For years, I have been obsessed with MAC’s Skinfinishes. I bought back-ups…
It’s a gloss… it’s a stain… it’s MAC Versicolour! When I saw a preview of these, I immediately thought they looked like something out of a sci-fi movie.
The ultimate fusion of gloss + stain in one fluid formula that melts onto lips for a full-on glassy shine that lasts and lasts and lasts. Its balmy emollients and fresh gelled waters provide a lightweight texture that stays bright, lustrous and flexible.
Energy Shot is described as a nude pink. It goes on really, really light but as you can see from the doe-foot applicator, the stain is much more vibrant.
Now I don’t really love how this one sinks into fine lines and doesn’t really look glossy but once you blot down the gloss, the stain really comes out.
For me, Versicolour Stains really deepen the centre of my lips. Maybe it’s because I need to exfoliate? Either way, I kinda love how this looks.
From further away, Energy Shot looks like a nice girly pink gloss, and although I don’t love it from up close, I do love the effect the stain leaves. On to the next!
Tattoo My Heart is described as a bright pinky coral. The stain on this one is similar to Energy Shot, just a bit deeper.
Because of the deeper shade, this one doesn’t accentuate my fine lines as much AND it’s a bit glossier. Glosses in paler shades just don’t work on me, but this one is the perfect midtone!
I am in love with it! It’s shiny but not sticky and as it wears down it gives my lips such life.
Also wearing Too Faced Sweet Peach, check my review and giveaway here.
Preserving Passion is described as a deep wine. The stain is a deep hot purple, kind of like grape popsicle stained lips!
As I thought, the deeper the shade, the better for me. This actually makes my lips look plumper and the gloss doesn’t look like it’s sinking into lines.
These are quick swipes of the doe-foot applicator. The gloss is heavily pigmented and not runny or sticky.
I left each on my skin for 5 minutes then wiped clean. The stain is still on my arm 24 hours later…
If you’re looking for a good hybrid gloss + stain, I’d suggest the MAC Versicolour Stains (in the deeper shades). The texture is a lot like Armani’s Lip Maestro or Maybelline’s Lip Elixir.