But anyway, decided to go into M.A.C to ask when Heatherette was coming out and lo and behold, it's already here. I've specifically asked them to give me a call when it's out and I guess they forgot to, as usual. Instead they happily sms-ed me on things I have no interest in such as the Volcanic whatever wash or the summer bags something. *sigh*
Took one look at the collection that I've been waiting for since April and I can tell you that I was disappointed. The hollywood nights that was I aiming for since the beginning looked so... different from the pictures online.
So instead of running around the shop and yelling 'I've been deceived! I've been deceived! The internet lies!' and getting myself a one way ticket to Tanjong Rambutan (a "happy" hospital if you get my driff) I calmly did some quick swatches on my hands. I nearly had a meltdown. No actually I was kidding.
Melrose Mood was a little too bright, too light for me as I've already expected but Hollywood Nights were described as fushia pink with red undertones. When I heard the word fushia pink, I instantly wanted it! I'm really really glad I bought the M.A.C Dresscamp's Too fab instead which was sheer fushia pink. Hollywood Nights is actually well, dark pink red from what I see. From most of the internet pictures of Hollywood Nights' swatches were really fushia pink so... I'm confused. I should have took pictures of the swatches but the colour were so disappointing that I rubbed them off two seconds later.
I would never buy Hollywood Nights for one reason, the colour being that dark will literally make me look like the Wicked Witch of the East, as it'll make my already small lips smaller and thinner looking.
As for Melrose Mood, as tempting as it is. The cotton candy pink will attract every Tom, Dick and Harry to look at my lips. And it'll be bad if I have anything stuck between my teeth. Hell, this is one colour not everyone can pull off. But I would love to go to M.A.C counter again to try this on for fun and laugh at myself. Anyone wanna go with me?
The rest of the colours such as Fleshpot were up to my expectations. Flesh colour lipstick. While it might look great on others, it's exactly the kind of colour I would buy if I was acting as a corpse in some CSI: Malaysian Edition of something. I don't want to buy a lipstick to look like I forgot my lipstick. Ain't paying no RM63 for something like that, lemme tell ya.
So anyway I ended up not getting either Hollywood Nights or Melrose Mood but Lollipop Lovin instead. A colour I wasn't even initially considering but since I badly wanted to get something albeit almost anything from this bright pink collection that I've been waiting for for over three months, I chose this because it was a colour I do not own ( or so I told Ian so he'll buy it for me) and it's quite surprisingly lovely, good to wear to work too. At least it won't shock my customers.
Conclusion: I now learn that the power of lighting and flash is a very deceiving thing. LoL. I should have known, I studied Broadcasting. I mean, remember the time I mentioned I wanted to buy some NYX lipsticks for my mom and was looking for swatches from both blogs and Youtube? Well, none of the pictures matched which was why I never ordered the lipsticks, not to mention the ones I wanted were out of stock. Bleh!
One last thing, always always always take out the lipstick, twist it all the way up and check for cracks on the bottom of the lipstick every time you buy one or you'll end up with a cracked lipstick or like me, one that has some urm.. dents on the top of the lipstick. Remember to always check! If you're a guy, remind your girlfriend to check or she'll whine at your ears to go back and change and in some scenario, they won't change it for you. And no, I didn't whine or changed. Was too lazy.