I've been meaning to blog this for months now! Back in October I had to have a little operation which I was really scared about. The day I had it I came home to find my boyfriend's housemate Jen had bought me a little present to perk me up - MAC's Candy Yum Yum lipstick!
This lipstick is a gorgeous neon pink shade with a matte texture. Sure, it's a colour dupe for Barry M 62 lipstick, but the texture is so different!
It's a suits-all pink, which I've seen rocked on darker, olive skintones and on very pale pink tones like myself (google it!). It almost glows it's so bright, my photos don't do it justice.
As you can see the texture is very matte, but unlike Barry M 62 which is also a matte finish, it doesn't unflatteringly cling to all the dry flakes of skin. I prepped by lips by gently exfoliating with a toothbrush and then applied a swipe of colour.
The lipstick has great colour pay-off, with only one thin swipe creating this look. I have also discovered I love patting on a thin coverage for a bit of pink. This colour does stain your lips a bright magenta colour afterwards though.
Overall I'd give this lipstick a really high rating of 8.5/9. I'd only deduct points because it's so bright I feel self-conscious wearing it during the day!
Thank you Jen!