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MAC Lipstick in Antique Velvet Review + Swatch

Here's a review on MAC Lipstick in Antique Velvet.

PRICE: P1,000.00
FROM: MAC, Robinsons Magnolia
OTHER LOCATIONS: Available in all MAC counters nationwide

THE VERDICT:

The moment I saw this shade from MAC's Matte Lip Collection, I knew in my heart that we had to be together; alas, it was always out of stock locally and even in MAC's official website! I was about to give up on my search for this lovely shade, but the universe has a funny way of giving you your happy ending: My friends and I had a Christmas Party and we held a Secret Santa game; before the party, we each created a list of our top 5 preferred gifts for Christmas and randomly picked our beneficiary (without telling each other who we picked); one of my preferred gifts is MAC Antique Velvet; I wasn't really expecting I'd get that because I knew that it was such an elusive shade and everybody wanted it, but I thought to myself "Hey, who knows?". On the day of the party, the person who picked me got me....MAC ANTIQUE VELVET! I jumped from my seat when I learned what my secret Santa's gift was! According to my friend, she found a lone stock at MAC Robinsons Magnolia; it was her lucky day and so was I; my Christmas got happier because of this! :D

So there goes my Antique Velvet story!

I digress; this shade is one of MAC's best vamp shades in my opinion and look no further if you want a vampy Brown that's very stylishly sexy and classy!


MAC LIPSTICK IN ANTIQUE VELVET LIPSTICK IN DETAIL

This lipstick was released in last year's Matte Lip Collection; Antique Velvet is a permanent shade.

Antique Velvet is described by MAC Cosmetics as an 'intense brown'; can't argue with that!

MAC LIPSTICK IN ANTIQUE VELVET LIPSTICK IN ACTION

To add to the 'Intense Brown' color description, Antique Velvet, to me, is a dark brown with a slight reddish undertone.

It's been a while since I bought a MAC lipstick and I don't know what their new formulas are nowadays, but to be truthful, this isn't the iconic MAC matte I first experienced with the brand: it's a bit moisturizing and doesn't completely set into a matte finish, but rather semi-matte. I'd rather have MAC's old matte finish, but I think I'll be fine with this one because it's a bit moisturizing and solves my eternal problem with MAC's lipsticks, which is dryness.

I digress, regardless of its finish, I still love, love, love this lipstick because it's the perfect vampy Brown for me!

MAC LIPSTICK IN ANTIQUE VELVET LIPSTICK RATING

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27 Lovely Thoughts

  1. I agree with you Ms.Martha it really suits you very well and thank the heavens for your hard working secret santa for making your wish come true. I also received a MAC lipstick from my dear brother, the finish is also matte and I agree that it isn't drying as I expected it but it's not that matte. Anyways I still love them becauas of their faint vanilla scent and well yes it's MAC and it's free who am I to complain.

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    1. Haha. Free MAC is always awesome! :D Now I'm eyeing Whirl next. :)

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  2. Receiving unexpected but your dream to have gift is a great experience! Oh well, I'm so happy for you as this shade looks really pretty on you. I do love it and I want it too but Mac lipstick is a bit pricey for me. Hehe.

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    1. Thank you! :) This is my new MAC lipstick after God knows how long!

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  3. Whoa, such a powerful shade that looks so fierce. It's like a dark chocolate * sorry, I'm feeling hungry(^o^)*
    I know this is perfect in your collection, what an awesome present to receive.This shade is so beautiful on you ma'am (^^)/
    Not my kind of shade for now but definitely I would love to try this in the next few years (*_*)

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    1. Thank you, Kat. I agree, it looks like Dark Chocolate :D

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  4. I notice that it's not super matte it has slight sheen to it. Anyway this suits you Ms. M but on me I think I can't pull this off.

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    1. Yep, it's not the old MAC matte formula that I grew up loving, but anyway, I love the color! :D

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  5. nice naman, lucky you to have that unexpected gift. sana ako rin makakita pa ng MAC Dark Side.. :(

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    1. Crossing fingers for you! I wish I can find Whirl too!

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  6. How sweet naman of your friend! Lucky you!

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  7. WOW! My kind of shade brownish red. Ganda!! :) so lucky Ms.Martha. :)

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  8. Thanks for doing a review on this, Ms. Martha. A must try for those who want the Vamp look for this year! Love the shade, you look smoking hot with it!!

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  9. It looks like kylie jenner lip kit in the shade of true brown <3

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  10. The joy of receiving the things you really want is unexplained. And i love the feeling of it!

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  11. Shade is so pretty and fierce!! I want one. I just hope there's a stock already :)

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    1. Thank you! I asked MAC Rockwell and they said they're restocking this Feb. :)

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  12. This shade looks so elegant on you, Ms. Martha. I have no idea how to pull that off, but it looks so perfect on your skin tone <3

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  13. The shade looks very nice in your lips! :) Though I was never a fan of that kind of shade. Anything so dark. I dunno :/ I like nude or pink tones. Anything girly and natural! Hehe. :D

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  14. Methinks everyone should have a signature vampy shade, and this very well could be yours. It goes with your hair color and skintone, giving off a sultry vibe. LOVE!

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    1. Thank you, Marielle. I believe so too, that this should be my vampy shade! :D It's so me!

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