Monday, September 26, 2016

Top 4 Light to Medium Mac Autumn Lipsticks (Swatches)

                  Being we're officially four days into Autumn, I decided a top 5 Mac lipstick post accompanying the season was quite suiting! Autumn can be broken up into two sectors, one with light tones, and another with deep and sensual hues. For today, I decided to kick things off with a light to medium mashup, because I do know it's back to school time for most, thus the lighter colors might be of a more helpful nature! M.A.C. Cosmetics, which is known in formal as Makeup Art Cosmetics happens to be a company surrounding tons of controversy due to the suspected animal testing and such. According to their website, they state the following, "Decades ago, M•A•C was one of the first beauty companies to use alternatives to animal testing. Alternatives exist, but they aren’t accepted everywhere. Even though we don’t test on animals ourselves, but because of requirements by law, our products or ingredients can be tested on animals in places like China. If we had our way alternatives would be accepted everywhere, and we are trying to make that happen. We recently partnered with the INSTITUTE FOR IN VITRO SCIENCES (IIVS), whose mission it is to expand the use and acceptance of non-animal testing methods worldwide." Essentially, their company DOES NOT support the cause of animal testing, however due to different laws and regulations in certain parts of the word, it is REQUIRED.  Ever wonder why some companies refuse to ship worldwide? Now you understand, partially, that answer! 
                               From dainty nude, to intensive pink laced with gold, these are the shades that remind me MOST of Autumn! Pictured above is both a swatch on my lips, up close, and a swatch from afar this way you beauties can see the shade in both perspectives. Speaking of perspectives, my skin tone in MAC products, although I react horribly most, is NC20.  Keep in mind the spectrum of MAC, works backwards. If you're a "NC", neutral cool, you have a yellow undertone. Although it makes sense, to most this can be confusing since cool tones are NORMALLY associated with pinks in one's skin! Anyhow, going along with the said ideology, "NW", neutral warm, means you have a pink undertone.  I think you loves get the idea!  Below I shall be listing each lipstick, along with a link to either dupes, OR the actual product, with a short description of WHY I fancy each most.
1. Mac Lipstick, Brick-o-la
                           This mid-toned berry leans VERY coral like on me, which is quite odd since when swatched (view photo above), it appears to be a pinked plum! The formula is an amplified creme, thus you can expect INTENSE pigment within one swipe that lasts a few hours, leaving a beautiful stain behind. Why this color? Berry's have always been associated with Fall, but, a berry that CAN shift coral depending on your skin? I think yes. Always make sure to TEST your products out first before purchasing, OR make sure you order from a website that guarantees quick returns! 

2. Mac Lipstick, Shy Girl
               Shy Girl, a creamy coral beige is probably gonna' be your best friend! Fitting with a variety of makeup looks, INCLUDING purple eyeshadow, this lipstick, featuring a creamy formula is def a keeper, because it'll last ALL Fall long, and literally, lasts hours upon no removal. Being this color isn't too warm, it's flattering on a variety of skin tones, as well!

3. Mac Lipstick, Plumful
                      Ohhhh, Plumful. One of my FAVORITE'S! Plumful, coming in a Lustre finish is described as a "blossoming rose-pink".  This lipstick, in my opinion, experiences more PURPLE tones then anything, but this could be due to a clashing of undertones! This shade happens to look the most different between the warm, and natural lightings. Though quite the downfall, I think it's expected for shades in-between to lean differently upon certain conditions!

4. Mac Lipstick, Creme De La Femme
                            Similarly to Plumful, Creme De La Femme exhibits plum hues as well! Described as a "pink laced with gold", the pink is visible, just not as girly as expected. I picked this beauty up many Fall's ago simply because I KNEW it would be a good luck shade! Call me cliche, but it actually has brought me some quality luck. Pairable with lilac shadows, and even smoked light bronzes, this truly is a MUST HAVE shade!

                        Hope you love bunnies enjoyed! Please stay tuned for my "Dark Mac Autumn Lipstick" selection, along with a tutorial to the purple eye makeup look provided above in the afar swatchings. Love you all, XOXO, your Lilz!