There should be a video in this post, but if you can’t see it, you can click here to watch it on YouTube.
I don’t think I’ve been this excited about a frosty pale lipstick since the late ’90s. Seriously, all I need now is a plummy black lip liner, and then it’s “Hello, 1997!”
Say “seasons greetings” to new MAC Mariah Carey Frost Lipstick in All I Want ($17).
I have to admit that Mimi was the main reason I took an early interest in this color.
Did I mention I’m a fan?? I think I may have mentioned it once or twice… 🙂 I’ve been a fan of hers since the very beginning, and by “very beginning,” I’m talking about the Vision of Love days.
I mean, I don’t bid on locks of her hair on eBay or anything, but I did take my mom to a Mariah Carey concert once (I think she enjoyed it), and I did make my brother watch Glitter with me on opening day (I know FOR SURE that he did not enjoy it, haha!).
And I know almost all of the words to all of Mariah Carey’s songs…
So, yeah. Needless to say, I was pretty psyched when I heard about MAC All I Want Lipstick (it’s an online exclusive coming Dec. 3 to the MAC website).
On my lips, it’s a frosty, shimmery champagne with little bits of silver glitter in it for an extra element of cuteness, and coverage-wise, I can still see a bit of my natural lip color peeking through when I wear it.
Now, I’ve seen Mariah wear colors like this before, so it makes complete sense to me that it’s the product of a MAC/Mariah collaboration.
As you can see from the swatch (I’m also wearing it in the video), it’s très frosty. When I wear it by itself without any additional lip accoutrements, I feel a little bit like a sexy robot… All I can see are those frosty metallic lips, WHOA! I also feel like this particular high frost finish emphasizes my vertical lip lines and, consequently, makes me look older than I am.
Yeah, that’s one thing I don’t like about it (but there is a workaround).
It really, REALLY comes into its own with a sheer lipgloss on top, like a peachy pink or a pinkish brown. I’ve been pairing it with sheer pinkish brown Buxom Ava, because I feel like the sheerness of the gloss sort of tempers the lipstick’s frosty finish (does that make any sense?).
I think that on its own, though, unless you routinely do the pale, frosty lipstick thing and love it, All I Want is a challenge to wear. I probably won’t be wearing it by itself, but I think it looks downright beautiful with a gloss on top.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,