Monday, 28 March 2011

Mac Costa Chic

I've been looking for a bright corally lipstick for quite a while now. Since Spring is FINALLY getting its act together, I feel the need to brighten up my make up a little and think there is nothing better than using a bright lip to do just that! I've always been very much a pink lipstick girl - think MAC St Germaine, Viva Glam Gaga 1 etc. however recently I've wanted to embrace everything coral - I just think it looks fabulous with a tan and reminds me so much of summer. 

I'd heard lots of good reviews on MAC's Costa Chic lipstick, and in all honesty it's been sitting in my shopping basket on the MAC website for quite a while. So when I heard a free shipping code was going around (I think it's ended now though - but MAC are doing free shipping until the 30th March as far as I know - use the code 'SPRING') I bit the bullet and purchased it. 


MAC Costa Chic

I wasn't disappointed - it is a beautiful, bright corally pink. It's a frost, which I didn't actually realise until I got it (I was sure it was matte for some reason) which means it is slightly shimmery/metallicy, but I like this as it means it's really moisturising. I only own one other coral lipstick - and I have to say I find it to be very similar to this one, although Costa Chic is definitely brighter and more pink. The lipstick in question is Barry M's 53 - which I definitely suggest you check out if you're looking for a cheaper alternative. It is very metallic though so be aware of that! 


Overall I think Costa Chic is a really wearable shade that would suit a variety of skintones. It's actually a tad brighter than it shows up in these pics which I really like - you know I love a bright lippy! I absolutely love it and haven't stopped wearing it since it came. That's my summer lippy sorted then! 

Have you girls tried Costa Chic? What do you think to it?
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37 comments

  1. Iv been looking for a coral shade 2. Such a pretty colour I got to get this!

    xxx

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  2. love this, looks gorgeous on you!
    been wanting this one for ages!

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  3. This is gorgeous on you! I love coral lipsticks! This has to be bought :o)! You so look like Holly Willoughby in that last pic, your stunning xx :o)

    http://lulubbeautyandfashion.blogspot.com/

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  4. How lovely, what a wonderful color it is. I dont own any MAC lipsticks but am trying to save up for one hehe.

    I just found and followed your blog a few days ago and would just like to say I love it, and you are really gorgeous!

    xx Carina

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  5. You look gorgeous coral definitely suits you and it's such a nice contrast with your eye colour. Definitely embracing Coral this spring/summer I'm wearing a coral nail polish from revlon and it's just so beautiful!

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  6. Gorgeous colour, really suits you! x

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  7. That looks gorgeous on you! Im between Coral,peach,orange and pinks at the moment! I keep meaning to pick up 'vegas volt' and 'angel' and then spending the money on NARS instead "/ great blog chick! xxx

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  8. The colour looks lovely! Suits the nice weather we're currently enjoying :D

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  9. You look gorgeous! That really suits me, don't know if I would be able to pull it off though! :)
    Izzy xx

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  10. lovely colour, it looks great on you! xx

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  11. I recently purchased this and it hasn't left my lips since!

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  12. Aw, it really suits you, you look lovely x

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  13. That looks so lovely on you! Not so sure I could pull off coral myself but I do have a slight Mac Obsession...eek hehe! x

    http://cosmeticcrazylauren.blogspot.com/

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  14. it looks so pretty on you, your definately a brights girl - lucky! <3

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  15. This is gorgeous really suits you!
    I love bright colours, but i always think they look weird on me as im so pale skinned! xx

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  16. as always beautiful
    I love your blog
    you are very very beautiful and stylish

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  17. I love this colour but it looks so much better on you than it does on me! xxx

    http://hazzaapee.blogspot.com/ xx

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  18. the color looks gorgeous on you!

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  19. I've just ordered costa chic, it looks amazing on you! Can't wait for it to be delivered now :)

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  20. love a bright lipstick! nice
    really suits you doll :)
    xx

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  21. I want this so much! Such a fab, summery colour that would look great with a tan.
    gorgous as ever girly! x

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  22. Pretty, i like it! I was recently looking for a colour like this. I ended up buying a GOSH lipstick, but it's a little darker than I wanted.

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  23. This is a gorgeous colour, some corals are too bright/orange but this is perfect! xxx

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  24. ahh this has been on my list for so long too, saw someone wearing it the other day and loved it. this post has definitely swayed me! you are absolutely gorgeous xo.
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  25. So jealous! Have wanted this lippy for aaages! It really suits you :) x

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  26. its a beautiful colour :)
    looks great on you.
    x

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  27. That looks gorgeous, I am still to invest in something by Mac! When I do it will be this or a brighter orange shade I think :)

    R x

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  28. It looks lovely on you! Your eyes look amazing too, by the way :) x

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  29. this looks lovely on you!

    www.vikki-gabrielleworld.blogspot.com x

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  30. oh i'm thinking of getting this! it is the PRETTIEST color! :D
    x

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  31. This colour is perfect for you, it really suits your skin tone :)
    I might have to check out the Barry M alternative, since MAC definitely isnt in my price range at the moment!
    xxx

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  32. im so lucky i found this blog! i was thinking of going down to mac tmr to check out orange tones lippy and u are god sent haha i will checkout costa chic!! thanks you :D

    im following u now :D

    http://moncheri-lily.blogspot.com

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  33. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!
    It's one of my favorite lipsticks too!

    Visit my blog: (and maybe follow)
    http://missymargaret.blogspot.com/

    XOXO Peggy

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  34. That's a beautiful colour! Lately I'm wearing Vegas Volt a lot, it's so vibrant and fun that it instantly perks me up when I wear it ;)
    xx

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  35. wow Costa Chic is lovely on you <3

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  36. awh this is such a pretty colour, definately on my christmas wishlist <3

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