I realise this may result in my being cast out of the beauty industry, but I actually own very few MAC products. A couple of eyeshadows, a couple of liner pencils, a mineralise skinfinish and that’s about it. It’s not because I dislike the brand, I just don’t have that obsession that some people do.
But I think that may be about to change. I recently discovered a little sample pot of this lip conditioner that I’d forgotten all about. It was given to me by a fabulous MAC girl at Heathrow in the midst of heightened security, when my 8 Hour Cream couldn’t go through security with me and I was facing a long flight with dry, flaky lips.
Despite it’s lip-saving powers, when I got to my destination it obviously disappeared into the suitcase never to be seen again, as I found it in said suitcase recently, languising in a zip compartment I never open.
It truly is a lovely little lip-saver, just the right combination of creamy and waxy, with a rich, nourising feel on the lips that lasts ages. It smells sweet and has a minty kick to it, and most importantly, the tint is fabulous. It’s not as sheer as some tinted lip products, but it’s also not the super-scary pink it looks in the pot. I’d put it in the ‘my lips but better’ camp…but beware, you do need a mirror to apply. The colour is strong enough that if you get it wrong, you may end up with a clown face! Sexy!