28/05/2015

MAC Toledo Opera lipstick review

MAC Toledo Opera lipstick review, beauty, lipstick, MAC, make up, red, review,

MAC Opera lipstick comes from their spring 2015 Toledo Collection which is a collaboration between MAC and two fashion and illustration designers Isabel and Ruben Toledo. Everything is encased in a special white packaging, which also has a smooth matte finish which I really like (but I'm afraid it can get dirty quite quickly). Everything is white, black and red with a modern art feel to it. 

I originally didn't plan to buy anything from the collection, so this lipstick was a rather consolation prize that my coveted MAC Mystery Powder from Cinderella Collection was sold out (I still managed to get it though!), but I am so happy that I did! Not only the packaging is totally unique and pretty, but I think this collection is seriously underestimated by bloggers - I barely saw any reviews and I guess the reason is that everyone focused on the Cinderella Collection.

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I am a huge fan of red lipstick (I even wore red lip to my wedding!), so after swatching the shades I instantly knew which one will be mine. Opera is described as a "dark red" and it is a medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a mostly matte finish - so it has all components that make a perfect red lipstick shade for me. I love love love this colour, it's simply perfect for me and the formula is excellent - no tugging, no drying the lips, it's insanely pigmented too - I dare say more that standard MAC lipsticks! The colour lasted on me full six hours - so it's safe to wear throughout the day. I may even get a back-up, because I know I'm able to finish this lipstick in no time.

Have you picked up anything from Toledo Collection?

46 comments:

  1. You're right this LE collection is seriously underrated as I've barely seen any reviews either. I love the packaging though and what a beautiful shade too x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. I really love it and I am surprised not a lot of bloggers talked about it!

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  2. The packaging is so cute!! :)

    Dorky-and-weird.blogspot.com

    Xoxo Jessy

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  3. I absolutely adore the packaging! I haven't been overly impressed with recent MAC releases but this looks amazing!

    Milly // Mini Adventures

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    1. It's so cool, I love the packaging too!

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  4. The packaging is unreal, I think I'm going to have to cave and get my hands on something from this collection! You have a great blog x

    A Little Bit Of Ghosiya

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    1. Thank you! Yes, the packaging is amazing!

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  5. This colour is so you, love a good nice red lippie. xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  6. This colour looks amazing - it's not easy to find the perfect red lipstick but this one definitely has the potential ;) And the packaging.. ;)
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    1. Oh yes, the search for a perfect red lippie is a lifetime quest! This one is really good!

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  7. This sounds like a beautiful colour! I haven't picked anything up from MAC LE collections for a while now, to be honest I am so busy I can't keep up!!

    Stacey | Expat Make-Up Addict

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    1. I know, it seems they release new limited edition collection every week! Eeeek! So hard to keep up and I guess it makes everything less of a novelty...

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  8. The packaging is so sleek and sophisticated!
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    prettymadthings.blogspot.co.uk / / x

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  9. Oh wow I love the packaging it's so unique!! The lipstick shade it's definitely something I'd go for! xx

    www.krystelcouture.com

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    1. Exactly! Like some abstract painting!

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  10. I love the packaging! Amazing post!

    http://withlovefromnicole.blogspot.com/

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  11. Wow, the packaging really is stunning! I love cool, blue-toned reds so this sounds right up my street - love the name too! :)

    Style Sunrise ☀

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    x

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    1. It just ticks all the right boxes. :)

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  12. Now you've mentioned this, I haven't seen many reviews for this at all, totally agree that it was overshadowed by the Cinderella collection! I absolutely love the packaging for this, and the shade is gorgeous! Great post x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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  13. This looks WAY more up more street than the Cinderella collection!

    Georgina
    foxonthehunt.com

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    1. A lot of people complained about Cinderella collection and this one was before and after. ;)

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  14. I got Opera, too :) I just love it! :)

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  15. I haven't picked up anything from the collection yet but love the look of this lipstick, and how gorgeous is the packaging?! Great review.

    Kristy | thevioletblonde.com

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    1. Thanks Kristy, check it out and let me know your picks!

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