MAC Cosmetics Bao Bao Wan Lavender Jade, Burmese Kiss lipstick review

MAC Cosmetics Bao Bao Wan Lavender Jade, Burmese Kiss lipstick review

With so many MAC collections coming out right now, it’s hard to decide what to get. My rule is lipstick first, everything else if you can afford it. I may have skipped the Cinderella release (and man, was that tough), but I could not resist these pretty lipsticks from the MAC Bao Bao Wan collection: Lavender Jade and Burmese Kiss.

MAC Cosmetics Bao Bao Wan lipstick
First, let’s talk about this spectacular packaging. MAC went all out on this one, custom evern down to the box. The tube is a duochrome like finish that has sort of a frosted glass feel to it. The metal parts are copper and not the regular silver. Even the box has a different look.

MAC Cosmetics Bao Bao Wan
Using flash, you can really see the black, silver, grey duochrome.

MAC Cosmetics lipstick 2
The insignia at the bottom is the typical MAC logo with a Bao Bao Wan script font above, in a gold shade. I don’t love the script font but that’s a personal preference.

 

MAC Cosmetics Bao Bao Wan Lavender Jade lipstick
LAVENDER JADE is described as a dirty mauve with gold pearl in a matte finish. I could not find any gold pearl in there, but this wouldn’t be the first time MAC has made a mistake in their listing.

MAC Cosmetics Bao Bao Wan Lavender Jade lipstick swatch comparison dupe Dodgy Girl
The formula is very creamy and pigmented, leaving a nice satin matte finish. This is very close to Dodgy Girl from the Osbournes collection, only Lavender Jade is cooler and a bit brighter/lighter.

 

MAC Cosmetics Bao Bao Wan Lavender Jade lipstick lips
This went on smooth and very evenly. Because it’s quite light it took some evening out to fully covermy lips.

MAC Cosmetics Bao Bao Wan Lavender Jade lipstick look
Not sure how I feel about the shade on my skintone, it may be a bit too light. But it’s purple so… I’ll allow it.

MAC Cosmetics Bao Bao Wan Burmese Kiss lipstick
BURMESE KISS is described as a bright coral pink in a matte finish, and that it is!

 

MAC Cosmetics Bao Bao Wan Burmese Kiss lipstick comparison dupe swatch
I’ve heard the shade is close to Toxic Tale (most recently released in the Red, Red, Red collection) but since I don’t own it, I found the closest shade I had which was a Revlon Matte Balm crayon. And even then it’s not nearly close.

 

MAC Cosmetics Bao Bao Wan Burmese Kiss lipstick lips
I love everything about this one, the tone, the finish, the pigmentation.

MAC Cosmetics Bao Bao Wan Burmese Kiss lipstick look
And it looks pretty awesome with my complexion and a neutral makeup. Will this be the one and only MAC lipstick I get a back-up for? Entirely possible!

Also on my face:
MAC Navy x9 Shadow Palette (review to come)
Face Atelier Ultra Foundation in Porcelain
Anastasia Brow Pencil Medium Brown
MAC Dirty Blonde Fluidline for Brows
Benefit Roller Lash mascara
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush
YSL Touche Eclat Shade 2

The MAC Bao Bao Wan collection is available online and at select stores. I was sad to discover this is NOT at MAC Counters within The Bay in Canada.

ON THE TOPIC OF BACK-UPS, DO YOU EVER GET A BACK-UP OF LIMITED EDITION ITEMS, JUST IN CASE?