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Sunday, 1 September 2013

Mac Bombshell Lipstick | (& a little FOTD)

Products used | Mac 'Bombshell' lipstick | Mac 'Harmony' blush | YSL Touche Eclat foundation in 'B40' | Bourjois Bronzing Primer | Art Deco Eye Kohl in Black | Urban Decay Naked2 Palette - shades 'Tease' (lid and lower lash line) and 'SnakeBite' (crease) | Nars Multiple in 'Copacobana | Ardell Demi Wispies | HD Brows in 'Bombshell' |

For ages now, I've been lusting after Mac's 'Bombshell' lipstick - a mid-toned pink shade with subtle flecks of shimmer. But since my collection seems to have bred somewhat the past few months, I thought I'd be sensible and walk on by. After all, I didn't need another pink lipstick, did I? Well, it turns out that I did...  Sensibility goes out the window when you're a lipstick-aholic! My intentions were good, honestly, they were - but I reach for lipsticks of the pink variety one heck of a lot, and this one really is a lovely everyday shade that I know I will get tonnes of wear out of.

Bombshell is a frost finish lipstick from Mac - not the most popular of formulas, I know, but I must admit I quite like the finish they give and certain shades don't appear as 'frosty' as others.  Think 'Costa Chic' (one of my all time favourites) - it only has a little hint of shimmer and is incredibly pigmented - exactly like Bombshell. If you get put off with the frost finishes from Mac and don't usually give them the time of day - I really recommend you swatch a couple of them - they all differ slightly. Bombshell is fairly neutral in undertone, but leans slightly cooler on me.  I think it's one of those shades that looks different on people depending on their skin and hair colour - I've seen this on someone with a darker skintone than me and it looked almost coral. It's a shade that would suit a majority of skin tones, and would look stunning with a deep, golden tan.  I would liken the shade to a cross between Mac's 'Angel' and 'Speed Dial' - it's definitely a bit of a hybrid of the two (with a pinch of added shimmer) and if you're usually slightly scared off by bright, barbie pinks, then 'Bombshell' might just be the one for you.  It's noticeable enough to be a step up from a 'pinky nude', but without looking false or too bright.   

Here, I've worn 'Bombshell' with a taupe smokey eye and understated blush, (I've listed the key products I used for this look at the top of the post) - it's the type of colour that will look lovely both in the day or for a night out and I will definitely be throwing it in my handbag for uni next month. It is such a gorgeous shade and it looks stunning applied with simple, neutral makeup for a pop of colour without being too 'OTT'.  As for wear time, it lasts for a fair few hours on me, but I always top up reguarly anyway so it looks 'fresh' (I do this with all my lipsticks...creature of habit!).  The only thing with frosts is that they have a tendancy to settle into lines on your lips - so it's worth applying a lip balm beforehand if you want to give this a whirl.  Saying that, the formula isn't at all drying and glides on so smoothly and evenly - it feels very light with a hint of moisture, and keeps it's sheen for a good while before wearing off to a subtle wash of colour.  Overall, I love this new addition to my Mac-stash and I'm glad I gave in to temptation on this occasion.  I love it to bits - and it's definitely an underrated shade in the blogging world! 

Have you tried Mac 'Bombshell'?

70 comments:

  1. This is such a good review, soo detailed!
    Please have a look at my new blog, your latest follower!

    Theglamaddict.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Hannah :) I'll be sure to have a nosey on your blog! x x

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  2. What a gorgeous shade! This is definitely next on my MAC lipstick list! I'm looking for a nice everyday pinky lippy I can wear for work and this could be the one :)

    Btw, your header isn't working lovely, it's just coming up as a big photobucket picture! I'm not sure if you have noticed or anyone else has told you so just letting you no :) xxx

    http://xosarah-loves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Eek! Definitely swatch it next time you're in Mac! :) It's a perfect everyday pink!

      Oh noesss ive been having such problems today! nightmare :( thanks for letting me know lovely :) xx

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  3. This is such a pretty colour and I am very tempted to get this! great review x

    Pretty Miss by Bella

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    1. thanks Bella. It is a gorgeous shade - worth trying! x

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  4. This is so my kind of colour! Definitely popping this one on the wishlist!
    You look beautiful as always lovely! (I want your hair)

    Natalie xx
    Youralmostalice

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    1. Yaaay! you'll have to let me know what you think if you get it! :)
      Thanks so much Natalie :) It doesnt always behave though! Good hair day me thinks haha x

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  5. Such a lovely colour I will definitly be purchasing this. Great post.
    www.becka-thisismyworld.blogspot.com
    Becka! :)

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    1. glad you like it :) it really is such a pretty lipstick
      x x

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  6. It looks a lot like Nars 'Orgasm' but in a lipstick form :D. Looks wonderful on you! x.

