Wednesday, 7 May 2014

MAC Alluring Aquatic Enchanted One

I bet you're thinking, not another MAC lipstick, trust me, my boyfriend was thinking the same. I've been waiting for their latest collection Alluring Aquatics to hit for a while now. I first shared a few photos of it at the end of March and when it launched online two weeks ago I hot footed it to the website but alas the lipsticks were sold out already. 

Thankfully we now have a MAC counter in Southampton and the collections always hit the store a week after they go online so Thursday morning off I went to get my hands on their shiny, teal goodness. 

I was very well behaved and treated myself to just one lipstick, in Enchanted One. I originally had my eye on Goddess of the Sea but I wasn't too impressed with the colour pay off when tested. Firstly, can we just take a minute to appreciate how gorgeous the packaging is? It's Metallic, teal blue dotted with 3D water droplets in MAC's signature bullet casing. Be warned, the droplets do come off if picked or slightly pushed with a nail. 

 Enchanted One is in a matte finish and is described as a midtone neutral pink on the website. I didn't like this one when I first saw the photos but as soon as I swatched the brand new tester the counter girl brought out I had to have it. 

I was really surprised at how it transferred onto my lips, I did wonder whether it would wash me out but I really liked it. For a matte finish it glides nicely on to the lips without tugging or making the application patchy. The first evening I had this, I wore it out for dinner with friends and it lasted a good five hours , I only reapplied once after finishing my meal and it didn't dry out my lips at all. If I didn't know any better I'd say this was more a satin finish than matte. 

I'm glad I bought Enchanted One as I really wasn't impressed with the other shades. I do have my eye on the Pearlglide Intense eye liner in Black Swan and a couple of the Extra Dimension eye shadows in Silver Sun and Sea Worship so if you see me tweeting about choosing make up over food, you know where I've been. 


  1. I love the packaging on this collection! This is a really pretty shade, it suits you :) I had my eye on this but my local counter had sold out so I picked up Mystical instead. I also got the Sea Worship eyeshadow and it's gorgeous!

    Sally xx

  2. I saw this packaging on another blog a few days ago and I'm in LOVE with it. It's just so pretty!

    That shade is gorgeous on you as well :) x

    Katy | Little Miss Katy

  3. love this packaging and the color of the lipstick !

  4. Gorgeous! Everything about this lipstick I love, but I told myself I wouldn't buy this collection! The aquatic eyeshadows are tempting me so much!!

    Katy x

  5. I actually don't like the packaging of this, it makes it look a bit cheap. But, I adore that colour so much! Looks perfect on you!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  6. I absolutely adore the packaging of this! The colour suits you really well, shame I just can't justify buying another lipstick haha, the eyeshadows are beautiful too!

    Jen | x

  7. A-mazing! Such a pretty shade on you!

    Style Sunrise

    :) x

  8. I love this colour on you and I know it's not all about packaging but isn't it beautiful! So pretty x

  9. GIRL is there any colour that doesn't suit you??? Gorgeous thing you. The packaging is uber cute, didn't even know the droplets were part of the packaging, how silly am i!! xx

    Hannas’ UK Beauty | Lifestyle blog @ hannatalks

  10. Wow that's a gorgeous colour on you! I also loove the packaging! A nice addition to your collection :)
    xx Ann-Kathrin

  11. I love the packaging and the shade is gorgeous! I'm not usually a matte kind of girl, but this looks beautiful on you x


  12. Looks very flattering on you! x

  13. Ah the packaging is so nice! The shade is gorgeous, I love matte effect lips!
    Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

  14. The packaging is soo nice! I may have to purchase!!

  15. Everything about this lipstick is perfect! Looks gorgeous on you xx

  16. The packaging is gorgeous. And I really love the color on you :)

  17. This collection didnt wow me except for the packaging. After seeing this post Lord I want this lippy! It looks gorgeous on you! Lovely post!


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