Lips: MAC's Lipstick in "Snapdragon" (LE) [A Fantasy of Flowers 2014]

Hi everyone. I hope you had a nice weekend, and are ready for the week ahead. Today I have my third of four lipstick reviews for MAC's February 2014 collection, A Fantasy of Flowers. After this, I'll only have two more reviews left for this collection (since I also purchased one of the blushes), yay!

When I first heard the details for the collection, I originally settled on "Dreaming Dahlia" and "Fleur d'Coral." However, as the date got closer, I decided I wanted to try a color I normally wouldn't try instead. That's where "Snapdragon" came into the picture.

Name: Snapdragon (7R)*
Net Wt.: 0.1 oz./ 3 g.
Price: $16 (I purchased for $15)
Finish: Lustre (glossy, creamy, lightweight)

*I've read online that these numbers that follow the color name (in this case, "7R") are actually botany codes for the flowers that the color names correspond to.

MAC describes "Snapdragon" on their website as a "midtone blue pink." The way I view this color is as a violet pink. It runs closest in color to "Rose Lily" but is darker and has more violet tones to it. You can view swatches of the two simultaneously on my hand in my master post for this collection here, if you're curious.

Like all of the lipsticks from this collection, "Snapdragon" is a lustre finish with tiny shimmer particles that are undetectable on the lips. It glides easily onto the lips, is hydrating, and has a very shiny finish.

The overall color of this lipstick makes me think of the Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year, radiant orchid. This fact and the color's finish make it, in my opinion, perfect for spring.

With all of that being said, I did personally feel that "Snapdragon" is the sheerest of the four lipsticks I purchased. It is definitely a buildable lustre, but I feel that my lip color shows through the most with this one. I also notice that this color in particular makes my teeth look fairly yellow! I always thought blue-toned lipsticks were supposed to do the opposite, but apparently not so in this case.

I still enjoy "Snapdragon" and am happy I purchased it. I especially think it pairs well with the blush I picked up from this collection, "Azalea in the Afternoon." The day after I purchased the blush, I was quick to pair the two together and was happy with the outcome. If only it was more forgiving towards my damn teeth!

FACE: Physician's Formula Organic Wear CC Cream in "Light"
CHEEKS: MAC's "Azalea in the Afternoon" Mineralize Blush
LIPS: "Snapdragon"

Overall, "Snapdragon" is a pretty violet pink lipstick that, although on the sheerer side, keeps in line with MAC's lustre finish as being moisturizing, glossy, and buildable. It was the first of the two colors I settled on before the collection was released and, thanks to its sheerer color and tendency to make teeth appear yellow(er), it is actually my least favorite of the four lipsticks I ultimately purchased. As such, it ranks fourth in terms of which of the lipsticks I enjoy the most.

"Snapdragon" is, like all of the lipsticks in this collection, limited edition, and may be hard to come by at this point. However, if you enjoy the lustre finish and want to own a sheerer violet pink lipstick - or simply want to have a lipstick in your arsenal for this year's Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year, radiant orchid - then definitely pick this one up.

Thanks for stopping by! 'Til next time. ('<>')>


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