4 August 2012

FOTD | Mac Sail La Vie Lipstick

Question: Does anyone else wear bright red/orange lipstick during the day? Because I do, like today for instance, we were only bobbing to Ikea. Do you really need a special occasion to wear a bright lipstick? I don't think so. Exhibit A.

Mac Sail La Vie Lipstick
Mac Sail La Vie Lipstick
Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation Primer
Jemma Kidd Light As Air Foundation
Benefit Erase Paste 
YSL Touché Éclat
Maybelline Bouncy Blush in hot tamale

Mac Brow Gel
Nars Smudge Proof Eye Primer
Eyeshadow: champagne over the lid matte brown in the crease
Benefit Eye Bright
Benefit Their Real Mascara

Mac Sail La Vie

You might remember I swatched this lipstick a while ago heres the post, but I never got around to actually wearing it, well I really wish I'd bitten the bullet sooner, because I can definitely see this lipstick becoming a staple for me.

Whenever I wear bright lipsticks I spend most of the time worrying, is it on my teeth, has it smudged, do I need to reapply it yet? Well with this lipstick I didn't have any of those worries, it  literally didn't budge. I was completely gobsmacked, it's one of the only lipsticks I own that looks just as good six hours after application. One of the main problems I have when I wear bright lipsticks is that they always leave my lips dry and flaky. I didn't find that with this lipstick, I did use my Fresh lipbalm underneath just as an added layer of moisture, but my lips were fine, I didn't have any flaking, they didn't even get dry.

I definitely recommend this lipstick, which just in case you were wondering is a satin finish, unfortunately it is limited edition but you might be able to still get hold of it in Mac stores or counters.

Let me know some of your favourite bright, moisturising lipsticks.

XOXO Claire.


  1. I love to wear a bright lip during the day, especially in the summer and with simple eye make up :-) I love MAC lipsticks too, my fave brights are Show Orchid, Impassioned, Girl About Town and M.A.C Red :-) That lipstick looks lovely on you hun!

    1. Awww thank you, ooh those are a few on my favourites too, especially girl about town, I think everyone should own it as its such a beautiful colour.

  2. That's such a pretty colour, really suits you! I don't think you ever need an excuse to wear bright lips :) x


  3. I'm with ya, bright lipsticks for day time - most definitely! Looks great on you :)

  4. I love that lipstick! I event went into Mac this weekend to see if they had it but apparently the range has finished as it was limited addition! It looks gorgeous on you! x

    1. Aww no, I think there are a few lipstick in the permanent range that are similar, like Costa Chic or Vegas volt. Thank you :-)


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