As I'm sure you all know by now, I'm a big fan of MAC lip products and every now and then, I find myself giving into the hype after I've seen lots of people talking about certain shades. My two most recent purchases are a lipstick and a lip liner that I didn't really need but obviously had to buy anyway. I picked up a lipstick in the shade 'Twig' after hearing it was a great every day shade and a lip liner in the shade 'Spice' after hearing it was one of Kylie Jenner's fave shades for that famous nineties nude look.
I've been using them for a couple of weeks now so I thought it was about time to share my thoughts. Firstly, the classic MAC packaging has to be up there with my favourite makeup packaging ever. There's something so sleek about those black lipstick bullets and I love that the lip liner has the colour at the end of the pencil - especially handy if you're a lip product junkie like me and have a pretty big collection to rummage through.
The lipstick is described on the MAC website as a 'Soft muted brownish-pink' and whilst I'd agree, it has more pink tones than brown. It's definitely a muted dusky pink and a 'my lips but better' kind of shade. It's also a Satin finish meaning it's very soft on the lips and has the slightest sheen without being too glossy or too matte. I really like this as I hate anything that feels too dry on my lips!
The lip liner is one I've been wanting to try for such a long time as I've heard so much about it and seen it look amazing on lots of different people. However, for me personally - I'm not so sure. I feel it's a little too brown for my liking and I find the formula very drying to the point I feel it's tugging at my lips when I apply it. I'm not sure if it's just the one I got as my Soar lip liner from MAC is lovely and creamy. Spice is definitely not one I would wear on its own but with the Twig lipstick over the top, it makes for a nice combo and doesn't feel quite as drying. I do much prefer Soar though as I feel it suits my complexion better.
Overall I'd say I do like these two but they aren't my favourite MAC lip products! The brown tones don't suit my skin tone as well as I'd hoped they would and I'd say these shades are better suited for Winter makeup looks so perhaps this wasn't the right time of year to buy them!
Do you like the look of these MAC products? What's your favourite lipstick and lip liner?