I figured that for my first official beauty post I'd talk about something that everybody loves, lipstick :]
I love lipstick. In fact, I love it so much that I need to buy new storage because the case that I have it in now will barely close because there's lipstick busting out at the seams.
Anywhooo....I'm starting with pink because I think I have more pink lipstick than any other color..so clearly it's one of my favs.
Seeing as this is a more "show-n-tell" post rather than a review, there will be swatches, a brief (very brief) description, and my overall feelings about the lipstick.
P.S. Most of these lipsticks are MAC so if they're permanent colors or were limited edition i'll be sure to include that in the description.
Show Orchid (amplified)
|-->*Le Sigh*...I think this is the very first lipstick I ever bought from MAC. It's a deep hot pink shade with an iridescent blue under-tone. It has an opaque coverage and slight sheen without being drying on the lips. I used to wear this color OUT! When Spring and Summer came you couldn't tell me nothin! I don't reach for it much anymore but if you ain't scurred to rock the hot I say go for it.|
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday (satin)
-->When I tell ya'll I hunted this color down...I literally tracked it down like Elmer Fudd during wabitt season. This lipstick launched Fall '10 (I think) for the month of November. It was sold every Thursday until Black Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving) so the rarity of this lipstick cannot be understated.
-->It's a blue-toned Barbie pink with a semi-matte (satin) finish. J'adore this lipstick! When I first got it I couldn't put it down but since this is the only one I have (or will ever have) I have to savor it lol.
Viva Glam Nicki (satin)
-->Viva Glam Nicki is a medium-toned pink with coral undertones. I have to be honest, when I first got this color I wasn't impressed....or maybe it just wasn't what I was expecting...aka I wanted it to look like Pink Friday and it didn't so I had an attitude lol
-->I think I only really wore this color once but when I swatched it again I realized how pretty it is. Will be incorporating this back into rotation soon.
Sunny Seoul (Cremesheen)
-->Sunny Seoul is a corally-pink with a sheer finish. It kinda reminds me of a more sheer version of Viva Glam Nicki. I bought this color on a whim, just browsing around the Pro store and I saw it and had to have it.
-->I think this will be a great color for Spring and Summer because its not drying on the lips and still gives a nice color. You may only be able to find this color in Pro stores on online....don't quote me on that though.
Viva Glam Gaga (lustre)
-->Oh Gaga, this poor lipstick is tiredddd yall! I clearly need a new one.
-->Viva Glam Gaga is a Barbie pink with a semi-sheer, glossy finish. It's a lustre so it's super moisturizing on the lips but doesn't have much longevity on its own. A lipliner is definitely recommended.
-->I love is color (obviously) and I think it looks great on everybody. I think this is a very similar color to Pink Friday only much more sheer and glossy but with a like lipliner underneath I think this is a great alternative.
-->The website describes this color as a light neutral pink...I guess lol.
-->Again, if you're looking for a Barbie pink color then this is one to try. It's a cooler toned pink so it can definitely be applied lightly for a less dramatic look. But it is a satin so the color is opaque without being too drying.
-->I really like this color on its own however when I actually apply it, it's a hit or miss. Probably one of MACs most popular colors though.
Candy Yum-Yum (matte)
-->HOT DAMN! This is probably one of the hottest pink lipsticks you'll ever see. This is relatively new to my collection and I couldn't be more excited! This came out with a Limited Edition collection awhile back and I missed it but as of Fall '12 this color is now permanent!
-->This lipstick is matte, therefore it has great color payoff and it lasts forever, especially with a lipliner.
-->Not for the faint of heart!
Pink Pigeon (matte)