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MAC Apres Chic Lipstick Review + 100K :)

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I usually don't even look at MAC collections.. they have too many pretty things with an endless line of items that need to be bought collection after collection.  One would assume that I'd be tired of collecting lipsticks, but lipsticks are still my weakest spot.   I was going through some swatches on the Internet and fell in love with the Spring 2013 Apres Chic collection look.

It looks rather unoriginal compared to other collections, but I guess I really like the rusty look on the eyes and the bold lips.

After calling a couple of places, I managed to get my hands on the Apres Chic lipstick.  I wanted to get Haute Altitude also, but I guess that one sold out faster than the Apres Chic.
So, here's my review of the lipstick. :)

At first sight, it's just another muted red lipstick.
True, it does look awfully bland and unoriginal in the tube, but there's something special about this lipstick that I really like.

In the tube, the color is a bit like dark tomato.
When swiped on the hand, it (surprisingly) swatches sheer. The hand swatch above is the lipstick swatched 3 times on the back of my hand. It has the glossy touch to the lipstick that will give your lips a bright and healthy look.

However, when applied on the lips, it comes off as a really creamy and opaque color.

The finishing is cremesheen (my favorite!), so there's no surprise that the application is this thick and creamy.  The color comes off exactly like that of the tube.  I don't think the color is as bold as the picture of the collection, but it's by no means a color that will go unnoticed.

I snapped a picture (excuse the PJs and haggard look..) of how it looks on the whole face. It's not a "super red" color, but it's not far from bold. Like I said, the color could be best described as "dark tomato".

As I was swatching, I thought the color was a bit similar to Viva Glam Cyndi, so I started pulling out some red MACs that could be comparable. { Funny how I compared the exact same colors to viva glam cyndi back then, haha }

When swatched, Lady bug is the closest to Apres Chic.
(from Left to Right : Crazeee, ladybug, apres chic, viva glam cyndi and cross wires).
Top swatch is in indoor lightings and the lower one is with flash on.
As you can see, Cyndi contains more tomato red and crazeee is a bit more yellow because of the glitters. I think the closet is MAC's ladybug, which is also a gorgeous bright red.

For those that are seeking a fun, wearable red - this will do. But if you're looking for something special, I think Apres Chic falls a bit short.  Personally, I like this color because it isn't an intimidating color.  I can throw this in my purse and pull it out when appropriate.

Oh, before I go! :)
I wanted to thank every one of you guys that are subscribed to my youtube channel.
I reached 100k today (yay!) and I was lucky, and unemployed, enough to capture the moment when it happened. ^___^*

Thank you guys so much for the support, and I'm going to make a video addressing this too. ^0^*
I love you guys - group hug*


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  1. Awwww Congrats on 100K babe!!! Love the lip color on you. Looking at your MAC red lip swatches made me realize how much I miss my MAC viva glam Cyndi. one of my fav red's. So wearable and not too much.

    1. thank you! why do you miss your Cyndi? did you lose it?

  2. Congrats on the 100k! The color looks really lovely.

  3. congrats on 100k! I LOVE that color!!!

  4. I have Viva Glam Cindy and it was my first wearable red lipstick! Thanks to Cindy I realized I CAN wear reds, which I always thought doesn`t suit me :D Now I have a couple red(ish) lipsticks and love them all!

    1. yeah! Cyndi was underplayed. It should have been released on its own and not with gaga :'( I make more use of Cyndi :p

  5. Congrats on your 100k! ^^ <3
    I've been waiting for MAC to release something similar to Cyndi and this looks similar to it when it's on the lips!
    I'll check it out at the MAC store when I have time :D

    1. you do that! Cyndi's a bit sheer and more lip tint-ish compared to the apres chic. Apres Chic is really opaque, but in a very flattering way :)

  6. I absolutely love your blog and your videos so I'm super glad you've reached 100000 subscriber!

  7. You always look so good with bright lip colors!!! You should do an updated lipstick collection video ^-^ Congratulations on reaching 100k follower on youtube~~


  8. I know exactly what you mean about having a weakness when it comes to lipstick! I just keep buying new brands and shades, especially in reds because I am always looking for that one red that is perfect. Probably will never find it but oh well!

  9. This lipstick color look gorgeous on you... Where do you find the right lighting to take photos for lip swatches? I've been have so much trouble finding the right way to take lipstick photos.


  10. I love your blog!!
    If I already own the Lady Bug, u think theres any point of me getting the apres chic also? it looks amazing on you!!

  11. I love your blog and the lipstick colour!!!
    You think I should get the Apres Chic too...provided that I own the Lady Bug already?? It looks amazing on you!!!


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