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This review is for the four (4) limited-edition Lipsticks releasing with MAC’s Baking Beauties Collection for Spring 2013. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following colors:
- Raspberry Swirl: Light white blue pink (Cremesheen)
- Pure Decoration: Light white peach (Cremesheen)
- Lavender Whip: Light cool lavender (Cremesheen) (Repromote)
- Devil’s Food: Glossy deep plum (Frost)
These lipsticks come in standard MAC packaging. The tubes are made of plastic and can easily be taken on-the-go.
Raspberry Swirl is a creamy, medium, bright pink with a slightly glossy sheen. The color is strong and semi-opaque, but the formula goes on less easily and smoothly than Cremesheen formulas usually do.
Pure Decoration is a pale, creamy, light peach with a slightly glossy sheen. The color is strong and translucent, but the formula goes on less easily and smoothly than Cremesheen formulas usually do.
Lavender Whip is a medium lilac color with the subtlest hint of silver shimmer. The finish is slightly glossy and translucent. The formula goes on less easily and smoothly than Cremesheen formulas usually do.
Devil’s Food is a deep plum that looks mostly brown and has subtle gold pearls with a glossy finish. The color is translucent and goes on a bit splotchy.
The Cremesheen lipsticks in this collection are drier than I usually find with Cremesheen lipsticks. Raspberry Swirl, Pure Decoration, and (to a lesser extent) Lavender Whip can make your lips look flaky if they’re not exfoliated well.
Ease of Use: 8.25/10
Raspberry Swirl, Pure Decoration, and Lavender Whip need a little warming up before they transfer smoothly onto the lips. Devil’s Food goes on more smoothly, but the color is uneven, so you need to apply layers and blend in order to get a smooth finish.
These are the same size (3 grams) as regular MAC lipsticks, but the price has gone up to $15.00.