6.14.2012

MAC Costa Chic.


Costa Chic is one of the best purchases I've made from MAC in a long time. I'll be the first to admit that I have quite a few lipsticks I've only worn once or twice, and I was afraid that Costa Chic was going to suffer the same fate. However, since adding it to my collection, I've been wearing it non-stop!





Costa Chic is a bright coral that despite it's frost finish, is only slightly frosty, in my opinion. It's a more refined frost finish, if you will ;)


I find that MAC's frost finish lasts longer on me than lustres and cremesheens, but it also doesn't dry out my lips like the matte finish does. It also doesn't settle into my lip lines like the cremesheens. I'm not usually a fan of frosty lipsticks, but Costa Chic really isn't all that frosty, to be honest.


The interesting thing I've found with it is that it's just bright and colorful enough to be an almost statement lip, if you want it to be by pairing it with a simple eye look, but it's also muted enough that it can be paired with a slightly smokier eye just as easily. I think it looks great on fairer skin tones, as demonstrated below with my ghostly pale complexion, but I know it would also look amazing on more tanned complexions. For summer, I think Costa Chic is a definite must-have!


Face:
MUFE F&B Foundation in #20
Maybelline DreamLumi Concealer in Ivory
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer in SC-3
Bare Minerals Well Rested
Physician's Formula Happy Booster Translucent Powder
NYX Blush in Taupe (for contour)
NARS Blush in Desire


Eyes:
TFSI
Smashbox cream e/s in Topaz
Burberry e/s in Pale Barley
MAC e/s in Antiqued
Burberry e/s in Midnight Brown
MAC e/s in Brule
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Volumizing Mascara




What's your favorite coral lipstick for summer?



38 comments:

  1. I usually hate the frost lipsticks, but as you said, this is almost not frosty at all! I like it!

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  2. This looks like a great Summer color! Gotta love those corals :)  And your eye makeup looks so beautiful!

    xx Louise
    A Little Beauty Luxury

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  3. One of my fave colors too

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  4. I'm always turned off of the Frost l/s from MAC, but this looks like something I would actually really love! I'm going to have to take a look next time I'm at a counter. Lovely! 

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  5. JessicaGettingCheekyJune 14, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    Costa Chic is so much more wearable than I thought it would be! I've contemplated this purchase for ages, but it just hasn't happened yet.

    Then again ... you make just about every lipstick look good!
    ♥ Jessica

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  6. I have this, pretty color!

    xoxo
    herdollface.blogspot.com

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  7. I much prefer how Costa Chic looks on you than on me! For some reason it's basically pink on me :| 

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  8. your eyes are sooooo pretty! is that antique on the lower lash line?? its lovely! Costa Chic is def one that only comes out in summer, but its a fave!

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  9. It is such a pretty color on you!

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  10. Lovely shade and it suits you well! I don´t have favorite coral lipstick, yet because I only own 4 liptsicks and none of them is coral:D

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  11. That is hands down the best review I've read on this lipstick! I was scared to try it due to its forst finish but your review changed my mind, definitely looking forward to purchasing it next time i go to mac :)x

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  12. Delyteful speaksJune 15, 2012 at 1:36 AM

    Love ur eye makeup!

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  13. It looks amazing, so cute, thanks for sharing

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  14. Mine is Vegas Volt! Looking forward to try Costa Chic! 

    http://thebeautyresidence.blogspot.com/

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  15. Very pretty color! The only thing keeping me from buying this lipstick is the frost formula... but even then I could slap a bit o' gloss over and it would be gone. :D

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  16. Oh costa chic looks stunning on you! Such a perfect summer shade! xo

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  17. You are so right that it borders on statement but is lovely when paired with a darker eye too. Costa Chic is underrated, I think because people see the finish name and are scared off. I'm glad you indulged and it looks perfect on you! :) 

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  18. Your eye makeup in this is amazing, I am lemming those Burberry shades so hard right now. I have Costa Chic and agree that it isn't like a real frost shade, I dislike them and this is much lovelier than a frost in my opinion. It looks great on you!

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  19. Great lipstick color! I wouldn't have guessed it was a frost. It looks great on you and wonderful for summer!

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  20. Every time you post pictures of yourself, I'm floored by how beautiful you are! I love wearing this kind of makeup look, too. I think it goes without saying that my favorite "coral" is Dior Addict Extreme in Saint Tropez, though it's really a peachy pink... is that cheating? I think Chanel Genial is my favorite bright coral - know you love that one too! Good stuff. :)

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  21. That lipstick is the perfect shade for you!! Gorgeous!!

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  22. Really pretty lipstick post...you make Costa Chic look fantastic.  Just followed your blog and looking forward to future posts!

    --The Beauty Professor

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  23. such a pretty color on you! Believe it or not i dont own any mac lippies lol But after seeing it on your, makes me want to go out and buy the same color!!

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  24. looks great on you! and i love your hair! :) so smooth and shiny! x

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  25. Suits you so well! 

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  26. Yolanda GrunewaldJune 27, 2012 at 5:41 AM

    Love it! been looking for a shade like these for ages.. xx // http://yolandaas.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 1, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    Yup, I have antiqued on the lower lash line too! :)

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  28. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 1, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    Really? Which of the four is your favorite then? I'd love to know! :)

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  29. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 1, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    You definitely should at least give it a try! It's not like the traditional frost lipstick at all. :)

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  30. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 1, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Thank you so much, Jess! I feel the same way about your FOTD instagram pics!! Saint Tropez looks gorgeous on you, and yes, I'm also a Chanel Genial fan :)

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  31. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 1, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    Thank you so much, Rachel!

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  32. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 1, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    Aww, thanks, Jessica! That's such a huge compliment!

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  33. WillWorkForMakeupJuly 1, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    Well, it just wouldn't be fair if literally EVERY bright lipstick and eyeshadow shade looked amazing on you, now would it? ;) But no, seriously, every color I've ever seen on you looks gorgeous!

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  34. I LOVE this color. I am sure I will ordering this product within the next few days. It works great on your skintone, and I feel like it's a great summer shade!

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  35. Love this shade! Thank goodnes it's not too forsty, I actually don"t really detect any of it on your lips. It seems a perfect summery shade to me :)

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  36. I love the lipstick! It is a perfect colour!

    http://the-renaissance-of-inner-fashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  37. costa chic suits u SO WELL <3

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