I always give my honest opinion in reviews so unfortunately not every blog post can be a total gush fest, but it’s just so nice when it works out that way. I shared a lot of excitement for the MAC Brooke Candy Collection on social media but now I have the chance to share my first hand experience with a few of the products.
The MAC Brooke Candy Collection includes a mix of new products as well as permanent ones in limited edition packaging, and I have a mix of both. I have the MAC Lip Pencil in Whirl, Lipstick in Whirl and Vamplify in Pamela. The limited edition packaging is a sleek shiny silver with a matte grey splatter, as well as a large matte black splat with the Brooke Candy logo. It’s a little creepy and fun.
I ended up with three lip products from the MAC Brooke Candy Collection in different formulas but very similar shades rosy brown nudes. If you know me at all (or you follow me on snapchat), you’ll know I might have jumped up and down with excitement when this package arrived, because these are completely my shades. From left to right I’ve swatched the MAC Lip Pencil in Whirl, Lipstick in Whirl and Vamplify in Pamela. Odds are, if you like one of these shades, you’ll need all three.
The MAC Brooke Candy Whirl Lip Pencil is a rosy brown nude with a matte finish that comes in a pencil you have to sharpen. It’s pretty much the perfect balance between creamy enough to apply easily but not going to smudge or move at all, which is exactly what you want from a lip liner. I’ve only tried lip liners a handful of times (hence my application could use some work!) but this is by far my favourite one I’ve used.
I’ve applied the MAC Brooke Candy Whirl Lip Pencil on its own (left) and with the Whirl Lipstick over top (right). The Lip Pencil is definitely rosier than the lipstick, which gives it a slightly browner look as well as a creamier finish. I would never wear lip liner on its own, but this duo pair together perfectly.
In the above photo I’m just wearing the MAC Brooke Candy MAC Whirl Lip Pencil. While you can wear it on its own, as I said, it’s not something I would do because personally I find it just too drying to wear that way. It definitely helps extend the wear of whatever lipstick you apply on top though.
I guess I took a lot of photos of the MAC Brooke Candy Whirl Lipstick because it was just so pretty. Who can resist a MAC lipstick? Not me, which is why I own a…totally reasonable amount. Whirl is a rosy brown nude with a creamy, satin finish (although MAC lists it as matte). It provides opaque coverage.
The MAC Brooke Candy Whirl Lipstick has a creamy, comfortable feel to it that means it only lasts a couple hours but it is definitely less slippery and prone to moving around than my Amplified shades like Craving (I still love you!) Between this shade and Too Faced Melted Chocolate Honey, I think I’m a total convert to brown lipsticks. LOVE.
The final product I tried out from the collection is a formula that’s totally new to me from MAC, and that is the MAC Brooke Candy Vamplify in Pamela. Although the long, skinny tube might make you think of the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick it’s actually a highly pigmented lip gloss. Pamela is another rosy brown, although more rosy than Whirl is. It has opaque coverage with a glossy finish that is extremely flattering on the lips.
I missed out on the Vamplify glosses the first time they were released but after the MAC Brooke Candy Vamplify in Pamela I’m totally in love. It has a creamy, comfortable formula that is not at all sticky and the shade is absolutely gorgeous. It lasts a couple hours before needing to be reapplied.
From a collection that includes a dark purple lipstick and gloss, I might not have the most exciting products to share with you, but I already know they are my favourites. If you love an easy, gorgeous rosy brown lip and some great LE packaging you’ll definitely want to check you the MAC Brooke Candy 2016 Collection. Even if you’re ahead of me and have already got Whirl in your collection, definitely check out the Vamplify in Pamela.
What do you think? Has rosy brown nude won you over yet?