By now you probably know I rarely post any spontaneous beauty reviews. However, when I find a product I truly like, I can make an exception and talk a little about it. As you certainly guess, this is totally one of those unusual occasions.
During our little Vienna holiday two weeks ago (more on that coming later), I accidentally stumbled upon a MAC Cosmetics store and decided to stop and have a look. I should explain that, although we do have a shop in Bucharest, it is quite a small one and unfortunately its stock is normally quite modest for a number of reasons. Nevertheless, its Austrian counterpart was reasonably interesting in terms of supplies, so I took the chance for a quick look.
I have read so many reviews about their lip products over the years, I had to go straight for them. Crimson and berry shades are my cup of tea when it comes to lipstick, so after a brief check, I favored Diva over other options (which was kind of funny, as I deeply dislike the name. It is a bit pretentious, right?). But going back to the product itself, I quickly became attracted both, to shade and matte texture.
I couldn´t resist the temptation and I used it for the first time next day, and this is pretty much what I noticed about it.
2. Second: Pigmentation is amazing. Even with just one layer the product looks colourful.
3. Third: I found the matte texture reasonably easy to apply. It can make my naturally dry lips even drier and using a balm before applying is a good idea. However, I must say I didn´t find it any worse than any other matte lipsticks I own.
4. Fourth: Allegedly long-lasting was not that impressive, but quite standard. I had some coffee after about four hours wearing, and although the colour was OK in most places, I needed to re-apply on the inner corners of my lips. Not totally perfect but I think it is acceptable (and I can be a bit messy while eating/drinking to be totally fair, pretty much like the cookie monster...)
To sum it up, a would say what I love the most is all about colour, pigmentation and texture.
Nevertheless, I think they could make it a bit better with durability. But will I shop again? Most definitely, YES. As a matter of fact, I found it quite professional, and I would like to test other products in order to see if they are equally valuable.