Holiday collections have already hit all of the shelves this year in mass. Sephora value sets and special palettes are all over the place and MAC’s collections have already seen some early sell outs.
MAC’s new sets have some definite re-promotes but I did see one lipstick that I just knew I had to have. After my 10 Gorgeous Lipsticks for Fall post, I realized I was really missing a nice deep purple/burgundy for this fall and coming winter. So I grabbed “Dramatic Encounter” from their limited edition Glamour Daze Lipstick collection.
Dramatic Encounter is a MAC Aplified Crème Lipstick, which I believe means that it is supposed to have a creamy moisturizing texture. If someone has more information about that, I’d love for you to comment below! 🙂
The shade itself is described by MAC as a deep purple. Indoors I found it was a very deep purple, at first glance almost black on my lips. But outside in natural light, you can see the red and burgundy tones in it.
The below swatches are all in natural light:
Personally I found it felt quite nice on my lips. Not too creamy as to be a smudge-fest and not too dry as to be uncomfortable. I kept a close eye on it throughout dinner and drinks with my compact and found it wore incredibly well. I was worried about it looking uneven and horrendous throughout the meal, but didn’t find that to be the case at all. The shade itself is quite opaque and covers easily with very little fuss. No need to be layering this one on over and over to get the true colour.
Are any of you sporting dark shades like this one this fall?
What holiday sets are you most excited about??
Full ingredient listing for MAC’s Dramatic Encounter Lipstick: