Sunday, July 5, 2009

Product Review: MAC Hello Kitty Lipstick in Cute-Ster

ps: haha... super overdue i know!! This one's been pushed back again and again for other posts until i even felt like not posting it anymore, but i posted anyway since i've already done it! lol!! So sorry!!! :P



^ Why is the color so dark? :S

At a Glance:
Price: US$14 / RM60 / Rs. 920
Website: Maccosmetics.com
Weight: 3g / 0.1 US. Oz.
Made in: Belgium
Likes: Lovely color, great staying power
Gripes: Could be a little more pigmented
Repurchase: No
Jenn's Rating: 3.5 Stars! Me Likey!!! :D

Ingredients:
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate / Hexastearate / Hexarostinate, 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 Alchohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Vanillin [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI77492, CI77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI42090), Carmine (CI75470), Red 6 (CI15850), Red 6 Lake (CI15850), Red 7 Lake (CI15850), Red 21 (CI45410), 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

Limited edition Hello Kitty Lipstick featuring shiny black casing with Hello Kitty figure on a pop art pattern background. Cap features the logos of both M∙A∙C and Hello Kitty in this collection’s signature pink.


Actual Product Pic:



Pigmentation & Color:
True to what many people claim, this lipstick is really sheer, not surprising since this is a lustre!! The color shows on my lips after 2 layers! This is described as a sheer peachy pink with pearl, which i think is accurate! :)

The swatch on the website:


Actual swatches:


On my lips (left taken without flash, right with!):


For comparison, here's my bare lips on the left:


So yes, it's sheer, but it definitely can be seen! The gold glitters are so pretty too! :D

Texture:
This lipstick applies really smoothly unto your lips, probably due to the many moisturizers in it! :)

Packaging:


This lipstick is the same size as the usual MAC lipsticks. Since it's from the Hello Kitty collection, it has a hello kitty motive on it (duh!! lol!!). I'm really glad that they FINALLY learn how to print the stuff on the lipsticks itself instead of using nasty stickers!! :D

The box it came in plus the packaging:


And oh, the embossed kitty is such a CUTE idea!! :D


I'll definitely miss it when it's gone!! :(

Time Test:
This lipstick lasts about 4 hours (with no meals in between!) on me before i need to reapply.

Price & Availability:
This lipstick is priced at US$14 / RM60, and is available at all MAC counters and on Maccosmetics.com. This is LE though, so i think it should be sold out by now!! :P

Usage:
Since this is so sheer and natural looking, its the perfect no brainer choice for everyday use, or on those days when you're in a hurry and need something that'll work for sure! :D


My $0.02:

To be very honest, this lipstick is nothing special - i'm sure that there are similar colors with better pigmentation out there

The lack of pigmentation aside, i don't have any complaints about this lipstick! It's pretty lasting for a lustre, doesn't dry out the lips, plus it's LE! lol!! I'm glad to have this in my collection! :D

ps: this pairs BEAUTIFULLY with the Mimmy lipglass from the same collection:



This combi makes my lips look so smooth yet natural!! Love!! :D


Photo Credits: Product pic from Specktra.net, Swatch pic from Maccosmetics.com.au.

4 comments:

  1. gosh, can anyone bear to spoil the kitty print on the lipstick? how to have the heart to use this man. LOL.

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  2. hmm.. why is the top of the lippie white?

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  3. Xin: yeah... thats why i'm using this one sparingly!! haha!! :D

    I've heard that some girls bought one tube just to keep and another to use so that they won't spoil the kitty print! :D

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  4. Anon: oh, it's actually the reflection from the window! :D

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