Finally! I have swatches! For some reason Divine Night swatches were pretty scarce. But they’re here and I’m more than ready to share!
- MAC Lipstick Flair For Finery. $19.00 $9.50 Out of Stock. Wishlist this item to be notified when we get more! Image is a stock photo. Actual item may vary depending on fill and condition. Get an email alert when this product is back in stock: Notify me. $19.00 (Save $9.50).
- Soft, comfortable, non-sticky. Applies with a doe-foot applicator. Use as a top layer to Lipstick or on its own. Limited-edition Divine Night packaging (Gold foil lettering). 2.7g / 0.09 US fl oz Flair for Finery is a sheer, milky pink with a cream finish. It’s very sheer, but there is a hint of color.
I’ll start with the lipsticks since they’re always the most popular pieces! There are five limited edition shades that should suit everyone’s needs. You’ve Got It looks light a pale white pink in the tube but it’s a very frosty gold when swatched. I’m sure someone out there might be able to pull this off alone but I think it’s more of a layering lippie. Flair for Finery is a cool pink nude with a lustre finish that’s really pale and white on me but I think it would look beautiful on lighter complexions. Exclusive Event is a cool taupe nude with a satin finish that looks a lot like Rihanna’s Nude lipstick but it’s a bit darker, cooler and more gray. If Nude was a little too brown or warm for you then you’ll love Exclusive Event! Private Party is hands down my favorite of the bunch. It’s the only one I purchased! You can check out my full review here. Prepare for Pleasure is really bright pink red with a cremesheen finish that pulls really red on me. The pink undertones will be much more apparent on lighter, cooler complexions.
MAC Flair for Finery is a slightly warm-toned, light peach with a cream finish. It is a limited edition lipgloss that retails for $20.00 and contains 0.09 oz.
The lipsticks have their own matching Cremesheen gloss with the exception of Exclusive Event. Which pairs pretty nicely with You’ve Got It. Flair for Finery and You’ve Got It are definitely more on the sheer side. Even the hint of shimmer is very faint. I think they’ll work very well for layering though! Private Party had pretty nice pigmentation and had a really pretty sparkle to it. Prepare for Pleasure was definitely the most impressive! Cremesheen glosses tend to be more on the sheer side but Prepare for Pleasure packs a punch! I wish I was more into red lips as it is truly beautiful.
There are three Mineralize Skinfinish powders in this collection. All of which are pretty warm and very finely milled. As others have noted, these are a bit powdery so expect a little mess. Perfectly Poised and Scene to be Scene have great pigmentation and give a beautiful glow. Scene to be Seen is a plum shade with brown undertones and some gorgeous shimmer. While it is beautiful it looks more like a blush to me. Centre of Attention has a more sheer base and the gold square has really big chunks of glitter. You can view my Perfectly Poised swatches and first impressions here.
There are three Mineralize blushes in this collection. Talk of the Town is an extremely frosty warm rose gold. I’m sure it would look beautiful with a very light hand. Lured to Love is warm peachy shade with a bit of a pink sheen. The sheen is absolutely gorgeous in person! Unfortunately, Lured to Love is much too pale for deeper complexions. Lavish Living is just beautiful! It’s a deep plum with silver flecks of glitter. I think it would make a lovely fall blush on light and dark skin tones! Like the Skinfinish powders, the blushes are also pretty powdery but they’re a little more sheer than the Skinfinish powders. I still didn’t have any issues building them up.
All of the eyeshadows were pretty pigmented and weren’t half as powdery as the other Mineralize pieces in this collection. Of course, they’re very glittery so they won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. If I had to pick a favorite it would be Tonight’s Temptation as it’s beautiful in the pan and the blue square is just GORGEOUS!
The Kohl Power pencils are nothing new. All four shades have been repromoted numerous times. No idea why MAC won’t make them permanent. They glide on very smoothly and have excellent pigmentation. They’re much softer than the Pro Longwear liners I’ve tried so I’m not sure if they’ll hold up as well but I am impressed by the way they swatch. I only hauled Mystery but I’m considering picking up Orpheus and Feline. They’re just so pretty!
The Fluidlines in this collection are just gorgeous! They all contain a bit of shimmer but the glitter is much less apparent in Macroviolet. I think these shades are a bit too light to really define my eyes but I would love to pair them with a winged liner! Either a glittery accent or pop of color on the bottom lid. Both would be beautiful! None of them felt gritty to me and I had no issues with pigmentation. I was pleasantly surprised by these beauties!
Back in my early blogging days, I did a post on the top five nude lipsticks. I have since tried the majority of nude lipsticks by MAC and wanted to share with you my top five. Ranging from frost to cremesheen to satin, I’m compiled a list of the best nude lipsticks for every occasion!
MAC’s Fleshpot is an extremely fleshy nude (hence the name!). It has a satin, or semi matte finish and is highly pigmented. I personally love Fleshpot, and oftentimes pair it with a pink gloss like NARS “Turkish Delight.” Because of it’s pink undertones, it works really well with a pink gloss overtop or just by itself. Fleshpot is a great color to pair with smokey eyes and when going out. It certainly stands out from other nude colors. Fleshpot is also very similar to “Madere” by NARS. The only difference is the finish, so if you are looking for a solid matte version of Fleshpot, go with Madere! Buy Fleshpot at AMAZON, NORDSTROM or SELFRIDGES.
Like Fleshpot, Myth is also a satin finish. Myth is similar to Fleshpot but is slightly more peachy pink. Myth is a huge seller for MAC, and it’s easy to see why. It isn’t as flesh toned as Fleshpot but still is light enough to mute out the natural color of your lips. It offers a great full coverage and because of the satin finish, it’s not even necessary to wear any gloss with it. Buy Myth at AMAZON, NORDSTROM or BLOOMINGDALES.
Creme d’ Nude (CremeSheen):
Creme d’ Nude is a cremesheen, or creme based lipstick with a bright full color and supple shine. Creme d’ Nude is another best seller for MAC. Creme d’ Nude is a pink toned fleshy nude that has somewhat of a shine finish, unlike Myth. Creme d’ Nude is great for everyday wear because it doesn’t require a lot of maintenance like Fleshpot or Myth might. Fleshpot and Myth are very light colors and also are semi matte so they need to be applied more carefully and also paired with a gloss depending on how they work with your skin tone. Buy Creme d’ Nude at AMAZON, NORDSTROM or BLOOMINGDALES.
Hue is a subtle pinky nude with a frosted shimmer finish. It looks more pink on me because I have naturally more pigmented lips. On others, it may look more nude. Hue is another great color for every day because it doesn’t have too much pigment in it, so it doesn’t need to be carefully applied like Myth & Fleshpot. Buy Hue at AMAZON, NORDSTROM or SELFRIDGES.
Creme Cup (cremesheen):
Creme Cup is a blue-toned pale pink. I like to line my lips first with MAC’s lip pencil in “Naked” which is a nude shade so that it doesn’t appear so pink like in the picture below. It looks more like a pinky nude when you have lighter pigmented lips. Buy Creme Cup at AMAZON, BLOOMINGDALES or NORDSTROM.
What MAC nude lipsticks are your favorites? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