Who says you cannot wear metallic, shimmery lip colours in all kinds of extraordinary shades? This time Mac decided we need some spice in our lives and we will see whether we agree or not.
Again, I feel like this is my impulsive shopping review weekend rather than anything else. Somehow the Mac store clerk talked me into buying the new Oh, Sweetie Lipcolour after seeing the stunning bubblegum pink on her lips. And because my hair was still a very light blonde back then, I bought the gold colour which seemed to suit me best.
I wonder how long I can resist the bubblegum pink now that my hair is a greyish-blue… Wait for it.
Also… I only noticed it now, but all of the reviews I have done this weekend are golden/yellow! Funny coincidence
What is the most extravagant lip colour you own and how often do you wear it? Tell me your recommendation! I always love to hear all about new and old makeup discoveries and disasters – we all know I have had enough of those
I do not really know how to label the Lipcolour because it does not feel like a lipgloss at all, but is also somewhat different from a regular liquid lipstick. The texture is more creamy and does not really have any of the stickiness we usually associate with lipgloss.
Mac Cosmetics Oh, Sweetie Lipcolour – Coconut Macaroon
The design of the bottle is cute and whimsical, just like the name already suggests. The see through bottle is decorated with somewhat badly illustrated sprinkles and if you are the type to like the usual mature Mac Cosmetics design, this bottle will not be suitable for your tastes. But you should not worry too much, the Lipcolour itself can still be elegant and stunning, it is all up to you and your personal preference.
The price of the products tends to be located around 15£ and 20£, which is right between the price of a drugstore lipstick and a luxury brand one and is also within the usual Mac price range.
I have been looking for an ingredient list online, but so far I was not able to find even a single one. To be honest, this is really disappointing if you consider how big of a brand Mac is.
Even if I am used to writing down the ingredient lists myself, this time I lack the patience and the list is rather long, so I decided to only write the top two lines and go into detail about some as usual.
Octyldodecanol, Isohexadecane, Quaternum-90 Bentonite, Vp/Eicosene Copolymer, Silica, Calcium Aluminium Borosilicate, Propylene Carbonate, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Boron Nitride, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Diseardimonium Hectorite…
Octyldodecanol: Is a fatty acid which is used in cosmetics as a texture enhancer with emollient properties, which makes it a popular ingredient for lip products. It also keeps the product from separating into its oil and liquid components.
Isohexadecane: Is a texture enhancer with a powder like finish, used to heighten the spreadability of products like lipsticks or foundations, without feeling heavy. It helps minimising colour transfer. If it is used in skincare products, isohexadecane has certain properties that can ease the struggle for people with oily skin. So, if you are suffering from oily skin, you should look for products in which this is included.
How to use it:
- Apply directly to lips as desired.
Well, there is nothing much to say I guess. But you can add some extra pop to the Lipcolour perfectly fine after the first layer has somewhat dried down. The buildability is good enough for mutable layers without ruining the quality of the finish.
My only recommendation is keeping the amount of gloss you use for the respective layers on the lower side. The cream dries faster like this and will not wrinkle once completely dry.
What it claims to do:
- Provides lasting colour, eight hours
- Features a comfortable formula
- Non- feathering
Linked from Maccosmetics.com. I also put the link here in order for you to check out the Oh, Sweetie Lipcolour if you are interested in it.
What it really does:
As always I looked at the companies’ claims and tried to find out whether they are true or not.
The colour really is long lasting and can withstand food and drink with ease. The most it will do is fade to a certain degree. Just to try it out I decided to keep it on overnight and see whether the colour still shows after about six hours of sleep. In the morning I would still see the golden shimmer and it stayed on until I decided to have breakfast, which was apparently too much even for this Lipcolour.
The texture of the cream certainly is lovely and very feathery. If somewhat feels like a mix of the Peripera Velvet Ink Liptint and a classic Cream Lipstick. Fluffy and lightweight but also very pigmented and strong.
I have heard some negative opinions on the effect this particular Mac Lipcolour has on the lips, but my opinion is really positive. After using it my lips always feel soft and velvety.
The scent is certainly not something you can even think of missing. The coconut flavour is sweet and stays strong even after a long time of wearing it. But it might not be something for everyones’ nose.
Con 1: There are two things I would like to mention at this point: One is the fact that the lip colour will only have the long lasting effects I mentioned above to such an extent if the whole product has completely dried down – which may take a while.
Con 2: The second thing I am a bit peeved about is the fact that certain colours might not be so suited for such lenient use. While the gentle goldish-nude tone can fade and still look natural and pretty, a pigmented colour like a bubblegum pink might look strange half faded like that.
Con 3: Personally, I like the sickeningly sweet smell of coconut and macaron, but this might not be for everyone. If you dislike such a peculiar smell then you will not be able to stand the Oh, Sweetie glosses. All of them have a strong scent.
Pro 1: The feeling and texture of the Lipcolour are incredibly wonderful. It is silky smooth and only slightly sticky as long as it is still wet.
Pro 2: If you like the smell the coconut flavour will suit you well. Maybe refrain from kissing someone who dislikes coconuts 😉
Pro 3: The quality of the Lipcolour is really high and for better coverage, you can layer it as many times as you want. Just keep sure to let each layer dry at least some time in order to prevent unnecessary wrinkling.
Also, be sure to prep your lips beforehand, because if you have ripped lips, the cream will seep into the rips and they will show.
Pro 4: The colour of all of the Oh, Sweetie Lipcolours are really outstanding and a nice addition to a makeup stash. The gold of the Coconut Macaroon with its light metallic shimmer and the creamy looking texture is glamorous and draws peoples eyes to your lips.
If you would ask me – as in Eden the beauty enthusiast – this would be an item I give a five out of five, maybe not list as a holy grail but as something I loved from the very first time I put it on because it looked so unique and stunning.
But, if you ask me for an honest – and as objective as possible – opinion, the Mac Oh, Sweetie Lipcolour is not a product I rate with a five. For some of you out there, the strong flavours of the creamy colour might not be something you enjoy. Normally I would add some other reasons to my rating, but this time I am sure the cons have summarised the negative points sufficiently.
Would I recommend it? Yes, I would. The colour is stunning and a huge eye-catcher. I also haven’t seen any lip product with a similar formula or colour before, so this is an experience I definitely do recommend to all of you. All in all, I give the Mac Cosmetics Oh, Sweetie Lip in the colour Coconut Macaroon a really generous four out of five. (I should really draw a 3.4 rating…)
My Alchemiin Tip:
I have two small tipps this time:
- The first one is a trick on how to avoid the stickiness of the Lipcolour to a certain amount at least. I – and maybe you too – usually do my lipstick as one of the last steps of my makeup in order to match the colour to my eyes as much as possible.
But as the cream takes forever to dry, I usually start with the first layer of the Lipcolour right after the foundation and build it to my liking as I progress my makeup.
When do you usually do your lipstick? At the last moment – the beginning – or maybe in the middle?
- The second one is just a small piece of inspiration: If you would like a dewy golden glow on your cheeks, dab a small amount onto your cheekbones and spread it. I realised that it looks better without contouring – but do tell me what you think?
I really think that this is one of the most beautiful “blushes” I have ever owned – even though it somehow seems to suit my mothers’ skin tone better than myself… Which is somehow enraging 😉
Whoop, this is number three out of three of my review spree. I really had a lot of fun finally getting back to reviewing makeup and stuff. I also have a small announcement to make – nobody will probably read this but… never mind – I will be moving to Scotland!!
Lots of love and until the next review, Eden.