M.A.C & Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Lipstick - Swatches and Thoughts...
Pink 4 Friday Lipstick - Bright creamy pink lipstick (Satin) (Limited Edition)
3 g / 0.1 US oz
Ahhhhh! I came home to discover my MAC Pink Friday Lipstick was here! Yippee! I was excited about this lipstick even though it has been getting some dings in the beauty world.
This lipstick has been compared to MAC Pink Nouveau Lipstick (Nicki's previously fave lipstick) and MAC Snob Lipstick and for me it comes off as a beautiful blend of both these colors. MAC Pink Nouveau Lipstick is a bright fuchsia pink that may be a bit too bold for some while MAC Snob Lipstick is a much lighter bubblegum pink which can come off a bit too light and stark on darker skin. MAC Pink Friday Lipstick is the perfect mix of both of these lipsticks to produce a much more wearable shade.
MAC Pink Friday Lipstick is the perfect Barbie pink for me and I will be picking up a couple more for sure. Swatches online have shown this lipstick to look stark against the lips but this is far from the case in real life. It's a medium cool toned barbie/bubblegum pink that I think will be perfect for tanned ladies and my darker skinned lovelies. Plus I think it is true to the color I see in the tube (and in Nicki's pictures) again contrary to what others have said.
Did I luck out to get an awesome tube or am I missing something? I think it may be my warm undertones and darker skin that plays up the color but I think this will look great on a variety of people. Tanned beauties may pull this off better as will warmer undertones (yellow undertones). This is now my fave lipstick to supplement my beloved MAC Blooming Lovely Lipstick.
The Satin description means great color payoff and a smooth semi-matte finish. Be sure to exfoliate lips when using shades like this since it can accentuate dead skin and lines in the lips. It's creamy enough to not require a lipgloss on top and will not be as drying to the lips as a matte finish.
Compared to other MAC Lipsticks
Pink Nouveau -- Kinda Sexy -- Snob -- Pink Friday
Top: Pink Nouveau -- Kinda Sexy -- Snob
Bottom: Pink Friday