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MAC Giambattista Valli Collection

1.9.15


The MAC Giambattista Valli Collection

Ladies, its time to buckle up and welcome the second launch of the day for the month of September. This time it is a M.A.C release and this collection was so hyped on Instagram and Tumbler that people were already anticipating the launch months before the range even came out.


Available at all M.A.C stores today, the reservations for these lipsticks are already flying off of the counters. Last I heard, the darkest shade 'Eugenie' was already out of stock at most stores. However on a positive note, let's pick up from that and talk about the range.

The shades

Now there are five lipsticks in total, however the ones that I have in hand are only three and they are all in the different shades of beautiful matte reds.


As you can see from the packaging, the whole form from the inside and out is monochromatic that follows each color of every different lipstick within the range and needless to say that this on its own, already makes the collection stand out even more.
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What I think many people were very excited about was that even though these lipsticks were matte, they had a sort of sheen to it so it was kind of one of those lipsticks that were in between moisturizing and mattifying. Technically in a nutshell, I would call them moisturizing mattes, if that made any sense.


However breaking down the colors, I honestly have no favorites. All of them beautiful, all of them swatch very smoothly and pigmentation wise is very impressive. With regards to long-wear, I would say that it'd be up to 5 hours without reapplication so in hindsight that is not too bad.


The Shades in the Giambattista Valli Collection

The MAC Giambattista Valli in Tats

Now here is the fun part; trying out the colors. I was actually very torn in between the shades on which one I wanted to swatch on first. This particular one in Tats is a very fuchsia shade of pink and it is just such a pretty color for summer. One swatch is truly all you need for this and if you would like to line the lips as well, a good color match for this would be the M.A.C liner in Process Magenta Chromagraphic Lip Pencil.


MAC Giambattista Valli in Eugenie

Now remember back when I said that the color 'Eugenie' was already out of stock at most stores? Well, this is the one. Honestly though, I feel like this picture is not doing the lipstick any kind of justice, however in natural light it is pretty much more of a plum shade which would be great if you paired it off with a very dark or even a black lip liner.


However for this shade, you might need to do some blotting after application to properly mattify the color, but other than that, it is all good.


MAC Giambattista Valli in Charlotte

Finally the classic red in Charlotte. So much yes. This shade is a universal color that is simply gorgeous on basically any skin tone. So if you are the type that is sort of having a little reservation on which shade to pick, this one right here would honestly be your best bet.


There isn't much need for a liner on this lip color to be honest, but you can definitely try the M.A.C Trust in Red Pro Longwear Lip Pencil if you want your lips to be a little bit more defined.
The three shades in hand

Overall I think all three shades are amazing and the reason why I didn't get the other two was because they were a little bit too miss-matchy to my skin tone. One was too light and the other was simply too orange. However, if you do love mattes and if you love your reds, these three shades here are a winner to any beauty junkie out there. Plus for the price at RM87, they are super affordable too.

Overall Thoughts

I am actually quite surprised that I don't really have anything bad to say about this collection because they are seriously living up to the hype. I honestly can't say much about the other two shades though but these three right here are the best lip colors that I have come across from M.A.C on a first impression to date.


So for more information you guys, do head over to their Official Webpage or if you see anything you like, do call in and make a reservation for them at any one of their M.A.C stores. In the meantime, if you have already got these colors, do share with me on your thoughts on them as I would love to hear it, but meanwhile I hope this article has helped and have a great week ahead.


Xx!

48 comments:

  1. omg! if its selling fast i might not be able to get sobs TT

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    1. Heyya Anis, I think you can still try getting the collection in store but I think three colors are already sold out :( Still just give them a call and try and see what shades are available. I would highly recommend Charlotte and Tats. Very versatile colors ^^

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  2. I love the colours. Looks great on you. Wanna try 1 soon

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    1. The colors are really great dear, hope you get to try them soon too :)

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  3. Wow, there are just too many colours it is kinda difficult to choose. Wooo, there goes my budget.

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    1. I think depending on the tones that you would like, that would be your best bet Emily :) So glad that this has helped ^^

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  4. I like the Eugenia hehe.. look like can make halloween makeup :D. all colours also suits you too.

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    1. Thanks Sherry dear :) Yeap I agree that although its a little bit on the plum shade side, its a good color to go for if you are going for a dark vampy look ^^

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  5. wow the colour is damn nice! Love the first pink lip stick, it is so sexy and gorgeous! Gonna try it on soon! BTW great review babe!

