Back to MAC is truly a great program that I wish more brands would follow suit. By returning 6 empty MAC containers, you will receive a free lipstick of your choice. A few of my MAC lipsticks were obtained through this program. Just before I left the US, I traded 12 empty containers for 2 lipsticks. I chose Lovelorn and Snob because I'm obviously obsessed with pink lipstick. Today I will be talking about Lovelorn first. Please read on to find out why it has already become one of my favorite MAC pink lipstick colors of all time!
Lovelorn is a permanent color packaged in a typical MAC pearly black lipstick packaging. It has a signature MAC sweet vanilla scent that is subtle and fades quickly. Lovelorn is a cool-toned light to medium, blue-based pink that surprisingly looks very flattering on both cool and warm skin tones. I'm NC30-35 with yellow undertones and Lovelorn doesn't clash with my complexion or wash me out at all. It is a more mature and subtle type of pink with a youthful and playful side. I think women of all ages will be able to enjoy this shade.
The color payoff is decent and buildable but due to its Lustre formula nature, you'll hardly ever see it becoming fully opaque regardless of how many layers you put on. Your natural lip color will always shine through, especially if your lips are rather pigmented. The coverage is sheer to medium with a really nice, glossy finish. I absolutely adore both the color and finish of Lovelorn! :)
Lustre formula is extremely easy to apply and comfortable to wear. Its slightly slippery texture allows it to glide on the lips without dragging or pulling while giving lips a moisturizing and pampering sensation. It seems to conceal dry flakes on the lips well but it can noticeably fall into lip lines if overapplied. There is no stickiness or tackiness associated with this color as far as I'm aware.
The sheerness together with a foolproof formula, it's remarkably easy to get a clean and precise application with Lovelorn. Let's just say I have never once used a lip brush to apply this color! :)
Though the only thing I wish Lovelorn would have done better is longevity as it doesn't last longer than a couple of hours before a reapplication is needed. Do consider wearing a lip primer and/or lip liner underneath to help extend the wear time!
Here's how Lovelorn looks on me:
I applied 3 layers and you can still see just a hint of my natural lip color peeking through. This is why Lovelorn is so wearable and may I say flattering. It leaves a perfect amount of glossy shine that adds youthfulness to the overall look. Sure, it doesn't have the same strong glossy effect of a true gloss but it comes pretty close! For a nice, everyday pink that doesn't scream Barbie pink, I highly recommend Lovelorn. If you don't mind the short wear time that is! :)
On a side note, today marks the first day of watermarking my photos. It pains me to have to “ruin” the photos but I am left with no choice. I can no longer sit and watch people stealing my photos and using them without giving me proper credit, or worse, slapping their own logo on top of my creation. I suppose it's about time I stopped whining and started protecting what's mine. I'll also be watermarking my older photos, too, but it's going to be a long process since we all know I put up about a thousand product photos per post. ;) Please know that it is with my deepest regret that it comes down to this but I'll try to be as discreet with my watermark as possible! :)