I have found the best lipstick ever <gavel>

(34 Posts)
Keztrel Tue 25-Jun-13 15:44:41

Mac Plumful. It's a pinky red with a hint of plum, really good on pale, cool-toned skin - but reckon it would suit lots of people. It makes your lips look really plump and perfect, kind of like they've been airbrushed...

Similar texture to the Revlon Butter stuff, but with more pigment and not a melty pile of shite <bitter>

Ooh that is nice!!

mignonette Tue 25-Jun-13 16:50:33

MAC can do no wrong in my household...........I also use Paul&Joe lipstick which is great rubbed into lips as a stain as is the Guerlain Divinora range. The latter is pure luxury with it's little gold case, very heavy with rotating mirror on the cap top.

Keztrel Tue 25-Jun-13 16:58:18

Agree re. Mac Mignonette - the only thing they do wrong is having their make up artists wear so much of the products at once! Apparently on Fridays and Saturdays they are told what look they have to do, e.g. bold eyes + pale lips, or ridiculous hair + scarily bright lips etc.

Hopasholic Tue 25-Jun-13 16:58:37

Sounds good enough to eat! I am loving the idea of the Guerlain one with the mirror! Ingenious! How much will one set me back? to go with the other gazillion lipsticks which all appear to be the same colour

soggyryvita Tue 25-Jun-13 16:59:13

Oooh that is nice. What is its staying power like Keztrel. I'm wondering if it would look ok with my yellowy, slightly sallow skin tone? I can really see it working on pale, cool tones.

Keztrel Tue 25-Jun-13 17:00:36

My grandma used to have a tiny, oval, gold mirror that would clip onto any lipstick - it was really pretty. I forgot about that till now, may have to look for one!

Keztrel Tue 25-Jun-13 17:03:02

soggy staying power is pretty good as long as you apply one coat, blot, then apply another. Lasts all morning on me, through coffee break until lunch. It's not the world's longest lasting, as it's moisturising and quite glossy. But it wears off nicely, doesn't leave a ring round your lips or end up looking patchy.

Keztrel Tue 25-Jun-13 17:03:45

Don't know about how it would work on yellow-toned skin - maybe search the makeupalley reviews to see what people say.

mignonette Tue 25-Jun-13 17:04:52

They've changed the design a bit and now the mirror is sideways on but they still smell of parma violets- another reason to love Guerlain and they have a few here on Amazon.

noddyholder Tue 25-Jun-13 17:10:03

Nearly as nice as calvin Klein first kiss it is like a perfect lip colour

Vibbe Tue 25-Jun-13 17:18:49

It's a lovely colour, but MAC lipsticks dry my lips out like nothing else. And I don't like the vanilla smell/taste.

Guerlain Rouge Automatique are much better at not drying my lips out. The Rouge G are lovely, but so incredibly heavy and expensive.
I absolutely love the smell/taste of Guerlains products.

I got a Laura Mercier lipstick the other day - I've never tried anything from that brand, and to be fair, the lipstick is better than most other brands I've used (and I've used a lot!) And it doesn't taste or smell of anything at all, which is nice.

Keztrel Tue 25-Jun-13 20:45:06

I love the taste of Mac lipsticks vibbe, it reminds me of mini eggs smile Clinique and Chantecaille dry my lips out, but never Mac. Think I need to check out Guerlain now!

QueenCadbury Tue 25-Jun-13 22:03:47

ketzrel am I right in thinking you're a winter too?

Keztrel Tue 25-Jun-13 22:06:54

Yes I am queen smile One of the pale, dark hair, dark eyes ones. Think I'm a jewel winter but can't remember now!

Maraki Tue 25-Jun-13 22:10:58

Another winter here. Mac plumfull is my go to lipstick!! Just perfect for everyday wear when the HoC winter lipsticks feel OTT for everyday wear.

QueenCadbury Tue 25-Jun-13 22:27:14

I may have to try it out then!

3hens Wed 26-Jun-13 11:29:18

Ooh! I have Mac Plumful too. Fab shade. I'm a summer, sallow skin, fair hair, blue eyes, and I have the palest lips in the universe. Plumful, isn't overly colourful on me IYKWIM, I look alive with it! It has taken me years to find it. I wear it when I want to add a bit of gentle colour and energy.

Traditional nude lipsticks are too blah for me, too brown, too nothing, too worn out. I'm even more colourless with them. But after years, I found one in Rimmel call Vintage Pink, that's my perfect nude lipstick.

Keztrel Wed 26-Jun-13 14:09:40

Oh I have Rimmel Vintage Pink too 3hens - I love it in the tube and on my hand, but on my lips it makes me look like a zombie! It's too violet and dead-looking on my face somehow - it must be better on Summers! I think I threw it away or I'd have sent it to you smile

3hens Wed 26-Jun-13 15:33:24

Aw thanks Keztrel!
Funnyhow lipsticks look so different on different people. Like, Plumful isn't my nude, it's my 'add a bit of subtle colour', and it's a nude colour for the winters above.

LizzyDay Wed 26-Jun-13 15:44:02

I do like that Plumful shade - may give it a go.

HATE the Mac website though, it's like peering into a dark cave full of tiny words that are too small and pale to read. <gimmer>

Keztrel Wed 26-Jun-13 15:47:37

YY 3hens it's a 'my lips but much better' shade on me smile Weird, seeing as I'm really pale, but there you go - I guess that's why the whole seasons thing works!

AlwaysSleepingBeauty Wed 26-Jun-13 20:21:23

That's such a pretty looking colour. I have Burberry Pink Azalea which is similar to the photograph on those reviews, and it's stunning. It might be an option for those who don't like MAC lipstick.

cherrybath Thu 04-Jul-13 16:26:46

I've had plumful for a couple of years - it IS a bit dark (purpley) for daytime for really pale skinned people like me, but fine at night. Syrup is softer for day.

Keztrel Fri 05-Jul-13 08:41:49

I want to try Syrup cherry, it looks really nice. I don't find Plumful purpley and I'm v pale - it looks dark pink on me. Its weird how different lipsticks look on different people. I guess it makes lipstick threads a bit pointless!

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