MAC Cut a Caper Lipstick Review
The Cut a Caper Lipstick was originally released as part of the A Tartan Tale Collection in 2010, and was again released this year in the Heavenly Creature Collection. I’m incredibly excited about Heavenly Creature. It was already released at local MAC stores a few days ago, from what I heard, and I’m dying to check out, but as I don’t live near a MAC branch, I have yet to go! I did preorder a few items though, from an online store, just in case local stock would run out too quickly (as it usually does). One of the items I preordered was the Cut a Caper Lipstick.
What MAC says about this shade:
Midtone peachy pink
I do love the color of this lippie. It seems bright looking at it in the tube, but it applies sheer, so it kinda melds with the natural lip color. It’s a fleshy peachy pink, which depending on the lighting can look more peach or pink. This shade lightens the color of my lips and gives it a peachy pink hue that looks incredibly natural. It has no shimmer and is a little shiny. It is perfect for subdued makeup or no makeup-looks. I think a lot of my-lips-but-better lipstick lovers would like this. My mom who loves mlbb shades grabbed my tube so I had to order another one.
Cut a Caper has a Lustre formula. It was my first time to try this particular formula and there are things that I like about it and some things I don’t. The pigmentation of it it just slightly better than that of a tinted lip balm—I have to fully swipe it on my lips a couple of times for the color to show. So yeah, it’s on the sheer side but I think is meant to be worn that way and it’s cool how it melds with my own lip color, which still shows a little due to the sheerness of this. Because of that and how much I like the color, this is probably the first MAC lipstick I’ll ever use up. I like that it looks natural and how the shiny finish of it can make lips look a bit fuller.
Raindrops falling on my lipstick…
What I don’t like about it is that it’s drying. I really feel my lips getting dry after some hours of wearing this. I don’t find it to be as drying as MAC’s Amplified Creme finish, but still, if your lips tend to get very dry, this’ll probably bother you. Another thing, if your lips are already chapping and dry before putting this on, forget about it, this lipstick will just snag on the dry skin and make it more obvious.
Wear time is average, on me it lasts around 3 hours. It has the signature vanilla scent and it cost PhP 995 preordered from Carefreeshopper. It should be available at MAC for PhP 1000.
Swatched. I also wear it in my Rainy Day Outfit post, though I don’t have any closeup shots there.
MAC Cut a Caper Lipstick – Pros:
- Lovely color. I think it’d suit a wide range of skin tones.
- Lightens the color of my lips.
- It looks very natural.
- It smells nice. I personally like the vanilla scent.
- Has a smooth texture that glides on smoothly.
- It’s locally available.
MAC Cut a Caper Lipstick – Cons:
- It’s drying.
- Makes any dry or chapping areas on the lips more obvious.
- Lasting power is average.
I’m all for lipstick colors like this and I love how it color looks on my lips so I don’t mind that it’s drying. In fact, because I’m afraid I’ll use it up quickly, I’m already considering buying yet another tube, for backup. If you like dainty peachy pink lipsticks or mlbb shades, Cut a Caper is something you have to see and try for yourself. However if drying lip products are a pet peeve of yours, then skip this.
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