MAC Padma Lakshmi Collection: 5 Things to Know About the Lipsticks and Cremesheen Glass

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MAC Padma Lakshmi assortment Lipsticks from the left: Susnet Rose, Apricot Gold, Nude Fudge, Mittain Pink, Blue Blood and Sumac, $17.50 every


LOL! Wouldn’t that be a hoot? — Padma Lakshmi congratulating Tabs on his award-winning remaining meal on Top Chef.

I imply, even contemplating that he’s a cat, chances are high Tabs would win Top Chef earlier than I did as a result of I don’t have that particular one thing. Sure, I can comply with a recipe, however I’m no surprise within the kitchen.

I do, nonetheless, have sturdy opinions on 💄 lipstick. 😊 If that counts for something.


1. There’s a lotta lipstick within the MAC Padma Lakshmi assortment!

The 17-piece launch, which is coming to MAC counters Thursday, March 15th, has been released early online. It consists of six lipsticks ($17.50 every) and a Cremesheen Glass ($21, which is an internet unique). Four of the lippies are MAC Mattes, one is an Amplified, and one is a Cremesheen. Oh, and the Cremesheen Glass is shiny, after all.

2. The nude lipsticks are a go, ESPECIALLY for tan temptresses and darker divas.

If you’ve a toasty tan, you know the way some nude lipsticks will be, proper? Particularly pale pink and pale beige lipsticks? How some will wash you out? Well, I believe you’ll have higher luck with Padma’s lipsticks. The nudes on this launch are rooted in peach and brown, and so they’re deeper than regular for pastel nude lipsticks. They’re typically very pigmented and general brown-girl pleasant.

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Cremesheen Lipstick in Sunset Rose, a creamy brown with pearl
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Amplified Lipstick in Apricot Gold, a mid-tone peachy nude
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Matte Lipstick in Nude Fudge, a mid-tone impartial

If you’ve ever discovered your self questioning why pale pink or beige nude lipsticks look wonky or bizarre on you, take a look at Padma’s assortment in the event you can, as a result of the nudes ought to work properly with most darker pores and skin tones.

My favorites of the six lipsticks are Sunset Rose and Nude Fudge. Mid-toned peachy brown Sunset Rose has a ’90s really feel to it, however in the event you don’t just like the brown matte look, you’ll be able to all the time slick slightly gloss on high.

3. The Cremesheen Glass is a go for many pores and skin tones.

I like layering the Cremesheen Glass in Nefertiti ($21) on high of the opposite nudes. Nefertiti is a golden peach so much like NARS Greek Holiday, however with finer (foin-er) opalescent shimmer.


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Cremesheen Glass in Nerfertiti, $21

4. The scorching pink and purple lipsticks are higher than the plum.

There are three brights within the assortment, and the standouts IMO are easy, pigmented Mittai Pink (it’s like a hotter, yellower model of MAC Breathing Fire) and Blue Blood (which is sort of a barely darker model of MAC Red Rock).

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Matte Lipstick in Mittai Pink, a scorching fuchsia

Deep plum Sumac, which, like the opposite lippies within the launch, has an excellent quantity of pigment, applies a tad patchy compared to the opposite lipsticks. It’s the one lippie within the launch that I really feel kinda iffy about… If you find yourself falling in love with it, it could assist to layer it on high of one thing else (like a lip liner).

On the grand scale of patchiness, although, it’s not that dangerous. I’ve undoubtedly encountered worse.

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Matte Lipstick in Blue Blood, a real purple
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Matte Lipstick in Sumac, a deep plum

5. The assortment launched early on-line!

The complete assortment, together with the lip merchandise, arrives on counters Thursday, March 15th, however in the event you can’t wait that lengthy, it’s available meow on the MAC website.

Your pleasant neighborhood magnificence addict,