The Nicki Minaj x Mac Cosmetics collection dropped in stores today! If you have been following and reading my blog then you know I have been saving to get the two limited edition lipsticks customized by Nicki herself!
“The Pink Print” named after Nicki’s second LP is an amplified cream lipstick, simply put it’s more opaque and cream non matte lipstick. Upon swatching, I knew this could be an everyday lipstick especially for the girls and guys that love a “no makeup makeup” look. The lipstick is a nudish mauve pink.
“Nicki’s Nude” is also an amplified cream lipstick and is also suitable for an everyday lipstick. Upon swatching it’s a nudish pink lipstick.
I tested both with and without liners. I am not a lip liner fan but can see myself wearing liner on days I just want a hint of color.
When Nicki Minaj created these two lipsticks it was obvious she wanted something she herself would wear. If you are a Nicki fan than you know she loves her nudish pink lips. These two lipsticks are VERY different from “Pink Friday”, which was also a pink but a very bright white pink that a lip liner was needed to wear! ( unfortunately for me someone stole my Pink Friday).
My first impression of both lipsticks is A+ I love that Nicki thought about lipsticks for everyday wear and she was thinking about all skintones! If you are fair to light, the lipsticks will appear more of a pink, medium to dark mauvy pink, and dark to deep dark more pink . I do suggest you wear a lip liner but for my skintone and MY opinion it was not needed, so a lip liner is truly optional.
What I have loved to see from the entire collection is the return of Pink Friday!! I know a lot of people including myself would have loved to get our hands back on that.
I do intend to collect most of the collection and add a few to my kit if it’s not sold. I’m impressed simply because with this collection everything is basically an everyday wear.