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    1. Awh thanks Jacqueline dear :) The color "Tats" was definitely a very worthwhile investment - very fuchsia pink; not too overly subtle but just nice :)

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  6. Oh gosh! fancy all those colors. The casing look like bullets! Classy..

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    1. The colors are indeed stunning Cindy. Love how you mentioned that the casing looked like bullets too ,lol!

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  7. Wow! All the colours look super nice.. Sexy beautiful lips..

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  8. New collection needed to add into the family.

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  9. The colours looks really vibrant and perfect a party. usually all their lip colours are smooth and stay longer.

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    1. The colors are quite pigmented too :) They do have a few types, be it sheen, amplifies and more but the formulation for the mattes are quite impressive too.

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  10. wow the colors looks really vibrant and bright. I love the MAC Giambattista Valli in Charlotte!! this colors is super nice and pretty

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    1. Ah the classic red Koey :) That's such a beautiful shade, reminds me a lot of their Toledo color in Tenor Voice except its slightly darker ;)

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  11. omg they look so cute, like pink bullets haha!! Now I feel tempted to get them too..

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    1. Lol they were a good investment dear; and I do agree on the packaging ^^ So very tempting!

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  12. An awesome series of lip colours! All lip colours are so pretty : )
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  13. Why am i not surprised Shiv. hehe. The colours do look gorgeous btw, its a versatile shade to suit any skin tone, particularly mine. AHH! Heard that they're selling like hot cakes. Im hoping to get my hands on, on at least one of it *cries*

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    1. I really hope you do Aliza dear. This collection is pretty amazing comparatively to the ones tried in the past. The matte formulation is spot on and so far, it is definitely impressive on my mark ;)

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  14. OMG! MAC! I so much love MAC lipsticks! And so stoked to see they have new collection! Love the Giambatistta!

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    1. Haha I am with you on this one Rei dear :)

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  15. I also grabbed three of them though i was so determined not to purchase any lipstick but who could resist such beauty! isn't it? ;P

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    1. I feel your enthusiasm Tamanna dear :) I was doing the exact same thing when I came upon the collection. Was definitely worth every penny, the formulation for this one is amazing!

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  16. I love Eugenie too! Dark shades color is the look I recently fall in love too! It was so sexy, evil and cool look <3 Btw this color series was really pretty!

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    1. Yeap Eugenie was a definite favorite amongst the collection. Totally feeling the mysterious vibe that came along with it too, lol :)

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  17. Ohhhhhhhhh nice! These stuff is my weakness. I never leave home without lipsticks on!

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    1. Lipsticks are definitely a staple ;) Totally agreeing with you on that one :)

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  18. i also use mac lipstick brand. I like it thats colour ,.. when use at lips.. waww.. look more konfident

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    1. The color variety that they have for MAC is quite impressive Lisa and yes it does bring out that inner confidence in a great way :)

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  19. the colours definitely look great on you, i find that i hardly use dark colours usually just nude or pink. i'm not sure how to carry dark matte colours lol

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    1. Awh thanks Leona dear :) Dark colors are a challenge but its always best to remember to balance the eye and lip so it won't look out of place. A great thick wing liner and a dark lip is a good combo to go with ;)

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  20. If only MAC lisptick cost RM20 for each. I would like to buy. Trust me I don't even have single items from MAC at all.. Not so affordableee ;((

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    1. Quality is always prime when it comes to the formulation of MAC Lipsticks dear. So hence the pricing. Comparatively to the premium ranges, I would say that the retail is not to bad as it is :)

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  21. Wow! The colors looks so good! I especially love tats!

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    1. Definitely one of my favorites too Michelle dear :)

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  22. Heard so much about this brand, would love to try it out also these wonderful colors :)

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    1. The range does have wonderful colors Ivy. Do try them out if you have the chance :)

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  23. The shape looks like bullet. Haha. The colors are not my cuo of tea. But they are beautiful shades.

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    1. Awh no worries Sin Yee. I heard a new range will be coming out soon under Well Groomed ;) Do stay tune for that ;)

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  24. hey pretty. so this is how you stay pretty.. play cheat ah.. hahaha

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    1. Haha Isaac, what cheat, lol XD It's called beauty at its best :)

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