Monday, July 9, 2012

MAC Heavenly Creature Lipsticks

MAC Heavenly Creature Lipsticks

I apologize for disappearing for a few days - between the holiday and a series of technical difficulties, I haven't got much done during the past week. Hopefully, I'm back on track starting today.

It's been a while since I've bought anything from a MAC limited edition collection.  They just put out so damn many that I kind of get overwhelmed whenever I hear one is coming out ... and I've tried to make a concerted effort in recent years to only buy items that are really unique or that really excite me.

Turns out that there haven't been that many products that fit either bill recently.

Well, until the Heavenly Creature collection.

Now, I'm sure quite a few makeup junkies were blown away by the gorgeous Mineralize Eye Shadows, Blushes and Skin Finishes - and if I had a bigger budget for makeup this month, I probably would have picked up one or two myself - but for me, it's the lipsticks that got me.

It's like the colors were made for me.

I've mentioned before that I can't resist peachy or coral lipsticks, and this collection has one of each.  A couple of other shades caught my eye as well, so I wound up picking up four of the five lipsticks.

Crazy, right?

But I couldn't resist Cusp of Dawn (lustre); Venus (lustre); Pleasure Seeker (glaze); and Cut a Caper (lustre). 

MAC Heavenly Creature Lipsticks (l. to r.): Cust of Dawn, Venus, Pleasure Seeker & Cut a Caper

My favorite of the bunch is definitely Pleasureseeker, a lovely peachy color.  It's probably the easiest to wear too because it's a glaze finish so it goes on really smoothly and easily. Honestly, I love the color so much that I'd probably try to find a way to make it work even if the formula was dry and terrible.

I don't know what it is with me and peachy lipsticks...

Cut a Caper is number two on my list - MAC describes it as a "midtone peachy pink," which, in my mind anyway, makes it a gorgeous coral color. It's very similar to Pleasure Seeker except that it's brighter and has clear pink undertones.

Venus is a pretty, mid-tone pink color (yellow pink, according to MAC) with just a hint of shimmer. Nice and brightening on the lips.

Cusp of a Dawn is a nude shade that leans toward the brown or tan end of the spectrum.  It's very sheer, though, so it's not as scary as it may sound. I particularly like it with my fair skin because it has golden undertones that warm up my face instead of making me look sickly.

Cut a Caper, Venus and Cusp of Dawn are all lustre finishes, though, which isn't my favorite MAC formula.  I find that they tend to emphasize any dryness that you might have on your lips, so it's important to use lip balm before applying. Fortunately, dry lips aren't usually a problem for me in the summer so I'm enjoying all of these shades.

MAC Heavenly Creature Lipstick swatches (top to bottom): Cusp of Dawn, Pleasure Seeker, Cut a Caper & Venus

Did you buy anything from MAC's Heavenly Creature collection?


  1. Pleasure seeker is beautiful!!! Loving it :)

    1. It's gorgeous! I swear, I've been living it since I bought it. ;)


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