Another week, another MAC Cosmetics lipstick taking over my blog. This weeks lipstick of choice is an absolute stunner – Men Love Mystery. It described by MAC as being a ‘lavendar violet’ shade with a matte finish and oh my word, I love it. If Up The Amp and Heroine were to get married and have a little lipstick baby, this would be it – it is a quite fabulous blend of the two in my opinion. It isn’t pale enough to be Up The Amp but not quite dark enough to be Heroine. Men Love Mystery is a vibrant medium purple with warm undertones that has more of a semi-matte finish than completely matte. It is another lipstick taken from ‘The Matte Lip’ collection (oh how I love that range) and a shade that I just had to have in my ever-growing collection. It has a rather creamy texture that applies evenly and glides on to the lips effortlessly, no tug or pull here thank you. I found that because it wasn’t as matte as most MAC matte lipsticks are, it wasn’t drying at all but saying that, it wasn’t hydrating either – it was kind of middle ground. It wears insanely well and lasted on my lips for a good 4 or so hours before settling in to a gorgeous purple stain. I absolutely adore the colour – it is stunning and packs a punch with pigmentation. I will be wearing this on the regular so be warned! Like always, I recommend a nice slick of lip balm before application and a give your lips a good scrub. You don’t want this fabulous colour to be ruined by settling in to fine lines and clinging to dry patches. It deserves more than that people.
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