Hey everyone, happy Monday! This week on the blog it’s review week and I’m kicking off with a review of my second MAC lipstick; Patisserie. I purchased this lipstick about a month ago and it is incredibly beautiful. I’ve included a swatch as well as an image of me wearing Patisserie so you can see how it looks on.
When I reviewed Syrup I talked about how much I adore the packaging. I love the simple black box with the lipstick shade on the top and I love how the shade and finish is on the bottom of the actual bullet itself. The lipsticks are lightweight and although the casing is made of plastic it doesn’t feel cheap.
MAC describes Patisserie as a ‘Sheer creamy neutral pink’ and for the most part I think that description is accurate. Everyone’s perception of colour can be slightly different and lipsticks can change colour once on the lips anyway. To me this lipstick is a mixture of pink, brown, and a peachy terracotta. It is unlike any colour I own and isn’t one I would normally go for but I’m a fan.
Patisserie is a lustre lipstick meaning it has a semi-gloss finish. Lustre lipsticks are moisturising like a lipgloss and have pigment (albeit not as much as a matte) so they can be worn more sheer or built up. Both of my MAC lipsticks have a lustre finish, they’re so easy to wear and I really like them. I can’t comment too much on wear time as my lips hold pigment well no matter which lipstick I’m wearing. I would only really need to reapply after a meal or if I had a busy day planned.
Everyone who’s a fan of MAC lipsticks knows all about their gorgeous vanilla scent. Vanilla is one of my favourite scents anyway and to have lipsticks that smell like it is heavenly. I can still smell the lipstick after I’ve applied it but if you’re not a fan of the scent, don’t worry because it doesn’t linger for very long.
Because Patisserie is a lustre finish it means the lipstick glides over the lips and is super easy to apply. I like to wear my lipstick more built up so I normally apply two or three thin, even coats. My natural lip colour is quite pale and I find this lipstick adds a beautiful hint of colour to the lips and goes on pretty much as it is in the bullet. The bullet contains little flecks of gold glitter which helps to add a nice subtle shiny look to the lips. The glitter is barely noticeable once the lipstick is on but looks so pretty.
+ Neutral, everyday shade that would suit a range of skin tones.
+ Great everyday colour for work.
+ Glides on for easy wear and application.
+ Pigmentation – good colour payoff with just one swipe.
– There is one very small con. The flecks of glitter make the bullet look slightly grainy but it doesn’t affect application at all.
Although pinks are my favourite lipsticks to wear and MAC describes this shade as pink I think it fits more into the neutral category. I was initially worried this shade would be too pale for my skin and make it look like I had foundation lips which is not the case at all! Patisserie adds a nice warmth to my face and complexion and I love wearing this lipstick!
Let me know your thoughts on Patisserie and if there are any MAC shades you think I should check out!