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Review: MAC Ever Hip Lipstick

haha, I feel like I'm doing an awful lot of MAC lipstick reviews lately! Despite the fact that I am pretty indifferent with the trend and collections MAC comes out with - I had to get this lipstick.

So this is one of the lipsticks from "Give me Liberty of London" collection. My intention was to buy the peachstock lipstick, but after looking at the entire collection I ended up getting this one - "Ever Hip".
Oh, and if you want this you should hurry. I called every MAC store or counter in Manhattan today and only one place (Saks) had this lipstick in stock. That's how fast these are selling out!

Ever Hip is described as a "creamy light coral" shade with a cremesheen finish
I think it's more of a coral that has the right amount of pink balanced in it, which takes away the awkward orange tint some corals have. Although the lipstick color looks strong, it's pretty transparent when swatched. The swatch on my hand (above) took me three strokes. So don't get intimidated by the color of the stick.

Before we go on, I do have to comment about the packaging.
I'm not a big fan of LE packagings, but this collection is quite cute.
The sleeve (inside and out) is decorated with flowers and the bird.
This collection reminds me of the Asian card game (in Korea we call it "go, stop").
I can't really pin-point which month it resembles.. but the LOL collection just reminds me of this game :p I feel like it could easily blend in as the 13th month.

Anywho, a lot of people rave that it's a rare coral color, but I have found a very similar shade.
First, I pulled out all of my pinky-coraly colors. At first glance, it seems like Ever Hip is similar to YSL or Barry M, but wrong.
(L-R: Lancome Color Design "Debut", Dior Addict High Shine "530", MAC "Cursty", MAC "Ever Hip", Missha "Fanta Dream", BarryM lip paint "147", YSL Rouge Volupte "13", MAC Slimshine "Missy") ..and I swatched them three strokes each on my arm.

Although they all look pretty similar, only the Lancome lipstick looked really close to what Ever Hip looks like in real life. Lancome had a bit more red to it, but the texture and color was nearly identical when swatched.

Swatches on the lips (T-B: Bare lips, Half applied, Fully applied)

As you can see I have dry (and crazy) lips. The formula isn't very good at covering up my flaky lips. Since it's so sheer, I had to reapply and reapply. Now if you have rough surfaces like me, that will result in goos of lipstick piled around you flakes. So you have to exfoliate and prep your lips before applying this lipstick :p
Other than the not-so-buildable-texture, I love this lipstick. Great shade, good amount of sheen, cute case..
Hurry and call your local stores if you're a Coral lover and if you are planning to get one. They are running out fast~

here's a video that's featuring the lipstick :)


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