Saturday, 8 February 2014

MACsimum Volt

Since it says in big letters on the front page of my blog that I'm a self confessed beauty junkie, no-one will raise an eyebrow when I say that I have a decent amount, although not an outrageous amount of products from different brands. You may however be surprised when I say that I don't actually have a lot of products from MAC, this colorful makeup heaven of all things wonderful. I do however have a list of things to try and possibly even get that keeps on growing and it seems that the most frequently added item to that list is... yep you've guessed it - the lipstick. Slowly but surely I have started to chip away at the Lippy List - last year I bought my first MAC lipstick ever, the amazing Please me, and I'm now the proud owner of my second MAC lipstick - Vegas Volt (£15).
I've mentioned before that for me shopping at MAC can be a bit overwhelming since there is simply sooooooo much to choose from and it's one of the few shops in the world that always give me shopping catatonia, and for a short - but painful period oftime I will be completely unable to make the simples of decisions like pink or coral... ok, maybe not that simple then... The whole experience is made even "worse" by the fact that there are more than 10 different types of lipstick formulas, all with different effects and finishes. Vegas Volt is from the amplified creme lipstick range, and it has a lovely creamy formula that feels lovely and moisturising on the lips and even if you don't wear a lip balm as a primer this formula is enough for a smooth full coverage without dehydrating the lips. The formula is completely scent free and very strongly pigmented with a gorgeous and rich glossy finish which makes the lips look plump and supple. The color itself lasts for about 2-3 hrs and it fades evenly without any horrible patches and lines along the lip contours, but you might find that the high glossiness goes a little bit matte after eating and drinking, although you can of course add some high shine gloss to amp it up a bit.  
Vegas Volt is a beautiful golden, silky peachy coral shade that despite the strong pigmentation looks really natural - like your lips, but better. I love how versatile it is and how it seems to work both with a heavy smokey eye, natural neutral shades and color pops like purple or turquoise. I absolutely adore this lipstick and both the shade and the formula have completely bowled me over - however, there's some strong competition on the lipstick market at the moment, and as much as I truly love this product, I personally think it's priced quite high if you compare with other brands including premium brands like Clinique (£17 for 4g lipstick vs MAC's 3g lipstick at £15). That switches me off a little bit since for me MAC doesn't have the wow factor when it comes to packaging or scent or some other "je ne sais quoi" that makes you go gaga over a product. I will definitely continue to test my way through the MAC Lippy List but I will be very selective in terms of what I actually end up taking with me home. What do you think of MAC lipsticks - which is your favorite?

84 comments:

  1. That colour looks really nice! I only have one mac lipstick that I actually forgot I had! But its such a bright red I never wear it! I'd like to try some more subtle colours I think.

    melaniface

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    1. I'm completely in love with this - it's such an amazing color and I think it would work with most skin tones :o). Xx

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  2. I love this color! I don't have a lot of colors like this one, so it would definitely go great in my collection. I know what you mean with MAC being a little overwhelming. It takes me so long to figure out exactly what I want to get. I really love MAC products though. Great review!

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  3. i think this is perfect for summer. I love it. :0

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    1. It's a wonderful color and you're right, it'll be fab for summer :o). Xx

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  4. So lovely bright color! Perfect for gloomy days :)

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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    1. Oh yes - that's so true, I haven't thought about that :o). Xx

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  5. Lovely post! I'm a fan of Mac lipsticks but this isn't a colour I would usually go for. Unfortunately orange tones don't suit me.

    Kimberley x

    Kimberley's Beauty Blog

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    1. That's so lovely of you - thank you :o). Xx

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  6. Mac lipsticks are my favourite, they're super pigmented. My favourite shade has to be Angel, the first one I ever bought x

    daisy-drops

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    1. I don't think I have it on my list of things to try so I'll add that :o). Xx

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  7. I've had my eye on Vegas Volt for a while, it's so beautiful! I love MAC Lipsticks :) I think my favourite is probably Plumful - it's so wearable and can really pull a look together without looking overdone :)

    Kate Xx
    themintedbeauty.com

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    1. I don't think you will be disappointed in it - it's so lovely and versatile to wear :o). Xx

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  8. Gorgeous shade :)
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  9. Ooh, definitely need to give this colour a try :) x

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    1. It's absolutely stunning and I definitely recommend it if you like coral shades :o). Xx

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  10. This shade is gorgeous. I always go to the MAC counter and end up not getting anything because there's just so much choice! xx

    The Beauty Scrapbook

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    1. Ha ha - been there, done that :o). I think the trick is to have a list or at least an idea of what to get :o). Xx

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  11. That colour is gorgeous! Still haven't got myself on the MAC lipstick train.

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

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    1. I think I'm one foot on and one still on the platform :o). Xx

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  12. Lovely colour not seen this one before looks lovely!

