October 2, 2014

MAC Gospel 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 Brooke Shields Lipstick

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 Brooke Shields Lipsticks

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

MAC Gospel Lipstick swatches

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!

MAC Gospel Lipstick fotd

Available now at Nordstrom.com and at MAC counters!