mac pink pigeon

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‘Heavenly Creature’ - Model: Cara Delevingne | Photographer: Mikael Jansson | Styling: Edward Enninful | Hair: Anthony Turner | Make-up: Antonella Fortuna | Locations: Palazzo Biscari & Comune di Noto, Sicily Italy

  • Oscar de la Renta embroidered tulle macramé jacket. Miriam Haskell pearl and crystal earrings. 

  • Vera Wang Collection embroidered cotton sleeveless jacket and dress. Louis Vuitton headband; David Yurman 18k yellow gold and pearl earrings; Cornelia James gloves; Michael Kors bag. 

  • Beauty note: MAC Lipstick in Pink Pigeon.

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MAC Matte 2015 “Cool” Lip Swatches

I promised I’d do some lip swatches this weekend to show you how some of the MAC Matte lipsticks look on the face.

I’ve got 6 here for reference and I’ll get the warm tones up soon (my lips are dying after applying and removing just 6 matte lipsticks so I need to give them a break)! Shades like Pink Pigeon and Candy Yum Yum are repromotes so they aren’t swatched in my previous post but I am showing them here for comparison.

These are VERY long-lasting, but a little dry as all matte lipsticks are. The only shade here that is Retro Matte is Flat Out Fabulous (which is my favorite pink/purple shade from MAC), and that’s the driest and most velvety of the lot.

In the purple category, Matte Royal is extremely fun, but I think Instigator is my choice for more frequent wear, and MUCH easier for both light to dark skins to pull off.

(Sorry for the slightly grainy photos. I had to use my handphone to capture more accurate colors as all these violet/blue-undertones were all going weird on my Canon. In the end I just decided accurate colors were more important for this post than resolution.)