Thursday, April 17, 2008

Product Review: MAC Fafi Lipstick in Utterly Frivolous



At a Glance:
Price: RM63 / US$14
Website: Maccosmetics.com
Weight: 3g / 0.1 US Oz.
Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate / Hexastearate / hexarosinate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax / Candelilla Cera / Cire De Candelilla, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, PVP / Hexadecene Copolymer, Polyethylene, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cetyl Acetate, Lanolin Oil, Cetyl Lactate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Polydecene, Beeswax / Cera Alba / Cire D’Abeille, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ceramide 3, Synthetic Wax, Synthetic Beeswax, Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminium Borosilicate, Alumina, Tin Oxide, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Vanillin [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI77492, CI77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI42090), Carmine (CI7470), Red 6 (CI15850), Red 6 Lake (CI15850), Red 7 Lake (CI15850), Red 21 (CI45380), Red 28 Lake (CI45410), Red 30 Lake (CI73360), Red 33 Lake (CI17200), Yellow 5 Lake (CI19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI15985), Yellow 10 Lake (CI47005)


Product Description:

Exclusive to the M·A·C Fafi collection, a specially shaded Lipstick featuring a colourful Fafinette on the shiny black case. Limited edition.


Actual Product Pic:



My $0.02:

Pigmentation & Color (Plus Swatches! :D):
The MAC website describes this shade as a rosy coral with pink pearl. This description is rather accurate in the tube, but on my lips it turns into a pastel barbie pink with pink glitters. The pink pearl described appears as a light fuschia on my lips. Pigmentation is poorer than the average lippie, but buildable. It took me 3 swipes to fully cover the natural color of my lips.

Swatches from website:


Close but not quite! :P

Actual Swatches:



On my rather pigmented lips:



The Applicator & Packaging:


This lipstick looks and works like your regular twist up lipstick, except that it's packaged exclusively with the Fafinette Eriko and the MAC words scribbled on the cap. I'm sooo glad that they were printed on the casing itself, instead of stuck on like the Fafi lipglosses!

Texture:
This is a Lustre, so the it doesn't go on as smooth as the glaze ones. Do remember to exfoliate your lips because this tends to accentuate the flakies.

Time Test:
This lipstick lasted about 4 hours on me, which is about average.

Price & Availability:
This lipstick is sold for RM63 / US$14, the same price as the regular MAC lipsticks. It's limited edition though, so grab yours before it's gone forever! Available at all MAC counters / Pro Stores / Maccosmetics.com

Usage:
I haven't officially wear this out as yet, but i can picture myself pairing this with a frosty lipgloss and a cool toned blush to look extra girlie :)


In a Nutshell:

UPDATE: I paired this with Sugar Trance and i LOVED it! i can see myself reaching for this quite often! + 1 star (previously 3*) to the rating, plus i'd repurchase!! :D

It's something that's nice to have, but "skippable" if you get what i mean. i'm sure that there are similar dupes out there with better texture.

Likes: Unique packaging, pretty color
Gripes: Texture, lack of pigmentation
Repurchase: No YES! :)

Rating:
3 4 Stars - Me Likey! :D

Credits: Product Photo & Swatches from Maccosmetics.com

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