The lipstick comes in a sturdy, sleek, black, bullet-like tube. Pretty much just like all of the MAC lipsticks that are already in their permanent line. I don’t have a lot of MAC lipsticks, in fact this is my first lustre lipstick. But according to some blogs I’ve read, Lustre finishes are typically sheer. According to some, it may take a few (sometimes a lot of) coats in order to achieve its real color. As for this one, however, it may be a bit sheer, but you can already get a decent color pay off with just one layer. Sort of like an MLBB (My Lips But Better) shade. Therefore, when applied with two or more coats, you can already achieve its real color.
|Product Name -||MAC Lustre Lipstick Rouge A Levres|
|Price -||Approximately PhP 1,000 (Mac Cosmetics Store)
PhP 995 online or at CareFreeShopper
|Weight -||3 grams|
|Availability -||MAC Cosmetics Store
MAC describes Plumful as “Blossoming Rose Plum”, which if I may say so is actually a pretty accurate description. It is indeed a plummy shade, but it’s not that intimidating, unlike most plum-colored shades that I’ve been seeing recently. Also, it has a touch of rosy-pink and that’s the reason why I love it.
One, Two, Three Layers (I know, not that different from each other, eh?)
The product, being that it has a lustre finish, is also very moisturizing. I don’t need to apply a lip balm any more prior to applying this, not unless my lips are really dry or chappy. However, I’ve read somewhere that lustre finishes can also be drying but that never happen to me whenever I wear this lip color. My mama loves this lipstick as well, and so far, she doesn’t have any complains. I don’t see her lips getting dry or chappy either whenever she wears this, so maybe it depends on the shade. It also doesn’t settle on the fine lines of my lips, which is typically what I hate in most lipsticks. Fortunately, I haven’t encountered a MAC lipstick that ever did that to me.
From the camera, the first and second layer looks pretty much the same. In person, however, you can really tell that although the first layer is opaque enough, you can still intensify the color by applying one or more coats. This lipstick lasts for approximately 3-4 hours on my lips without retouching. I really love this lip color because it goes with most of my makeup looks, and it’s very wearable.
|♥ Dupe Alert!|
Well, I don’t really know if you consider this as a dupe but for me, the shade of these two lipsticks (especially when worn) are very close to each other.
Possible Dupe : Ever Bilena Pro Lipstick With Shimmer in ‘Burgundy Shine’
I know, I know, it doesn’t look like a dupe, it doesn’t even look similar to each other. Judging by the tube, Ever Bilena Pro Lipstick With Shimmer in ‘Burgundy Shine’ looks darker, in fact a lot more vampy than Plumful. However, when swatched, they are pretty similar, and when worn, BINGO!
At the picture where I’m wearing both lipsticks, I’m wearing two coats of ‘Plumful’ while I’m only wearing a single coat of the Ever Bilena Pro Lipstick With Shimmer in ‘Burgundy Shine’. ‘Burgundy Shine’ is actually more opaque, but it has different finish. Let me know if you want a detailed review of this one. But for now, that’s all I’m giving you.
As I’ve mentioned, it may not be a spot-on dupe for some or most of you guys, but for me, it is. I think it’s the white ‘stuff’ (I’m sorry, I don’t know what to call it, lol) that tones the color down, and makes the shade less vampy. I actually bought the Ever Bilena Pro Lipstick With Shimmer in ‘Burgundy Shine’ first, and I didn’t notice that I already had a similar shade. Either way, I do not regret buying ‘Plumful’ because even though their shade is very similar to one another, they’re still different in so many ways.
So to summarize, here are my thoughts about the said lipstick:
| Sleek, Sturdy packaging
Decent color pay off in just one layer
Doesn’t settle on the fine lines of my lips
Doesn’t have any noticeable taste
Glides on smoothly
Wearable and can be easily paired with any makeup look
Lasts up to approximately 4 hours without retouching
Available at all MAC Cosmetics Store & online
| Lustre finish (Some people are not very fond of lustre lipsticks)
Overall, I really love this lip color. I find it very easy to wear and I love that it moisturizes my lips as well.
Despite the fact that I already have another lip color that is very similar to this lipstick, I still find myself gravitating towards this one more. I find it hard to explain why, but for me, this just feels a lot lighter, and as I’ve said, moisturizing than my Ever Bilena Pro Lipstick with Shimmer in ‘Burgundy Shine’.
I’m not sure yet.
but I wasn’t satisfied with the look I created so I decided to pass, lol
So those are my thoughts about the said lipstick. I’m sorry if this post went longer than expected. I just had to share my recent find, which is the ‘Dupe Alert’ part of this article. As mentioned, I love the lipstick, I don’t know if I’m going to repurchase it though, not because I don’t want it, honestly, I just don’t know. Kinda hard to make a decision about it at this point. Anyway, I hope you found this review helpful (and I hope you didn’t get bored, congratulations to those who made it this far! lol) in some ways and I hope to see you soon in my next entry.
How ’bout you guys? Do you have this particular lip product/shade? What are your thoughts? Do you like plummy shades? Let me know! I love reading & responding to your comments