Who’s Craving some Fast Play? Bad pun, I know… On a more serieus note: I’m very excited to share with you guys the fact that I finally have a MAC lipstick in my possession! And not one, but two: Fast Play and Craving! Ok, I might be twisting the truth slightly: the latter was a Christmas present for my mother from my boyfriend Chris and I. My mom and I often share makeup and she was kind enough to let me borrow her lipstick for this review. So how am I liking these MAC lipsticks so far?
But first let’s dive into the details: both of the lipsticks I’m reviewing today belong to the ‘Amplified Cream’ category. This means that their finish is somewhat of a thick, creamy mix between matte and sheer. They are moisturizing, lasting and very well pigmented. MAC lipsticks have seven different finishes Matte, Satin, Amplified Cream, Cremesheen, Frost, Lustre and Glaze. Matte lipsticks have the most pigmentation, Glaze ones the least.
The darker and more pink lipstick on the left is Craving. In real life the lipstick looks a bit darker, with a more prominent hint of fuchsia to it. A bit too intense to be an everyday lipstick for me, but perfect for my mother who has darker skin and black hair. If you have green eyes like her, this color will really make them pop.
Fast Play is a darker nude lipstick with a hint of peach in it. It is without a doubt the perfect everyday color for me. Also nice to know is the fact that Fast Play photographs pretty true to color. What you see is what you get, which is always a bonus for me. Don’t you hate it when you fall in love with a certain product online, only to learn that the color is nothing like you expected it to be in real life?
I can’t seem to find any differences between Craving and Fast Play when it comes down to things like texture or lasting power, which is a great thing. Some of the other lipsticks I’ve reviewed varied tremendously in quality depending on the color you had. Before I give you an overview of the lipstick’s pros and cons, let’s have a look at some full face swatches.
MAC FAST PLAY
Packaging – Simple, but very chic.
Amount of product – Good.
Texture – Amplified. Which is in between matte and shiny and in my opinion the best texture you can get!
Application – Very smooth.
Lasts – These MAC lipsticks do not claim to be long lasting. However, they do last relatively long for amplified lipsticks. They wear off evenly (unlike matte lipsticks, which tend to wear off only in the center of your lips), which means it doesn’t look weird when you re-applied. I don’t know any lipsticks with an amplified finish that last longer than the MAC lipsticks.
Drying? – Not at all! My lips felt the most moisturized they have ever felt while wearing lipstick.
Other colors available? – More than you can imagine! See them all HERE.
Price vs Product – The price of a MAC lipstick in The Netherlands is €20 depending which is of course on the higher side, but not insane for a high end brand.
Overall impression – Fast Play has become my new favorite everyday lipstick, because of the amazing natural color and the moisturizing finish. In fact I like it so much that I honestly don’t think I would mind it f somebody told me this is the only lipstick I could wear for the rest of my life!