Tuesday, February 12, 2013

MAC Ravishing Lipstick

MAC's Cremesheen Lipstick in Ravishing ($15) is described as a clean, light peachy coral. The color description given by MAC is spot on. Ravishing is a rather difficult shade to pull off on my skintone and needs quite a bit of tweaking and a good gloss to make it wearable.

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Ravishing

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Ravishing - Review, Photos & Swatches



The color is quite pigmented and can get a tad patchy on very dry lips when used directly from the tube, so I prefer using it with a lip brush to sheer the color out a little. Worn alone, it tends to wash me out, so I almost, always end up topping it with a gloss. It looks better off when paired with a smokey eye or with a good amount of eyeliner. If you do prefer a brighter pop, be sure to exfoliate lips well just so you can apply directly from the tube!  Ravishing has enough color to even out pigmentation, if any and just a teeny tiny hint of shimmer that doesn't show up much on the lips.

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Ravishing - Review, Photos & Swatches

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Ravishing Swatch

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Ravishing FOTD on Medium/Dark Skintone
Ravishing topped off with a clear gloss

The formula being a Cremesheen is extremely comfortable and has a slight sheen to the overall finish. I would recommend using a lip liner though, since it tends to migrate a little after a few minutes. I get about 2-3 hours from the Cremesheens and they don't dry out my lips at all. Overall, Ravishing is a good choice if you are looking for a slightly bright, peachy coral for spring/summer. It is a tad high maintenance and one of those lipsticks that looks good with a flawless base, in my opinion.

Have you tried MAC Ravishing? How do you wear it?

8 comments:

  1. I LOVE THIS ONE! I seriously have soo many lip sticks I need to get and this one is so on my list.

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    1. Its a good choice if you like peachy corals!

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  2. It looks great on you Appu! Gives me the confidence to try it out too! I always thought it'll wash me out! But after Karen's (MBB) and your post, I'm definitely trying it out!

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    1. Thanks, Ikku! Ravishing will look great on you! I think it looks super pretty on Karen, but then everything looks amazing on her!! Let me know if you try! :)

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    2. Haha that's true! But this looks really good on you! The colour actually shows up! Yes definitely! I'll even tweet u a picture if I do! :D

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    3. Yes, tweet me...want to see how it looks on you!!! I keep buying corals/peaches but end up struggling with them sometimes.. See Sheer is the only exception..I'm almost finishing it up :D :D

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  3. I have this shade and love it. I think it looks lovely on you! I do find the formula almost a little too creamy for me though. I find it can slide around a little and look a touch patchy so I tend to wear it over MAC Boldly Bare lip liner and that helps x

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    1. Thanks, Claire! Yeah, it really is creamy and patchy especially on dry lips. I must check out MAC's Boldly Bare lip liner now! :)

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