February 7, 2014

MAC A Fantasy of Flowers Lipstick Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

MAC A Fantasy of Flowers Lipstick

MAC A Fantasy of Flowers for Spring 2014 brings us six limited edition MAC Lustre Lipsticks to choose from! I have MAC Naked Bud and Dreaming Dahlia Lustre Lipstick in my hands today and I gotta say I love ’em!

The Lustre Lipstick formula isn’t for everyone but these two shades combined with the lighter texture and finish of the formula and I’m pretty darn pleased.

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The MAC Lustre Lipstick formula seems to have different results for different folks. I personally like them as they remind me of a tinted lip balm of sorts. They are typically lighter in texture compared to the regular MAC Lipstick Collection but also have a balm-y texture that does make itself known. They typically have a creamy finish sans glitter, sparkle, or shimmer and have a slight sheen finish. They wear a little shorter for me at around three hours but I still really enjoy the Lustre formula none the less. I also like that Lustre will occasionally pop up in vibrant shades such as Dreaming Dahlia and look completely gorgeous on. Typically such an orange-y shade of lipstick would scare me if it was heavily pigmented but since this is a Lustre formula it gives a sheerer finish and looks incredible on!

MAC A Fantasy of Flowers Lipstick swatches

Dreaming Dahlia and Naked Bud

MAC Naked Bud Lustre Lipstick is another shade I’d possibly avoid if it was a different formula. This is a sheer beige nude that would give me zombie lips if it was more pigmented. But again, the Lustre formula makes the shade more forgivable because it applies sheerer and gives a very pretty peachy beige nakedness to my lips! It does show my natural lip lines though so I’d suggest a hint of gloss to make it the most wearable.

If you’ve never Lustre Lipstick before and really enjoyed tinted lip balms I do recommend a check out of these shades. They are a fresh, natural colors for Spring that give lips a lovely hint of color without over doing things.

MAC Naked Bud Lustre Lipstick

MAC Naked Bud Lipstick

Naked Bud

MAC Dreaming Dahlia Lipstick

Dream Dahlia

Adore both of these!

I can’t wait to see the other four in this collection!

Available now at MAC counters or online at Nordstrom.com.

Did you haul any of the MAC Lustre Lipsticks from the A Fantasy of Flowers Collection?

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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  • Fancie

    Both colors look beautiful on you!! I ended up with Snapdragon and Heavenly Hybrid as well as both liners from the collection. So far I’m loving the colors! I just wish Snapdragon was more pigmented!

    • Isabella Muse

      hey! those are two shades on my try list ๐Ÿ˜€ yeah, lutres are a bit more sheer, more like a balm ๐Ÿ™ but I really kinda dig that ;-D

  • Kenna

    You look amazing!Ironically, I made the 45 minute drive (Yeah, I drive that far to get make up!) to Macy’s for these specific colors, and then ended up testing them on my hand and not really liking them, but after seeing them on you I wish I had tried them on! I might have to go back! Haha! Personally, I totally fell in love with Snapdragon, so much so that I’m mad that it’s an LE! Darn!
    Now what I really want to start seeing this their Sleeping Beauty movie collection! I’m expecting some crazy colors and beautiful packaging!

    • Isabella Muse

      oh no kenna!!!!!!!!!! you really should have gotten it, they are great shades, did you finally?! I sure hope so! and thank you I dunno about amazing but I sure did love this shade ๐Ÿ˜€ ah the maleficent collection is sure to be dark and sultry!

  • lyn

    Dream Dahlia looks really pretty on you! This collection is shaping up quite nicely ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Majick

    I’m more of an “amplified” fan but I REALLY need a b-day trip to the MAC counter. I’m lemming a few things right now and I may have added a couple more to the list. One “must” is the latest Viva Glam lippies!
    These both look really pretty but I’m loving the nude one.

    • Isabella Muse

      i gotta say so am I lately majick! ๐Ÿ˜€ I LOVE the new viva glam stuff ;-D review and rave is upcoming on those!