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Hello lovely ladies,
It’s been ages since I wrote for IMBB. I’ve been struggling with some personal issues and blogging was far from my mind. And once you stop doing something, it takes a huge amount of effort to go back to it; and it has been the same for me. Since it’s my first review after ages, it has to be a lipstick – and this one’s from MAC. Very rarely do you get to review a MAC lipstick because pretty much every shade is already reviewed. But not this one because this is a new release and has been added to the permanent line.
A lipstick with hundreds of hues. The iconic product that made MAC famous.
Full Description: Formulated to shade, define and showcase the lips. Hundreds of hues, high-fashion textures. The iconic product that made MAC famous.
$17 in US/INR 1450
The product is standard black packaging shaped as a bullet encased in a black cardboard box.
My Experience with MAC Stone Matte Lipstick:
Color: The shade described by MAC as a “muted greyish taupe brown” is just that – greyish taupe. Or as I like to call it –“kiss of death.” 😛 That’s what the colour looks on your lips! HA ha ha! So why buy it? Well, it is extremely unique and I am intrigued by how it looks on its own and how it will work paired with a different coloured liner or gloss! I had been wanting to try MAC Stone and MAC Whirl lip pencils since ages, but didn’t because they were always sold out, pretty much across the globe. So when I heard that MAC was launching a new collection with these shades as lipsticks, I wanted to jump onto the wagon. I tried MAC Stone pencil and was totally amazed by the colour. Yes, I do agree, its not everyone’s cup of tea.
So, the collection hadn’t launched in India and I was on my way to Thailand and wanted to ensure I pick this by hook or by crook. I checked in MAC Duty free in India, and MAC retail in Thailand, but it wasn’t launched. Finally, found it in MAC duty-free Bangkok, but they had no testers. So, on a whim, I picked up both MAC Whirl and Stone lipsticks. And have been playing with them since the last two months or so, and loving them totally. Just to update, these are part of a new MAC matte collection – all the shades from which will get added to the permanent line. So, do go and have a look.
Texture: The texture is the usual MAC Matte texture – a little on the thick side but glides smoothly. It did not feel too drying on the lips, was fairly comfortable for the first 4 hours or so. I would however suggest you to apply a lip balm to condition your lips once you remove this.
Pigmentation: There is full colour pay-off in a single swipe. The colour is opaque and covers all lip pigmentation fully and effectively.
Lasting Power: The product lasted about 5.5 – 6 hours. I do not use a liner with it. It sticks on but leaves no stain.
To sum this up for you:
Pros of MAC Stone Matte Lipstick:
- An interesting unique colour.
- Excellent pigmentation – opaque in a single swipe.
- Comfortable matte – not too drying.
- The lipstick applies smoothly – no tug or pull!
- No feathering or bleeding.
- Convenient packaging, easy to apply and easy to carry – doesn’t take much space in the bag. Though I am not very happy with the cover – I don’t trust it to stay put.
Cons of MAC Stone Matte Lipstick:
- Limited stocks – MAC in India at least gets very limited pieces and if the colour is fast running, it’s a pain to find it. I already have two more lipsticks from this collection on my radar, but one of them is already sold out.
A definite4.8/5 product.
It is an extremely unique shade and as I have mentioned before, not everyone’s cup of tea. I am currently on the search for unique shades to add to my collection. So, I don’t seem to be buying corals and fuchsias any more. The MAC Matte collection has some amazing shades, do have a look. However, chances are that the colours would already have been sold out, so you can wait and bid your time.
As my usual readers would remember, I do not take pricing into the mix of pros and cons because everyone knows their budget. And I feel the product needs to be evaluated on its own merit – irrespective of the price.
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