I started off sugary, sweet and very saturated, now that I have lost all those qualities I'm left with something which starts to look a little more like me. It's a never-ending process of change.
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Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Mac Lipsticks #8 Costa Chic

 Thinking of what shade should I talk about next I though about colour, intense and bright also one, which would go with colourful eyes... It had to be Costa Chic.

 If you search for Costa Chic on Mac's webside straight away you'll be shocked with a swatch that's so wrong, eating noodles with fork seems to be more right. Swatch clearly represents a mauve shade of red, where Costa Chic is a light pinky shade of coral, so well done Mac for putting the little annotation, which said "frosty light coral".
swatches in the sunlight: left straight from the bullet, right smudged 

swatches in the shadow: left straight from the bullet, right smudged 

 This is the kind of shade that can only be pulled of on a sunny day, preferably with at least a little bit of tan or a hint of bronzer. It's very shimmery, but indeed still pigmented.

  Coming back to my first paragraph I paired Costa Chic with a simple winged eyeliner, a little bit of brown at the crease, hint of highlighter under the brow-bone and in the inner corner of the eye and... a pop of turquoise at the bottom lashline, which just pulled all the look together. I personally love this look, it's summery, fun yet doesn't make you look like a child, which is just playing with mum's make-up (we've all been there).

 I especially feel like ladies of colour would love Costa Chic, because medium/darker skin tones seem to be made to work with this particular lipstick, with that being said some bronzer for a sun-kissed glow would do the job for fairer (or ghostly white in my case) chics.

 Not forgetting to mention the finish: it's frost, but don't get all disappointed! This is quite of a special "frost " I have to say, unlike the others it's much more pigmented, and stays on for a lot longer. Without primers/lip-liners you're looking at about 3 hours of lasting power, and quite of  a pinky stain. For a frost it's a really good score!

So, is Costa Chic going to be your summer go to lipstick?
Let me know in the comments below!

Cloud x


  1. I've never tried any of the frost finish lipsticks from MAC. But this one looks promising!

  2. Gorgeous makeup, I love your eyes! And your hair is flawless. I found you through instagram, you commented on my photo (@enzaprgirl)!

    xx http://enzaessentials.wordpress.com


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