Availability: MAC Stores & Online
Release Date: June 5, 2012
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This review is for the 3 new, limited-edition Lipstick colors releasing with MAC’s upcoming Heavenly Creature Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following colors:
- Venus (Lustre): Sheer yellow pink with pearlized pigments
- Fire Sign (Lustre): Red-pink
- Cusp of Dawn (Lustre): Beige pink
Pleasureseeker and Cut a Caper are also being re-promoted with the Heavenly Creatures collection.
These lipsticks come in standard MAC packaging. The tubes are made of plastic and can easily be taken on-the-go.
Venus is a mid-toned pink with golden micro-shimmer. Despite looking translucent in the swatch, this color is actually very pigmented and looks near opaque on the lips.
Fire Sign is a pink-red with pale red micro-shimmer that applies semi-translucent. The finish gives this red color a soft effect, making it wearable for the daytime.
Cusp of Dawn is a straight-forward, pale beige with silver micro-shimmer. It doesn’t have any pink tone as MAC claims and applies a translucent coat of color. This color does pale out my lips, but the effect isn’t dramatic or ghostly.
The Lustre formula (of which all these colors are) is very emollient. The lipsticks bring moisture to the lips and apply smoothly.
I didn’t find that any of these colors emphasized the lip lines in an unflattering manner. I get an average of 2 hours of wear.
Overall, these are 3 wearable colors. But nothing about any individual color excites me or is particularly unique. If you are new to MAC, this is a good collection to start with for buying lipstick colors. I’m guessing Venus will be a very popular color. Otherwise, for my hard-core MAC junkies out there (you know who you are!), you can probably skip. 🙂
Ease of Use: 9.25/10
The lustre formula is very easy to apply due to the translucence of the color and the soft formula that glides over the lips.
These are the same size (3 g) as regular MAC lipsticks and cost $14.50 each.