MAC Gospel Lipstick ($22) is a limited edition MAC Lustre Lipstick that launched with the MAC x Brooke Shields Collection. I’m not sure this shade brings thoughts of Brooke to my mind but as a fan of the Lustre finish I was kinda all about it.
And did I mention it’s rather a stunning Fall red?
MAC Gospel Lipstick is described as burgundy red but to me it has warmer plummy red aspects to it. It’s quite lovely with a high sheen finish and a balmy texture. Yes, I said balmy. MAC Lustre Lipsticks always have that hybrid lipstick slash lip balm texture to me. They are actually one of my fav MAC Lipstick formulas! I like how easily they apply on my drier lips and how they give lips a nice soothing, softening feel when worn. They also have a hint of a sheen that gives them a certain shiny look.
MAC Gospel Lipstick
MAC Gospel Lipstick Swatches
The color here is really quite beautiful! It’s just the type of warmer red I like wearing with a fairly opaque finish on my pigmented lips! I wouldn’t say it evoked images of Brooke Shields in my mind’s eye as I’ve always seen her as a nude, peachy kinda gal but it’s a nice shade none the less.
The packaging is a taupey solid shade with orange accents and Brooke’s autograph in orange on the cap of the lipstick. It’s a square design which will either upset you or make you happy. I prefer the square packaging, I find they store more easily than MAC’s standard bullet shaped lipsticks! I’m not sure that the packaging reminds me of Brooke but as it is basic and understated. I didn’t expect bling for her packaging but I didn’t expect uneventful either and that’s kinda what we got.
Packaging aside if you like warm reds I’d highly recommend a pick up of MAC Gospel Lipstick! This one is a keeper!
Available now at Nordstrom.com and at MAC counters!