Hey there! Happy Friday.
I recently picked up two of the new”ish” MAC Powder Kiss lipsticks in the shades ‘Scattered Petals’ and ‘Style Shocked!’. Although I had found myself going back and forth on Ulta’s website and Temptalia‘s swatches on her site for a few weeks, I really don’t know what initially stemmed my interest in these lippies.
I concur; here ya go. A review of the MAC Powder Kiss lipsticks with swatches
Seeing this formula in the bullet is so interesting because the lipsticks themselves give off a powdery appearance, as the names would suggest. They’re matte looking– almost as if they’ve been sprayed with a butter spray. They’re definitely different looking than your usual MAC lipsticks.
I was fully introduced to the powdery formula of these lipsticks upon swatching. Although that may sound like a negative attribute, it really is not. These lipsticks apply sheer and matte but are comfortable and give a very effortless feel. You could absolutely swipe this on without looking in a mirror and have a perfect application every time.
As I prefer a less sheer application, I was pleased to find that these do layer up very nicely and build to opaque coverage while still giving a chic “blotted” look to the lips.
As for the shades themselves, ‘Style Shocked!’ is my winner of the two. This comes as no surprise to me because that is the exact shade I’ve been itching to buy for Spring/Summer and it’s hard to go wrong with a nice, warm red! As for ‘Scattered Petals’, I enjoy it a teeny bit. It’s much warmer than I had expected it to be and it’s kinda giving me Makeup Geek ‘Foxtrot’ vibes (which was one of the worst lip products I have ever tried). If I lived closer to an Ulta I would probably return it but since I don’t, I’m going to try to actually wear it a bit sheerer than I would normally and embrace the warm tone.
I definitely want to try some more shades from this collection but the fact that they are online only at Ulta keeps getting in my way! Sigh. I guess I’ll have to actually go to a MAC and forgo my precious Ulta points. *sarcasm*
Any of you have other shades from this range? I’d love to hear which you like on your own complexion! and if anyone is similar in tone to me, I need recommendations. I haven’t found many on-lip swatches from people with my skin tone.
If you would like to shop these lippies, check them out below: