Monday, 30 April 2012

MAC Candy Yum Yum...

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Mac Candy Yum Yum - Limited Edition 

Ok, so you all know my feelings on MAC and their new animal testing policies and I vowed never to feature them as a whole post on my blog. However since FOREVER I have wanted this lipstick. It came out in a collection when I had just started to get into blogging and I totally missed the boat when it came to actually purchasing it. 
I was then informed that Hannah was selling it on twitter. To be honest, I jumped at the chance with the reasoning that it wasn't purchasing directly from MAC and it was made when they weren't testing on animals. 
Anyway onto the actual lipstick, which is why I guess I am posting about it, I am really not that overwhelmed by it. For the weeks before the desire for this neon pink lipstick really gripped me and I started purchasing the various dupes that people were suggesting. A mental block came over me that all these lipsticks were not as good as the real thing and now that I have the real thing I am here to tell you that THEY ARE. If not better. Look out for a post next week where I compare all of them (and all of them are cheaper than a MAC lipstick!!)
Onto Candy Yum Yum, yes it is a neon pink, its bright but not as bright as I thought it would be. I guess this is a good thing because it makes it more wearable. Its just that a massive fuss was made about this lipstick that it was the "BRIGHTEST EVER" and I guess I just haven't found this. Another point is that this lipstick is so drying. Within two hours of it being applied my lips are flakey and they look awful. I know this could be put down to the fact that the weather isn't the best at the moment but I am still using lip balms and my lips are never that dry anyway. 
So overall a kinda BLAH feel about it, I do love it but there are also points I don't love.

Do you own MAC Candy Yum Yum?
Ever had a lipstick that you just HAD to have?

Charli...

x

15 comments :

  1. It looks lovely on you but I find that there are so many excellent MAC lipstick dupes I just cannot justify it. Oh I didn't know what MAC has changed to testing on animals, that's really sad to hear xx

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    1. Thanks emma!!! Yeah they have - all to be able to sell in China! x

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  2. I have an unhealthy craving for this lipstick shade, but now that I've read your post, I'm kind of feeling a bit uneasy about it. I'd love to read about the dupes you've found and I'm also holding out for some more Illamasqua releases as they tend to get crazy colours right every time.

    http://beautifulsmudges.blogspot.com

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    1. I didn't think of illamasqua - Going to have a browse there! x

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  3. Youve just inadvertently make me feel better I dont own it! haha
    I did a post about Barry M 62 ecenly which is an apprent dupe- also very drying but a nice pop if colour providing you use something more moisterising over the top. May be worth trying that?

    Looks good on you!
    Liz
    http://www.aspirationsofglam.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  4. i love this lipstick, is incredible <3
    xx
    http://makeupbynora.blogspot.com/

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  5. Wow what a colour! Such a shame it didn't live up to the hype but I'm excited for your comparison post! I need a colour like this in my life hehe xoxo

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  6. I am so bummed out that I missed out on Candy Yum Yum. I really hope it gets repromoted on the MAC by Request collection. It looks gorgeous on you!

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  7. Im looking forward to reading your dupe comparison post!
    I really want the YSL Rouge Volupte Lipsticks but have bought some dupes ad waiting for them to come atm!

    cynnieblogs.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Loving the bright pop of color! You pull it off so well!

    xx Louise
    http://alittlebeautylux.blogspot.com

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  9. i think i'll definitely have to buy this now!

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  10. Looks so much better on than in the tube!

    Lizzums
    http://benebelle.com | @LizzumsBB

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  11. Such a shame that its not all you expected it to be, that aside it does look bloody good on you! x

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  12. This colour is stunning on you! x

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  13. I love it!

    http://the-renaissance-of-inner-fashion.blogspot.co.uk

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