MAC Cosmetics has released a collection inspired by Iris Apfel, who is known for interior design and quirky, bright fashion statements. After seeing the lipsticks from this collection swatched on a beauty blog, I knew I had to have “Party Parrot.” I don’t have anything quite like it in my collection, and even the photographs make it hard to capture the essence of just how bright and beautiful this color is. I have a lot of blue-based bright pink lipsticks (think: Nicki Minaj’s signature lips), but none that are red-based pinks, and certainly none that are so bright that they are almost neon. This color somehow manages to be extremely flattering, and really brings out your eye color. It’s safe to say that this is one of my favorite lipsticks that I have purchased in many months. To see photographs and swatches,
Party Parrot is actually a matte finish lipstick, meaning it has no shine and is completely flat in finish. I actually didn’t find this to be an entirely matte lipstick though. I feel like it falls somewhere in between a matte and a satin finish, or maybe just a much better developed matte formula that isn’t dry and doesn’t flake. I totally dig the formula for that reason, and if all matte lipsticks were made like this, I’d be more likely to reach for them constantly!
What would I pair this with? I would definitely let “Party Parrot” be the star of the show. This shade is going to be a knockout in the spring and summertime with some winged out black eyeliner, and some bright pink or coral flushed cheeks.
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