MAC Party Parrot Lipstick Review, Swatch

by Sabrina on April 20, 2012 · 45 comments

MAC LIPSTICK ‘PARTY PARROT’ FROM IRIS APFEL COLLECTION – REVIEW, PHOTOS, SWATCHES

‘A colour collection inspired by a rare bird who has always been ahead of her time, Mrs. Iris Apfel. Subject of her own exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and larger-than-life star, Apfel boldly mixed flea market finds with haute couture decades before doing it was considered de rigueur. M·A·C presents Lipsticks, Beauty Powder and Eye Shadows with as much fabulous flair and joie de vivre as the woman who helped create it.’

mac party parrot collection
Lipstick
• Pink Pigeon – Bright cleanest pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
• Scarlet Ibis – Bright orange-red (Matte) (Limited Edition)
• Party Parrot – Bright red-pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
• Flamingo – Light milky bright coral (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
• Morange – Loudmouth orange (Permanent)

Lip Pencil
• Entertain Me – Clearly orange (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
• Embrace Me – Vivid pinkish fuchsia (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
• Redd – Red

Beauty Powder

Too Chic – Soft peachy cream with fine shimmer (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
Eyeshadow
• Silver Gull – Blue-gray with sparkle (Velvet) (Limited Edition)
• Robins Egg – Mid-tone teal (Matte) (Limited Edition)
• Diamond Dove – Deep gray-brown (Matte) (Limited Edition)
• Early Bird – Bright coral (Matte) (Limited Edition)
• Howzat – Deep gray with silver sparkle (Satin) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Nail Lacquer

• Oriele – Orange Bright orange coral (Limited Edition)
• Toco Toucan – Bright blue-fuchsia (Limited Edition)
• Sandpiper – Creamy pale stone beige (Limited Edition)

Hi everyone!

By now most of you or, rather, all of you, must be knowing how I love bright lipstick shades. As soon as I saw this MAC Iris Apfel collection online when it was launched (on the MAC website), I had already mentally decided that I would love to choose 2 shades from this collection whenever it was launched here. The 2 shades I had chosen were (in order of preference) – Pink Pigeon and Party Parrot. However, sadly, Pink Pigeon was not received by MAC in my city so I got myself Party Parrot.

Three or four lipsticks in this collection come in matte finish. This means strong, vibrant, opaque colour in just one swipe. Party Parrot would be described by me as a perfect union between red-pink, a bright neon kind of bold reddish-pink.

mac iris apfel collection

Party Parrot comes across as an extremely ‘shocking’ shade, and what I mean to say is that the rest of the face makeup should be completely ‘barely-there’, maybe even skipping blush. A wash of beigey-nude eyeshadow on the lids, a thin line of black eyeliner on the upper eyelids (optional), no highlighter, a bit of kohl pencil on the lower waterline, and dark carbon-black mascara would be enough to complete your look, as the lipstick speaks oodles for itself and stands apart completely!

mac party parrot lip color

See the swatches :

mac party parrot lipstick

party parrot swatch

iris apfel

reddish orange lipstick

(Please do excuse the bad-looking skin – I used a powder foundation which had oxidized and also became terribly cakey due to the high humidity here! I should have used a primer first, but forgot.)

Price of this lipstick is Rs. 990. Packaging is the usual black tube with inner silver twist-up portion and vanilla scent, which doesn’t bother you as it disappears after application. The lipstick leaves a deep red stain on the lips even after 6/7 hours of wearing time, and definitely needs a good makeup-remover to take it off. If you have chapped or dry lips, I would advise you to apply a clear lip balm 5 minutes before you apply these intense bright matte shades from MAC.

I was really disappointed when I didn’t get ‘Pink Pigeon’ but, hey, I just remembered that I might have a very close dupe for Pink Pigeon, which should be arriving in the post in a day or two, so stay tuned!

What I liked about MAC lipstick ‘Party Parrot’ :
• Completely rich, opaque colour pay-off with just one swipe.
• A really unique colour in itself, something quite uncommon.
• You get a really long wearing time due to its intensity and brightness.

What I didn’t like about MAC lipstick ‘Party Parrot’ :
• I don’t have any negatives to contribute, except that some may find the colour too shocking and garish, but it’s all a matter of personal choice.

Rating : 5 on 5.

Final Words : If you love shocking bright neon shades, then you should definitely check out this collection from MAC. (They are at least worth swatching at the store, but do take your sunglasses along!)

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{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

Neha April 20, 2012 at 11:31 am

:woot: sabs thi is perft fo ur complexion
I want this color :clap: i love woh smilingwala pic

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Sabrina April 20, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Hi Neha, how are you? Thanks a lot, dear. :))

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priyanka April 20, 2012 at 11:50 am

this neon shades are real perfect!!!

