Thursday, 13 October 2011

M.A.C. review #2 Lip Stick

Firstly I'd quickly like to say thankyou to Miss Melita Kiely (click here) for my lovely blog award, it really made me smile and felt recognised and appreciated. Please check her blog out, she is a lovely girl, a chatty blog with a bit of everything, and she has really good taste! A great blogger, so thankyou x 

M.A.C. Lipstick in Blankety, £13.50 for 3g.

If you're looking for a really neutral shade, that will work with every look and throughout the year then Blankety is a good option. It's simple and feminine, a muted pink- brown shade. It is pink enough to compliment my pale pale skin but I think it would suit the majority of skin tones (particularly olive to asian tones!)

Top; Without Flash. Below; With
The smell is gorgeous, definate vanilla scent-age! Sweet yet not overpowering.
The formula is really creamy, so it is easy to apply, particularly if you're on the go. It's also really moisturising and nourishing. It has become a handbag staple, for me, at the moment because you just can't go wrong; it's inoffensive, and highly usable. However, it has also become a handbag staple because reapplication is so necessary, and disappointingly, is needed quite often throughout the day. Unlike the M.A.C. matte lipsticks, that I find faultless (Russian Red I <3 U), Blankety is an 'Amplified' creme. Therefore due to it's sheen finish it comes off very easily.
On the upside, it is heavily pigmented, the colour on the stick is the colour you get on the lips, and you can choose to apply as little or as much as you like, it is buildable.

I find it looks most noticeble/effective with smoky brown eyes, as the browns brings out the dusky hues, however it also looks nice with natural greens. A feminine, realiable shade, just a shame about it's poor lasting power!

Final Portrait; I went to visit my mum and my cat a couple of weeks ago, here is me and Chrissy, and I'm wearing blankety!
She looks pretty unimpressed but I think she is adorable, I love her so much! (crazy cat lady alert)

Do you own this lipstick? What's your favourite shade?


  1. I don't own this lipstick but i've heard great things about it :) it looks gorgeous on you, and what a cute kitty!
    My favourite Mac shade at the minute is Hue. I recently bought it and i'm in love xx

  2. My favourite lipstick from Mac is Vegas Volt (it's an ampflified too, haven't had problems with the staying power though). But I think it more of an summer shade. But my boyfriend is going to pick up Hue on his business trip in the US (Mac is more expensive in Sweden) and I have high hopes for it :)

    Have a great day! /Niina

  3. Those lipsticks are fab! love the tones :)
    have a nice day emily!!

  4. My favourite from MAC is lovelorn, a light blue pink, suits me so well.

    Cute cat!

  5. I love this shade! I prefer reds but it's nice and neutral! x

  6. Hue is my favourite, i'm unfortunate enough to only suit nude lips :(
    this colour suits you so much! :) xo

  7. Shannon- Thankyou darling! Yeh Hue has been tempting me for a while, may have to give in when I get paid!

    Nina- EVERYTHING is expensive in Sweden haha!!I agree Vegas Volt is more of a summer shade because it's a coral colour. Could look pretty striking in the winter with a black outfit though!

    good day sunshine- I hope you had a great day too!

    Zoe- thankyou! I love her soo much! Lovelorn is gorgeous, I think I'll have to pick between that and Hue. Blue tones are good for whiter teeth though! :-)

    ttfn- I prefer reds too, and I've only recently been a nude wearer, I think it is good to mix it up!

    Babyface- Hey, the world of nude lips is more exciting than I thought! And thankyou!

    Thankyou for all of your comments x

  8. The lipstick looks so gorgeous!

  9. i've been searching for neutral shades everywhere, so i definitely be having a look at MAC! i love them colours and your nails look so cute!

  10. Love the look of this lipstick, haven't really read much about it before! x

  11. I've heard good things about this, and it looks lovely on you! Wanttttt :) xx


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