch — Pressed & Ready (a soft whitened nude with a Lustre finish), Aim For Gorgeous (a bright fuchsia with a Matte finish), By Special Order (a deep reddened fuchsia with an Amplified finish) and Stylist’s Tip (a deep violet with an Amplified finish) — are all incredibly smooth and pigmented, and the darker colors absolutely LAST.
You can check out the new MAC Fashion Pack Runway Worthy Eye Shadow x9 and Fluidline Pens here.
I applied Stylist’s Tip one morning before work, and when I got home at the end of the day, it looked good! — and this was with my near-constant eating and drinking, and without a single touchup.
Here are some swatches…
And photos of me wearing them…
Alright…Pressed & Ready is very light, but it feels smooth and comfortable. I was tempted to doctor it up with a brown lip liner but thought that would be against my ethical duties as a beauty blogger, LOL.
This one just doesn’t quite work for me, but it is a pretty pink-toned nude.
Matte finish Aim For Gorgeous is actually easy to apply and surprisingly comfortable, considering that sometimes matte lipsticks can tug on my lips. This one has a really nice texture.
I love By Special Order’s slightly glossy finish. It has an Amplified finish, which is one of my favorite finishes from MAC.
Here’s a breakdown of my look
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Annapurna // Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer in Honey // MAC Prep + Prime CC Colour Correcting Loose Powder in Neutralize // NARS Dual-Intensity blush in Sexual Content (the right side) // MAC Snappy Style eyeshadow from the Runway Worthy palette all over the lid and Runway Worthy along the inner corners // Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara // Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Dark Brown // Dior Brow Styler Gel in Brown.
I wasn’t expecting to LOVE Stylist’s Tip, but wow. I always admire people who can pull off purple lips but have a hard time finding a perfect purple shade that works for me. But this color drives me wild, and it doesn’t make my teeth look super yellow (can I get an Amen??). It applies like a dream, too, and lasts all day. I can’t say enough good things about Stylist’s Tip.
So, what do you think? Will you be snatching up any of these MAC Fashion Pack lipsticks?