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Sabrina April 20, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Thanks, Priyanka. 🙂

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Laya April 20, 2012 at 11:57 am

is this shade close to revlon matte strawberry suede (discontinued) 😥 😥 if so I ll try to get my hands on this…pls help..

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Sabrina April 20, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Hi Laya, I haven’t seen revlon strawberry suede myself, you can google some image searches & try & compare. 🙂

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Deepshikha April 20, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Hotness personified :woot:

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Sabrina April 20, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Hehehe, thankee, Deepshikha. 🙂

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kaps April 20, 2012 at 12:26 pm

OMG !!!! What a shade. I would never get the courage to wear this shade 😉

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Sabrina April 20, 2012 at 8:12 pm

It’s a real dare-to-wear shade, kaps, but nice. 🙂

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Rati April 20, 2012 at 12:40 pm

it’s such a hotttt lip color sabrina. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: The collection hasn’t been launched here as yet,. 🙁

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Sabrina April 20, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Thanks a lot, Rati, you must check out this range. :)) :))

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Rati April 20, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I am totally loving ” Mrs. Iris Apfel” :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho:

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Sabrina April 20, 2012 at 8:13 pm

I know, she’s now a 90 year old hep chick, I admire her too. :)) 😀

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Ravali April 20, 2012 at 12:52 pm

That is so stunning and bright! very hot!! :woot: :woot:

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Sabrina April 20, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Thanks, Ravali. 😀

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Nupur April 20, 2012 at 1:05 pm

wowh, dats a lovely+bright shade sandra :love: :love: :love:
But I know, how well u can pull it off :teddy: :teddy: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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Rati April 20, 2012 at 1:38 pm

nupurriiiiiii :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Preetha April 20, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Ratii..yeh delhi mein launch nahi hua?yahan pe toh khatham bhi ho gaya ithni jaldi :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

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Sabrina April 20, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Fur Fur, thank you very much. 😀

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anshu April 20, 2012 at 1:07 pm

you are totally rocking this shade :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

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Sabrina April 20, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Thank you so much, Anshu. :))

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indrani April 20, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Sabrina u r totally rocking the shade , its a hot stunning shade :inlove:

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Sabrina April 20, 2012 at 8:16 pm

That’s so sweet of you, thank you, Indrani. 🙂

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Preetha April 20, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I was dying to get this shade Sab..but it got sold out very soon here in Mumbai..:(..looks lovely on ur lips

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Sabrina April 20, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Hi Preetha, awww it got sold out, thats bad. Here too they just receive a couple of pieces each. 🙂

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Aru April 20, 2012 at 2:47 pm

that is a beautiful shade and you can carry off these so well. :happydance: :happydance:

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Sabrina April 20, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Hi Aru, how are you, thanks a lot. All of you are such cuties. :yahoo:

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shanaiia April 20, 2012 at 3:28 pm

It had to be you Sabrina !!! :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

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Sabrina April 20, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Hehehhe, thanks a lot, shanaiia. 😀

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harika April 20, 2012 at 3:32 pm

super pretty

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Sabrina April 20, 2012 at 8:19 pm

TYVM, harika. 🙂 🙂

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Ankita April 20, 2012 at 4:57 pm

its a hot shade!! Lovin it 🙂

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Sabrina April 20, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Thanks a lot, Ankita. 🙂

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Karishma April 20, 2012 at 5:20 pm

WOW!!!! absolutely love this colour!!! :woot: its so damn pretty!!! and it looks so good on ur lips!!! seems like u have no pigmentation around ur lips.. what’s your secret??? :methinks:

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Sabrina April 20, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Thank you so much, Karishma. I don’t do anything except exfoliate my facial skin once a week and use an oil-free moisturiser. :))

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Indu April 20, 2012 at 6:17 pm

OMG I have been living under a cave! Exams and stuff…I didn’t even pass by the MAC store here! Anyone know if Flamingo is still in stock in Chennai?

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bhumika April 20, 2012 at 6:22 pm

super hot !!

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Sabrina April 20, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Thankee, Bhumika. :))

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Sukanya April 20, 2012 at 7:35 pm

no one carries neon shades better than u Sabrina :jaiho:

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Sabrina April 20, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Awww thanks so much, Sukanya. I love brights. 😀

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Bee April 20, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Really awesome Shade Sabrina 🙂 very you 🙂

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Sabrina April 20, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Hi Bee, how are u dear? So glad you liked it. Thank you. :))

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