Most of the time, I’m aware when MAC Cosmetics sends me samples/new products out to try, but this MAC Cosmetics Liptensity set was a big surprise! That morning, I had received the press release for it in my e-mail but I was busy getting Sky ready for school so I saved it for later. Later on in the day, I heard a pretty strong knock on the door, which means it was the Fed Ex guy (Amazon never knocks, and the UPS guys rings the roodbell). A huge flat box was shipped to me, but its contents were unknown. I wondered if a company decided to print one of my photos and frame it…? A little weird but I won’t be mad. I open the box and lo and behold, it’s 24 lipsticks. 24 MAC Cosmetics lipsticks. I died. Literally died and was resurrected by the makeup gods. I could not believe it. Not sure how they had my address, normally it’s concerning, but for lipsticks I’m willing to turn the other cheek.
The first genius thing about it is that you can see the shade of the lipstick just from its cover! If you own MAC lipsticks, then you know majority of the time they all have the same packaging for all shades, even if it’s a limited edition shade or collection. I don’t have to look at the name on the bottom or open it up just to know what color it is!
Second, this line of lipsticks is in collaboration with Maureen Seaberg, a Tetrachromat (meaning she can see around 100 million hues that the average naked eye can’t). She worked with MAC’s creative team to create a line with 24 brand new colors using what they call “High-Frequency Tetrachromatic Pigments.” Amazing, right?
As far as texture and feel goes, it’s definitely a very creamy, non-drying formula. I definitely wouldn’t call it matte, and it’s not smudge-proof, but I can testify to the pigmentation as these swatches left stains on my arms for a few days!
These MAC Cosmetics Liptensity Lipsticks are now available to purchase online and will hit MAC Counters tomorrow!
Which shade would you want to have? Toast and Butter, Smoked Almond, and Double Fudge are on rotation for me right now!