Mac Oxblood £17.00 - Link
I have to admit I have a slight obsession when it comes to limited edition MAC collections, there is just something about them that the hoarder in me loves from the gorgeous packaging to stunning shades. So it may come as a surprise when I say I wasn't too fussed about this collection, I think because from the get go I didn't know too much about Isabel and Ruben Toledo and the shades were nice but didn't wow me from what I saw online. However this all changed when I stopped off at my local MAC and saw the range, especially the Mac Toledo Oxblood lipstick and within seconds I was sold.
The MAC Toledo range is a collaboration with fashion designers and illustrators Isabel and Ruben Toledo who have lent their vibrant eye for fashion and art to create a collection of irrelevant colour designed to inspire endless play.
MAC Oxblood is described as a light peachy nude with a matte finish. The colour itself is what I'd describe as a light/medium peachy nude with pink undertones - and a very wearable shade that would suit most complexions and a great 90s lip option. Despite being a matte finish I find that this lipstick doesn't dry the lips out at all and this applies really easily, gliding onto the lips without any tugging. When applied this is really comfortable, as I find sometimes you can feel matte lipsticks drying your lips out with continued wear, and there's nothing worse than wanting to just wipe all your lipstick off - and after all where's the fun in that! The only thing I'd suggest would be to wear a balm underneath so that you can continue to re-apply throughout the day where need be. In typical MAC Matte lipstick fashion this doesn't cling to dry flaky skin on the lips either, which is perfect when your lips are in need of a little TLC but you still want to sport a fab lippie.
I find that Oxblood lasts really well on the lips and have found it lasting anywhere from the 4-6 hour mark, which when considering how light the shade is the staying power is fantastic. This doesn't transfer either when eating or drinking so you don't have to worry about the dreaded lip stain on your glass - is it just me that hates seeing the transfer?
Now I can't do a review about Oxblood without addressing the gorgeous packaging, I love the white bullet featuring Toledo signature graphic lines and red lippie faces . The bullet is very similar to MAC's Viva Glam Rihanna where it feels quite rubbery if that makes sense, my only gripe is that I'm a little worried I'm going to stain the bullet with foundation, lipstick or any other makeup related marks.
There is only a slight negative with this lipstick, and that is the price point. MAC have ever so kindly decided to up their price of their limited edition lipsticks to a whopping £17, which I have to admit is slightly sickening when I can remember when MAC lipsticks were like £10.50.
Did you cave and buy anything from the Toledo collection?