Review of MAC Speak Louder Lipstick
Guest Post By: Marianne
Every once in a while, I have to remind myself to switch it up where my makeup is concerned – both my look and the products I use. Inevitably, I keep coming back to my comfort zone of defined eyes and nude-pink lips. When I consciously want to try something different, I dig deep into my stash and bring out the bright and colourful stuff. Presenting today - my only out and out bright lipstick, MAC Speak Louder!
Speak Louder comes in Cremesheen finish and has the signature faint vanilla scent. It glides on smoothly and evenly and gives almost opaque colour in a single swipe. Another swipe and it covers lip pigmentation completely. It has the slightest sheen to it – not really glossy, but not matte. I really like this finish! I find it neither drying nor moisturising, but it is comfortable on the lips for as long as it is there. If you have dry, flaky lips, you would have to prep them a bit before application. The staying power is for around 5 hours on me, which I find very good. It does transfer to cups though. Even after it wears off, it leaves a strong pink tint which I love (I prefer lip products that stain and leave some colour on the lips). You would need a makeup remover to get rid of it.
The shade is a bright, bright pink, bordering on neon in certain lightings. It lights up the face instantly. To be honest, I don’t wear this lipstick full on outside the house...I just press it lightly on my lips and wear it as a stain and it gives really good colour payoff even worn that way! The thing about bright lips is that you need a bit of work on the rest of the face...they look much better with evened-out skin, and frankly, I don’t have the time or patience to do a full face of makeup most days! Nevertheless, I love this shade and I’m enjoying wearing it in my house and preening in front of the mirror!
- The shade will suit all skin tones
- Long wearing
- Very pigmented
- I like the finish – neither glossy nor matte
- Transfers quite a bit
- Needs some work on the face to make it look good
Price of MAC Speak Louder Lipstick
INR 1190 for 3 gm.
Will I repurchase?
I don’t think I’ll need to!
If you are someone who loves wearing bright lippies, this is a must-try! It will suit a wide range of skin tones and really brightens up the face. For those like me who are not courageous enough to work a bright lipstick in public, you can always wear it as a stain! It looks beautiful either way.