GREIGE IS LIFE | MAC STONE7:00 AM
For those of you who read my blog, it’ll come as no huge shock to you that I’m partial to a new MAC lipstick every now and again. My collection is slowly but surely growing, and MAC just keep on slinging new shades out that I don’t seem to be able to resist. Stone was one of MAC’s matte lipstick releases, and it had most of the internet screaming hysterically. It’s a beautiful shade of greige; the lovechild of beige and grey, but it is anything but neutral. I had a bit of a meltdown when I first saw the shade, but I must admit, I wasn’t sure if it’d be an easy one to pull off, so I held fire for a couple of months before deciding to splash the cash.
Handing over £15.50 to an impeccably made-up MAC employee is always going to be wince-inducing, but beauty is pain. I didn’t actually try this on in store before parting with my money. It was a bit of a Velvet Teddy situation where I KNEW it would be very close to being sold out when I actually found one in stock somewhere, so it’s more of a quick mission to get it out of the shop as quickly as possible – abandoning logic and rationalism at the same time.
MAC Stone disappointed me when I first got it home. I tried it on with the makeup I’d had on that day anyway and it just did NOT suit me, so I flung it in my makeup drawer and sort of forgot about it for a while. Then I saw some stunning makeup on a beauty blogger that I follow’s Instagram, and I realised she was wearing Stone. I went rummaging for it and, after completely plagiarising this girl’s face, was actually really impressed with the shade.
As always with MAC’s lipsticks, the finish is beautiful and the longevity is fab. MAC’s mattes are second to none with their velvety suede-feel and they don’t even suck the moisture out of your lips like so many other matte lipsticks do. I have found that a toned down eye in neutral smoky shades compliment this lipstick best, and it is so so SO easy to get this lip shade wrong, so I’m always a bit wary about which clothes I’m wearing and even what particular shade of silver my hair is on any given day. As usual, though, I rarely have anything negative to say about MAC products, except, of course, that they continue to test on animals and that really annoys me. I do adore their products, but for such an established brand that is bound to rake in millions of dollars a day, I don’t understand why they can’t pull their heads out from between their butt cheeks and figure this one out for themselves.
Lots of love,