A few weeks ago something arrived in the mail. Something that would make any makeup fanatic giddy. My friends, I speak of the glorious MAC Pro Card. Hoho baby, I knew I spent thousands of dollars attending makeup school for a reason (I can't emphasize enough how much I am kidding). Now the temptation was to go absolutely nuts and buy everything I'd ever heard any blogger talk about, but I was slightly more sensible and limited myself to only three products. Two of those products happened to be lipsticks. I don't know how I've managed to go this long loving makeup and never having bought a single MAC lipstick. It seemed about time to put an end to that madness (first world problems at their finest). I'm pretty darn tootin' pleased with the two I picked.
MAC Pure Zen
This is the perfect pink peachy nude to me. It's not so nude that it looks washed out and it brings a lovely warmth to whatever look you're doing. I'll get a lot of use out of this one. The formula – a cremesheen – is fantastic. No surprise there considering how much everyone loves the cremesheens. It applies smoothly and feels nice and nourishing on the lips. Also the smell was a nice surprise. They're sweet and vanilla-like, but it's not overboard.
You can't not say the name of this lipstick without snapping your fingers around wildly. But, hey, they kind of nailed it with the name. It's undeniably a statement lipstick. The colour is a bit of a SOB to capture on camera. I think it's reading slightly more bright and neon than it actually is. Whereas what attracted me to it was that it's a bit more deep and plummy than some of the bold pink lipsticks that I own. It's a retro matte finish, which means means it's really matte, which I love. Somehow they've managed to make the formula not feel like a desert climate on your lips too. Impressive.