MAC Cosmetics Versicolour Lip Stains in Energy Shot, Tattoo My Heart and Preserving Passion

MAC Cosmetics Versicolour Lip Stains in Energy Shot, Tattoo My Heart and Preserving Passion

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.

MAC Cosmetics Versicolour Lip Stain Energy Shot 2 (2)

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.

MAC Cosmetics Versicolour Lip Stain Energy Shot 2

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.

MAC Cosmetics Versicolour Lip Stain Tattoo My Heart 3

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.

MAC Cosmetics Versicolour Lip Stain Energy Shot 1

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!

MAC Cosmetics Versicolour Lip Stain Tattoo My Heart 2 (2)

Tattoo My Heart is described as a bright pinky coral. The stain on this one is similar to Energy Shot, just a bit deeper.

MAC Cosmetics Versicolour Lip Stain Tattoo My Heart

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!

MAC Cosmetics Versicolour Lip Stain Tattoo My Heart 2

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.

MAC Cosmetics Versicolour Lip Stain Preserving Passion (2)

Preserving Passion is described as a deep wine. The stain is a deep hot purple, kind of like grape popsicle stained lips!

MAC Cosmetics Versicolour Lip Stain Preserving Passion

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.

MAC Cosmetics Versicolour Lip Stain Preserving Passion 2

Pretty, right?

MAC Cosmetics Versicolour Lip Stain review Energy Shot Tattoo My Heart Preserving Passion swatches

These are quick swipes of the doe-foot applicator. The gloss is heavily pigmented and not runny or sticky.

MAC Cosmetics Versicolour Lip Stain review Energy Shot Tattoo My Heart Preserving Passion swatch

I left each on my skin for 5 minutes then wiped clean. The stain is still on my arm 24 hours later…

MAC Cosmetics Versicolour Lip Stain review Energy Shot Tattoo My Heart Preserving Passion 2

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.

 

*Press samples/affiliate

 

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  • Some really nice colours here! Great post x

    Kiran | http://www.alittlekiran.co.uk

  • that’s a really impressive stain, i do love that darkest shade on you in particular but the one i’m most tempted by is the middle one, pretty!

  • Ooh, love the after-effect of the stain! The deeper shades are so up my alley and I love the idea of a glossy stain for summertime!

    • I am interested in trying some of the brights too. I wonder what the stain will be like!

  • Wow those look impressive! I’m definitely intrigued! I don’t normally wear anything glossy because I like a matte lipstick that lasts but something that leaves a stain might be a good fit for me!

  • If there was any brand I’d trust to do lip stains well (and not so wildly too expensive!) it would be MAC! The colours look gorgeous and they look fairly forgiving too!