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MAC Satin Lipstick Mocha: Review, Swatches and FOTD

One fine day when I had nothing else to do…I made a list of the makeup stuff I really want to try and haven’t bought yet….yup…I do totally lame things when I have nothing to do. Anyways, the list I made obviously had a lot of lipstick names in it but the first name MAC Mocha. I am more of a bright lippy kind of a girl but then sometimes you need toned down shades and well every time I asked for a nude lipstick recommendation…Mocha was one of the first responses so I finally picked it up.

Price:Rs. 1100 for 3 gms.
Packaging is pretty usual. Standard MAC black bullet shaped packaging with the shade name at the bottom.  Very sturdy and no “oh my god…the cap fell off and everything in my bag has lipstick on it” kind of incident happened. The only thing I hate about this packaging no way to distinguish between different shades…like I have a few MAC lipsticks and I get so frustrated that I have to pick each one to check the shade…I just wonder how those beauty gurus who own like a gazillion MAC lippies manage to locate the shade they want…Is there a trick I am not aware of?

The one thing I love about the lipstick is the fragrance…oh my god…it smells like a freshly baked vanilla cake…I feel eating the lipstick every time I apply it :p
Lets talk about the shade now….I guess the reason mocha is so popular is because its not really a boring nude lipstick…its a pretty peachy kind of brown which looks amazing on fair to medium skin tones. I wouldn’t really recommend this to anybody who is above NC 42 because it will just wash you out.

Texture wise..I love matte but I definitely like satin finished lipsticks particularly when it comes to MAC…I would say I prefer satin over matte. This lipstick is quite moisturizing for me so I skip a lip balm but if you have a dry lips problem make sure you apply your favorite lip balm before you wear this beautiful color. Thanks to the texture, it glides smoothly on lips without any tugging or pulling. 

It does transfer but doesn’t bleed or feather and the staying power is pretty amazing. It just doesn’t budge for 5-6 hours and the tint remains for almost 7-8 hours.This is one of those lipsticks that you can wear without the the headache of touching up every no and then…perfect for office wear ๐Ÿ™‚
Here are the swatches and the fotd ๐Ÿ™‚

The price is definitely a downside but then again you are getting the worth of your money in terms of the quality so I am not really complaining. I love the shade, I love the staying power and I would definitely recommend it to anybody who is looking for a beautiful nude lipstick ๐Ÿ™‚

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