Review // MAC Candy Yum Yum


On my face in the above photo: Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation in 'Soft Beige', Rimmel Stay Matte powder, NYX bronzer in 'Medium', Topshop 'Crescent Moon' highlighter, Benefit Brow Zings, Stila in the Light Palette - Kitten on the lid and Sunset along my lower lash line, MAC Smolder eye pencil, Revlon Grow Lucsious Mascara, Loreal Super Slim Liner and Candy Yum Yum.

Oh look, Kayleigh buys another MAC lipstick - what a surprise. The latest black bullet of beauty to make its way into my ever expanding MAC collection is 'Candy Yum Yum', the most bright and daring addition to date. After hearing so much about this once limited edition shade and seeing it look amazing on some of my favourite bloggers and vloggers (I'm looking at you Through Chelsea's Eyes and Its Simply Beauty), I just had to try it for myself. As I'm sure you're all aware by now, I love a bright lip. When it comes to lipsticks, I'm all about the brights. Come rain or shine you'll probably find me wearing a shade of fuschia, berry, tangerine or red. I find bright shades perk up my whole complexion, make me look more awake and give my makeup a more polished look.

As I said, Candy Yum Yum is definitely a daring shade - its a vibrant, almost neon fuchsia pink with a matte finish which makes the colour even more intense. Its definitely not one for those of you who like a neutral lip but if you're like me and love a pop of colour, I'm sure you'd love this shade. I purchased it on my way to Portugal from duty free as it was £11.00 instead of £15.00 (isn't duty free the best?) and I absolutely loved wearing it on my holiday as it looks great with a tan.

As I said, the finish is matte which I have to be honest, isn't my favourite kind of finish. I find matte lipsticks less flattering that creamy, moisturising and glossy ones due to them clinging to dry patches and feeling 'tight' on my lips. However, Candy Yum Yum still has a slight sheen too it, despite the matte formula. Also, if I exfoliate my lips beforehand and add a gloss on top, it combats any dryness nicely.

Overall I'd say this is a really fun lipstick but its very 'out there' so you definitely have to be into brights as there's nothing neutral about it. As I love brights, I think its a stunning shade and when paired with a simple gold eye and cat eye flick like I'm wearing in the photo above (sorry about the pout - its the only photo I could find that shows the true colour of the lipstick), it makes for a beautiful and vibrant look.

Have you tried MAC Candy Yum Yum? 

Lots of Love,

71 comments

  1. Wow that's a lovely shade, a real pop of colour that brightens your face up! It really suits you. Great review x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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    1. Thanks Claire :) it definitely does brighten up my face - its super bright!! Xx.

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  2. It's a fun bright color that looks amazing on you! Xx

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    1. Thanks Charlotte :) it certainly is fun and VERY bright!! xxx.

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    1. It is a beautiful colour - very vibrant!! :) xxx.

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  4. Nice colour :) http://sassyssparkle.blogspot.co.uk/ xxx

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  5. I love this colour. I need to get it. It suits you :)
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    1. Thanks Laura :) I'd definitely recommend it if you like a bright lip!! Xx.

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  6. This is such a gorgeous colour! It looks lovely on you too:)xx
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  7. This is stunning and it really suits you well!

    zozeze.com x

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  8. OOO Kayleigh you did it again! why you such a stunner! Candy Yum-Yum looks beautiful on you :D i've heard people rave about :D i would buy it but £15 hmm it would need to be a treat i think for me :P
    You always suit lovely bold colours :D

    I love your make-up look you've got on to with Candy Yum-Yum :) very pretty
    xxxxx

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    1. Aw thanks Chloe! That's the reason I caved and bought it - I'd heard so much hype about it!! It is a beautiful colour but I agree, £15 for a lipstick is steep! I think I'll be sticking MAC lipsticks on my birthday and Christmas lists from now on!! Xx.

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  9. You always have such amazing make up! xx
    www.allthingsbeautiful-x.blogspot.com

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  10. This looks gorgeous on you hun, I've been eyeing this up for the longest time, definitely my kind of pink. You've convinced me I need it in my collection xxx

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  11. Wow, what a bright shade! I am completely in love with MAC lippies, they are my favourite high-end lipstick to buy, I just wish I lived nearer! Haha x
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Beautiful colour, it looks absolutely gorgeous on you! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  13. This is gorgeous, I've been wanting this colour for a while! I have so many MAC lipsticks on my list and i'll be at duty free on Friday...hope I can control myself!xx

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  14. Super pretty color. I've never tried a matte lip product from MAC!
    New follower xx

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  15. Such a pretty shade - it looks amazing with your eye colour. x

    teapartywithalice.com

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  16. WOW such a pretty colour but I would definitely not suit the shade or pull it off like you do!

