Monday, October 10, 2011

The Lipstick Compendium: MAC 'Fresh Amour' Mattene Lipstick

MAC Mattene Lipsticks are a range of lipsticks that are designed to have a matte finish. They are packaged in a sleek, black tube.

Price and Availability
$14.50 per tube, and are available at MAC online or any store with MAC counters. This is a limited edition item as part of the Posh Paradise collection.

Fresh Amour is a light pinky- lavender shade. On my lips, it has slight grey undertones. The "matte" aspect of this lipsticks can be a little deceiving. This is matte, but it is super creamy. The formulation reminds me more of MAC Amplified Creams, rather that a Matte. But I actually really love Amplified Creams, so I love the finish of this lipstick.
This color will look better on lighter skin tones, but darker skin tones can definitely pull this color off. I personally have to blot the color slightly, just so it doesn't make me look deathly pale.

I love that this Mattene isn't too matte, and it is actually very creamy and smooth. Is does not accentuate dry lips, and it didn't dry my lips either. I love the color, although I can see it would be hard to wear for many people because it is a paler purple. This is my first MAC Mattene, and I am pretty impressed! I'd like to hear other people's experiences with Mattenes :)

Rating: 9/10 (-.5 color wearbability, -.5 for limited availability)
Recommend? I would recommend this if you are a purple lippie junky like me :D
Repurchase? No, it is limited edition after all. There are many other purple lippies out there to try as well!

I am thinking of doing a Purple Lipstick Collection post, since I ♥ my purple lippies! What do you gals think?


  1. Very bold, and pretty awesome! I think purple lip colors are gorgeous :)

  2. Love this! I've been wanting a lilac lippie for such a long time but still haven't bought one.

  3. Love! I wish I could pull this shade off but I know I'd probably look corpse-like. :( Looks great on you, though. ;)

  4. Beuatiful. Bold. Purple. I love Mac Lippies. :)

  5. love this soft/bold color! very unique

  6. I've been considering getting a purple lipstick...this is a really nice colour! I'm still trying to figure out how I would wear it though...

  7. Wow, I actually love it! I really like purple lipsticks, usually I go for a darker purple shade, but this lilac is gorgeous as well <3

  8. Thank you guys for the lovely comments!
    @Rainy Days and Lattes: Me too!

    @Angela: You definitely should! They are so pretty

    @Wendy: Ah, but I wish I could pull of dark lips as great as you!

    @AyLin: I <3 them too!

  9. @CottonCandyINK: Yeah, it is pretty unique~

    @Stacey: I am sure you could pull it off! Lippies always look so great on you :D

    @Summer: I love all shades of purple lipsticks, but lighter ones tend to look better on me.

  10. it's soooooo pretty but i looked like a crackhead when i tried it on :(

  11. I wish cool toned lavender lips shades suit me as well as it does you! Lovely!

  12. such a pretty color on you! I love the Mattene lipsticks - I have Rare Exotic and get so many compliments on the shade =)


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