Mac Lipstick in Vegas Volt - £14.00
Mac Lipliner in Lasting Sensation - £11.50
Mac Eyeshadow in Honey Lust £12.00
Last week I went to Nottingham and after finding the place I was going there for I had a little time to spare, So of course I made it my mission to find the MAC store and a little look around. I originally went in to take a look at RubyWoo as I've had my eye on it for a long time, sadly I was disappointing by it, I know it's matte but It was way too dry and not as vibrant as I hoped, I think Russian Red has given me high expectations.
Also just wanted to mention that the girls at the Nottingham store were all lovely and happy to help, I have heard some things about Mac assistants not being that nice and making you feel like you shouldn't be there or are wasting their time and I have experienced this myself at another counter but I found them to be very helpful and I was really happy with the service I received. So if anyone has been put off going to Mac stores by other accounts and you live in the midlands, try going there, it's a small store but they have the majority of products there as well as new collections and it's a lovely shopping experience.
So I turned my attention to other lipsticks and the next colour I've been coveting, Vegas Volt, which you may have seen in my march wishlist. This was definitely not a disappointment as it was even brighter than I was expecting and when the sales girl came over to help and conned me into the lipliner to match I didn't even mind as anything that keeps this lovely shade on my lips longer is a worthwhile purchase. The shade itself is quite a bright orange coral colour and the colour payoff is incredible, the swatch below is just one swipe and it's completely opaque. The reason I felt the need to buy the lipliner is that it does wear away in the centre of my lips slightly faster as most lipsticks seem to as I like to drink a lot of water and cups of tea and coffee all day so I wanted to be able to keep this gorgeous colour on for longer. It's an amplified creme finish which is lovely, I don't actually know what that means to be honest but I'd say it's more of a satin matte shade, It's very pigmented but it doesn't slide off on to your face every time you touch it the way more glossy colours do or dry your lips out which is the downfall of many matte lipsticks.
Top - Vegas Volt over Lasting Sensation
Middle- Lasting Sensation
Bottom- Vegas Volt
The lipliner I bought alongside Vegas Volt was Lasting Sensation which is quite a bright orange but looks great paired with Vegas Volt. I'd never tried a Mac Lipliner before so I did kind of jump in the deep end with this colour, I should probably have gone with a nude shade first but I'm really impressed with the consistency and how long it lasts. It's very easy to apply and doesn't drag along my lips, I also think it would be a nice colour to wear on it's own with lipbalm over the top as I find all lipliners to be a little drying without a lipstick, gloss or balm over the top.
Top - Honey Lust
Bottom - Honey Lust over Soft Ochre Paint Pot
I also picked up an eyeshadow in Honey Lust, I forgot to ask if they had it in pan form whilst I was there which was a bit silly as I wanted it for my palette but they are easy enough to depot if I feel like it. I was slightly disappointed by this one as even though I love the colour It's not a product I can wear everyday. It's a lustre finish which probably should have tipped me off as the only other lustre I own is Mythology, which like Honey Lust is a lovely colour but very difficult to work with which is why I choose not to use it very often. The main issue with this finish is fallout and as soon as I tried Honey Lust on I had chunky pieces of glitter underneath my eyes which is not ideal. As you can see above on it's own the colour payoff is awful and at first I was wondering why I even decided to buy it, however once I tried it with my Mac paint pot in soft ochre the disappointed feeling was gone as over a primer it is absolutely stunning. such a lovely metallic orange bronze colour which is particularly great for those of us with blue eyes.. I don't think this a good everyday product as I don't usually have enough time to faff about with a primer and sorting out fallout most mornings however I think this will be a lovely colour for nights out when I have more time to get ready.
Overall I'm pretty happy with my products and I think I'm going to be wearing them a lot especially Vegas Volt and Lasting Sensation all through the summer.
What's your favourite Mac Lipstick? Anything your thinking about buying soon?