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    1. oo yes it is a little bit actually! Not so warm but almost there! I ought to try it with the blush! Thankyouu :) x x

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  7. This is so gorgeous! Def my next MAC purchase! Xxx

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    1. Its a lovely shade - definitely give it a try! x x :)

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  8. wow beautiful!! :)

    http://livedwithlove.com
    Kerry X

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  9. Perfect color! :)

    www.hudasbeauty.blogspot.com

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  10. This is reeeaally pretty and suits you a lot! From the first pictures it looks like a rose gold lipstick, a pink tone with a bit of gold but actually on you looks like more a frosty pink!
    I got olive skin and dark hair so this will look completely different on me but I am very curious to try it :)

    Ila x

    http://cleanserblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks so much :) Yess it has got warm tones running through it - but on me it looks a tad cooler than in the bullet. It looks warmer on tanned skin! :) Really stunning how it changes in the light though - looks different everytime i wear it!
      x x

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  11. Such a gorgeous shade! I've been looking for a pink like this for ages!
    Catherine x | Brighton Girl

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    1. its a beauty :) Worth a swatch next time you're at a Mac counter! x

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  12. Bombshell looks beautiful on you! I've had my eye on this and Costa Chic for a while now :) Definitely need them after reading your post ha x

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  13. Gorgeous colour, I definitely want this, adding to the list :)

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  14. Such a beautiful shade! It really suits you :)
    Carrie:Brighton xx

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  15. Such a gorgeous shade and it suits you so well :) xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. It looks stunning on you! This shade looks really nice xx

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  17. That lipstick is absolutely gorgeous, and it looks fab on you! I'll definitely have to check that out:)xx
    http://peachesand-cream.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. This looks gorgeous! I didn't even know it was a MAC shade!

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  19. I'm not usually a big fan of frosts either but this one looks gorgeous on you. The colour really flatters your skin tone too, such a great choice xx

    Angelica [One Little Vice]

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  20. This is such a pretty pink! It really suits you- going to have to take a look at this when I'm next in Mac x

    CandyxCosmetics.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. That colour really suits you! And I want your hair :( xx

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  22. This shade looks lovely! another shade added to the wishlist.

    Sophie
    xx
    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  23. Your review is so detailed! It's amazing :) this colour looks gorgeous!!
    You look really pretty - you remind me of Ashley Tisdale in that picture!!
    Following you now sweetie :)
    Keep in touch!!
    Andrea
    www.lanouvellenoire.com xxx

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  24. Gorgeous, love the make up and your photos are amazing!!!

    Kate x

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  25. That looks gorgeous on you Beth!! You look stunning as always!

    Katie xxx

    Beauty and the Baker

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  26. I love MAC Snob and need a change so I might try this out. It looks gorgeous on you!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  27. When I saw the name Bombshell I really was expecting a red or a dark vampy shade, definitely not a light pink shade :)

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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  28. This is lovely on you! :) I need to expand my Mac collection ever so slightly... :P

    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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  29. this color is so pretty! and you're gorgeous! let's follow each other? :)

    http://herguiltypleasureblog.blogspot.com

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  30. omg this is seriously so pretty!! I will be getting this one to add to my collection :)

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  31. You look beautiful! I own a couple of Frosts (Costa Chic and New York Apple) and they're both gorgeous - they look especially amazing in the tube don't know? It's sad some people seem to be really put off by the Frost finishes, I quite like them!
    xxx

    www.sarah-nunn.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. Colour looks so fab on you, gorgeous photo :)
    xoxo

    The perks of being a hipster

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  33. This is such a beautiful shade. Ive never read anyone else blog about it. I love when someone brings a shade to our attention which isnt from the most talk about ones!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  34. Your skin looks gorgeous! Nice shade from Mac, not one I've heard a lot about but one that's definitely made its way onto my shopping list

    xxx

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  35. ok you have now convinced me to buy this haha!! gorgeous colour, i haven't seen anyone talk about this before!! it also suits you very well! i have often been put off by frost finishes but im tempted to try one now! xxx

    www.hannahsth0ughts.blogspot.com <3

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  36. Ooh I don't think I've ever seen anybody talk about this lipstick before. You've put it on my radar though, it looks lovely! :) I really look forward to seeing an updated Mac lipstick collection from you soon, I hope that you're planning on doing one! :D xxx

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  37. The color looks amazing on you! And gosh, you have such great skin!!

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  38. I love this shade! It looks so good with your skin tone x x x

    http://yougottabegorgeousx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  39. This looks beautiful!! And so do you! :) xx

    livelaughlipstick.blogspot.com

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  40. I really like this shade! Might have to add it to my growing mac lipstick collection!

    BritishBeautyAddict

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  41. Love your makeup and this lipstick really is the Bomb :) Just added it to my WL :)

    sparklewithlaughter.blogspot.com

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  42. I absolutely adore Costa Chic and this looks like the pink version of that lipstick. I'm fancying a few more everyday shades and this might just be the next shade to arrive in my collection xx

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  43. What a gorgeous everyday colour, it looks stunning on you! Pretty lady x

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  44. You write the best beauty reviews, I love the colour on you! xx

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  45. One of my favourite mac lipsticks, it really suits you :) X

    beatricelily.blogspot.co.uk

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  46. That shade looks really cute on :)
    I might have to try it out when my student loan comes in :)

    http://amyscorner93.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/summer-placement-home-wear-galore.html

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  47. This colour suits you so well. Really pretty! xx

    Essie | The Li'l Sparrow

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  48. One word, STUNNING.

    Tia
    xxx

    http://www.bellezzababe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  52. This looks gorgeous on you Beth, normally I stay away from the Frost finishes, but this one looks ever so pretty on and the colour looks ever so wearable for everyday. This is going straight onto my wish list xxx

    Danielle || Miss Sunshine & Sparkle

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  53. This colour really suits you and you look stunning in the picture! Wow, you're so pretty, jealous haha :) xxx

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  54. Such a gorgeous colour Beth! It really suits you and you look gorgeous!! xo

    Hannah | Glitter and Sparkle

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