20 April 2016

The 7 Day Lipstick Challenge - Day 4

Introducing day 4! MAC lipsticks are a large staple within my lipstick collection and because they are the most amount I own, you can image there is a lot of different shades to rotate between. Therefore some shades have been pushed behind and forgotten about. One of these shades is the MAC Matte Lipstick in the shade Diva (RRP $36 AUD). I picked up this shade when I did a back to MAC. When I looking at all the shade range, I thought to myself I should get a shade that is quite bold and vampy since I didn't have many of those within my MAC lipstick collection. If I was to describe the perfect deep burgundy vampy shade for autumn I would definitely say this is the perfect shade for that. I've always wanted something that would suit my skin tone and make my teeth look white. I know there are some shades out there that can either clash with your skin tone or make your teeth look quite yellow.

With all the MAC matte formulas you can expect it to be very comfortable on the lips without feeling drying at all. They have this creamy consistency and apply a strong amount of pigment to the lips. I find again with all bold shades that using a lip brush for precise application always helps. Now that the colder days are upon us here in Australia it is definitely time I wore this shade a lot more. I find the shade Diva works well with most makeup looks as well as most outfits, it is such a sexy and strong colour.

I'm not the biggest fan of the packaging, although it is the iconic MAC packaging, I still find it an odd shape. I guess, that's what sets it a part from the rest. The quality of MAC lipsticks are one of the best that I've tried so far, in terms of longevity it does last long on the lips but can transfer around your face if you're not careful. All matte shades work differently depending on the formula and the shade. I found that I would have to definitely keep an eye on this shade when I wear it out, blotting it a few times and then reapplying or using a lip liner will help it a lot as well. I love the scent of MAC lipsticks, they contain a vanilla like scent and it is quite delightful to wear as it isn't overpowering.

I guess by now, you can tell I have a particular taste when it comes to lipsticks. I like them non-drying, creamy, long lasting, highly pigmented and a unique shade that suits my skin tone. This will obviously become a theme in each of these lipstick challenges.

One swatch of the MAC Matte Lipstick in Diva.

One layer of the MAC Matte Lipstick in Diva on my lips.

MY RATINGS (Out of 5) 
 Longevity - 3.5/5 
Pigmentation - 5/5 
 Texture - 4/5 
 Application - 4/5 
 Overall product - 4.1/5

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