MAC collaborated with three makeup artists – Diane Kendal, James Kaliardos, and Kabuki to create colour collections reflecting each artist’s signature style. MAC Kabuki Magic Spring/Summer 2017 is now available in India and from the collection, I have two retro matte lip colours to show you. Presenting Fallen Angel, a deep berry and Flamingo Road, a purple magenta. They are priced at Rs 1850 each and available in stores and on Nykaa.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will know that MAC Cosmetics is finally available at Nykaa. The concerns I had after hearing the news was whether 1) the prices would be the same as in the stores and 2) if they would have the same collection and not a capsule one. I am happy to say yes to both and in fact, online they are actually launching products that have not hit the stores yet. I am talking about the twelve new MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick shades that are part of the Spring 2017 collection. These are as of now only available at Nykaa and I picked up two of them – Topped With Brandy and Chocotease. The liquid lipsticks are priced at Rs 1850 each.
ColourPop is on a roll! These people are bringing out new products practically every two weeks and one of their latest launches is the new ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lips range. The lip glosses have a $6 price tag, available in 21 shades and in four finishes – Sheer, Sheer-Metallic, Crème, and Ultra-Metallic.
About ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lips
ColourPop introduces the Ultra Glossy Lip, their collection of 21 new lip glosses! This new formula provides extreme shine with absolutely no stickiness or tackiness! Lips will look full and super kissable while the gloss smooths and conditions with emollient ingredients.
- Sheer: Transparent gloss with a hint of color that does not contain any pearl or glitter
- Sheer-Metallic: Transparent gloss with multi-dimensional glitter
- Crème: Medium coverage gloss with a creamy finish that does not contain any pearl or glitter
- Ultra-Metallic: Full coverage gloss with a smooth pearl metal finish that does not contain any glitter.
MAC is out with bunch of new products in July. I shared with you the review of Hot Chocolate, one of the lipsticks from the Vibe Tribe collection. Another collection that is now in stores is Transformed and it includes six new shades of the Retro Matte Liquid Lipsticks and Huggable Lipsticks. I was not really planning on buying anything from the collection but I saw a friend of mine wearing this beautiful bright red and I had to get it. The shade was MAC Red Jade, a new Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick priced at Rs 1800.
The other day I was at Shopper’s Stop checking out some clothes when I noticed a new display at the Revlon counter. Yes, the Ultra HD Matte Liquid Lipcolors are here and available in 8 shades. I had a mild heart attack when the guy at the counter said that these are priced at Rs 1195. My immediate reaction was WTH! I’ll just pay Rs 250 more and get a MAC lipstick. But again, the packaging and the shades looked pretty, this was a new range and they were also giving a CCD voucher for 6 free capuccinos or tropical icebergs to be redeemed over a period of three months. So, I went ahead and bought the shade Passion and technically paid around Rs 400 for the lipstick (6 Tropical Icebergs cost Rs 804 :D)
The packaging is quite fancy. The lipstick comes in a red pouch with the product name printed on it. The tube itself has a flat round shape (the Chambor matte liquid lipstick packaging is very similar) and there is a sponge applicator inside. When you open the cap, you will be hit with a very strong and synthetic vanilla milkshake type smell so be aware if you have a sensitive nose. I wish Revlon toned down the smell a few notches because it is just way too strong. Thankfully, the smell subsides in a few minutes.