Thursday, January 17, 2013

MAC Kissable Lipcolour: Review & Swatches

 How many of you miss Small Wonder? Or even something closer home like Dekh Bhai Dekh? I really loved watching those on tv, growing up. But you know, with my attention span and that coupled with my single digit age, I dint watch it as much as I would like to, now! It was just something I would watch to make drinking milk more bearable or something to watch because it was too sunny out, and my mum wouldn't let me run out to play just yet. Today, I would make a ritual out of those if they were brought back on tv! Y U NO bring back good stuff on TV like Z Cafe gets Full House back, India? Instead of showing random nonsense magic pencil cr*p?


I really feel for the kids, I do! My 6 year old neighbour ('s kid) never watched Dexter's Lab! Or Scooby Doo, Or even Adam's Family! Honestly, even the Tom and Jerry on CN nowadays seems farzi to me (the made in China types) I mean what is wrong with you Cartoon Network India? Get it together before I have kids, or I shall boycott you forever!! Which means my kids will too and their kids and their kids and all of them. That's too many people to risk pissing off, Ok!
Thankfully, MAC isn't as annoying (who am I kidding, MAC's great!) like that and it does get back limited edition stuff all the time! In fact, it gives you a chance to try stuff out, then, gives you the chance again, sometimes! Like it got the kissable lipcolours out with 2 collections! First with the Peacocky collection, then with Shop MAC, Cook MAC and I got Exhibitionist from the MAC Peacocky collection, and I decided to review it before the tube's over, so it's useful for when MAC re-re-launches these. Thoughtful, I am!
 The formula of these kissable lipcolours to me, are softer and lighter than lip cremes. These are shiny when applied, like glosses, just a lot more pigmented. The feel isn't like that of a gloss though, it's super light, not moisturizing, not drying, like water, maybe.
These come with a doe foot applicator. These don't apply too evenly because of their texture, but nothing that one cant even out. Typical MAC Vanilla fragrance
These tubes are skinny and long and pack 0.17 fl.oz of product. (you do the math!)
Price- Rs 1150
These last a decent amount of time on me, 3 hours-ish and that's quite a bit for me, especially because these aren't sticky at all! Exhibitionist never stained my lips. I can't say anything about darker colours.
Not transfer resistant, this'll transfer on your glass, cup, wall, man, etc; which mean these aren't kiss proof; so what makes them kissable? I don't know. You know? Just that, the fact that these are barely noticeable, texture wise, might make them kissable. You know, no gloopy gloss, oily balm, or dry matte lipstick, all things noticeable, when you'd be getting it on, you know? These will transfer. You'll have to wipe your respective mouths (or each other's, we're talking romance, after all!) but these wont come in the way! So there, these win!
Exhibitionist is  beautiful  bright coral, and I got it during my coral fever phase, that I'm still in, so if I had to pick another Kissable lipcolour, I'd pick the same colour again. It's quite similar to MAC Vegas Volt, just the acidity of the very amplified Vegas Volt is toned down here and this is definitely m,ore wearable a colour. You can see the comparison swatches and FOTD here and here.
*Hand & lip swatches under different lighting conditions. All photos taken during the day.
PS: Don't miss the last picture of the hand swatch!
In other news, I'm having the strangest dreams lately. More on that, in the next post. Or not. 
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    1. Right? I'm upset it's getting over! Boo

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  2. This is one amazing coral .. No doubt.

    And abt the cartoon channel.. oh ya.. the tom n jerry is so boring n i don't think my kid will ever learn anything out of it or even enjoy watching them..

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    1. Neya doesn't watch CN? What's there on CN anymore, anyway! :/

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  3. yeah MAC better re-re-launch this shade, it is beautiful <3
    And on the better TV shows we had growing up - don't even get me started I still miss I dream of Jeannie, Dennis the menace, etc from Sony when I was younger. Between us, I sometimes watch IDOJ on youtube when i'm feeling down. Its just so feel good.

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    1. Right??
      Oh my God, yes! I loved I dream of Jeanie and Bewitched and Different Strokes and stuff! I should youtube it! :D

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  4. looks beautiful Ikya .. loved it .. I haven't tried any Mac glosses yet .. looks def more wearable than Vegas Volt ..

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    1. It is, but I love my VV! The way they've increased prices, I'll only try more when I get them as presents! :P

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  5. This is such a gorg orangey red. And I didnt miss the marks on ur hand. Lol
    But jokes apart, you carry these shades better thsn the nude ones :))

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    1. haha thanks! Looks like domestic abuse, no?

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  6. Such a gorgeous shade, looking beautiful on your lips dear <3

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  7. There's this really irritating stuff like Oggy and the cockroaches, Zig and Sharko etc on CN, Doremon on Disney, Chotta Bhim on Pogo (why don't they make him, Chotu ans Kalia wear a tee shirt?). It all really gets on my nerves!
    Loved the way you've compared re-runs of tv shows with re-launches :). The colour looks fab on you.

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    1. I know! and every kid seems to love chota Bhim! I have no problem, just don't lie!~ Where are the rest of the Pandavas and the Kauravas and everybody? Make animated Mahabharata and Ramayana, if you must. Don't make a joke out of it! How will kids learn?!
      Thank you, thank youu!

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  8. Such a beautiful shade ..me wantttt :D
    and yes I miss Small Wonder and Dekh Bhai Dekh so much...I so wish they give us re-runs sometimes :(

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    1. I know! Re-runs are better than most of what comes now!

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  9. Finally, a review! :) Wear this to sleep, that way at least even in your worst nightmare you'll be looking hot!

    I watched ALL of those shows...Full House was such a favourite that I think I know each episode by heart or something :P I think for me to get out of my shell, you need to just keep writing :P

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    1. haha Full house, I still watch sometimes!! Ey, no! Your turn!

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  10. Omg, that's cray, I'm watching Full House atm! LOL.:) Great review! I thought the formula lasted longer! The color does look very pretty on you, though!

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  11. Hi,

    New to your blog.
    Went through some random articles and loved them so much that my weekend plan is to sit in front of my laptop, supported by clocolates and shakes and read every single article you ever posted!!!
    And your lip swatches are among the BEST i have seen in many many months!!!
    WOW :)

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    1. Thank you Priti!
      You're too kind! I just saw your comment and it totally made my day! :)

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