I keep vacillating over which of the five lipsticks in the new MAC Loud and Clear collection is the most “noteworthy.” One the one hand, there’s warm nude pink Baroque the Internet, and mid-toned coral-pink Sugar Sweet Cameo, both of which have more than enough oomph and color to compliment smokey eyes, wings and just about every eyeshadow look imaginable.
But then there’s also deep natural matte Yash, which is nowhere near as flashy, but you can throw it on with almost anything, so it’s also super flexible.
Four of the five lipsticks are in MAC’s classic Matte formula, so expect soaring pigment, a nearly flat finish, and longevity for days (OK, more like 4-5 hours).
The odd woman out is Fleur D’Coral, a sheer light peach MAC Lustre with the faintest hint of a sheen.
And oh: If you like your makeup early-’90s style (I’m guilty of this from time to time), you’ll be sweet on Sugar Dada, a warm brownish orange matte. I, along with half the population of my former high school, rocked a similar shade circa 1992.
If I had to pick a standout, it would be Yash for me, because it’s one of those nudes like MAC Velvet Teddy that you’ll end up wearing all the time without realizing it. Before you know it, you’ve finished the tube, and you know me — I like things that are practical and useful.
My second choice would be a tie between Baroque the Internet (which looks like it’s pretty much sold out online, so check your counter) and Sugar Sweet Cameo. Both, again, practical and useful…but with extra POW! 👊
Neutral lovers, don’t miss the Loud and Clear and Glow Play collections. They’re among the best work MAC’s done in a while.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,