Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Review | MAC Cinderella Royal Ball Lipstick

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Review of the MAC Cinderella Royal Ball Lipstick
MAC Cinderella Royal Ball Lipstick £17* 

When MAC announced their Cinderella collection it's safe to say I was very, very excited. It's a collection that is dividing opinions of beauty lovers and Disney fans but I really do like the whole colour collection. I knew I would be and I'm first to admit I am biased because if you stick the Disney logo on something I'm pretty much guaranteed to buy it.

I adore the iridescent blue packaging of the collection and the Royal Ball lipstick. I personally think it is a great fit for a Cinderella collection as it instantly reminds me of her beautiful blue and sparkly ball gown! I think it's incredibly 'Princessy' and a great fit for the movie.

There are two lipsticks in the collection, Free As A Butterfly and Royal Ball. Free As A Butterfly is a more golden nude shade where as Royal Ball is a rose pink shade. Both lipsticks have 'Lustre' finishes, a finish in MAC lipsticks that I hadn't tried before. 

Royal Ball is a fleshy toned rose pink that is quite warmed tone on a skin swatch but is going to look very different on the lips depending on your skin tone. On me it's a soft nude pink and I am very pale. It does have an ever so slightly frosty finish but not to much to put me off wearing it.  
Royal Ball is quite sheer but does apply fairly evenly, you can build up the intensity to get a more opaque finish as long as you've buffed off any dead skin and prepped with a good lip balm.
It lasts around three hours before it needs to be reapplied. It's a great everyday shade that's easy to wear but not something I'd pick if I wanted a long lasting or more pigmented lipstick. 

I'd prefer Royal Ball if it had a Creme Sheen or Amplified finish, but I think Lustre is probably the best finish with the idea of a 'Cinderella' lipstick in mind as she is quite neutral and soft on the make up front. 

The Royal Ball Lipstick costs £17, £1.50 more than a standard MAC lipstick but you're paying for the packaging and Cinderella/Disney logos!
The MAC Cinderella collection launches on the MAC website and in Harrods on the 6th of March. It will be available elsewhere from the 13th of March. It's a guaranteed sell out!

Will you be picking up anything from the MAC Cinderella collection?


  1. Emma Louise3 March 2015 at 15:12

    Such a gorgeous shade, the packaging is so pretty x

  2. Leanne Webber3 March 2015 at 15:13

    I am seriosuly so excited for the release of this collection!
    I am so nervous that I might not get anything.
    I've set my alarm super early for the 6th!
    Great post
    Leanne xx


  3. Caroline Cooch3 March 2015 at 15:43

    Lovely colour, I'm just like you, a total sucker for anything with a Disney logo on!

  4. Ally Brown3 March 2015 at 16:37

    I really want to grab the Stroke of Midnight Pallette and I think (fittingly) that I'll be online at midnight to get it too! I'm terrified of it disappearing. x
    Ally | www.uptownpeach.blogspot.co.uk

  5. rebecca3 March 2015 at 17:00

    I actually heard about Mac's Cinderella collection through Public Desire :) it looks fab! maybe even as an everyday lippy x


  6. Vicki Skitt3 March 2015 at 17:13

    The packaging is sooo cute i love the colour they used!

    Love Vicki | victoriajanex.co.uk

  7. Bethany3 March 2015 at 17:55

    I love everything about the Cinderella collection, perhaps because I'm a total Disney addict but this lipstick looks so beautiful and wearable, and I love the iridescent packaging!

    beth | babbleswithbeth.blogspot.co.uk

  8. catherine ♡3 March 2015 at 21:14

    This is one of the first MAC collections I've really wanted to try out! The names are so cute too x


  9. Emsy B3 March 2015 at 21:42

    This looks like such a pretty lipstick! I might have to treat myself to this one! xx Emsy xx


  10. Millie Hutchinson3 March 2015 at 22:08

    I've heard everybody talking about the Cinderella collection haha! The lipstick looks like a gorgeous shade, definitely my sort of colour.

    Millie x | Hidden Beauty

  11. Jackie4 March 2015 at 02:36

    This is so pretty and I do want to pick up this lipstick in the collection. The whole thing looks amazing and the packaging is gorgeous.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

  12. Lily4 March 2015 at 09:41

    Everyone has been talking about the Cinderella collection, this lipstick looks gorgeous on you x


  13. Llinos @ The Lilac Linnet5 March 2015 at 13:47

    I am loving this collection! So excited about the film.

  14. Ellie Steadman10 March 2015 at 13:36

    Me too, really cannot wait to see it!x

  15. Ellie Steadman10 March 2015 at 13:36

    Thank you!x

  16. Ellie Steadman10 March 2015 at 13:36

    I want the whole collection too, it's so beautiful!x

  17. Ellie Steadman10 March 2015 at 13:36

    It's really lovely!x

  18. Ellie Steadman10 March 2015 at 13:37

    I hope you did!xo

  19. Ellie Steadman10 March 2015 at 13:37

    I think so too, I love how they've named them apt to the film!xo

  20. Ellie Steadman10 March 2015 at 13:38

    I get what you mean haha, I love the whole thing too! It's a beautiful collection!xo

  21. Ellie Steadman10 March 2015 at 13:38

    Me too!xo

  22. Ellie Steadman10 March 2015 at 13:38

    I think so too!xo

  23. Ellie Steadman10 March 2015 at 13:38

    I hope you got your hands on one!x

  24. Ellie Steadman10 March 2015 at 13:38

    Ha it's a bit of a problem for my bank balance!x

  25. Ellie Steadman10 March 2015 at 13:39

    I hope you got your hands on the bits you were after!x

  26. Ellie Steadman10 March 2015 at 13:39

    I think so too!x

  27. Emma Luxton15 March 2015 at 17:17

    This is such a gorgeous shade, I love the packaging as well. Im so excited about the film, I can't wait to see it :)

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

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