Beauty

MAC Mariah Carey Limited Edition Mcizzle Lipstick

For those of you who are not aware, the much-anticipated Mariah Carey limited edition MAC collection dropped earlier this month. It was one of those collections that a lot of women (myself included) were waiting for. Mariah is a diva, she’s brash, bold and it’s safe to say she loves herself, and I thought the collection was going to reflect all of this and be big.

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I was massively disappointed when I saw the collection though. I felt it was really tame and safe for Mariah. A lot of nudes, teamed with pinks and big lashes but that was it. No bold, daring colours, no big palettes to rave about and no real stand-out lip colours. I find the palettes are slightly too similar to Charlotte Tilbury’s shades and there are cheaper, better palettes out there, such as MAC’s Amber Nines, which is £2.50 cheaper and has five more shades!

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When I went online and saw that everything had sold out (about three days later, which is long in the MAC Limited Edition world), I wasn’t that bothered. The only product I wanted to get my hands on was Mcizzle (£17.00), but I convinced myself that it was just another nude to add to my extensive collection and I didn’t need it.

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Roll forward a week, and I nipped into the new MAC store in Watford and the collection was there, in stock and ready for me to swatch, so it would’ve been rude not to. The packaging is very Mariah, stupidly glittery and over the top, but I love it. I wanted this to resonate throughout the entire collection in the first place, but some things aren’t meant to be.

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When I swatched Mcizzle I had to have it it. It’s a peach toned lippy that reminds me of a ‘your lips but better’ sort of shade. It’s perfect for throwing on during the day or teamed with a dramatic eye. As it’s a Cremesheen finish, it’s fairly light on the lips and doesn’t give an intense colour like the Matte/ Retro Matte finishes but feels moisturising when applied though and you can see a subtle colour.

I’m gutted the collection wasn’t what I thought it was going to be, but it still sold out, so others must’ve liked it. As mentioned, I felt it was a bit too safe for my liking, that it should’ve been bigger and bolder in the colour choices, but that’s just my opinion.

What did you think of the collection? Did you buy anything from it?

Thanks for reading,

S x

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