Finally, I’m getting around to wearing MAC Party Line! I got this a while back as my Back to MAC item, where I returned 6 MAC empties for a lipstick. That was back in September. But the shade I chose was quite a deep plum colour, more of a Fall-looking shade that I had to wait until recently to wear.
Plus, I had to work up the nerve to wear this deep colour! 😮
Party Line is a Creamsheen, and as per the name, it’s a creamy formula with a shiny finish. I have one other Creamsheen formula lipstick from a MAC LE collection and I quite like the feel on the lips.
I honestly don’t recall where I had heard about the shade Party Line, but it’s been on my wish list for ages.
And when I went into MAC to choose my free lipstick, I wanted to get something that was slightly outside of my comfort zone (so no MLBB shades). I applied this on my lips at the store and liked how polished it made my face look (I had minimal makeup on that day). Party Line is described by MAC as:
The colour in the bullet appears deeper than how it applies:
In fact, it’s not all that much deeper than some of the shades I already own:
L to R:
• Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Effects Lipstick in Vine Cream (this lipstick has gone off and needs to be throw out)
• Clarins Rouge Prodige in Fusion Red
• MAC Party Line
• Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick in Minx (very close to Party Line!)
• Shiseido Perfect Rouge in RD750 Harmony (this one is my current favourite!)
But look at how different the lipstick bullets look against each other (Illamasqua Minx looks downright nude in the bullet):
I really thought I went out of my comfort zone with Party Line and got such a deep shade but alas, I think I just skirted at the edges of my comfort zone. 😛 I’d say it has a more plummy tone compared to the others I have. I do really like this lipstick though – it’s very comfortable to wear and has a slightly sheer / tinted quality that makes it wearable for daytime. The colour is very flattering on my NC20 skin tone. I’m glad I Back to MAC for this! MAC lipsticks normally cost $20 CAD for 3g.
Have you Back to MAC for lipsticks before? What did you choose?