December 28, 2013

Review: MAC Lipstick in "Plumful"

There's something about MAC lipsticks that are plain addicting. Even if you aren't a lipstick person, with MAC, it's easy to have a change of heart. I was in fact a hard-core lip tint gal for a long time until I decided to purchase my first ever lipstick from MAC in Please Me on a passing thought, and since then, I remained fixated on the brand. Up to now I haven't the faintest idea as to why or how. But I am, unquestionably down with a MAC fever and my body has no plans of recovering any time soon.

So today, allow me to share to you YET another lovely find from the Queen of lipsticks. The shade I have today is Plumful which has a lustre finish. Essiebutton is one of my favorite bloggers out there, my friends and I just adore her videos so yeah, she was a big influence on this purchase after knowing this is her favorite lipstick from MAC. Haha! Anyway, as a lot of you may know, their lipsticks come in different finishes, I think now they come in 9 different types namely Amplified, Amplified Creme, Cremesheen, Frost, Glaze, Lustre, Matte, Retro Matte, and Satin, which is a lot in all honesty but once it lands on your lips, it's hard to tell what's what already - except for matte anyway which I think is just about the only one that has a stark difference among all the finishes.

It comes in MAC's standard packaging which is this black bullet that has a silver design that goes around it. I really have no qualms regarding its packaging because I find it very functional, sturdy and professional looking. If there's anything I'd be worried about it's the smell that comes with it. I don't hate it, in fact I do enjoy their signature vanilla scent, but some people might be put off by it.

MAC describes this shade as a "blossoming rose-plum", although we can all agree that their description is not as accurate sometimes. It's a given that it would come out differently depending on how pigmented your lips are to begin with. But the shade is really lovely against my fair, Asian skin, although it pulls more mid-tone fuschia pink on me rather than plum. Having worn Rebel in the past, I think Plumful is a much more subdued version of Rebel, therefore making it a lot easier to pull off. It's not an intimidating color either which makes it fit for any occasion. It can easily be worn with a striking eye make up or just a simple winged eye-liner, whatever floats your boat. It's basically that shade I put on when I don't know what to do with my freakin' face. Haha! xx 

What I Like: 
  • Straight to the point packaging
  • No irritating smell 
  • Did not cause allergies on my lips 
  • Compliments a variety of skin tones 
What I'm Neutral About: 

  • This isn't widely available in the Philippines yet so for those living in the provinces, online shopping is the best way to go. 

What I Don't Like: 

  • It's a bit steep for just a tube of lipstick but honestly worth every penny. xx 
  • MAC is a lot more expensive here in Manila so if you know anyone in the US, just have 'em buy your MAC goodies for you. You'll definitely save lots! 
Price: 1000php or approximately $23 
Available at: Glorietta, Rustan's Shangri-la, Mall of Asia, Trinoma, Rockwell, Eastwood, Alabang Town Center, SM Aura, SM Megamall, and Ayala Center Cebu 

So what do you guys think about this lipstick? Let me know on the box below! 

Hope to see you in my next post! xx 

As always... JEM


  1. I have this MAC shade as well and it's one of my favorite plum lipstick. This lipstick looks positively lovely on you!

    ♥ Crystal

    1. Hi Crystal! Thank you for that lovely compliment! It's become one of my go-to shades as well! Definitely a favorite! xx

  2. I haven't tried any MAC lipstick as the price range is just way over my budget...>_<" But the shade looks so pretty on you ^_~ loves =)

    1. HI Janet! Thank you for that lovely compliment!I agree with it being pricey and all, but it's MAC! Hehe! You do get a decent amount of product though so it's something that really lasts.

  3. A lot of people really adore Plumful but I've always thought the shade wouldn't suit me.

    1. Hi Coco! I actually saw my friend wear this & I thought it looked gorgeous on her so I went for it & bought myself one! It's a pretty unique shade, which is why I love it. I ususally gravitate towards pinks/nudes but then comes Plumful and I am a convert! You should really try it in a MAC counter, who knows you might actually love it! :)

      Thanks for dropping by! xx