    Sophierosehearts x

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  17. I LOVE LOVE LOVE candy yum yum, seriously one of my favourite ever shades released by MAC, im so glad they brought it back as a permanent :)


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    Frankie xXx

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  18. Such a beautiful colour on you x

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  19. I'm loving getting back into my bright lipsticks recently! Let's just say Impassioned and Vegas Volt have been making some outings ;) I love the finish of a matte lippie and really want some from the new MAC collections, but my lips are drier that the Sahara so I'm not quite sure how I'm going to pull that one off!

    Rachel
    www.twentysomethingbeauty.com
    xx

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  20. Very pretty shade, it looks so gorgeous on you!! :) x

    Alavish.blogspot.com

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  21. This is such a gorgeous shade, looks lovely on you :)

    http://lovetelina.blogspot.com

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  22. this is so pretty. I could never pull it off though, but I would love it in my collection :) it looks so pretty on you!

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  23. This colour suits you so well. It's very striking against your eye colour.

    You're right that matte lipsticks can be so tricky. It can be difficult to find time to prep your lips before application but if you don't, the effect can be quite unflattering.

    Sej || What Would Grace Kelly Say

    x

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  24. Ohh wow! stunning shade just love how bright this is :O really need to get this! xxx

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  25. I love a bright lip! I have just ordered MAC feed the senses from the new collection! Can't wait to try it!


    BritishBeautyAddict

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  26. I have Candy Yum Yum and I wholeheartedly love it xx

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  27. Such a gorgeous colour!!! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  28. I've never seen this colour before! I love it, really suits you :)

    The Style Picnic

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  29. I've seen so many great things about this lipstick, I think it's basically a must have for anyone! :)

    http://www.blogthiswithhannah.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. This looks incredible on you with your blonde hair and blue eyes! AHHH it's perfect :D amazing choice for you!

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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  31. I brought this a few months ago lovely shade!

    Sophie
    xx
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  32. oh my, looks absolutely amazing...

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  33. I have this lipstick, it looks great on you!

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  34. I really want to splurge on this one! Even though autumns on its way I still feel like a bright pink lip will be wearable? x

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  35. This is such a pretty color on you! :)

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  36. Wow, what a gorgeous shade! Looks so pretty on you :)

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

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  37. That colour looks beautiful on you!

    thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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  38. It looks so so amazing on you! So gorgeous I can't get over it xxx
    Life of Verity

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  39. Gorgeous bright pink! I always like to wear a bright colour when I'm not feeling 100%, always cheers me up!

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  40. It looks so so good on you!! I have just ordered this online from Selfridges x

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict

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  41. Looks gorgeous on you. Matte lipsticks scare me a tad too :) Will add this to my wish list xx

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  42. Love it and suits you! It was on my "to check" list last time I went to MAC, but the staff was so crappy, I left empty-handed :( Next time!

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  43. I've loved this lipstick for a while now, but I do have to admit, it looks much better on you! It seems to suit blondes so well, and you look as gorgeous as ever Kayleigh!

    Christina | Passion Obsession - Currently hosting a beauty hamper giveaway!

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  44. This looks amazing on you, but I'm still terrified of bright lipsticks. I have a few but as soon as I apply them and look in the mirror I'm washing it off. Maybe someday!

    Dannielle | Chic-a-DeeDee

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  45. Yayyy a new MAC lipstick. Looks beautiful on you!

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  46. amazing colour! mac do the best lippys :D


    Love Cheap Frills x
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  47. I love a good bright lip, it looks amazing on you, it really brings out your eyes xx

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  48. I love this shade on you! Not sure if I would have the guts to wear it myself!

    themacaronaddict.blogspot.co.uk

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  49. I have just got this lipstick as part of the back to MAC scheme and am in love. It looks lovely on you!

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  50. Gorgeous colour, looks stunning on you! xx

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  51. tried it, loved it, bought it..then returned it. It's such a stunning shade but it just doesn't match my skin tone unfortunately. Looks lovely on you though xx

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  52. I have this and it doesn't get enough love! You pull it off very well xx

    LISA // MISSLISA.CO.UK

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  53. Gorgeous colour!

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  54. Wow that is pink! but really suits you! :)

    www.gingerbreadsmiles.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  55. I LOVE bright shades and can't believe I've only just come across this shade - definitely added to my list!!!

    apinchofshaz.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

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  56. I love this colour! I have the Barry M Lipstick (lip paint as they call it) in 'Shocking Pink' and it looks very similar to this and for only £4.49 it seems like a great dupe!

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  57. Candy Yum Yum is such a bright and fun shade...it was one of my top 5 lipsticks for the summer time. So glad MAC has made it part of the permanent line...yay!

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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