I didn't know how to call this little review-
it's not a rave, and then it's not quite a rant. So let's call it a hot and cold testimony!
I've been using Patisserie lipstick by Mac for more than six months; I'm still not getting it. Tanya Burr made me want it so bad, that's mainly the only reason I bought it. It's got some lovable qualities for sure, and yet it doesn't feel "right" when I wear it...
Do you ever get that feeling with a makeup product?
Anyhoo, this is my first Mac lustre lipstick and I can't say I'm impressed with the lustre formula at all. I know it's everyone's favourite, but in my opinion there are so many brands that do sheer and glossy lipsticks so much better than Mac! Unless, of course, Patisserie was a bad example of a lustre. In which case, I'd like your suggestions on the nicest, prettiest Mac lustre ever ;)
On to the swatches...
Isn't it odd that Patisserie has some gold glitter in it? You read that right. Glitter. It doesn't really show up on my photos above, although it's prominent enough to make it feel gritty on my lips. Other than that, the swatch could be described as a rose-to-brown nude with a glossy finish. Tanya Burr says it's her favourite lipstick for brides and I can see where she's coming from, but I think it calls for some self-tan since it can look too brownish on pale skin than a flattering nude colour.
However, after a lot of experimenting I came to the conclusion that it makes a perfect pair with blue smokey eyes. Since "concealer lips" are so dated, while pink lipstick together with blue eyeshadow resembles Barbie in the 80's, Patisserie is way more fitting.
So there, I'd love it if Patisserie was indeed something along the lines of an everyday nude; sadly, it's not. However, I've found a brilliant eyeshadow+lip combo, so all is not lost!
Have you girls tried Patisserie?
What's your favourite Mac lipstick in the Lustre family?