Monday, September 10, 2012

MAC Bombshell Lipstick Review, Photos and Swatches!

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MAC Bombshell Lipstick

MAC Bombshell Lipstick ($15) is a soft rosy pink with pink and golden shimmer. It's a frost formula lipstick, so if you don't like frost, this might not be a lipstick for you - but for reference, I can tolerate many of MAC's Frost Lipsticks as the actual formula is nice and they don't tend to be overly frosty.

The lipstick is smooth (non-gritty and dry like many frost lipsticks) and applies just as silky as any of their other formulas. It has a satin finish, but if it was a bit more glossy I'd love this lipstick so much more. I think it has a tendency to sometimes looks a little dull on my lips, but it's nothing a little gloss doesn't fix. I've read that it looks great when layered with MAC Nymphette Lipglass, although I just grab any similar pink gloss and it always looks nice.

I notice that when I'm tanner (NC35), it looks more cool toned on my lips, and when I'm lighter (NC25), it looks a bit more rosy. I think Pink Icing would've been an appropriate name, because that's almost what it looks like on my lips.

It's a fabulous shade for every-day, and if you're in the market for a frosty pink that doesn't make you look like a porn-star, check out MAC Bombshell.

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MAC Bombshell Lipstick Swatch
MAC Bombshell Lipstick on my lips (around NC30 skin tone)

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MAC Bombshell Lipstick

Do any of you own Bombshell? What do you think of it? What is your favorite pink lipstick?

The Round-Up
Pros:
  • Smooth formula, applies evenly
  • Fabulous every-day shade
  • Great for light to medium skintones
Cons:
  • Kind of sheer (but buildable) I wish it was more opaque with one coat
  • Can sometimes look flat on my lips, so I usually pair it with a lipgloss
  • For those that are anti-frost, you may find this lipstick to be too frosty when layered
  • Might look too light on deeper skintones
Price: $15, MAC.

21 comments:

  1. This is such an unusual colour! I haven't seen that many like it!

    Great post

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  2. This color looks lovely and actually reminds me of a Chanel lipstick.. I'm thinking it's Legende!

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  3. Gorgeous! You're amazing at choosing flattering shades for yourself. :)

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  4. This one looks nice but I'll probably have to layer it on and might be too much frost for my liking. D:

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  5. Gorgeous!!I like these kind lipsticks!Going to check on this one

    xxxx

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  6. I like the shade a lot!

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  7. Lovely color! You make me want every Mac lipstick :)
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  8. It has a bit to much more shimmer for me, bt great review

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  9. I have it and I'm not to attached to it. It's a bit old fashioned but the gold shimmer is a lot better than the silver in other frosts :)

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  10. I love your lipstick reviews!

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  11. great lipstic! love the color

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  12. such a pretty shade looks really beautiful

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  13. The lipstick looks great but I was completely distracted by your nail polish which is so pretty! What is it please?

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    1. It's ULTA Nail Polish in the color Encore Pink (a cotton candy cream formula pink) and Wet n Wild Party of Five Glitters on top. Love the combo, it's so fun!

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  14. Such a gorgeous colour, another one for my 'want' list :) x


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  15. This is such a pretty shade! Thanks for reviewing it :)

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  17. Awesome review. Recently I found in the web shop Yves Rocher of cosmetics made ​​from natural ingredients, does anyone of you know this shop?

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  18. Got this with my back to Mac trade in and hated it because of the frost but gave it another chance with gloss and it's now one of my favorites!

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  19. New to your blog. Love this color, great review. I am NC20, but have fuller lips and this will definitely work. Do you have a YouTube channel? If you don't, you should because your reviews/tutorials are awesome! Thanks!

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