Tuesday, December 1, 2009

MAC's Lustre Lipsticks

MAC makes a line of lipsticks called "Lustre," which means this set of lipsticks packs a lot of shine.  Your lips really look wet because of all the shine.  I am in love with this line of lipsticks.  These are the only lipsticks that I buy from MAC.  The color is build-able, you won't have to apply a lip gloss on top of this already shiny lipstick, and also, some of the colors are infused with a sparkly, pearly look. 

The main reason why I chose to use MAC's Lustre line is that I really dislike the look where your lipstick color is so opaque that it seems very unnatural.  Oh man, when MAC came out with that Style Black line with the black lipstick, I was so grossed out!  Why would anyone want to have black lips??  MAC's black lipstick is the epitome of everything I could possibly hate about lipsticks: very opaque and very unnatural.  Rather, I would go with Lustre lipsticks, which allow some of your natural lip color to show through so your makeup looks more healthy and natural. 

Below is a picture of my Lustre lipsticks, and below this is a swatch on my skin, so maybe this could be helpful to you when choosing your lipsticks.  The order of colors is as follows for both pictures: Charismatic, Viva Glam VI, Hug Me, See Sheer, Meltdown, Curtsy (I got this one from Makeup Alley because it had been discontinued, BNIB of course!), and Honey Flower (my favorite!  I bought a back-up one of this lipstick because I use it the most and I love it so much).  I will label the colors again for each picture, just in case.

Charismatic, Viva Glam VI, Hug Me, See Sheer, Meltdown, Curtsy, Honey Flower

Charismatic, Viva Glam VI, Hug Me, See Sheer, Meltdown, Curtsy, Honey Flower
(For the sake of this swatch, I built the color up to the max.)

If you haven't already, give MAC's Lustre lipsticks a try, you will love how it glistens in the light and helps make your natural beauty show through. 

Geneys  :o)


Clearly Beautiful Blog said...

I have MAC's Lustre Chintz on Chintz and I use it every single day! I also love that the Lusters are buildable, so I have been able to use them on my family and friends of many different complexions!

Cynthia Zacharica. said...

Hey G, I like swatch posts. I don't think i could ever live without See Sheer..i love it so much. I like Hug Me too. First time I'm seeing Curtsy n it looks good..will check it out next time

LilyLipstick said...

Great post - I've never tried the Lustre lipsticks before, only the Matte ones which I find really drying...I love the look of "See Sheer" - may have to pay a visit to Mac soon...

Lu said...

Thanks for the swatches :)

LOLanne said...

ooooh i LOOOVE the hug me anddd curtsy... bahhh i hate how im allergic to mac lipsticks :((


tris1978ton said...

So I am so jealous! Love your lipsticks!