Saturday, September 10, 2011

Review and Swatches: MAC Asian Flower Sheen Supreme Lipstick and Dress It Up Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Sheen Supreme in Asian Flower

I stopped by MAC with some gift vouchers and came back with two new babies from the latest Style Drive and Seasonally Supreme collections:
(L-to-R) MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Dress It Up, and Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Asian Flower

You'll be happy to know these two collections are now part of the permanent line, although for me, these were the two standouts.

Asian Flower is a strong super-glossy violet with a hint of shimmer, but it looks like a creme rather than a frost lipstick, which is great. It's actually very close to Lime Crime Airborne Unicorn in tone, but a touch less purple, more glossy and less opaque.

I'll probably keep buying this until I get too old to pull it off anymore.

(From top): MAC Up The Amp, MAC Asian Flower, and Lime Crime Airborne Unicorn

This is an extremely fun and comfortable violet to wear, looks even on the lips, and more flattering than you might think. I don't like pale Sheen Supremes because they tend to settle into lines and cake up where your lips meet, but this shade has not done that.

The second shade is the opposite in texture.
Being a MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme, Dress It Up is undoubtedly a thick, opaque, velvet finish after setting. I've been into mattes lately, and this shade keeps everything very modern and updated.

MAC Dress It Up Pro Longwear Lipcreme on lips.

The shade, however, is the standout for me.
If you don't have access to Snob lipstick, and don't like how patchy and sheer Revlon Pink Pout is, this lipstick is perfect. It's a creme finish, without any shimmer, and a beautiful cool toned nude-pink that isn't too pale (as compared to NYX Narcissus and MAC Saint Germain. If you are medium to tan skinned and want to try a cool matte lip, you might want to go to your nearest MAC counter and check this out.
 (L-to-R) Revlon Pink Pout, NYX Narcissus, MAC Dress It Up

The fact that you don't need to touch it up often is a bonus, as the lipstick will probably go a much longer way. However, the bad part about wearing one of these long-lasting finishes is that you can't touch up without removing all your lipstick. Attempting to layer on more product will just give you a gunky mess if you're not careful about it.



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