|Left to right: MAC Midi-Mauve, MAC Pink Nouveau,|
My experience at MAC counters has never really been a good one, although years ago a lovely girl at the counter in Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh, spent over an hour with me and I was very impressed (I did reward her with a massive spend!). Sadly, that kind of service has never happened since I've been down south and I always feel awkward with MAC, like I'm not cool or edgy enough to be there. I tend to favour a slightly more subtle look than the counter girls so I don't really browse, just go in with a list or order online.
Knowing I could get three lipsticks I went trawling some of my favourite blogs to see which MAC lipsticks they favoured and take a look at some swatches. I ended up with a list of about ten shades (they never seem to have anything I want in stock, tried 5 times to get Ruby Woo, no joy), and then had the job of trying to request these from a very new member of staff. She clearly had no idea of the lipstick names and had difficulty understanding what I was saying, no idea why as I have a fairly traditional, non-regional accent, but the situation was not helped by Disney classics being blasted out of the speakers. The result was that I had to look in the drawers with her to find any lipsticks with a vague resemblance to my list. One was on it, the other two I picked up in desperation as I couldn't take it any more!
Here's what I ended up with:
- Midi-mauve - lustre
- Impassioned - amplified
- Pink Nouveau - satin
|Swatches left to right: Impassioned, Pink Nouveau, Midi-mauve|
So, a mixed bunch, but I can't really be disappointed when they were freebies. The one I actually paid for, Viva Glam Cyndi, I love so much I would have paid twice the price.
Anyone have any MAC lipsticks they can't live without so I can be more prepared next time I venture in?
MAC lipsticks are available from MAC counters nationwide and cost £12.50 each. The Back to MAC initiative is one new lipstick for every six empty MAC containers taken back to a counter. All ordinary lipsticks are included apart from the Viva Glam range.
|Lord Alan Sugar - King of The Apprentice UK|