Tuesday, 6 November 2012

MAC Mattene Lipstick Camden Chic - Review, Swatch, Photos

The Styleseeker collection from MAC was one I was really looking forward to simply coz the colors of the lipsticks, lipglasses and blushes are so gorgeous and most of them are perfect for the Indian skin tone. And the lipstick that I was eyeing was the shade Camden Chic, a beautiful rich brick red. Its priced at Rs 990. 

I had bought a mattene lipstick from MAC about 3-4 yrs back and loved the texture and finish. According to MAC, "With its streamlined design, this new slimline lipcolour, features the traditional glamour properties of a matte lipstick – intense colour and semi-matte velvety finish – while offering a creamier, softer, more glide-on application. Non-caking, non drying. Moisturizing and incredibly wearable yet absolutely matte.” 


Mattene lipsticks are a skinnier version of the usual lipsticks, contain slightly less product (2.3g vs 3g) and have a non-traditional shape. The cover is a matte rubber case and inside the lipstick has a flat, angled edge for precise application. Even though the rubber case looks very stylish, its not something I like very much. Based on prior experience, I can tell you that it will attract dirt and grime like anything. The rubber also tends to get sticky after sometime so make sure you clean this regularly. 


Vanilla, as with all MAC lipsticks.


MAC describes the color as a "rich brick red" and I completely agree. Its a color that instantly brightens up the face and is perfect for all skin tones, specially those who are between NC 40-45. 


Creamy, glides on smoothly and gives an opaque coverage in one swipe. The semi-matte finish does not dry out lips and there is a slight sheen on application. I like this formula much better than the mattes and wish that MAC adds them on to the permanent range. 


Camden Chic lasts on me for about 5 hrs after which it fades away leaving a light red tint on the lips. I love that it keeps my lips hydrated and does not feel cakey or dry. 

Overall Thoughts

Camden Chic is a heavily pigmented, beautiful brick red that will not just be perfect for Fall/Winter but all year round. It's long lasting, gives a semi-matte finish and does not dry out lips. Highly recommend this one!

Have you tried anything from the Styleseeker collection?

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