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MAC Brooke Candy Mini Collection, Lip Swatches

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MAC x Brooke Candy “Which Witch” lipstick (amplified, deep plum)

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MAC x Brooke Candy “Mind Control” lipstick (amplified, bright cherry red)

brooke candy mac collectionMAC Brooke Candy “Which Witch” lipstick (amplified, deep plum), MAC Brooke Candy “Mind Control” lipstick (amplified, bright cherry red), MAC Brooke “Boot Black” Liquid Eye Liner (repromote, limited edition packaging). Products and product image c/o MAC.

 

At the risk of sounding very old and out of touch (I am at least one of those), I honestly had no idea who Brooke Candy is. But she has a mini-collection with MAC, so…lipstick! Since I was at the studio and shooting a tutorial, I decided to do some quick lip swatches of the MAC Brooke Candy collection “Which Witch” and “Mind Control” lipsticks that I just received (available August 27th in North America, October 15 international). I’m also wearing “Boot Black” liquid liner, but this is the same liquid liner they currently offer, only in a limited edition box. You all know that I usually go for matte lipsticks, but their “amplified” finish is my second favorite of their formulas. They’re highly pigmented and more moisturizing, and have a nice sheen without added glitter or frost.

Both of the lipsticks in this collection have the same amplified finish, with gorgeous color payoff. I was very pleased with the opacity of “Which Witch,” a deep plum with a little sheen, which makes it seem a little less stark and a little more approachable, in my opinion. Dark lipsticks can be tricky, and sometimes patchy or streaky – even some of my favorites require a little fine tuning to keep them from looking splotchy. I applied two swipes of this (blotted the first and reapplied a second) lipstick with no liner or primer, and it had great coverage on its own. I probably won’t be wearing it as often as aforementioned difficult but pretty dark lipsticks, since I’m having a pretty diehard matte moment (aka most of my adult life), but it’s a gorgeous, vampy shade that’s worth checking out if you’re into having a little sheen. “Mind Control” is a classic, bright cherry red – very pigmented and silky smooth. It’s a lovely red, so there’s probably not much to say about it other than if you’re looking for a highly pigmented, creamy red, you can’t go wrong.

I did read, when I Asked Jeeves, “Who is Brooke Candy?” (jk I totally Googled it), that she will have a bigger collection with them in the future, so I’m curious to see what else they’ll be releasing. Because lipstick, you know?

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  1. I totally had to google who Brooke Candy was as well! I really love the way “Which Witch” looks on you and am glad to hear that it doesn’t require too much fine tuning. I’ve been looking for a dark lipstick and have realized that some of them can be kind of streaky, like you said.

    -Helen
    http://www.sweethelengrace.com

  2. Start writing here.Do you remember what blushes you are wearing in both photos ( Mac Brooke Candy lipsticks)? Thank you for your time.

  3. Im looking to get my first MAC red lippie and Im really liking Mind Control! I was going between MAC Red and Russian Red since Im looking for a more blue based rather than than Lady Danger but I love that this one is so creamy ? Thank you for the review and swatches, they both look beautiful on you! ?