Friday, June 27, 2014

Review Time! ♡ : MAC Cosmetics Maleficent Collection Pro Longwear Lipglass in "Anthurium"

Hi lovelies! So back around November of 2013, MAC Cosmetics announced that they would do another Disney collaboration with one of their most popular iconic villain's, Maleficent. The release of the collection was also released around the same time as the premiere of the movie, and I can't honestly tell you how much I have enjoyed it. If you haven't seen it, I recommend going to see it when you can, because the movie just has the most beautiful written story line. This collection was actually inspired by the makeup artists who created all of Angelina Jolie's looks in the movie, and they actually use most of these products on her, if not all of them! Most of these pieces in the collection are actually permanent, so if any of you missed out on the release, you can still get them in your local MAC retailers, if not online. MACxMaleficent was premiered on May 8th, 2014 around 6:00 AM PST, and in stores May 15th, 2014, and the collection comes with 14 pieces.

This collection is extremely exquisite and luxurious, but it's also very vampy. It's definitely something to consider looking into if you are a big fan of Disney, or even Maleficent herself. I highly recommend this collection if your looking into creating a look that's seductive, simple yet dramatic, and very effortless. I'm going to be reviewing the Pro Longwear Lipglass to the collection "Anthurium", which is a lipgloss, and it's one of the pieces from the collection that is limited edition.

Photo above taken from my Instagram page.

This lipgloss is quite interesting. When looking at the lipgloss outside the tube, it's very sleek and clean feeling. The bottom of the lipgloss has the movie logo "Maleficent" written around the the tube, with a slight faint image of her wings behind it, Disney's logo printed up top, and MAC's logo printed underneath. Opening the lipgloss, you can smell a cookie dough scent instantly, and the packaging is quite average, but holding and feeling it is very luxurious.

 Photo above swatch in natural sunlight on NC 15 skin.

Photo above swatch in indoor light on NC 15 skin.

Anthurium available for $22.00 USD at or a MAC retailer near you.

This lipgloss is really quite wonderful. The thing that I actually admire most is the fact that it can be easily worn alone, and you don't necessarily have to pair it with a lipstick. This lipgloss is PACKED with pigmentation, and it's so opaque, you can see how great the color payoff is at first swipe. One problem I have with this though is that it's super tacky and sticky, as well also that it bleeds within around 3 hours of wear. If you aren't really a big fan of glosses that stick on in the instant second use in it's application, then I wouldn't recommend this. The positive side though, usually when glosses stick, it will stay in place once you've applied the desired amount onto your lips. The gloss actually has wonderful lasting power, application is very easy to use, and will somewhat stay on your lips if your going out for the night. I got around 4 - 4 1/2 hours of wear, and I think that's amazing since glosses usually tend to last less than 2, if your careful. This gloss is very great if you just want something more light wearing, but you still want that high pigmentation in a lip product, and you want it to still somewhat show. You only need one or two coats to set the product, this tube will actually last in your collection for quite some time, since the tube is 1.92g/0.06oz. Anthurium is a wonderful piece to your makeup collection.

Dupes: Lime Crime's Carousel Gloss in "Cherry On Top" is a much cheaper and permanent alternative. It's quite similar and it's the same color, but it has gold specks of shimmer in the gloss, and not as near of it's lasting power like Anthurium. Another similar dupe would be Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in "Fire". It has more of a orange based undertone, and the payoff is quite sheer, but if built up, the color just looks absolutely the same. If you want a cheaper, easy access alternative, "Fire" would be my best recommendation. If I think of any similar products, I will update them on here. Definitely stock up on this if your looking for a red lipgloss to use for light coverage, or to use above any other red lipstick.

Overall Rating: 4.8/5

Application: 4.8

Coverage: 5

Color Payoff: 5

Texture: 4.5

Wear Time: 4.7

Packaging: 5

Photo above is me wearing Anthurium in natural sunlight, with Ardell Natural lashes in #117.

Conclusion: I'm far beyond happy with Anthurium. I recommend this if you've been looking for a good lipgloss that can do just about more than anything than a normal one, because this gloss will really impress you. Since Anthurium is limited edition, I definitely recommend to snatch this up. As of now, Anthurium is still available on MAC's website, so get it before it's gone! If you couldn't find the lipstick that came with the Maleficent Collection "True Love's Kiss", this is a better alternative, and it works just as well like the lipstick. Overall, this lipgloss is really a wonderful piece to keep in your collection if you want a wonderful red glossy shade, or if your a collector of MAC's limited edition collections. If you get this shade, make sure you have fun wearing it!

If you want to shop for Anthurium, or the rest of the MACxMaleficent Collection on MAC's website, click here!

If you want to read my review for the MACxMaleficent Lipstick in "True Love's Kiss", click here!

Thank you so much for reading!
Love you, xx

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