And now, the final installment of MAC lipstick finishes! These are some of my favorite lipsticks. Each of these categories include colors that are packed with color, with I love. I’ve included some lipsticks that you can buy at your local counter, some that are limited edition, and some that have discontinued for over 5 years. The point isn’t to sell you anything (which it never is), but to further explain.
O (left), New York Apple (right)
What MAC Says: Excellent colour payoff with medium to high frosted shimmer-and-shine finish
What ErinScandalous Says: Metallic and shiny.
“O” is one of those shades that many Black women always go back to. It’s a dark burnt bronze. I’ve seen dozens of people wear it with Ornamental lusterglass. I almost never wear Frost lipsticks without gloss. They have suck a metallic look that I’m not always crazy about, but I love the shades themselves. Popular colors include Fetish, Icon, Fabby, and Chintz, to name a few.
Show Orchid (left), Up The Amp (right)
Up The Amp (left), Show Orchid (right)
What MAC Says: Ultra-creamy. Quietly shiny. Colour-packed! Hi-res: hi-impact.
What ErinScandalous Says: Extra creamy and full of coverage.
Amplified lipsticks are my favorites, hands down!! They are jam packed with color. You only need a swipe or two and your look is complete! Violetta might be my favorite lipstick ever!
Speak Louder (top), Brave Red (bottom)
What MAC Says: Ultra sheer and uber moist, it features flat pigments and a creamy high shine finish to lips.
What ErinScandalous Says: Extra creamy. Mixture of Lustre and Amplified.
These are Amplified’s little sisters. They are a bit more creamy and full of color too. They probably have more shine than the Amplified.