"THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS HAVING TOO MANY LIPSTICKS"...and when it's MAC, I definitely don't regret buying it.
A few months back MAC introduces a new formula lipsticks, which claim to be extreme color intensity with right amount pigments.
The lipsticks are named as "LIPTENSITY". And it is not a matte lipstick neither a glossy one. Now that sounds confusing, right?
I was confused too and give it a pass when it was launched, but the day when I swatched these lipsticks in stores I just fell in love at first swatch (sounds too filmy..lol ). These Liptensity lipsticks are actually a perfect gel lipstick that neither too creamy nor too matte but a mixture of both with the right amount of pigmentation and intensity of color.
Price: - Rs.1850 for 3.6 g.
Availability in India: - (My first mac cosmetics product bought from Nykaa)Nykaa.com here
A little info about the LIPTENSITY:-
A Lipstick with enhanced amounts of pigment for extreme color intensity.
A brilliant formula that pushes the boundaries of color. Each Lipstick holds intense amounts of pigment, resulting in extreme color intensity, clarity, and vibrancy. This luxurious gelled base melts on contact, providing fully saturated color with a satin finish in one stroke.
Key claims and benefits:-
Gel formula glides on smoothly
Long-wearing, eight hours
Apply directly on lips.
The lipstick comes in a sleek beautiful color case packaging which is matching with the color of the lipstick in it. The sleek packaging is easy to carry in small pouch anywhere and the cap close with a click sound. The bullet of the lipstick is slightly slanting kind off which I found quite similar to all those Mac prolong wear range of lipsticks which is now discontinued. And yes these lipsticks too has the vanilla scent which is the signature fragrance of all Mac lipsticks.
Among all the 24 shades of MAC LIPTENSITY, I picked up SMOKED ALMOND, the most selling lipstick from this range. It is described as a "Bright Rose Brown" shade. The lipstick will suit everyone, from fair to dusky skin tone beauties in its own way. On me, it looks like a quite neutral rosy brown shade which is a bit similar to Mac satin lipstick MOCHA, that enhances my skin tone.
The lipstick is gel formula and its glides super smoothly on lips. The formula of the lipsticks is a bit similar to Mineralize lipsticks but these are way better than those. The lipsticks don't bulge or feather from the outline of lips even after hours. It stays intact 8 hours with slight fading. It is not a transfer-proof lipstick so definitely, it does transfer a bit which is not as much, though. It fades a bit from the center of the lips after having a heavy meal but still, it can be worn like that for a few hours more without any touch-up.
Actually, the lipstick Smoked Almond is my perfect go-to neutral shade for my fair skin tone and that's why I don't feel touch up even after slight fading with hours or after the meal. But I don't think it will work with other shades too as they might need a touch up after a bit fading (well, it is my personal point of view).
Overall, MAC LIPTENSITY LIPSTICK SMOKED ALMOND is a perfect gel lipstick for everyone.
Did you pick any one of them?
That's all for today, until next time...Love Sammy:*