Wednesday, November 21, 2012

MAC Grey Friday Lipstick And Nail Lacquer Duo

If you follow me on Twitter, you may know that I am currently an intern at Lifestyle Mirror. I produce beauty content for them (such as this Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals post!), so one of the perks of my job is getting to play with new stuff companies send over to the beauty editor. As soon as I walked in yesterday he brandished MAC's Black Friday exclusive Grey Friday Lipstick and Nail Lacquer Duo at me. As one would expect, I tried it on then and there.

MAC Grey Friday Lipstick is a black-silver, almost metallic color. It can be applied sheer or layered to an intense sooty shade. I was wondering why MAC chose to release this as their sole online Black Friday exclusive. I can't imagine too many people wanting to buy a grey lipstick. But I suppose we could say the same about Chanel Notorious and look how that turned out.

Anyway, I tried it on and understood that this lipstick can be less scary than it looks. It barely shows up on the first layer as it only tints the lips to a grayish plum, which I suppose is a perfectly "societally acceptable" shade and thus commercially viable.


But knowing me, if a lipstick bullet is gray, it better look the same on my lips. I was pleased to find that Grey Friday could be layered on till it resembled what I saw in the tube. It took three or more swipes, but it didn't feel heavy on the lips, and would last till speech, food, or water wore it off. This lipstick had a lot of slip (or maybe it was my lip balm base) but didn't bleed throughout the day.


The Grey Friday Nail Lacquer is also a black-silver. I think this color is nice, but nothing special. Plenty of other brands have certainly offered similar, if not exact hues. That said, it is a nice complement to the lipstick.


MAC Grey Friday Lipstick and Nail Lacquer Duo will be available exclusively on maccosmetics.com on Black Friday, November 23 only.


Products Used:
Face -
Dolce & Gabbana Luminous Liquid Foundation in Bisque #75
Guerlain Meteorites Illuminating & Mattifying Pressed Powder in Teint Beige 02
Le Métier de Beauté Peau Vierge Correcteur in Light/Medium
Benefit Dandelion Blush

Eyes -
Suqqu Kakitsubata 01 Eyeshadow Quad
Annabelle Le Big Show Mascara
Shu Uemura Retractable Eye Brow Pencil in Seal Brown
THREE Flash Performance Eyeliner Pencil in Eye On 08

Lips -
MAC Grey Friday Lipstick

Nails -
MAC Grey Friday Nail Lacquer

19 comments:

  1. It's funny. I've seen some posts about the lipstick, and every time I think "wow, why the special effect?" And then I realize it's really how the lipstick looks!

    This one is edgy and interesting. I probably won't wear it in real life, but for a photo shoot? I'll give it a definite maybe :)

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    1. Definitely fun for photo shoots! I wore it walking around New York and people barely stared though :)

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  2. Great post, i just noticed you were wearing the new dolce and gabbana foundation. Are you planning to review it I would love to hear your thoughts on it?
    enjoy your day

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    1. It was my first try! I'll definitely try to review it in the future

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  3. LOVE! I don't know if I would ever wear it, but you make it work! Your awesome hair helps, too -- I don't think I could see you werking this lipstick with your long hair. :p

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    1. I mean, I don't know how often I'll be wearing it out and about, you know :P

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  4. Damn it, woman...how is it that you manage to make grey lipstick look so chic? So naturally, I will be online trying to snag this duo on Thursday, and I have every confidence that it will look like crap on me, but after seeing your swatches, I can't help myself anyway. Oh yeah, the nail polish is pretty as well....

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    1. I think the hair just blurs everything out

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  5. I love it! I don't think it's worth buying for me, though, since I'd probably wear it...once? :P

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    1. Hahaha! No I get what you mean. That's why I had no idea why they're solely coming out with something so "daring"

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  6. Even the grey lipstick looks nice on you *__*
    I like the nail polish btw!

    Happy thanksgiving!!

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  7. I actually quite like how it looks in a single, sheer layer on you. It's unique and still surprisingly wearable! :)

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  8. I feel like if anyone could pull off this lipstick, it's you!

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  9. Beautiful colours! They really suit you!

    Jo x amomentwithjo

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  10. I just bought it (the lipstick, that is). Mac's promo photos look nothing like this. I'm glad to see how it really looks when applied - quite wearable and beautiful on you!

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  11. Never thot this would look good on anyone but it looks stunning on u girl..

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  12. Like everyone else who has commented I started reading this post thinking "uh...no, no" and then-- WOW. This looks great on you, very high fashion. The stain is super wearable. What are the undertones in the lipstick? I am imagining that they are cool toned and thus match your skin tone making this more wearable?

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  13. This is perfect gothic party lipstick!
    Love the shades.

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  14. Wow, this actually looks better on you than on any other reviewer I've seen! Looks awesome on you! I like the subtle shade. Can't wait to get mine tomorrow :)

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