Lately I have been finding myself gravitating a lot towards purple or hues of purple. Maybe it’s the Pantone color of the Year Radiant Orchid that got me started. But I am really starting to enjoy the gorgeousness of the shade. MAC Fantasy of Flowers Collection for spring 2014 was mainly focused on the mineralize range and a range of lustre finish lipsticks. To be frank, Lustre isn’t one of my favorite finishes from MAC. They turn out to be too sheer and never last long on me. Since I already have the Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose which was the highlight of the collection, I planned to completely ignore the collection until Heavenly Hybrid caught my eye.
“A dream world bursting with brilliant blooms of colour. A stunning bouquet of shades draws you in with hypnotic movement as a magical fantasy emerges glowing with a floral essence. Rose-coloured hues burst from lustrous Lipstick, while a heavenly hybrid of Mineralize Eye Shadows blossoms with natural splendour. Cheeks are kissed with the graceful glow of Mineralize Blush, and vivid pops of colour flourish as Fluidline and Nail Lacquer bring this flowery fantasia to life.”
Price: $16 for 0.1 US Oz
How it fared:
MAC describes the shade as mid-tone berry. On me Heavenly Hybrid is a pretty pink berry shade with a glossy finish. The color payoff is semi-opaque. The shade is slightly more pigmented that the usual lustres. The lipstick did go on smooth and even without any tugging or pulling. Lustre finishes are usually not drying on me and this one was no different. Though I didn’t find it extremely hydrating, it remained comfortable throughout the period of wear. The lipstick bullet had the typical Vanilla scent attributed to MAC lipsticks. Heavenly Hybrid stayed on me for nearly 4+ hours without noticeable fading.
Overall Verdict: Though I brought the lipstick solely for the shade, this time the lustre finish did not disappoint. With the shade Heavenly Hybrid, it gave a slightly longer wear and better pigmentation. Lustre finishes are really nice for those who prefer sheer pigmentation and wouldn’t mind touch-ups. Though the shade isn’t what I would call unique, it is a pretty one nevertheless.