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I know, I know. I said I’ll post some things up that aren’t about beauty. But when I checked my beauty backlog, it was horrendously long and I knew I just had to do something about it. By that, I mean start posting the reviews.

I’m having a hard time writing and editing some posts that will go into the ‘Diplomatic Incidents’ category of this blog recently. You know how delicate some of the topics might be. But I’ll get to that soon. I promise. Right now, I’m having a bit of trouble with writer’s block.

So to cure that, I’m going for something lighter – a beauty post.

So I guess it’s no news by now how I was so giddy a couple of weeks ago over MAC’s Holiday collection for this year. They’ve got tons of beautiful pieces in the collection – from the Oh, Darling highlighter to a limited edition lipstick shade called Evening Rendezvous.

I usually go for the limited edition shades when new collections pop up. So of course, some friends were expecting that I’ll get Evening Rendezvous since it was the only limited edition shade while the rest of the lipsticks were permanent but instead, I went for Dark Side – a shade I always wanted but always forget to get.

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I guess it has something to do with my excitement for Star Wars: The Force Awakens or maybe just my never ending love for dark, bold, daring lips. Or maybe it’s the pretty packaging that makes the wait for me to get this shade worth it… Lots of reasons. If you’re new to the blog, you should know that even though I do love makeup, I often get told that I’m smart with my purchases. I do over think most of them, to be honest.

Also, I tried on Evening Rendezvous and took it for a walk around the mall before deciding. It’s a pretty colour but it fades so easily and not in a nice way. It only left a bit of colour on the outline of my lips making it look like I just decided to wear lipliner today and skipped the lipstick. What is this? The 80s?!

So there. Now that I have justified this purchase to my over thinking self, let’s move on to the review.

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It is a deep burgundy that has a cool tone which, I think, is perfect for my skin tone. It makes your teeth look whiter and brightens up your complexion too.

I just love how pigmented this lipstick is. It’s from the Amplified Creme finish family so that’s no surprise. It glides smoothly and settles beautifully.

Like most MAC lipsticks, this one is really long lasting. It stays for about 5 hours (I kid you not) and fades evenly into a natural-looking pink stain. It is a gorgeous colour and it makes me want to pull my hair for not getting it sooner.

The packaging for this collection is a flashy purple which makes it easier to spot in my lipstick drawer. Yay! 😉

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Isn’t that colour gorgeous? I keep raving about it and I keep getting compliments for it. While we only have two seasons here in Southeast Asia, I would have to call this my favourite fall colour! Oh, who am I kidding? I wear dark lipsticks anytime of the year. It’s more of a mood than a season thing.

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Here’s a photo taken with an iPhone 6 Plus’ front camera so I’m sorry if the quality is not as good as the other photos (taken with a Sony A5000). I hardly have anything on my face here but the lipstick just makes everything look so put together, doesn’t it?

This one’s taken indoors during an evening event.

And lastly, here’s how it looks like under yellow light:

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Photo taken during the new high tea set preview at Newens’ Teahouse. 😉

As you can see, I have been wearing this quite a lot during the last days of October and the first week of November. It’s a must-have colour for anyone who wants a bold lipstick in her arsenal. The ones in limited edition packaging (RM 87) are probably sold out in KL by now but you can still try in some of the MAC counters! And besides, you can always get it in the sleek, black bullet packaging that MAC has for their lipsticks.

More later, definitely!

Love,

Carol

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