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The MAC Lipstick I Repurchased

It's very rare as a beauty blogger that you will find me repurchasing anything, let alone a lipstick. This is usually because of two reasons: one being that I have so many others and two because I rarely fall in love with a product enough to want another. But obviously there are exceptions, and this MAC lipstick is certainly one of those.


Before I even dabbled in high end makeup, thanks to YouTube I was well aware of MAC and their legendary lipsticks. Back then, £15.50 for a lipstick was a hell of a lot of money, and let's be honest, it's still a lot of money now, especially as they keep increasing the price! Anyway, before I bought my first MAC lipstick I did a lot of research into which shade I was going to get. So much so that I whittled it down to Pure Zen and Hue. While I'm still lusting after Pure Zen, Hue won out. And now I'm onto my second, so that's high praise from a beauty blogger.

Now why did Hue win is a good question. Firstly, I was (and still am) a huge Taylor Swift fan and at the time it was rumoured she had worn it on a couple of occasions. So yes I'll admit part of me chose Hue as I was a fangirl. Secondly, from all the swatches I saw online it looked like the perfect peachy nude and I was right. Pure Zen also looked beautiful, however, it was just a tad peachier and seemed like it would be slightly less nude for my pale skin tone. Strangely, I still haven't picked Pure Zen up and writing this post has reminded me I need to. 

I'll be honest; it took me a long time to use up my first Hue, and I probably kept it longer than I should've, but we're all guilty of that. When MAC finally arrived on LookFantastic, I took the plunge and bought another because I was halfway through exams and I deserved a treat. When it arrived I remembered why I love makeup, it's the whole experience. The anticipation, the arrival and the usage, all of which sounds crazy no doubt, but this process is part of the reason that I think it is sometimes nice to treat yourself to something from high end brands. I'm not saying that drugstore products aren't quality, because there are some real gems. What I am saying, is that a little bit of luxury, and nice packaging has never hurt anyone.

I've got to admit this post turned into a rather strange trip down memory lane in the end. Rather than a review of the lipstick which was how I initially expected it to go. I hope you don't mind the slight tangent.

Beth x


  1. I love MAC lipsticks and this shade is stunning!

    xx, The Makeup Feed

    1. I keep expanding my collection, even though I shouldn't!xx

  2. I've only ever repurchased one MAC lipstick before which was Velvet Teddy (no surprise there) and I definitely think it says something about the product when you actively make a conscious decision to buy the same shade again rather than branch out to another! I've never swatched hue before but definitely going to next time I'm in Mac! xx


    1. I've still never swatched Velvet Teddy, but I definitely agree: if you buy the same shade it must be good!xx

  3. I really want to try this, looks so gorgeous! x


    1. It is the perfect nude for any occasion. xx


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