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!