Please note the photos in this post have been adjusted for lighting tint using photoshop to make the colors of the product appear to true life. However, the product has not been enhanced, saturated or otherwise improved in any way.
When MAC announced their Limited Matte collection last Fall and my friend offered to snag me a tube of Styled in Sepia as a late birthday/early Christmas gift and mail it to me, I never thought she'd be doing me the solidest solid ever done for anyone by anyone before.
That's a really long run-on sentence, but it's true.
|My loved bullet of Styled in Sepia.|
The formula is MAC's classic matte formula, which I love. It's creamy and easy to apply, and not drying at all. It's one of the easier matte formulas I've come across, and not even necessarily a true hardcore matte because it does give off a slight sheen. If I only had to stick to one lipstick formula this would be it, because I've yet to have a MAC lipstick fail me. It wears decently, won't last though a meal but it'll stay around while you have some coffee or a bagel, and if you need to reapply it's not the type of formula to gunk up.
|Styled in Sepia swatched on pale yellow-toned skin, natural light.|
(Also the past few times I've put this on and taken some selfies, the sweet brain and beauty behind crimsonandclovher always comments to let me know she thinks it's fantastic, haha!)
|Lip swatch of Styled in Sepia in natural light.|
For comparison to bare lips, see here or here.
|Yanked from Insta; |
MAC Steel Kiss lipglass over Styled in Sepia,
which is layered over MAC Pro Longwear lip pencil in Nice n Spicy.
Natural light, #nofilter
And of course to the greatest friend ever, thanks muchly. This is the best Chrisbirthmasday present a Noon can get. ♥
Where to buy: Sadly this is sold out of pretty much anywhere you could think to look, so if you're desperate for a tube you might have to take up pleaing on MakeupExchange on reddit, or offer up an arm and a leg on eBay. C'mon MAC! Bring it back!