Lipstick Review – MAC “Archie’s Girls” Daddy’s Little Girl Veronica

MAC Archie’s Girls Daddy’s Little Girl Veronica Lipstick

This is an interesting color. It just falls short of being bright, but it teeters right on that edge. Kind of a rose-mauve shade. I have to be honest- -I’m not in love with how this color looks on me. It’s not bad, but not quite right. I think you really have to have the right complexion to pull this one off well, and I’m not quite sure what that complexion is.

The color definitely draws attention to the mouth; it’s a youthful, fun color for maybe a girls night out. And I do love the “Archie’s Girls” theme. MAC comes out with the cutest limited edition makeup products, and a lot of the time I want their lipsticks for the theme alone.

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Archie's Girls - Daddy's Little Girl

MAC Veronica Lipstick

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MAC lipstick Daddy’s Little Girl swatch

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Red MACs

Earlier in this blog, I reviewed some earth-toned MAC lipsticks, as well as some pink and purplish hues (click here to see). I promised I’d be back to MAC with a “reds” review, and so here it is.

First, here are some images; from left to right we have: Amplified Heartless (from the Venomous Villains collection), Ruby Woo, Russian Red, and Matte Scarlet Ibis (from the Marilyn Monroe collection).

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All of these colors are fine. The issue I have is with the inconsistent quality of the formula. I mentioned this in my previous entry about MAC lipsticks. I am not sure if some of the lipsticks are just old, or if MAC has a hard time creating the same formula each time they manufacture a new lipstick, but the texture of their lipsticks goes from smooth and creamy to super dry. If you look at the Ruby Woo lipstick (second one in), you can see how dry it is, just from the pic. It’s a shame, as I do really like the color, but I don’t want to wear a lipstick that practically hurts to apply. Maybe if I purchased another Ruby Woo, it would be silky smooth, but I am not going to bother.

What I do like about MAC lipsticks is that, aside from the wide variety of colors, fun limited edition collections, and affordability, they also smell nice. They have many more shades of red, and even within this collection of four I have here, there is a nice range. I likely will continue to purchase MAC lipstick; I just wish I could depend on a consistent texture from them. So many of these MAC lipsticks seem to be manufactured all the time, it must be difficult to keep tabs on their quality. Then again, drugstore brands such as Cover Girl and Maybelline seem to manage, so why not MAC?

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MAC Lipstick Review

I have more MAC lipsticks than I do of any other brand. This is mostly because they have such a wide array of colors, they are fairly inexpensive, and because they come out with really fun limited edition sets (the Wonder Woman Collection, the Venomous Villains Collection, and the Marilyn Monroe Collection, to name a few). It will take me a while to photograph and write about all my MACs, so I will do it in chunks, in between reviewing other brands.

Some of the MAC lipsticks I review have been discontinued, but a lot of the time you can still find them at Amazon, where resellers still have extra stock.

I’ll start with some of my more earth-toned colors.

From left to right: Velvet Teddy, Viva Glam I, Charred Red, and The Prowl.

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Out of the above, Viva Glam I is definitely my favorite. It is a nice, somewhat neutral matte red, and it goes with pretty much any outfit. Velvet Teddy is a tad light for my taste, but I can imagine it being very flattering on someone else, with a bit of liner in maybe a shade darker. Charred Red is good for goth days. And although I like the name, I am definitely not a fan of The Prowl. Really odd consistency, and the color just isn’t flattering on me.

And now, to contrast all of that earthliness, here are some pinks and purples!

From left to right: Violetta, Satin Spitfire, Show Orchid, and Viva Glam Gaga.

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mac lipstick pinks and purplesmack lipstick pinks and purples swatches

I absolutely *adore* Violetta. Pictured above is my second tube, being that I used my first one down to a sliver. It is the prettiest violet shade I’ve ever worn, and goes on so smoothly. I do think that Violetta is one of the discontinued colors, which is unfortunate. Satin Spitfire is part of the limited edition Wonder Woman set, and I am also a big fan of that one, as I am of Show Orchid. Finally, Viva Glam Gaga is really pretty for a very light shade, which is why I keep it, despite its- -ahem- -condition.

What I find a bit odd about MAC lipsticks is that the texture isn’t always consistent. Some of their lipsticks feel dry whereas others feel more creamy. It could be that some of the lipsticks I get are simply newer than others, which would explain the issue.

You can probably gather that I am more of a fan of the bright colors than the brownish ones, so my opinion is probably a bit biased in that way. I do love reds, though, and my really red MAC lipsticks are reserved for a future blog entry.

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