Tuesday, March 12, 2013

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Coral Bliss


  You may have noticed that I'm starting to review more products that I don't like.  As a reader of blogs and as a consumer I personally like hearing about what products to avoid, especially if they're expensive ones.  Today I'll be talking about an expensive product that I regret purchasing and stupidly I forgot to return it in time so my money was wasted.

  MAC Lipstick in Coral Bliss is a light peach and since it's a Cremesheen finish it's sheer and creamy.  I find light peaches are dificult to wear on my complection but when I tried this on at MAC this looked great which I now realise was probably due to their lighting.

  I have tried various ways of wearing this lipstick in an effort to make it work.  I purchased it back in the summer when I was wearing fake tan around two shades darker than my natural skintone so I thought maybe it would work on fair skin.  I waited until fall when I was pale again and it still didn't work.  I lent it to my sister who has light coloured lips and she agreed it was awful.

  I have tried wearing this on top of nude lipsticks and have paired it with every lip gloss in my collection.  It just never does anything for me!  The formula is horrible too.  It isn't long lasting and for a creamy lipstick it's super drying when on.  I hate this so much I'm just taking it back to MAC as part of their Back 2 MAC program.

Availability: MAC $18.00

35 comments:

  1. umm.. I actually think the colour looks quite okay (even nice!) on you.. But about the formula, there is nothing i can say about that..
    I have a very similar experience, it was a coral peach lipstick, looks great in tube and feels really creamy on the back of my hand, but yes it was sososo difficult to pull off and ugh the formula...
    it is so annoying when purchasing a 'wrong' product :/
    p.s i like to read this kinda posts, can help us readers avoid wasting money :)
    x

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    1. Thank you Jessie :) I loved it in the tube but I don't think it translates on the lips. But yeah even if you like the colour the formula is awful and not worth the price!

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  2. Again, I think this looks really pretty on you! I think we are all our worst critics. Personally, I find corals very hard to pull off. I haven't found one that I think really works for myself, yet.

    But yeah, no good if it's drying! Do you know what formula it is? Like is it an amplified or lustre etc?

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    1. Lol it is true that we're our own worst critics. It's a Cremesheen which I usually hate.

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  3. Ha ha the curse of Coral Bliss! Looks better on you than me though! ;) xx

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    1. Lol I think you're the only one who agrees with me about Coral Bliss!

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  4. love this colour!! so pretty and looks lovely on you!!! xxx

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  5. this is so pretty. I so need this one for the summer :D

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    1. I'd recommend something similar but in a different brand though; this formula sucks!

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  6. I think it looks nice on you!
    But if you don't like it use it for blush or make a tinted lip balm out of it! :)

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    1. Thank you :) I already took it back but I never even thought of that!

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  7. I love seeing people post reviews about products they didn't enjoy too! It makes a change!

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    Megan xxx

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    1. Yeah even if other people liked it it's nice to hear different opinions I think :)

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  8. What a shame! The color is beautiful! Maybe a shade darker would be better =) I also have a difficult time wearing lighter shades.

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    1. I think if it was opaque it'd be much more wearable :(

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  9. It looks nice on you but shame you didn't like it. It is the kind of shade I can imagine disliking too :(

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    xx

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    1. Yeah it's nice in theory but not reality haha.

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  10. That's a shame that it doesn't work for you. It looks like such a pretty colour.
    I have similar problem with some MAC lipsticks. They are just way too dry.
    xx

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    1. Yeah MAC lipsticks are such hit or miss which is a shame considering the price. I need to pay more attention to the formula next time.

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  11. Too bad the formula sucks, and you don't like it on yourself because I think it's quite soft and pretty against your skintone. But hey, makeup is all about how comfortable you are when you wear it.

    I agree with you, I actually love to hear about products that didn't work and most bloggers (myself included) seem to avoid it. Keep letting us know what didn't work for you - I love it!

    Also, I so very much wish flicked liner would look half as amazing on me as it looks on you. Gorgeous!!

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    1. Awww thanks Annick :) I think I just would prefer it to be opaque. I think flicked eyeliner would look amazing on you though! You have pretty and big eyes!

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  12. I like your good AND bad reviews, you have lots of products, so may as well share The colour is nice, but formula is always important!

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  13. It's a shame because it's such a gorgeous colour! xx

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    1. Yeah :( I think these colours are more suited for blushes rather than lipsticks.

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  14. I actually really like this colour on you -- it's a little retro/mad men-ish. Too bad about the formula though! For really drying lipsticks, I mix with a little Jurlique Love Balm, that usually does the trick!

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  15. I can't wear light corals well either and seriously regret buying a Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick of that colour so I can't imagine how you feel spending £14! in the photo though the colour looks flawless on you as do all the others you've taken! :-) xxxx

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  16. I do think it looks lovely on you but I understand if you've spent that much money on a lipstick you expect it to be amazing, anything less and you feel like you've wasted your money! x

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  17. This color is so pretty on you - I love corals and pinks! I might have to check this one out myself

    Jess
    Let's Play Makeup

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  18. like many others here, i also like this color on you! it's definitely more of a nude shade and maybe not as "fun" as your pinks but i still like it! :)

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