MAC Après chic Collection is all about Mineralize products, there’s Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm, Mineralize Eye Shadow, Mineralize Blush and Mineralize Skinfinish. Reviews on the eye shadow, blush and eye liners soon but for now, let’s focus on 2 lip products, the Après Chic lipstick and Pure & Tender Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm.
Après Chic lipstick is a pinky brick red, I liked the shade as soon as I opened the lipstick cover. It’s more of a rose red to me, this is a shade I would have no hesitations in picking up. As this is a Cremesheen texture, you can expect it to be very creamy. I haven’t had such great experiences with Cremesheen textures in the past as the lipsticks tend to break before I finish using them even though I take great care in not exposing them to heat. Let’s hope the same thing won’t happen to this one.
Pure & Tender Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm is one of the two nude tinted lip balms in this collection, the other being Slightly Nude. Pure & Tender is a plumy creamy nude, so very sheer that I don’t use it on its own. Looks great when applied over Après Chic Lipstick, complements each other very well. Makes my lips appear a lot less dry and the gloss effect is very nice indeed.
The Lipstick retails at RM68/3g while the Tinted Lip Balm retails at RM80/10ml.