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  13. Gorgeous shade! I only have 2 Mac lipsticks & I hope to add a few more to my collection this year http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  14. Oh I love it! It's like summer in a stick! Can't beat a good MAC lipstick. I love Angel for natural looks and Morange for some orange wow! Haha I'm after Pure Zen but they were all sold out! x
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    1. Great recommendations, I'll definitely try these as well :o). Xx

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  15. Wow, what a gorgeous colour!

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    1. It's beautiful and would definitely recommend it :o). Xx

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    1. It's so lovely and works for most skintones :o). Xx

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    1. It's gorgeously warm and natural - I'm completely in love with it :o) Xx

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  18. this is so unfair! I've been wanting a MAC's lipstick for ages, and i'm planning to get one, and this color looks amazing!!
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    kisses ♥

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    1. It's an amazing shade and I think you'd really like it :o). Thanks for letting me know, I'll have a look :o). Xx

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  19. Vegas Volt is in my wishlist. I love this shade!
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    1. As soon as I tried it I was completely hooked it's a perfect peachy coral :o). Xx

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  20. This looks like a beautiful colour!

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    xox

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  21. I love Mac lipsticks, that is a beautiful colour!

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  22. Gorgeous shade!
    xo

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  23. This will be a gorgeous shade in the summer! I really love coral lipsticks but I feel that because I am so pale not all corals will work on me as they almost look too orange. This colour looks lovely though and I bet it would look great sheered out on the lips by dabbing just a little and blending it in with your fingers.

    -Shelby
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    1. It's not too orange, it's softer so might be worth to try it :o). Xx

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  24. That is a gorgeous fun colour - not that I need more make-up but I might have to treat myself to that later in the month!

    Sharon xx
    Beauty, Miscellany

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    1. The eternal question - need vs must and this is a MUST have ;o). Xx

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  25. This is such a stunning colour, plus, I love how long lasting MACs lipsticks are!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. I'm completely in love with this shade - it's so lovely and fresh :o). Xx

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  26. This shade is beautiful! Great review :)

    BeyondBlush

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    1. That's so lovely of you - thank you VERY much :o). Xx

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  27. Really nice colour!

    Love, Felicia
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  28. Fabulous colour - I've got this one too and I LOVE it! I wear it day and night, it's so versatile!
    Love your images :)

    Josie xoxo
    Fashion Mumblr

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    1. Completely agree and thank you so much, that's really nice of you :o). Xx

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    1. It's even on my list of favorite shades of all time :o). Xx

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  31. What a beautiful shade, and one I haven't heard of before. I agree with you about MAC's packaging as well, although I love their lipsticks, their branding and packaging doesn't have me swooning in the way other brands do. xx

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  32. Amazing colour!!!! i have it :) and i love it..:) i think looks nice and to you...:) nice post Charlotte , keep in touch..
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    1. That's so sweet of you - thank you very much :o). Xx

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  33. Such a beautiful colour! The shocking part is I don't think I have seen the likes of it from MAC before. Lipsticks are the largest part of my makeup collectioan and I don't own a MAC lipstick yet so I'm super excited to eventually get my hands on one. I know that when I walk into the MAC store that I will be completely overwhelmed too! Especially because I know so many of the beautiful colours. I think the best way is to have already chosen a colour and formulation before you walk into the store and that way you may end up with something else but at least you won't be so lost, or I wouldn't be at least haha.
    Lovely review :)

    Deb | Debra Bros Blog

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    1. Yes I think that's the best tactic too :o) - thank you so much :o). Xx

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  34. Love Mac lipsticks this one is gorgeous!

    dontcoralwithme.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm so impressed by the creamy formula and it wears so well too :o). Xx

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    1. An all time favorite for me I think - I hope MAC never discontinues it :o). Xx

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  36. This is such gorgeous colour! I know what you mean, their lipsticks are so expensive.

    Hannah x
    http://b-l-a-b.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. In this case it's worth it, but for me I do think twice before I buy these :o). Xx

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  37. I love the formula of MAC lipsticks. Truth be told, I have nothing from MAC, the closest MAC store to me is an hour and a half away and they are so pricey!
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    1. I do agree with you - they have an amazing range and I absolutely love the products that I do have, but they are quite expensive... :o). Xx

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  38. I would have loved to see the lipstick on your lips, but lovely post! :-)

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  39. Oh, how I love a bold lip! I have almost purchased this shade several times but never went through with it. I will add it back to my wish list!
    xoxo Lauren
    www.willsingformakeup.com

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    1. It's so beautiful, my favorite from MAC so far :o). Xx

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  40. Love this color! Its gorgeous! And of course who couldn't use another MAC lipstick! #LOVE

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    1. It's a gorgeous shade, absolutely LOVE it :o). Xx

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