Contrary to what I might believe, Digipop is not the latest boy band from Korea it’s the latest MAC Collection. Well, doh!
No seriously, doesn’t it sound like some sort of band? Ok, maybe that’s just me.
MAC Digi-Pops Collection made its debut earlier this Summer exclusively at Nordstrom. During pre-booking I was super excited to play with Digi-Pops myself so I headed over to Nordies and promptly became utterly disgusted at the display. Nordstrom, baby, mama loves you but please clean up your act. I was appalled at the condition of the collection. One of the things I was really interested in exploring were the new Digi-Pops Dazzle Lipsticks and they were just so terribly gross that I couldn’t even bear to look at them never mind swatch them. The lipsticks were squashed and smushed down to the core, just really a hot mess.
Needless to say I didn’t bother pre-booking any of it because I couldn’t get a feel for the product in that condition.
Lucky enough MAC has released the Dazzle Lipsticks and they are in, thank god, way better condition than the Nordie’s ones were.
A new MAC Lipstick finish that features a dazzling, shimmering effect!
I can’t believe I walked out with a single lipstick but that I did. I was being somewhat cautious in my purchase with these as they appeared a tad too metallic and frosty, neither of these finishes looks terribly flattering on my lips so I was very picky and choosy when selecting the one shade I came home with.
Needless to say I fell in love with and I’m going back for more shortly in the hopes they apply as lovely as the shade I ended up with.
I hauled Baby’s on Fire and in some ways it reminds me of my first red lipstick love, Queen’s Sin.
Baby’s On Fire is a softer ruby red, almost brick red with a fine silver sparkle. The lipstick applies quite hydrating much to my delight sans a gritty texture. I was under the impression they’d feel gritty as they give off that impression at first glance with all that shimmery joy inside but they actually apply quite smooth with a moisturizing feel. The finish has a light shimmering effect without being overly dramatic or at least I didn’t it was but I am a self confessed glitter-a-holic so take what I’m saying with a grain of salt. To me the finish of glitter was very subtle but some may feel it’s disco-licious, depends how you like your shimmer dosage I guess.
As pretty as the shade and shimmering effect was, it does suffer a small down fall. Glitter does tend to migrate around the mouth as the lipstick wears away. Of course, you’ll notice a healthy dose of silver shimmer on your lips after the lipstick is completely gone or worn away so touching up is essential, otherwise your boss or anyone else might be wondering if you’re been sipping from a cup of liquid glitter.
Although the texture runs smoothly, you will feel the glitter on your lips in some ways. This isn’t uncomfortable in any way, shape, or form but it is a noticeably different texture compared to a regular, run of the mill lipstick.
The shimmer has a way of running away on your face so a lip liner may be in order. It applies well enough but after two hours of wear I noticed my upper lip was sporting a silver mustache.
- Glitter, Shimmer, and Sparkle Loverz!
- Anyone who wants a bit of bling in their lipstick!
- Anyone who likes a dramatic lipstick with a fun, sparkly finish!
- Glitter, sparkle, and shimmer haters (keep away if you aren’t keen on sparkle!).
- Anyone with fine lines around their mouth (the glitter will potentially creep into those lines).
- Anyone who wants a long wearing lipstick that they can keep their hands off of all day (This needs some maintenance to look fresh and beautiful).
It definately has its downfalls, no doubt about it but the effect is beautiful and the shade I choose gorgeous. I will haul a few more shades from the collection as I truly enjoyed it. I liked how the shimmer looked on my lips and thought it produced a rather fun, dramatic lip look. Granted, the maintenance that comes with the lipstick is a bit irratating but I’ll happily disregard that for the shimmer factor alone.
Anyone haul any of the MAC Dazzle Lipsticks or Glosses?