Sunday, 17 February 2013

My First MAC Purchase! Lustre Lipstick in Plumful

I finally done it- I finally got something from MAC- wooo! Despite the never ending recommendations I read in posts or get on twitter, I actually went in completely clueless. All I knew was I wanted a lipstick. I spoke to a woman (I am actually getting worse at speaking to women at makeup counters as time goes on!) and asked her to recommend a few shades that were non-drying, added colour to lips but were still wearable on an everyday basis and had tones to match my colouring and not make my teeth look yellow. Haha I didn't ask for much! From the shades she selected for me, I was immediately drawn to Plumful- a muted crimson. I tried it on after she sanitised it (I was pretty impressed that they do that!) and I decided I really liked it. It came in at £14 - which compared to my usual £1-a-pop MUA lipsticks, was extortionate. However, I think the price is completely justifiable given the amazing quality.

Firstly, the packaging is so high quality- classic MAC- black with silver sparkles, a rounded top and MAC written in silver. There is something all-too-satisfying about the 'click' the lid makes. It has a strong vanilla smell, something which I'm not completely in love with, but it reminds me of traditional ladies' lipsticks from when I was younger, so I can live with it.

I think the actual stick of product looks darker than how it applies which is a dark rose with slight purple/brown tones. It has a very smooth application, and has quite a balmy, satin texture. In hindsight I'm so glad I got the Lustre finish as it isn't at all drying yet I still get good colour pay off. Lasting power isn't great though- maybe a few hours.

I absolutely love this lipstick. Its the perfect wear-with-anything lipstick. Its neutral enough to wear on a day to day basis but bold enough so its obvious you have something on your lips.

I have also found that it pairs really well with a few of my other lip products. It becomes more metallic and rose brown with MUA shade 9 over the top (featuring in an upcoming FOTD post) and gives a shiny hot pink pay off with Sexy Mother Pucker over the top.
MAC Plumful with S&G Sexy Mother Pucker over the top.

Overall I'm really glad I bought this and I'm excited to get lots of wear out of it!
Have you tried Plumful?

20 comments:

  1. I have this beauty too it's gorgeous, welcome to the world of MAC :) x

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  2. I LOVE this colour :) i havent brought anything from mac yet but waiting till easter for a big splurge!! it looks such a good colour on you.

    Love Emily xx

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    1. Me too! Ooh sounds fab- I'd like to see a haul post if you do one :) Thanks xx

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  3. Oh that colour does look lovely. I've yet to try any Mac lipsticks, and I HATE talking to the women on the counters! xx

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    1. Thanks it really is :) Just bite the bullet and go for it :) I know I feel so judged lol xx

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  4. This is such a gorgeous colour! Great first purchase. xo

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  5. This is such a gorgeous colour, I have been lusting after this for a while now. Great first buy xxx

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  6. This is a really nice colour and like you said it comes out a bit lighter because the actual lipstick looks quite dark, i haven't tried any of the MAC ones. I think I should try some soon as I've heard a lot of good things about MAC products, i'm trying to save my money but its too hard when there's so many lovely products that need to be bought:)

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    1. Yeah me too the actual stick looks a bit scary. Yeah definitely I'm so glad I did xx

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  7. I have this lipstick and love it, such a pretty shade. Great blog :

    X

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  8. I've wanted to try this lipstick for so long, it looks so striking yet natural at the same time!

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    xx

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    1. Yeah it totally strikes the right balance! xx

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  9. This colour is lovely! I thought it was going to be a really dark plum, but it looks so lovely x

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    1. Thank you :) I know the name is quite deceiving, so is the stick, but applied its so nice! xx

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