What was I expecting from MAC’s Liptensity Lipstick? Well it had been recommended to me by a few sources, for the texture, for the colour on olive skin tones, for many reasons. I caved and purchased it for £17.50 and I was expecting a super creamy balm like texture with a lot of pigmentation and glow.
Toast and Butter is a browny cinnamon type shade which I wouldn’t normally choose because of the brown content, although I like some nudes. But I’ve seen it look really good on other skin tones similar to mine. So why did this go wrong?
The shade is ok. It was sort of flat on my skin tone – like a muddy beige that was neither committed to being a true brown, nor committed to being a real nude. That is a problem. You have got to commit to something.
The texture sucked – and it might just have been my lipstick, or my colour or whatever. I found is dry and dragging on the lips. Even to swatch it on to my hand I found it a little thick and difficult to swatch. I dislike the thickness which I expect from a lipstick with a super matte texture.Sure enough, the finish as neither modern and matte, nor plump and glowing. It was sort of – a mush of nothing.
This works for many, I know that. It didn’t work for me. I wish I had least bought a colour that set me alight, but no.
I don’t feel any urge to try this formula is a hurry again unless I see someone do an amazing tutorial with it or something.
You can if you don’t believe me 🙂