The Powder Kiss Lipstick by МАС saw the light at the end of 2018 and immediately became a best seller. The lipstick’s formula conquer so many beauty maniac’s hearts due to the matte finish, creamy texture, and no dry lips after all! The most interesting thing, that it’s true!
After the lipstick was dropped I somehow ended up with the shade Impulsive and successfully bypassed the Devoted to Chilli shade which I liked in the first place. But, almost a year after I was walking through the MAC corner and I could not deny the pleasure to purchase a MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick in the shade Devoted to Chilli 306.
Design. All MAC lipsticks are placed in a black carton box, but depending on the collection it can be shiny, with a gradient, or matte. The box of the Powder Kiss Lipstick is made from a matte black carton with the information about its ingredients, country of origin, shade’s name and number.
The packaging of the stick of all MAC lipsticks always remains unchanged, this is a black bullet-shaped case. In the version of the Powder Kiss Lipstick the case is made of black matte plastic but feels like rubberised, and nice to touch. On the bottom is duplicated the information about the shade.
The weight of the product is 3 grams, the lipstick is produced in the USA. All MAC lipsticks have a sweet vanilla fragrance which disappears shortly after applying, but the Powder Kiss Lipstick also has a sweet-ish flavor (maybe for someone it will be a nice bonus, kissing proofed haha).
Shade. I’ve been crazy about the shade Chilli (by MAC ofc), but the only thing that stopped me – the shade was in the Retro Matte Lipstick collection. It means: a “plasticine” formula, instant dry lips after wearing it, problems with application (dragging the skin after a stick) and etc. If I am ready to forgive everything for the incredible shade of Ruby Woo, so back then I did not want to sacrifice my lips for the brick-red Chilli shade. To my joy (and all other lipstick lovers) MAC released a Powder Kiss Lipstick in the shade Devoted to Chilli which is soooooo similar to the notorious Chilli shade, but at the same time has a divine formula and a matte finish. Aaaaahhhhh… I am in heaven.
The Devoted to Chilli shade is not a nuclear red, it is rather a brick red colour, in the style “your lips but better”. In my opinion, the shade is suitable for any makeup because the colour intensity can be easily varied. It is worth to note that the shade is so refreshing, and looks surprisingly luxurious and rich when applied in several layers.
Texture and applying. And here I am ready to sing odes of delight for the MAC! This is one of the most comfortable lipsticks with a matte finish, no kidding! I have never tried a lipstick which has a matte finish but does not turn your lips into the Sahara dessert and still does not look plastic-ish on my lips.
The lipstick in a stick looks completely matte but in fact it has a creamy texture with a powdery finish. The lipstick glides on the lips with ease, does not pull lips along, and thanks to its texture and finish it allows you to make a lip contour or live it blurry (kissed lips style). The product behaves perfectly on the lips, lasts an average of 3-5 hours, does not run away, does not clog into folds, but can leave stains on cups and etc. The lipstick can emphasise imperfections, but nothing crucial. The density of the coating can vary from translucent to dense red-ish colour.
But what truly pleasantly surprised me was the multifunctionality of the product. We all know how it is difficult to get a blush which matches the red lipstick. But with this particular shade and collection, this problem is solved, all you need is just apply your lipstick as a blush and it will not fail. I applied the product with a brush to the apples of my cheeks, and it was perfectly baked, kept excellent throughout the day, and thanks to the powdery finish I remained matte and did not create any unpleasant sensations (like oily skin feeling) during the day.
I heard that other shades could be worse from the point of quality, but I have 2 and I am pretty much satisfied.
On the official MAC website, this lipstick is possible to purchase for $19 or around €20.
I really liked this lipstick and in my opinion, this time it has a good price/quality ratio. I definitely liked the multifunctionality of the product meaning it can be used at least for lips & cheeks makeup. The shade is my love, it is a so universal shade while in the day it makes you look refreshed but in the evening can “turn up the heat” when applied in several layers.
So, I highly recommend this shade for purchase!