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Saturday, 7 March 2009
MAC Creme Sheen in Lavender Whip Review
Launched last month, MAC's new Creme Team Line includes a Creme Sheen shade in Lavender Whip. Like its name, the Creme Sheen lipstick is incredibly creamy and smooth. The texture of the lipstick reminds me of Lunasol's Full Glamour Lips S except Creme Sheen is even creamier. There is not that much of a sheen, however, but that can be fixed with some clear lip gloss. Pigment-wise, Creme Sheen in Lavender Whip is fairly pigmented though perhaps not as much as Shiseido The Makeup's Perfect Rouge. It is also not as hydrating. Lavender Whip is more of a cool pink than a lavender and when applied, does not look nearly as dramatic as it appears in MAC's promotion photos. In fact, it looks fairly subtle on a pale complexion but it is one of those types of lipstick shades that can produce a very different effect depending on the complexion, hair color, and natural lip pigmentation of the wearer. If you have dark hair, pigmented lips and a pale complexion, I recommend pairing it with grey eyeliner and eyeshadow. But do not apply the lipstick if you have empty stomach. It smells like crème brûlée and will cause your stomach to grumble.