Wednesday, 26 January 2011

MAC Gulabi Lipstick & Pink Lipstick Comparisons

I had saved up enough empty MAC packaging for two Back 2 MACs, so one of the lipsticks I got was Gulabi from the Mickey Contractor collection (the other was Modesty). I also liked the look of Mehr and was convinced I would get this one but I wasn't too keen on the matt finish when I tested it out. Overall I was quite pleased with myself as I only got this and the Soiree nail polish from the Cham Pale collection which is a bit of a departure from my previous splurges at MAC.

Gulabi is a bright pink shade that is more red based rather then being a blue based pink. When I tested it out I was surprised at how much I liked it as it is not something I would usually go for. This is an amplified finish so it is creamy and well pigmented (although the swatch on my hand doesn't look so bright).

Even though I haven't anything quite like this, I thought it would be good to see how it compares with the pink lipcolours I already have:

L-R: MAC Gulabi, OCC Lip Tar Demure, Illamasqua Resist, L'Oreal Studio Secrets 842 Plum.

Gulabi applied on lips:

It was quite hard to get an accurate pic of this as a lot of the pics I had taken made it look more red but applied on the lips gives a better idea of the shade.

As it leans warmer in tone, I find it slightly more comfortable to wear and I think this will be great for summer (which seems like absolute ages away but I can plan ahead! :)


  1. Gulabi looks lovely with your skin tone - I agree this would be perfect for summer because of the wamr tones :)
    thanks for the review!! x

  2. This looks lovely on you. I prefer pinky/red pinks to blue based as they wash me out