MAC x Padma Lakshmi Lipstick in “Apricot Gold” Review, Swatch & LOTD-
After what I think must be ages & ages, I have a MAC lipstick to review for you guys 😀 Excited? So am I! I think this MAC x Padma Lakshmi collection has managed to stir my interest after so many insipid launches in the recent past & OMG the packaging literally took my breath away! Everything was OOS online as soon as it launched & I just managed to grab this lipstick the next day at the store ^_^ Presenting the beautiful “Apricot Gold” lipstick in Amplified Creme finish.
What MAC Says-
Beauty, brains, glamour and the fierceness to handle the world’s spiciest foods – Padma Lakshmi’s talents have taken her from actress to cookbook author extraordinaire, top model to host of Top Chef…and now, to designer of a M·A·C capsule collection! Lakshmi introduces curated eye shadow palettes and individual colour for eyes, lips and cheeks, designed to take you from day to deep night – and last through all the culinary adventures in between.
A special-edition Lipstick in six hues and three textures.
About the shade “Apricot Gold”- A midtone peach nude in Amplified Creme Finish.
Price: 1500/- INR for 3 gm.
My take on the MAC x Padma Lakshmi Lipstick in “Apricot Gold”-
The packaging *sigh*..I have rarely come across a more beautiful tube of lipstick & this certainly is the most beautiful & luxurious packaging MAC has ever launched ^_^ The lipsticks come in gorgeous etched gold tubes in a hot pink & gold motif box. Just breathtaking.
The finish is my favorite Amplified Crème which is probably the most widely loved finishes of MAC and we know why. The lipstick is awesomely pigmented, yet soft, creamy and easy to apply. 😀 It goes on opaque in one swipe and keeps the lips supple and hydrated. 🙂
The shade “Apricot Gold” is a gorgeous peachy nude which is similar to Mocha but not entirely since Mocha does have a warmer, browner undertone. Apricot Gold is just beautiful for a splash of warm color in this blazing summer & is more apt for fair-medium skintones. I have been wearing this everyday since I got it.
The lipstick has great lasting power & easily lasts on my lips through 5-6 hours+ through light food & drinks & lots of conversation 🙂 It does not dry out my lips when it does wear away without leaving any stain.
Pros of the MAC x Padma Lakshmi Lipstick in “Apricot Gold”:
1> Breathtakingly beautiful gold tube packaging <3
2> Smooth & comfortable amplified creme finish.
3> Great pigmentation- goes opaque in 1-2 swipes.
4> The shade “Apricot Gold” is a beautiful peachy nude for daily wear.
5> Does not dry out lips after fading.
6> Great lasting power & lasts easily for 5-6 hours.
7> Signature MAC vanilla scent 🙂
Cons of the MAC x Padma Lakshmi Lipstick in “Apricot Gold”:
Limited Edition which is mostly OOS everywhere.
Swatch of the MAC x Padma Lakshmi Lipstick in “Apricot Gold”-
On my lips-
My Rating: 4.8/5!
Do I recommend the MAC x Padma Lakshmi Lipstick in “Apricot Gold”?
MAC x Padma Lakshmi Lipstick in “Apricot Gold” is a beautiful peachy nude in my favorite Amplified finish which means I can just slather it on without any balm & it both keeps my dry lips supple & colored ^_^ I love the daily wear shade & have been wearing it non-stop! If you want more excuses, just look at the packaging & you will get it 😛 Recommended if you can find it in stock!
Review by- Agni