Monday, 25 July 2016

MAC Lipstick - Persistence

Having started to gradually overcome my red lipstick addiction I've started buying a whole bunch of nudes with Mac being my first stop.

Persistence is a shade I don't think I've heard anyone talk about and I have absolutely no idea why. It's beautiful! It's a muted burnt cinnamon colour with strong, warm brown undertones and a matte finish.

It's completely opaque on application, feels smooth and creamy and doesn't tug at all. The formula is one of Mac's more comfortable mattes but it does get slightly drier throughout the day. It is still bearable though, but being a bit of a matte lipstick fanatic, there aren't many lipsticks that I find too dry to wear for long periods of time, so it might be worth bearing that in mind. It lasted for 5-6 hours before fading without leaving a stain.

If you're in the market to add a few nudes to your collection, I'd highly recommend starting with this one. With the brown lip trend floating around everywhere at the moment, this makes a nice, slightly more wearable alternative with the same effect and it definitely deserves more love!

What do you think of this shade? What's your favourite nude from Mac?


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  1. Beautiful shade, although for me that still counts as red! I am always terrified to wear red lipstick so it would be a big step for me to buy it for myself, but I do love the shade!! And you are right, I've never heard of this one before either even though it's so pretty!

    With love,

  2. Such a pretty shade!

    xo, Liz

  3. That looks like a gorgeous color, but I am almost sure that would pull red on my warm skin. It's still pretty though!


  4. Such a gorgeous colour! I'm surprised not many people have talked about it. It's such a unique shade x

    Lauren |

  5. Oooo never seen or heard of anyone talk about this either. Im going on holiday soon and it's now tradition I pick up a MAC lippy from the airport, this could be the one!

    Gill McLaughlin

  6. I agree! I picked this up recently as my back2mac lip color of choice. I was debating on Velvet Teddy and Mehr but once I spotted Persistence I couldn't say no. I have a feeling once more people see it it'll be a go-to color for Fall/Winter!

    Cindy |

  7. This is such a pretty share! Have never seen or heard of it before so will have to have a hunt next time I'm in MAC :)

  8. I love this shade, it's so vibrant and pretty :)
    Kathy x

  9. Oooh pretty shade and I like that you have chosen something more unique! I imagine this would be perfect for the Autumnal months, this Mac lipstick definitely needs more praise. :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog