When i was a kid, most of the cool kids in school had birthday parties in Pizza Hut . It seemed very grown up you see- taking your friends out to ‘lunch’, ordering ice tea’s and pizza’s like a little class 4 kitty party. I still remember that my favourite pizza used to be “Half n Half” where either side could be the topping of your choice (Why settle for one when you can have two for the price of one- said my kid brain). Cut to about 15 years later, and half n half has a new meaning in my life with the Mac Half n Half Lipstick.
Mac Half n Half Lipstick :The Shade
Half n Half by Mac is a neutral pinky brown which works mostly as a nude lipstick. Its a color that looks very different swatched on hand versus the lips. I found myself swatching this in the Mac Store a ton of times and thinking the color was that perfect everyday pinky brown for me, but in reality on my lips it is much lighter and much more nude. This is a color that would work well with light and light-medium skintones, both as a nude and as a light everyday shade, but it will probably wash you out if you are anything darker than Mac NC 35 , so test it on your lips before you buy it. Its not a stark concealer- nude like Myth is, so you can definitely work with it. I get away with wearing Mac Half n Half with smokey eyes, but i often like to wear it under a darker lipgloss to give it more life.
Mac Amplified Cream Finish Lipsticks: General Thoughts
I love my amplified creams almost as much as i love the ‘Amplifier’ song. (I love punjabi music :p ) . Yes so the Amplified creams are extremely creamy, rich, and they are opaque in one lush swipe across your lips. They have a sheen to them, so they are not matte but they arent very glossy either- treading that in between path of uber classy sheeny-ness. They dont really weigh down on your lips given how creamy they are, and they are very moisturizing.One of the nicest things about them is that despite being so creamy and moisturizing, they tend to last a decent while too (i get about 6 hours of wear with them), which is not always the case with moisturizing lipsticks.
Overall Verdict :A
Product:4/5 , Pigmentation:5/5, Texture4.5/5, Lasting Power:4.5/5, Packaging & Value: 4/5
Price: Rs 990/-
Recommendation:Mac Half n Half Lipstick is a neutral pinky -brown shade, that i think is a super pretty nude lipstick for light and light-medium skintones. Very flattering nude – but with more life in it that can be worn everyday too. It will probably wash out those with darker skintones than say NC 35, and even i struggle to wear it with anything other than a smokey eye (Im around Nc35) . Definitely try it out on the lips in the store before purchasing, because it looks really different swiped on hand versus on the lips. Mac Amplified Creams are possibly my favourite formula from Mac, and this one has all the great qualities of that formula!!
Ps: If you were in pizza hut, what would your two toppings for the half n half pizza be?
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