Thursday, July 18, 2013

How to fall in love with Patisserie... and not gain a pound!

Just when I thought I was pretty much over MAC lipsticks, Patisserie came into my life. Patisserie means pastry in French, in case you didn't catch my lame title ;)

It all happened at an Ottawa MAC store, where I had asked my friend to pick me out a MAC lipstick or lipgloss for my Back 2 MAC item. I figured a set of fresh eyes might help give me better options. That it did! I swear, I thought I had tested, researched and swatched all the MAC lipsticks, but I had clearly overlooked the option my friend brought to me: the shade Patisserie.

It's love guys. This is such an amazing lipstick. No wonder it was Jessica's (Getting Cheeky) wedding lipstick! And it's in her top 5 lipsticks, so you know it's gotta be good!

Unlike most MAC lipsticks, it does not dry out my lips at all. It's comfortable to wear, and its formula is one of the best I've come across. It's not the longest lasting shade, but it's perfect amount of glossiness totally excuses this in my eyes. The formula is glossy, but doesn't apply patchy like some NARS lipsticks I've come across. Seriously, if I blind tested this lipsticks, I'd 100% think it was a Dior Addict lipstick. That's how different the formula is from the rest of my MAC lipsticks.

The shade is a neutral pink with a touch of brown which goes with absolutely any type of makeup. I can see myself wearing this every day at the office, but also for a night out with a smokey eye. It does contain a bit of silver shimmer, but it's almost invisible in the swatches. I'd like to think its there to magically make my lips look plumper, but I honestly can't see it on my lips when I apply it. They only appear after the lipstick has worn off.

I'm getting freckled! Patisserie, on my lips.

And Patisserie on my hand.

If you're a fan of the "my lips but better" phenomena, you have to try this one. At first, I thought the lipstick didn't show up on me, but after wearing it a few times, I realized it was only because it emphasized what I already had. Who knows, perhaps it'll be my wedding lipstick someday too?

What is your absolute favorite MAC lipstick? Do you generally like MAC's lipstick formula?


  1. I have this one and love it! It is my first and only MAC lipstick. I have been searching for a "my lips but better" and I couldn't agree more!

    Simple Charm Beauty

  2. I have this somewhere so must dig it out again, as I recall really liking it, thanks for the reminder ;)

  3. I've been hearing about this lipstick -- it's not quite a MLBB on me, but I agree that this formula is infinitely better than other MAC ones!

  4. I just picked up Hug Me yesterday because I was looking for a MLBB, but the SA didn't recommend Patisserie, which is a shame - it looks awesome! I really like Hug Me but I would have liked to check this out too just to be sure :P