MAC MONDAY | Apres Chic - Apres Chic & Cozy Up Lipstick Swatches & Review

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MAC MONDAY | Apres Chic - Apres Chic & Cozy Up Lipstick Swatches & Review
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Looking at the collection info for Apres Chic, which launched in December 2012, I'm struggling to remember what I was even doing at the time and why it wasn't on my radar. I know I wasn't completely out of the MAC loop because I was trying to get my hands on the Marilyn Monroe collection, which had launched a few months prior. Huh. Isn't memory weird? I wish I'd paid attention when it launched as all five of the lipsticks are totally up my alley. Ah well - I tracked down these two, so the other three might yet pop up!
Random tidbit - Apres Chic was, I think, one of, if not the last Mineralize focussed collections to contain the regular lipstick formula before the launch of the Mineralize Rich lipsticks and Mineralize Glasses.

MAC MONDAY | Apres Chic - Apres Chic & Cozy Up Lipstick Swatches & Review

Formula overview:
Two of my preferred MAC formulas are represented here: Cozy Up is a Matte, while Apres Chic is a Cremesheen. Mattes are strongly pigmented, smooth in texture and are usually non-drying, although Cozy Up broke the mold by being minimally drying. Cremesheens are semi-opaque, glossy and occasionally hydrating.
MAC lipsticks have a vanilla scent.

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Cozy Up

MAC MONDAY | Apres Chic - Cozy Up Lipstick Swatches & Review

MAC MONDAY | Apres Chic - Cozy Up Lipstick Swatches & Review

MAC MONDAY | Apres Chic - Cozy Up Lipstick Swatches & Review

Cozy Up is described as a 'deep caramel' in a Matte finish. It's a warm peachy-caramel nude with excellent colour payoff. It reminds me of Kinda Sexy from the permanent range, with much less pink in it - the overall peachy vibe is there, though and I really like it. Cozy Up wore for five hours on me and was minimally drying.

MAC MONDAY | Apres Chic - Cozy Up Lipstick Swatches & Review

Apres Chic

MAC MONDAY | Apres Chic Lipstick Swatches & Review

MAC MONDAY | Apres Chic Lipstick Swatches & Review

MAC MONDAY | Apres Chic Lipstick Swatches & Review

Apres Chic is described as a 'pinky brick red' with a Cremesheen finish. It's kind of an unusual shade in that I struggle to describe the colour, yet it's very wearable - guess I'll leave the colour description to MAC on this one! It wore for four hours on me and wasn't drying.

MAC MONDAY | Apres Chic Lipstick Swatches & Review

What I liked:
  • Great colour payoff
  • Neither of them dried out my lips or feathered
  • Wore for four to five hours
What I didn't like:
  • Cozy Up was minimally drying
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Did you grab anything from the Apres Chic collection when it was available?

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Lani

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