Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Review: MAC Lipstick in Pink Pigeon from the Strength Collection

Hello Everyone

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MAC lipstick in Pink Pigeon is a re-promote. Earlier it was launched with Iris Apfel Collection and now launched again the with Strength Collection. Pink Pigeon is a bright fuchsia pink with slight violet undertones. It reminds of MAC Pro lipstick in Show Orchid, except that Show Orchid has a more prominent violet sheen to it (that reminds, me I have to still review it). I really loved the Pink Pigeon and it so apt for the spring/ summer season. 

Pink Pigeon is a matte finish lipstick. I always loath matte lipstick as they drying and one needs to be extra careful with the state of lips, moisturizing them with a luscious lip balm is a must. However, formula of this lipstick is not very dry, as in, it doesn't tug or drag on lips (like MAC Ruby Woo). It's quite smooth and also has a very tiny bit of shine, which last for say an hour (could be less, but not more). But, the formula is not as smooth & buttery and easy to work with like MAC Russian Red. I feel that the texture has little bit of powderyness (this not noticeable in the swatch, but when you apply it on lips, you will know what I mean). 

This has full blown out pigmentation. Just one swipe and you get the full coverage.

In the department of longevity, this wins my heart. I wore to a dinner with a little bit of gloss, it didn't fade at all. Even after the full meal dinner, it was as fresh as newly applied. I also liked that it did not bleed, even with a lipgloss on top. So, a winner in this department. 

Overall, I really loved the shade and its performance in terms of longevity, but the formula could have been better, especially when MAC Cosmetics has amazing matte lipsticks in their permanent line. 

Here are pictures, swatches and me wearing this lovely lipstick: 

L to R: Pink Pigeon, Show Orchid, Girl About Town

with tiny bit of MAC Lusterglass in Fantabulous
A dear friend Rashmi of Indyabeauty suggested me try this lipstick with MAC Lipliner in Cherry. As the lipstick has full coverage, the effect of lipliner get nullified. But, still it looks different when worn own its own without any lipliner. So judge for yourself, how it looks with MAC Lipliner in Cherry.

I also, tried it as a stain with my Kiehl's Mango lipbalm, which I liked the most.

I hope you all found the review helpful and liked the lipstick on me. What have you bought from the Strength Collection? Which is you favorite product?

Have a lovely week ahead.

Lots of Love


  1. this is such a pretty color... even show orchid looks so fab!!!
    wi;l go check out soon!!!

    1. Thank you Beena. Its a LE shade, so, check out the availability.

  2. This is such a nice shade. Love it xx

    1. Thank you... I am glad that you liked it xx

  3. what a pretty shade and it looks lovely on you. Sadly, it might make my teeth look yellow if I tried this on lol. Love the simple eye make up ^_^.

    1. Thank you... I am glad that you liked it. Yeah, it's blue based pink. You can always try it in the store before buying :-)

  4. you are looking superrr preety here :D

    i think my earlier comment disappeard :( :( :( ....

    i am still in two minds - get this or skip this ??

  5. ohhhh i lovedddd this with lip balm too :D :D didnt noticed haaannnnnn
    me liked all the versions

    1. Hi Rashmi... you earlier comment didn't disappear. It in the other post. Thank you for appreciating. I think you can skip this as you have Show Orchid, which, I feel is more pretty. However, I like this also very much :P

  6. I just discovered your blog - I love your posts! I have a similar skin tone, so I'm looking at all your posts about MAC lipsticks to see which ones will suit me :) you are gorgeous!


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