Wednesday, September 16th 2015 Makeup
The latest collection from MAC Cosmetics is Vamplify – a collection of strongly pigmented, long wearing lip glosses, and lip pencils.
“Be seduced by our most dramatic lip gloss yet. Loaded with high-powered pigments that hug lips in shades that glisten with a delicious shine, one swipe loads lips with attitude as a combination of lush natural oils polish with impeccable, moisturizing colour. Never a tease, the glossy colour wears comfortably for hours, for a look that comes on strong and doesn’t let go.”
I was excited to receive two of these Vamplify glosses from MAC Cosmetics, and I have swatches, pictures of them on my face and full review, so read on!
There are 17 different glosses in the Vamplify Collection, and they are $48 in NZ for 5ml (0.17 fl oz). The colours range from nudes like Spanking Haute to She Rebel which is a purple that is almost blue, and bright red of Suggestive.
This collection also includes 12 Pro Longwear Lip Pencils, which are $50 in NZ. Similar to the Vamplify glosses, these pencils have a wide range of colours from the coral Voltage to the wam nude of Oh Honey!
The two shades that I received from the MAC Vamplify collection are What’s Going On which is at the top of this photo, and Speed Up below.
I like the packaging and applicator on these Vamplify glosses – it is an angled doe foot which allows for precise application. It’s different to either the standard MAC Lipglass or the Mineralize Lipglass, so I decided to get them all out so I could compare.
My favourite shade of these two is What’s Going On. Speed up is really nice too, but the shade is a bit too light for the natural colour of my lips. Here I am wearing What’s Going On Vamplify lipgloss. Looking at this photo, it reminds me a bit of MAC Show Orchid lipstick, which I own but really do not wear often enough – I should, because it’s a great shade.
Sometimes when I’m taking blog photos, home alone with a tripod and remote I get a bit silly with my poses, and here’s an example
Since these are glosses, I didn’t really expect much in terms of wear time – I was fully prepared to have to reapply after I finished my coffee. Well how wrong was I?! After my coffee the glossiness was gone, but the colour remained. Even after I had eaten lunch, and drank water during the afternoon, my lips still had a tint to them. The Vamplify gloss faded evenly throughout the day, I wasn’t left with an embarrassing ring around my lips.
The MAC Vamplify collection is available from September 21, 2015 at all authorized M.A.C Locations in New Zealand. Internationally it is already available in most countries (of course, she says with a resigned sigh) so visit maccosmetics.com for stockists and online shopping where available.
I have to say, in this day and age I do not know why brands continue to release things later here. Friends of mine buy limited edition MAC collections online from the USA and have it shipped here before it even reaches our stores. If retailers are so concerned about the rise of online shopping, I think simultaneous global release would really help. This isn’t directed just at MAC, but to all retailers in the beauty industry.
What do you think of this collection? Is there anything you’re wanting to get from it? Let me know in the comments section below!