The second lipstick by MAC to be reviewed today is "Chatter Box".
Before moving on with the review I would like to tell you that MAC lipsticks come in nine different finishes, which are as follows:
- Amplified Creme
- Retro Matte
Chatter Box is an Amplified Creme finish lipstick. Now the question stands that what exactly does Amplified Creme finish means? These lipsticks give opaque coverage similar to the Matte formula, but are much less drying. The are very creamy and soft-textured lipsticks. Amplified and Amplified Creme fall in the same category. Even though they have incredible coverage and opacity, they are not completely matte and they last a long time too. So if a Matte finish is not your cup of tea, I would definitely opt for this or a Cremesheen finish.
This lipstick comes in a black, hard plastic container with MAC printed on it in silver. When you look at the colour it seems to be the best, perfect barbie pink! This is one thing which made me fall for this colour, it was more of a love-at-the-first-site with this shade. But when I applied it, it did not show up as that perfect gorgeous pink. It looked more of purplish-pink. Although I still like the colour but it did not really show up as a perfect barbie pink on my Asian skin tone. For the reference I am NC 30.
Texture of this lipstick is SUPER creamy! It is one of those lipstick which will almost never dry out your lips. The formula is perfect for dry, cold weather where a prior lip balm application becomes so important. Of what I think the basic difference between a Cremesheen finish and an Amplified finish is that Cremesheen is more towards giving a glossy look although the formula is the same i.e. smooth and creamy. Since the consistency is creamy so it is not transfer-resistant.
Chatter Box is a pretty, summer, spring colour! I have been wearing it all summer and it looks the best with either nude eyes or smokey eyes. I usually wear it to school as it is best for day-time. The longevity of this lipstick is pretty good too. It lasts on my lips through-out the day if I don't take meals in between. With frequent meals in between it tends to feather away. Also, since the consistency of this lipstick is creamy it might bleed at times but that can be prevented with the use of a lip liner.
Price and Availability: Can be bought from Naheed's Supermarket, Agha's Supermarket, EBCO located at the Forum. Worth 2700Pkr.
Points in favour:
- Travel friendly packaging
- Huge shade range
- Colour pay off is amazing, does not have to struggle with getting the actual colour. Swipe it across your lips once and you're done.
- Stays put on the lips for a good 4-5hours with no need of re-application in between.
- Hydrates and moisturises the lips.
- Best for day-time
Points not in favour:
- Does not appear as a perfect barbie-pink on my lips. Appears more as purplish-pink.
- Tendency to bleed if not applied with a lip liner.
- Not transfer resistant.
- Feathers away with intake of meals.
Rate: I would rate this 4/5.
Link to MAC's Brave Red lipstick is here.