MAC Pleasure Bomb Lipstick Swatch Review and Look (MAC RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday Collection 2013 )
This post is special to me as I dedicate this post to the angel called Shivani. Many of you know her through Order Makeup UK page. Unfortunately it has been shut down and she no longer has any plans to re-open it in future. 🙁
One fine day, I saw her status that she can make limited pieces of for MAC Pleasure Bomb lipsticks available for us. BTW MAC Pleasure Bomb lipstick is a part of the MAC RiRi Hearts Collection 2013. It is a limited edition MAC lipstick and hasn’t been launched in India yet. Also there is no information about when it will be getting launched. This particular MAC lipstick Pleasure Bomb was on my list since the day I first saw it on Temptalia. So I booked it without a second thought. Shivani managed to get only 5 pieces and it was for only those who booked immediately. Thank god I was among-st the lucky 5. *winks* 😉
MAC Pleasure Bomb lipstick is available on Ebay for a whopping $60.
I have paid Rs.2000/- for pleasure bomb including shipping which I found to be quite reasonable considering shelling out $60 not knowing if it will reach me or not. I don’t have a heart to take risk for lipsticks. I am very possessive about them. 😛 The benefit of buying from Shivani is she will bombard you with tons of samples and I really love her generous nature.
So here is the whole story about how I got this MAC baby in my hands. Let’s explore this beauty now:
About MAC RiRi Hearts Collection:
Rihanna’s final collection with M·A·C features the return of RiRi Woo, along with two new Lipsticks: Pleasure Bomb and Bad Girl RiRi. Also featuring Nail Lacquer, Superslick Liquid Eye Liner, Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow, Bronzing Powder and the double-ended 217 Blending Brush and the 239 Eye Shader Brush. This limited-edition collection is encased in exclusive white-pearl packaging with RiRi’s rose-gold detailing.
My Experience with MAC Pleasure Bomb Lipstick:
Starting with the most amazing part is the packaging, MAC had always made special attempt in terms of packaging for their new collections and most of the time Limited Edition Lipsticks come in beautiful packaging. MAC RiRi Hearts Holiday Collection lipstick packaging is no exception. It comes with a metallic rose gold body and white base. Rihanna aka RiRi’s signature is engraved on the cap with a big ‘R’ written onthe bottom white part. It is one of most stunning packaging ever I have seen in a MAC lipstick and one of the prettiest in my vanity.
Coming to the color Pleasure Bomb, it described as a matte fuchsia shade. It is one of the most vibrant and vivid blue based fuchsia with red undertones. This shade can look good on any skin tone as it has a balance mixture of colors. Usually blue based fuchsia are not considered as wearable by many cause it looks quite neon in person. With the red in this particular shade, it becomes quite wearable on all Indian skin tones. However the color is very much dupe-able. MAC Retro Matte Lipstick All Fired Up is quite similar just a tone more red. Again MAC Girl About Town is similar, but a tone more blue. Also if you have MAC Cherry Lip Liner/ MAC Russian Red and MAC Candy Yum Yum , you can get this shade easily by mixing those. 🙂
MAC pleasure Bomb lipstick has matte finish, but its not a drying MAC matte. It glides smoothly and upon application it gives a creamy sheen to the lips which takes 2-3 minutes to settle into a matte finish. As a pre-application mantra for any matte lipstick, make sure your lips are properly exfoliated and moisturized. This does not settle onto fine lines as such, but can accentuate dry patches on lips. It does transfer a lot. Overall the texture is comfortable. 🙂
MAC pleasure bomb lipstick swatch!
Pigmentation is just INSANE..!!! MAC pleasure Bomb is a very well pigmented shade and it just gives you full coverage on a single swipe. If you don’t like full coverage then you can use a lip brush to bring down its intensity. Personally I don’t like to use a lip brush as the color is so beautiful and it would not to justice to the shade. 😛 😀
Coming to last and best part of this lipstick is the staying power, Jut wear it and forget it I would say. Yeah..!! When I say this I actually mean it. Pleasure Bomb stays for entire day. It is very very long staying lipstick however after 6-7 hours it does make lips little dry, so a dash of lip balm can help deal that small issue. 🙂 You really need to use a good oil based makeup remover to remove as it does stain lips heavily.
Pros of MAC Matte Lipstick Pleasure Bomb:
- Classy and Beautiful Packaging.
- Very vibrant blue based Fuchsia
- Looks gorgeous on any skin tone.
- Shade is just meant to “Beautify” u.
- Creamy to matte finish.
- Glides smoothly on lips
- Insanely Pigmented shade, gives full coverage.
- Staying power is beyond excellent.
Cons of MAC Matte Lipstick Pleasure Bomb:
Do I Recommend?
MAC Lipstick Pleasure Bomb is just beautiful in every way be it shade, packaging, texture, pigmentation and staying power. It is a power packed lipstick. I don’t think there is anything which can make it go wrong on you. If you can manage to get hold of this, don’t give a second thought, Just grab it as this can make you look like a PLEASURE BOMB.!!! 😀
Lip swatches taken under natural light.
And here is my FOTD. 😀
Review by Sharmistha ETM Edit* To me, Pleasure Bomb looks very similar to all fired up and Impassioned, but a pretty one no doubt. Fuchsias and reds look great in matte finish and this one looks fabulous on you. Great review and pretty you. <3