Sunday, 10 February 2013

Mac Archie's Girls Betty Bright Lipstick

Mac Archie's Girls Betty Bright Lipstick

I don't think I've been so excited for the release of a Mac collection in recent months, I loved scrolling online for swatches, images and so on of the Archie's Girls range. When I heard that Selfridges exclusively released the collection early I had a little trip down to Birmingham to update my collection.

The collection is divided into two characters: Betty and Veronica, Betty's products feature bright pinks, muted eyeshadows and peachy blushers. Whereas Veronica's range is full of deep plums and pinks and bright reds. What makes this collection stand out more than anything is the cute packaging, I find that the cartoon graphics just add a bit of oomph and fun to the range, and even the boxes are dressed with the same graphics. 

Naturally I fell in love with the Betty range, so I found myself stocking up on many products from her collection. The first product I wanted to review would be my favourite from the collection, and that is the Betty Bright lipstick. The lipstick is described as a "light vibrant peach" with a satin finish. However I tend to disagree with the description and find it more of a vibrant coral shade which is why I initially fell in love with the lipstick.

A signature part of Mac lipsticks is the vanilla scent and this is apparent here, I know some people don't always love the smell of this but I personally do and has always been a big positive for me when buying Mac products.

I find this glides easily onto the lips despite its satin finish, and does not feel drying which is a major plus for me. The formula I find is quite creamy which is something I adore in a lipstick, and does slightly remind me of the consistency of the Cremesheen range from Mac. Once applied this is a lot more vibrant that what it looks on the bullet, and was quite surprised how vibrant this looked on my skin tone, however because it did this it has made it one of those stand out colours within my collection.

However one thing I have noticed with this is that when wearing it will sink into your lips if they are dry which is not always attractive so this will be better to wear when the weather heats up or when your lips are in good condition. 

I have worn this non-stop since purchasing it on Thursday and have found wear time to be around 3 hours, which was expected considering the formula. 

Price wise this retails at £15.50 which is higher than their normal range lipsticks, but is expected as their collection pieces are usually higher than normal lines. However limited edition line prices have also risen since their normal range lipsticks have gone up to £14, as I'm convinced specials were only around the £14 mark. 

I love this product so much I am contemplating getting a back up when the collection hits stores and Mac online on the 19th February. 

Have you managed to try any of the Archie's Girls products out yet? Are you a fan of Betty or Veronica?

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