Thanks to hours of Youtube video watching, I’m kind of having a moment with liquid lipsticks lately. Two products that recently entered my universe were NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme in Prague, a bright and bold cool toned pinky berry, and MAC’s liquid lipstick in Dance with Me, a gorgeous deep red. While both are stunning colour wise, I only have one of them in my collection now. One went back to the store. Can you guess which?
The one that went back to the store was MAC’s Dance with Me. I had tried it on at the counter, fell in love with the colour (what red don’t I love?) and bought it on a whim. As I wore the lipstick throughout the day however, I thought it was soooo drying and it was not comfortable in any way. I kept it for a couple of days unopened and tried to talk myself into keeping it. The colour after all was fabulous, and it stayed on like a mutha. But I decided no matter how gorgeous the colour was and no matter how long lasting it was, it was not worth it from a comfort level. Is that me getting old or what? So back to the store it went, and I have no regrets. That’s $24 back in my pocket!
On the other hand, I’m so super happy to have picked up NYX’s Prague. NYX is now more widely available in Canada, which I’m totally digging. Unlike the MAC lipstick, this one felt so much more comfortable on my lips. It dried matte but never felt drying and I could wear it for hours without worry. It isn’t as long lasting as MAC’s but still very good. And it’s under $10 at Shopper’s Drug Mart which is a huge value in my opinion. And the colour…the colour is just stunning. It’s bright, it’s pink but with depth. It’s becoming one of my favourites.
So there you have it – a day when MAC lost out to a product from the drug store.