MAC Pret-a-Pretty | Review & Swatches

MAC 1Hey there soul sisters. Today I’ve got absolutely nothing revolutionary to say, and my whole post can be summed up with these words:

Here is a MAC lipstick and it’s effing fabulous.

Which is what all MAC lipstick reviews basically say, isn’t it? Regardless though, I do find these simple lipstick reviews extremely useful when it comes to MAC – I mean, one of these babies will now set you back at least £15 (someone pick Granny off the floor, she’s keeled over in shock) and so you if you’re buying online you definitely want as much info as possible before you part with your precious cash. I was lucky enough to pick this little beaut up from a blog sale recently for the much more reasonable price of £8, but I still checked out a few swatches online.

This lipstick is part of the Sheen Supreme range from MAC, which promises to combine the colour and pigmentation of a lipstick with the moisturising sheen of a gloss. Hybrid products like these are always a win with me, having not quite given up my love of lip glosses despite knowing that lipsticks are the way forward for my older, more mature self.

Pret-a-Pretty is a pinky nude, making it so completely up my street that it’s practically on my doorstep. Despite the fine line that exists between a classic Brigitte Bardot nude lip and a ‘foundation lip’, it will always be my favourite shade for a lipstick. As my beloved MAC Creme D’Nude has officially bit the dust (I was using it right up until the ‘scraping out of the tube’ end, dear readers) I definitely needed a replacement, and Pret-a-Pretty is perfect for the job.

MAC 5With Flash / Without Flash

As you can see, even without the flash the lipstick still has a beautiful sheen to it. The formula is thick and creamy, making it really moisturising and it smells all vanilla-y and expensive. My one criticism of Pret-a-Pretty, which I assume is probably the same across the Sheen Supreme range due to the formula, is that staying power isn’t brilliant. When left it can stay on the lips for a couple of hours, but it transfers quite easily when eating or drinking. C’est la vie. Le bibliotheque. Jambon. That’s enough French for now.

MAC 4Overall, Pret-a-Pretty is the perfect everyday shade – though unfortunately not at an everyday price for many of us. My plan is to not use this all the time with gay abandon as I did my Creme D’Nude and thus hopefully it’ll last a bit longer – but check out the usage already shown in the top picture, do we really think I can manage this? It’s like that advert where the kids aren’t supposed to eat the Haribo even though it’s right in front of them (which, FYI, is surely a sort of child abuse).

Do any of you own Pret-a-Pretty by MAC? What’s your favourite MAC lipstick?

4 Responses

    • Claire January 24, 2014 / 8:55 am

      It really is, perfect for gloss fans 🙂 x

  1. Lucie January 24, 2014 / 7:36 am

    I love reading your posts Claire! So funny 🙂 This lipstick is lovely but also pretty pricey! Your review is very useful, thanks!

    • Claire January 24, 2014 / 9:01 am

      Aw thank you! The price of MAC lipsticks definitely puts me off buying as many of them as I’d like, but the quality is amazing xx

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