Whenever I hear about a new Mac collection, I simply have to have a nosey. It just so happened that this new collection coincided rather nicely with the end of my final major project at uni and I'd told myself that I would treat myself to a new lipstick as soon as I'd finished. When I saw 'Lavender Whip' had been re-released as part of the 'Baking Beauties' collection (I'm pretty sure it's was released a few years previous in another collection) I had to make a swift order. Those of you who know me and have been reading my blog/following me on Twitter for a while will know I'm usually one for peach/coral shades or classic reds. But there's just something about Lavender Whip that tickles my fancy. I always remember the first lipstick I ever bought was a pale lilac colour (cringe) - although I couldn't possibly pull off that kind of shade now, Lavender Whip is surely a nod towards my inner teenage self. It's fun. It's girly. And it's just a little bit different to my array of peaches and corals that spill from my makeup drawers!
It's a cremesheen finish, so it's not completely opaque and has a slight sheen to it - which makes it a little more wearable and more appropriate for wearing on a day to day basis. I already own Mac's 'Up The Amp' lipstick, which was a great plum option in the winter months - but sometimes I find it a little strong to wear in the day, especially now the weather is warming up. As you can see, Lavender Whip is just that little bit creamier and toned down. The consistency is right up my street. It feels very smooth and creamy to apply, making it non-drying and comfortable to wear on the lips. I find I get a good bit of wear out of it before I need to top-up the colour again which is really impressive to say the shade isn't overly bright or strong. If you always had your eye on the purples and vivid deep reds of last season but couldn't quite take the plunge, it's worth looking into this shade. It makes a statement without being too over the top - bringing a subtle edge to your everyday lipstick choice.
I guess it just adds a nice little twist to my usual spring/summer lipstick choices. I'm a big fan of creamy shades so this is something I'm instantly drawn to. It's not your average lipstick shade, but it's one thats suprisingly flattering and fun to wear. Fun being the key word here - it's very girly (without being pink!) and brings a little bit of colour to the face. It brightens up a dull outfit in a jiffy! The collection is now mostly sold out, but I've spotted a few other items from the range lurking on some websites so it's worth having a little scout around if you fancy getting your mitts on this Mac favourite (there's also a gorgeous deep burgundy red and a pale orangey-peach). I can certainly see why this little beauty was so popular a few years ago...
Have you tried Mac's 'Lavender Whip'? Do you go a little crazy over Mac collections like me?!