Sunday, 12 May 2013

MAC PURE ZEN LIPSTICK REVIEW





Hi lovelies! I have a little review for you all today, it's kind of a 'pleasant surprise' kind of review as this lovely lippie was a present from my boyfriend - and one he chose all by himself! We'd agreed to only get 'little presents' for our birthdays this year as our birthdays are only a week apart and we booked a holiday as a present to each other. However Darrens idea of 'little' was a gorgeous Ted Baker wash bag with this gorgeous MAC Pure Zen lippie hiding inside! I hadn't given him any ideas, nor had I ever mentioned this lipstick to him before. I was gutted when I missed it in the Marilyn Collection as more neutral/ nude lipsticks are my favourites and I hadn't even realised it was in the permanent collection!

So, when I opened the (equally gorgeous) wash bag, I was so excited to try this! I had a very good blogger moment and took a few photos before trying it on and instantly falling in love. This is the most gorgeous pinky/ peachy/ nude shade ever. It works so well with my skintone as I have my 'summer skin' (aka fake tanned skin) at the moment and it's a very slightly darker nude, with a hint of coral/ peach. It's described as a frosted warm nude on the website, which I can sort of see. It's quite shiny and has a hint of shimmer in the bullet, but this doesn't really transfer onto the lips, which I like. Frosty lipstick is best left in the 80s in my opinion!

This is a Cremesheen, which is my favourite MAC finish, as it's super opaque, moisturising and stays put for ages. This lipstick glides over the lips and is very forgiving on chapped or flaky lips (ew), which is great for those with drier lips. I'd say I get around six hours wear without too much eating or drinking, which is pretty good going for a nude lipstick. I'd recommend this for lots of different skin tones as I think it would be really pretty on someone paler than me, but also isn't too 'concealer lips' so would look great on someone darker too! Definitely worth a swatch if you're going to be passing a MAC counter any time soon. Well done Darren, massive boyfriend points for this one.

What do you think? Have you tried this lipstick? Would you like to? Let me know!

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36 comments:

  1. What a beautiful colour! I need this lipstick :) I'm off to add it on to my pay day list xx

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  2. What a lovely present! x

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  3. That's so nice of him popping it in the bag for you! It's a gorgeous colour too, he's got good taste haha :)

    j4miejohnston.blogspot.co.uk

    Jamie ♥

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    1. Hasn't he just! I don't know how he does it haha! xx

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  4. I've never heard of this MAC colour before! Looks incredible though :)

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

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  5. This colour is lovely! Such a lovely shade to wear in the summer. I will have to get my hands on one! Added to my "MAC lipsticks I NEED" list!

    Rachel xx

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  6. Aww that is a lovely colour, will have to give it a search. Your boyfriend did so well :)

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  7. Oh my god.. I saw this online and was like nah Gem, not another nude. But omg it's beautiful!!! I need this now Chloe :D fab review.. and what a gorge boyfriend to do that :))) <3333 xxx

    Gemma | ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. You do need it!! It's my go to right now! xx

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  8. THis looks so natural and pretty on you!

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  9. This shade looks gorgeous on you! Props to the boyfriend! :)

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  11. Awh can't believe he chose it himself, what a sweetheart:) x

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  12. This is such a lovely colour! It would be great for Summer :)

    Millie x

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  13. i've never heard of this lipstick before but its gorgeous! definitely added to the wish list! x

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  14. This colour is so nice! I have really pale skin though so I'd be worried it would make me look like a corpes.. maybe I will have to go test it :)

    xx

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    1. Noo it definitely wouldnt! It brightens up my skin tone, even on a pale day haha! xx

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  15. Wow this is so cute! I love nudey/pinks, will have to try this next time I'm in Mac! Super boyfriend points!!!

    Stevie Hearts Makeup

    Stevie xxx

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  16. Aww that's such a nice surprise! The color is very nice :)

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  17. Ooh this is such a pretty shade! :)
    x

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  18. nicely done boyfriend haha! this looks like something i must have in my collection ;) xox

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  19. I haven't come across this shade before but it's stunning! Your boyfriend has good taste, this really suits you :)

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  20. Lovely soft shade :) xx

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  21. this is such a pretty colour! i've actually never heard of this mac lipstick until now but it is so beautiful! going to have to give this one a try for me now!

    -ariel* xoxo
    www.chiclookxo.com

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  22. This might be my next cheeky MAC purchase - love the shade :) x

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  23. this looks so pretty! lovely blog, followed :) x

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  24. Corr, you've definitely got a keeper there! ;) My boyfriend would refuse to buy me anymore make up! This is such a gorgeous colour, I want it! xo

    Hannah xo | Glitter and Sparkle

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  25. Lucky gal, that's too kind of your boyfriend! :) Pure Zen looks amazing xx

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  26. This is a beautiful colour, I've not seen it around before but I'll definitely be swatching when I'm next in store :)

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  27. looks pretty fit to you :)

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  28. This is such a lovely shade!

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  29. This color looks gorgeous on you. I have this color and I don't really like it as much on myself! :)

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  30. aww how nice! I really like the colour too :)

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  31. oh my i want it now..thanks for the review

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  32. Pretty! :) I've always loved nude lipsticks! Want to try that one.

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