Wednesday, September 21, 2016

MAC Liptensity Lipstick in "Toast and Butter" & "Cordovan": Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.

Created in collaboration with Maureen Seaberg, a color expert who has the ability to see up to 100 million colors undetectable by the average human eye, the new MAC Liptensity Collection ($25 CAD) is all about rich and bold lip colors. Boasting 24 unique shades ranging from deep purple to pure black, the collection is available starting today. To see some swatches of two shades from the line, click......
MAC Liptensity Lipsticks
The MAC Liptensity Lipsticks come in very sleek, monochromatic tubes. The coloring of the packaging matches the lipstick color inside, which makes it easy to find the color you're looking for. The actual lipstick has a flattened tip which makes application a bit unwieldy but it's not a dealbreaker.
MAC Liptensity Lipsticks
Promising a high-intensity pigmentation, the Liptensity Lipsticks are indeed pretty pigmented. "Cordovan" looks like a delicious chocolate brown in the tube but it actually swatches to be a beautiful wine-red. This shade is rich and emollient but it's really not that pigmented. I mean don't get me wrong, the color is very rich and saturated but it's just not much different from any other lipstick I own from this color range. "Toast and Butter", on the other hand, is a cinnamon nude. This is not a color I really enjoy but I have to admit that the pigmentation is superb. Usually, nudes like this tend to be patchy and sheer but this one just hits it right out of the park!
With that classic vanilla MAC lipstick scent, both shades are very moisturizing and they give off an alluring sheen. Overall I am a huge fan of the formulation! The pigmentation really shines in both shades yet the texture is not at all compromised. The collection has a total of 24 shades so I am very excited to discover more colors from the range.
MAC Liptensity Lipsticks
MAC Liptensity Lipstick in "Toast and Butter"
MAC Liptensity Lipstick in "Cordovan"
The MAC Liptensity Lipsticks are available September 21st online and in stores.