Sparks of Romance and Rebel are two of the five limited edition shades of MAC Heirloom Mix Lipsticks that launched with the MAC Heirloom Mix Holiday 2014 Makeup Collection.
I think there’s definitely a little something for everyone that likes dramatic shades in this collection and the ones I tried are a big yay!
MAC Sparks of Romance Lipstick is probably my favorite shade from the two shades I tried. They called it a matte finish but it is semi-matte considering it has gorgeous gold shimmer in the mix. The texture is excellent it applies with a nice hint of sheen and isn’t dry in the least. It doesn’t tug during application and color is smooth and even with a wear of five hours before showing very minor signs of fading. I think it is a bit gritty but due to the shimmer but not uncomfortably so. The formula was unexpected as I thought it would be drier with an uneven application but this is smooth, seamless, and beautiful. Plus the color is very beautiful! I’d call it a very bright ruby slipper shade! The gold just adds something special to the color. It does run cooler which I tend to not like in reds but this just works for me! Worth a pick up if you love red lipstick!
Now MAC Rebel Lipstick is the complete opposite of red! This is a vampy berry purple and not very Holiday-like but gorgeous none the less. It’s a satin finish lipstick but honestly, it doesn’t feel satin in the least as the creamy texture has a bit of a balminess to it with a very nice hint of shine. The shade isn’t new but repromoted from the permanent range so beware prior to purchasing. Color wears well on me for five hours and does leaving a stain behind we after. It really applies easily and evenly and looks very smart on lips courtesy the shiny finish.
MAC Rebel Lipstick
MAC Sparks of Romance Lipstick
MAC Heirloom Mix Lipstick Swatches (Sparks of Romance and Rebel)
If the other lipsticks in the MAC Heirloom Mix Collection are as good as these I’d say we have a win!
I’d highly recommend checking them at your local MAC counters as the colors are quite lovely.
Available now at MAC counters or online at Nordstrom.com.