ok, so first, the packaging. i personally don't love MAC packaging for powdered products, but I think they are spot on with their lipsticks. the smooth balck bullet shape is very tactile, and it has a nice wieght to it so it doesn't feel at all cheap.
the colour range is obviously enormous, which is great if you're a bit of a fanatic like me, but even I find it intimidating and overwhelming sometimes, which is probably why i don't have more of these. the formula is lovely, creamy, non-drying and smooth. the colour lasts a long time and fades evenly.
that brings me onto the scent. Most of you don't know this about me, but i work as a carer for a boy with cerebral palsy called Jack. Jack can't speak or eat, and he gets food via a tube that feeds directly into his stomach. the food is a powder that gets mixed with water to make a milkshake like substance. this stuff, complete feed, smells exactly like MAC lipsticks, and i really stuggle to get past it. obviously, this is only a problem for me personally, if you've never been anywhere near complete feed then you wont associate it with that, but to me, thats what it smells like!!
overall, i think they are nice, a great little luxury, but i dont know if i would buy many more, purely because of the smell. i LOVE this colour, but i have the almost exact same colour in the sleek pout paint in port, which is half the price, and is virtually unscented. they are a bit pricey at £13.50, but they don't break the bank.
the final word? nice, but overrated.
What do YOU think of MAC lipsticks?