MAC 'Impassioned' Lipstick, £14 online or in stores
As much as I'm disappointed in MAC lately, what with their no longer being completely cruelty free (details here) and their ever-increasing prices, I wanted to blog about this particular lipstick because I've had it in my collection gathering dust for quite some time (rest assured - before they changed their cruelty to animals policy) and never realised quite how much I liked it until recently. As much as I'm all for bright lips, whether barbie girl pinks or deep dark plums, I always erred on the side of caution with this because I thought it was leaning just too warm toned to be flattering. But, as I've been experimenting with it recently, I've come to the conclusion this is actually much more neutral than it looks in the bullet - still warm-leaning, but not sufficiently enough to make your teeth look yellow or any similar horror. The MAC website describes it as an "amped up fuschia", but I would say this is more of a true hot pink shade, leaning a bit red, with a neutral to warm base. I think I'll be getting plenty of use out of this lipstick come summer and can imagine it looking pretty killer with a decent tan (from a bottle, in my case, as I don't think my pasty skin has ever been able to pull something together that even slightly resembles a decent tan).
This is a long standing bestseller of MAC's and was brought out again in their Fashion Sets collection at the beginning of last year with a complementary lipglass and nail lacquer due to its popularity. The nail lacquer (which is almost an entirely different colour, bizarrely) is available on the website and in stores but the lipglass was a limited edition. The Impassioned lipstick is in the permanent collection.
What do you think of Impassioned? Would you wear it?