In the midst of all the dark fall collections that have been popping up, MAC is reminding us it’s still summer! And I have two collections to prove just that, Dare to Wear and the fabulous Digi Dazzle Lipsticks. I, for one, say hooray!
These 13 limited edition lipsticks are exactly what I’m craving right now; sparkling and yes, dazzling color to carry me through the end of summer. Not that I can’t see wearing these through the cold months too, but to me glitter equals fun. And fun equals summer.
I will admit, while I am a fan of glitter on the lips, these didn’t do much for me just viewing them in the bullet. I think it’s my habit of looking to gloss whenever I want some action that led me to think “I’ve got lip gloss for this, why do I need glitter lipstick?” Oh, but getting these on my lips was a whole other story…
With these, you get the flash of a glimmery gloss, with the staying power of a lipstick. We’re not talking just a smattering of glitter either. These are bursting with glitter (see photo evidence!) Pure wall to wall glitter. But be prepared for it to migrate, I looked like I was making out with a disco ball after swatching these. Surprisingly the lipsticks feel less gritty than you’d expect. But don’t go in hoping for silky smooth, they’re not.
Plus, these are real chameleons. All three looked better on my lips than in the bullet. What a great surprise!
Liquid Lurex is a sheer gold with silver and a shape-shifter sort of glitter than transforms from fuschia to copper depending on how you are looking at it. Next to impossible to capture in a photo; in mine it looks gold in the tube, and kind of nude on my lips. But in person, you get a gold that flashes pink. This blurry swatch shows you the brilliance of the glitter. This is unlike any shade I’ve ever owned and is like a party in a tube (or preferably, on your lips!)
For a more subtle, but no less beautiful look, I adore Wham, a plummy brown with gold and a bit of the same shape-shifter glitter described above. I can see reaching for this a lot in the fall, as it’s warm but still fun. Check out a full face look with it on my Dare to Wear post.
Lastly, Naughty You is a bright, almost bubble gum medium pink with a ton of pink glitter. MAC describes it as neon, and I’m with them on that. It’s like Barbie’s disco-date-pink. Not a color I’d reach for, but surprisingly wearable with my warm-toned skin.
Readers, these have to be swatched to truly be appreciated. Don’t miss Dazzle Lipsticks, who couldn’t use a bit more sparkle in their lives? And if you own one (or 13), tell us about your shades!
Stef is many things. Amongst them: co-editor of we heart this, graphic designer, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie.
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