Get Pouty : Mocha by MAC

July 8, 2015

MAC Mocha lipstick

When I first saw Mocha, I thought I was going to hate it. Turns out it’s the perfect Kylie Jenner lip. And we’re all craving that lip, aren’t we?

Mocha is described as a “peachy yellow-brown”. It’s part of MAC’s permanent matte-finish range. I haven’t owned a matte MAC lipstick for a while – feels good to be back! I received it at the MAC AW15 trends presentation about a week ago.

The first thought that came up to my mind while analyzing the color in the bullet was “Too brown. Too dark. I don’t like it”. You should know that I’m more of a pink-ish nude/my lips but better type of girl. Mocha is definitely a nude color, but a brown-ish nude – so not The Beauty Resident!

I was so surprised when I tried it on for the first time. I didn’t think I’d like it that much!

After long hours of “studying” Mocha, I realised there’s a hint of pink or red to the color which makes it not look like Monica’s lipstick in 1996 (holler if you watched the ten Friends seasons), but more like Kylie Jenner’s very fake but very beautiful lips. Now I understand why the color was featured in the trends presentation – mind blown! Mocha gives a nice edge to the look whether you’re rocking a smokey eye or the famous “no makeup” makeup. I sometimes feel like a Zadig & Voltaire model when I have it on. True story.

“No makeup” makeup with Mocha by MAC – posted on Instagram here

It’s not much of a summery shade, but I like it and I think everyone should go and get it.

Have you ever tried Mocha before? Thoughts?

– Zein xx

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  • Reply Tasha July 8, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Such a pretty colour! I’m indifferent about Kylie (though I do follow her on Snapchat, her life is so damn fabulous!) but I do love this shade of lipstick! I find it really flattering, looks gorg on you!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  • Reply Toni July 8, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Wow, this shade looks lovely! Definitely very natural on you, I sense I might just be adding this to my wishlist haha! x

    Toni x


  • Reply Courtney July 8, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Such a gorgeous colour and it looks great on you. May have to pick this colour up!

    Courtney |

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