Thursday, December 23, 2010

Loving Honeylove

I picked up Honeylove over this past weekend. It's my first matte lipstick from MAC. The color itself belongs in the 'my lips but better' category. Once I tried it on, it seemed very familiar to me. That's probably because (color wise) it's very comparable to Hug Me and Jubilee (both Lustres) -- two colors that I've talked about on this blog before.

Described as a "light beige toned with rose", $14.50 USD

The great thing is, I love matte colors because it creates a balance when I wear shimmery shadows (which is almost every day). Honeylove, in particular, is long wearing and the color will flatter many. It applies smoothly and evenly with amazing color payoff -- very pigmented and opaque. I would say that I had 3 hours of wear. In all fairness, by hour three, I was eating so maybe it would've lasted longer if I hadn't.

The bad? At first, it felt rather moist on my lips but after the first hour, they started to feel dry. As I always say on this blog, you MUST exfoliate first because this lipstick will put every dry, cracked area of your lips under the microscope.

Swatches:

Honeylove on its own

L-R: Hug Me, Honeylove, Jubilee

My recommendation: If you like matte finishes, can handle the dryness, and fancy the 'my lips but better' colors, then Honeylove is a winner. If you don't really like matte finishes but you prefer the color, I'd check out Hug Me or Jubilee.

4 comments:

EllysMakeupbag said...

i made a post on my blog about Honeylove because i love it so much too! On the downside its drying, but i dont mind.

prettyinthedesert said...

That's very pretty. It looks kind of similar to Revlon's Nude Cashmere. That one wears really long but is really drying as well.

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Pretty Pink Penguin said...

All looking very pretty. I need to check them out at MAC after Christmas! Wishing you a Merry Christmas, Katie.

Katie said...

EllysMakeupbag- Yes, Honeylove is gorgeous -- the perfect everyday color!

prettyinthedesert- I'll have to check out Nude Cashmere, thanks!

Pretty Pink Penguin- Thank you! Merry Christmas to you too!