Wednesday, 24 October 2012

My First MAC lipstick - Costa Chic Review.

Everyone can remember their firsts: first kiss (Scott R, also my first boyfriend at 14), first club (B-Lo, on Exchange Square, Glasgow. Now called Common, yuck.) and every beauty blogger remembers their firsts too. First time wearing make-up (I was 11 and my mum let me wear eye-shadow and mascara to my last primary school disco), first nail-polish (I was 7 and it was baby pink) and, for me, their first MAC lipstick.

MAC lipsticks have something of a holy grail status within the beauty blogging world. The reason I bought one was a complete (happy) accident. I had bought a lip-liner from ELF which I thought was bright pink, but it turned out to be coral-coloured. My solution to this was to find a lipstick to wear it with (total b-blogger logic here), and I took the opportunity whilst out shopping in Edinburgh in June to have a look round the beauty counters and see if I could find something. First stop was Harvey Nichols, and the first counter I saw was MAC. I produced the lip-liner and swatched it for the lovely doe-eyed assistant, and she near-instantly pulled out Costa Chic.


I had to put the flash on to allow you to appreciate how bright this really is! It is definitely not a shade for the faint of heart. Costa Chic is described by MAC as a "Frosty Light Coral" and this is a pretty accurate description. However I wouldn't say it's too cool-toned, I think it's pitched just right so that all skin tones could wear this. But that's just my humble opinion.


It doesn't show up quite so bright on my hand, but it still stands out. On the lips, it glides on relatively easily, and lasts around 2-3 hours before needing a touch-up, and that's 2-3 including eating and drinking (I road-tested this on a night out).


And this is what it looks like on my lips (apologies for the slightly glazed expression, I'd just finished an 18-hr shift). In person it stands out more, but in this picture it looks quite subtle. Personally I love it! It's so bright and fun, it helps inject a little colour into your life. It's quite a summery shade, but I reckon you could find ways to wear it all year round. If you really like this shade, it costs £14 from MAC stores, counters and their website.

What do you think of MAC lipsticks? Do you have any favourite shades?

Christina xo



10 comments:

  1. This looks lovely, it really suits you. I keep wanting to buy from MAC but I can't seem to bring myself to pay their expensive prices lol xoxoxo

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    1. I'm kinda the same, especially when there's so many awesome lippies from brands like MUA and 17. However I do think some products are worth the investment, like this one and I also bought a Chanel lippie recently that is my absolute favourite! I think it just depends on how much you want to spend, and I wouldn't invest so much in a product unless I'd read reviews and had a chance to try it at a counter. Lol so basically I'm saying try a bit of both. Helpful :P x

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  2. I haven't taken the MAC plunge yet but I think it's only a matter of time - this looks lovely!

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    1. It's definitely worth giving MAC a go for the lipsticks at least, the quality is amazing!

      Hehe just wish the pics did the colour more justice though, it's so bright in real life! :) xo

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  3. Hiya, following from The Joke on You Friday blog Hop :)
    This colour is nice, I have few MAC products but havent tried lipstick yet, looks like it's worth trying :)

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    1. Hello!

      It's definitely worth trying, all their lipsticks are in general I think. I hear so many rave reviews so they must be doing something right!

      :) xo

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  4. Love that shade on you!! Oh how I love Harvey Nic's in Edinburgh. Got an invite to a brow bar over there so will be making a trip soon :) x

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    1. Oooh lucky you! If I get any Christmas money I think I'll be heading straight to Harvey Nic's :P x

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  5. I have this and love it :) xxx

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    1. It is amazing, it has ignited my desire for more MAC lippies though. Ooops :P x

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