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on 6/15/2015 2:59:00 PM
More reviews by GalNAc
Skin: Other, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I really love this product enough to take the time to write a review. Pink Pigeon was my first MAC lipstick purchase about a month ago. I bought it for two reasons: one, because I needed a new pink lipstick, and two: I wanted something nice to go with my pink-and-black colour scheme for a friend's wedding. After consulting with the MUA at the counter, I thought PP would be the better of the two than Candy Yum-Yum (both of which are very similar), because I deem it a bit of a 'classier' bright pink and therefore more appropriate for a function like a wedding, christening, etc. Having said that, I would definitely not recommend either of these colours in a professional environment! In addition to buying this lipstick, I also purchased MAC lip pencil in 'Talking Points' - a very deep, plummy fuchsia and MAC lip dazzle in Baby Sparks - the latter of which I selected as looking the most enticing to wear over PP. I tried the products out in tandem on the morning of my friend's wedding. I should mention that the rest of my appearance is: - very pale, medium-cool porcelain skin with neutral-pinkish undertones; raven hair, and hazel-brownish eyes. I found the colours of the lip pencil and lipstick worked very well together, with no colour interference. They also really suited my pale skin/dark hair & eyes combo. Prior to any lipstick I wear, I ensure that my lips are appropriately smooth, buffed and moisturised. I also apply a coating of Smashbox's 24 hr primer generously onto my lips and slightly over the lip-line to avoid any bleeding. I tend to wait out two minutes to ensure all of this excellent primer is set, then I use the liner to completely fill my lips, apply a coat of lipstick straight from the bullet, blot lightly with tissue, then apply another coat straight from the bullet and then apply a small touch of lip gloss. Finally, over my entire face, I squirt some of Urban Decay's All-Nighter finishing spray to stop the feathering of eyeliner and lip products. When these lip products are all on together, they looked amazing - the pigmentation is second to none, though I completely sympathise when some users complain about the dryness of PP. I found that the lip dazzle was enough to combat this; however, after a day of chatting, drinking and eating at the wedding there was some minor feathering into fine lines around my mouth, but nothing crazy. I did need to reapply the lipstick once or twice over a period of a few hours. The next time I wore PP on a night out, I decided to do something different - I decided to not use the lip glass on top. I also wore a neon fuchsia bodycon dress that looked TO DIE FOR with it on...I did garner a lot of attention that night. This time, there was absolutely no feathering whatsoever, even when I shamefully got in at six in the morning. The dryness wasn't actually too bad, especially when I reapplied it in the toilets two or three times for the sake of it, not because the colour needed topping up. Overall, I really love this lipstick and it works very well on me. Personally, I would like it to have been a little less pricey, but hey, it's the MAC label that you're paying for. I also imagine this is a colour that would suit most skin-tones (evenly mixed blue and red undertones) and it's so much fun to wear! It truly is a lovely hot pink. Two weeks later, I went back and purchased the aforementioned CYY trio (pencil, stick, and gloss). These also looked amazing on, and whilst PP and CYY are within the same colour family, I would say PP is CYY's more sophisticated, older sister. CYY equally attracted a heck of a lot of attention, but I would choose to wear CYY during the daytime and PP at night. One more thing I should add is that the colour is not removed easily. It takes me until the next day until there's no detectable trace of it. A good makeup remover is recommended.
on 1/22/2015 10:44:00 AM
More reviews by hottahitilover
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I returned pink pigeon it doesn't apply well it is patchy and it stains and while being worn it gravitates to the middle of my lips it and candy yum yum are awful formulas id go with nyx shocking pink or sweet pink much cheaper and applies nicely.
on 11/23/2014 11:50:00 AM
More reviews by blair_77_1999
Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Just like Candy Yum Yum, Pink Pigeon is too drying & patchy to be a $16 lipstick. I have WNW l/s that applies better. However I loved the color of Mac PP so went on the hunt for a quality dupe. U/D Anarchy is what I found. Its moisturizing,goes on smooth,even,last for hours. The only con is that since it is so creamy a lip pencil is a must & a light hand to avoid feathering. U/D Anarchy is a better formula than Mac Pink Pigeon which is the exact same color but matte.I ended up giving Mac PP to a friend.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 9/25/2014 12:42:00 PM
More reviews by Makeupfanlover
Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
All time favourite!!! The colour is close to candy yum yum it's just not too neon & has not that intensive blue undertones.it lasts a lot, you can do anything,it does not dry my lips! Perfect for summer & also to cheer you up! You can feel so confident on on it ! I'll Totally repurchase it ! In love!
on 9/20/2014 9:09:00 AM
More reviews by Moxie127
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
First I bought Candy yum yum because they said it was the best pink matte. I tried it but it made my teeth look yellowish.I ddnt use it much and not its lost. Thank, God I have pink pigeon already Also, it look runny on the lips.Then I bought Pink Pigeon. It is the best bright pink that I tried from MAC. Its brightening.
on 7/15/2014 3:38:00 PM
More reviews by Kizzycat24
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
I really like the colour of Pink Pigeon, perhaps just a little bit more than Candy Yum Yum which I love. It's another very bright, fun shade that is perfect for summer. It leaves a stain and it goes on a bit dry because it's a matte shade but none the less one of my favourites. This can also draw attention to your lips because of the intense pink but don't let that sway you, it's a very pretty colour that I would recommend for most skin tones.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 5/4/2013 3:33:00 PM
More reviews by GrungeMetalBeauty
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
One of my favourite Mac LE lipsticks!! I brought it along with the Party Parrot lippy and I adore them both. Extremely flattering for such a bright colour. Whenever I wear it I feel confident and know it looks awesome :)
on 3/2/2013 7:25:00 PM
More reviews by candynomnoms
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
First MAC lipstick I ever bought! now I'm hooked. I really wanted Candy Yum Yum but the store I was at was sold out and one of the girls recommended this. Pretty ironic since this is a LE shade and CYY was made permanent! 'm so happy with it! I love wearing this on days where I don't have a ton of time to do myself up, and it looks great with a bare face (well, moisturizer, SPF, and powder) and my big grey jelly hipster glasses (haha). I love intense, pigmented shades and Pink Pigeon gives me just that. Borderline neon - fantastic. I have a very light but neutral skin tone and I feel it is extremely flattering, more so than CYY. Just matte pink deliciousness.The only downside I have found with this lippie is that it can leave your lips quite dry. I am naturally quite prone to dry lips which has been a problem when wearing certain lipsticks in the past, but if I exfoliate and condition them about 10 minutes before I apply this, no big deal. I don't feel the need to wear a liner. Love this!!
on 2/14/2013 9:17:00 AM
More reviews by uniqueph
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
Wow, i love this! Okay i bought it because it's limited edition and everybody was raving about it.. But this looks gorgeous on my NC15 skin. You must love brights, otherwise this won't work for you. I love to combine this with Embrace Me Lipliner (also LE). It feels a bit drying to me, but it wears for hours. So make sure to scrub your lips and apply a primer before you put this on. I can wear this in public, but if you don't want to get stared at i wouldn't recommend it. Will definitly buy again.
on 2/2/2013 5:57:00 PM
More reviews by deanna424
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I bought this because it was so popular and limited edition. It's a nice hot pink-fucshia color but it's just far too bright for daily use-almost neon. It's also somewhat drying on me. I think it was just too much for my NW15 skin.
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