(This is a very heavy swatch!)
MAC, Flamingo £14.00
I hope that you like a MAC lipstick ladies as I've got quite a back log to feature, I apologise in advance to all of you none lippy lovers (do these people even exist?!) I bang on about my love for peach and coral lips enough so when I heard about the MAC all about orange collection I couldn't be more excited for a launch, I will even admit to being sad enough to refresh the page every 15 minutes or so in anticipation! I picked up this shade Flamingo and Sushi Kiss although I am so tempted to make another purchase of Sweet and Sour.
Flamingo is described as a 'light milky bright coral' which is a pretty good description although I would say that it sways more towards a pink coral than an orange one. It's a lustre formula which I've never tried before so didn't quite know what to expect. The formula is a lot more sheer than I thought it would be and If I'm 100% honest with you I was slightly disappointed with the strength of the colour, I did think it would be just a little bit more pigmented. If you're scared of a bright lip then this would be perfect for you because it's a lovely subtle coral and reminds me of a toned down Betty Bright. The colour takes a bit of building up but leaves a nice glossy finish and the wear time is quite good for such a moisturising formula. Unfortunately if you want to get your hands on Flamingo it's sold out on the MAC website as well as all the department store websites but maybe if you hot trot it to a MAC counter you can still come home with one. If you're after an easy to wear coral that isn't too bright and bold but still looks gorgeous then this is your shade!