Not once, but twice over the past week have I wondered aloud, “What is this exactly?”
The first time I was out getting dinner with the family.
Actually, it was during dessert (I got spumoni ice cream, which, who’d a thunk that cherry, pistachio and chocolate would go so well together?).
The second time was the first time I was trying the new MAC Versicolour Cream Varnish Lip Stains.
These creamy, shiny glosses are kinda different and cool. They have a non-sticky formula, and they fade over time to a matte lip stain. They come in a whole bunch of colors, too, for $22.
I think one of the reasons I like them so much is because they feel like my favorite MAC glosses…which I can’t recall the name of right now.
Dangit! What are those called again? I’m having a brain fart… They’re the moisturizing ones that feel thinner than a Lipglass? Something-something glasses?
Wait! — CREMESHEEN GLASS! Aaah!
The Versicolours feel just like them, only thinner.
“Captivate with a lip colour hybrid that’s glossier, higher coverage and harder impact than ever before. Its watery-light formula glides on creamy and comfortable to impart long-wearing, saturated full coverage and an always-fresh wet finish. Find entrancement in its 12-hour, intense staining power – promising to last far into the day and night.”
When they go on, they’re VERY pigmented and shiny. It’s like, BAM! — color and shine. And that goes for all of them.
Over the next 10 minutes or so they start to feel thicker — almost like a liquid lipstick — and fade into a stain.
Even though I’m more drawn to the dark pinks and reds in the collection, I think the best shade of the whole bunch is rosy nude Bitten Babe because it doesn’t stain my lips unevenly like the other colors do to where I get a dark or bright spot in the middle of my lips, which then fades into a lighter stain toward the edge of my lips.
I guess that’s a high fashion-y lip look, but I’m partial to evenly stained color, a la Bitten Babe, which I’ve been wearing a ton. It starts as a glossy, rosy pink but turns into a nude pink stain by midday, where it lasts for about four hours.
- They aren’t particularly moisturizing or drying…so they’re somewhere in the middle in terms of moisture.
- Unsurprisingly for MAC, they smell like vanilla, and I don’t detect a flavor.
- They don’t settle into my lip lines (yay!).
- The darker stains last longest — like 6-7 hours.
- The reds all kinda look alike on me… Go figure.
If I had to go with just one of them, it would be Bitten Babe, babe. It’s a winner.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,