Before I dive into the review, I want to share some great, irrelevant news with you guys: I don't have to take one of my finals! My Child Psychology professor drops your lowest grade (including finals) and I just found out that the current average of my papers, assignments and prior tests already comes out to 100% (an A). Now I only have two more finals to take!
Now for what you were probably here for to begin with, the lipstick review!
I wasn't really all that into MAC's Fashionflower release, were you? I popped by the mall to have a look, and honestly, the Summer Shower lipstick was the only thing I wound up wanting.
When I first saw the promo images for Fashionflower I was pretty excited to see a mint green lipstick in the lineup. Let me start by telling you right away that this is not mint green.
The texture of this lipstick is just like MAC's other glazes: light and balmy. The sparkle doesn't feel gritty at all on my lips, which is a great trait for any glittery lip product to have. This is really one of those shades you can just slap on without a mirror, (it reminds me of Longcat in that regard).
It wears well for a sheer shade: about 3-ish hours on me and I find it to be moisturizing. After the base, moisturizing part of the lipstick starts wearing away and leaving the shimmer behind, you definitely either want to reapply or wipe it off, because that's when the shimmer will start migrating (it doesn't really do so on me otherwise).
|Summer Shower on lips|
|Left to Right: Growing Trend, Mlle, Summer Shower, Ever Hip|
Here are the lipgelees, for your viewing pleasure:
|Left to Right: Budding Beauty, Fashionflower, Now In Season|
I really liked Now In Season (it has some blue shimmer in there, too: look closely at that swatch and you can see it!) but as I so rarely use the lipgelees that I already have, I couldn't justify purchasing it to myself.
- Cool effect. I love sparkly, iridescent lip products.
- The shimmer doesn't migrate on me, generally.
- Balmy and moisturizing.
Nothing I can think of.
- This is sheer. It's more of 'effect' product than an opaque lipstick deal.
- Remember kids, this is not mint green.
- Wears away fast (3 hours): it is a sheer one, so that's to be expected.
This is sold out online, but it's $14.50 at MAC stores and counters.