Skin Tone- Medium, NC42, warm undertones
Continuing with the MAC love, here are my thoughts on the shade Studded Kiss which is super gorgeous both in terms of color and texture. It is definitely not an everyday shade; save this for the evening parties and get complimented.
Price – $17
Formulated to shade, define and showcase the lips. Hundreds of hues, high-fashion textures. The iconic product that made MAC famous.
My Experience with MAC Studded Kiss Matte Lipstick:
This comes in regular MAC packaging, nothing fancy, just functional and classy matte black. Details of the product are mentioned on the outer carton. Only con with MAC packaging is that you have to remember every color and corresponding name; color coded sticker at the base is always welcome.
I like the matte and satin textures because they stay long without making the lips uncomfortable or chapped. Also the pigmentation is great in these two finishes and hence applying lip liner is totally optional. Studded Kiss being from the matte range is nice and smooth on the lips and does not tug or pull them. On the contrary, it does not dry out the lips; people with dry lips would need a lip balm after a couple of hours though.
Studded Kiss is described as dark oxblood red but there are brown undertones to it. It is a warm shade which complements my skin tone. It looks super gorgeous on the lips but I generally do not wear such dark shades often. It looks fabulous with a sharp winged liner and peach toned blush. I would say keep the rest of the makeup subtle as the lipstick is going to take away all the attention.
The staying power ranges from 4-5 hours depending on the food/fluid intake. After that it starts fading from the centre of the lips. Without any lip lining and primer I feel that is a decent staying power. I do not mind reapplying as this feels nice on the lips. It does not leave any stain and gets removed easily with a makeup remover.
Pros of MAC Studded Kiss Matte Lipstick:
• Simple packaging.
• Super pigmented.
• Nice texture.
• Lovely fragrance.
• Gorgeous shade.
• Stays on long.
Cons of MAC Studded Kiss Matte Lipstick:
• Not an everyday shade.
IMBB Rating – 4.25/5
Would I Repurchase/Recommend MAC Studded Kiss Matte Lipstick?
Repurchase – No, I do not wear such shades that often.
Recommend – If you like such deep dark gorgeous shades, do try this at the store; it is pretty underrated.
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