19 October 2012

MAC by Request Swatches and Review

Recently I blogged about the latest collection released by MAC, MAC by Request. I ordered two lipsticks from the collection; Moxie and Candy Yum Yum and I've fallen head over heels with them so a review was definitely in order :)

Both lipsticks that I ordered have a matte finish and are pretty pink shades. I'm a bold lipstick person so this suits me just fine.
Candy Yum Yum is the first of the two that I tried. It is listed on the website as "neon pink" and its true that it is an incredibly bold, bright shade... or what I'd call Barbie pink. As it is such a statement colour, I would definitely recommend wearing with just a slick of mascara or with a small amount of subtle eyeliner so that you don't over do your look.
I find that the colour applies really smoothly to lips and gives a very pigmented colour. I always use a lip scrub before applying so that it doesn't cling to any dry patches. This colour can be rather drying after a few hours wear so carrying a lip balm around with you might be a good idea but over all, it is a fab colour that is surprisingly wearable if you're brave.
Moxie is a darker shade, described on the MAC website as "bright pink" however I dont think this is perhaps a true representation of the colour. Instead, I would describe it as a deep, blue toned pink. Another statement colour, I would again keep the rest of your makeup fairly simple with this lipstick, however I've been wearing it with Lush Fantasy eyeliner which is a sparkly gold colour, or thick black cat winged eyeliner so there is more scope here. I think rock inspired looks are great with it because it is just dark enough to hold its own.
I find that Moxie applies brilliantly, and doesn't emphasize any dry patches. I still use a lip scrub before applying for a smooth look, however that isn't as important as with Candy Yum Yum. A lot of lipsticks I own in similar shades tend to feather slightly however I have not found that with this lipstick. Again, it can be a little drying on the lips after a few hours but not as much as some. I find this colour very wearable and fairly versatile and would recommend it to anyone after a gorgeous dark pink shade thats still nice and bright.

The whole collection is still currently available exclusively online *here* and consists of these two lipsticks, a third lipstick, three lipglasses and three eyeshadows. I have been really impressed with the colour, staying power and versatility of the pieces that I bought so I think this limited collection is worth a look. I may have to add the third lip colour; Rocker to my collection, as well as the Cult of Cherry lipglass :P

What do you think of these colours? Would you be brave enough to wear them? Which is your favourite?
Annie x


  1. Wow both colours look amazing, and deffo going to be checking them out online :)


    1. Aren't they gorgeous? I love them both so much. Definitely worth a look :) xx