When I’m in my local MAC store, I tend to find that if I am getting ignored when I want to buy something, if I start swatching products it gets a SA over in a shot.
This is what lead me to buy Fresh Salmon from the Spring colour forecast collection; had I not swatched it, I would never had bought this seemingly bright coral/orange lipstick- I was surprised that it swatched as a sheer coral pink with a golden sheen.
Swatches L-R: Laugh a lot, Fresh Salmon, Hue
I also bought Laugh a Lot (sheer mauve pink, nice colour but I have similar shades already,not sure why I got this) and finally, the rated glaze lipstick in Hue (not part of the collection) as a Back to MAC (they always refuse to give me a limited edition lipstick). On me this lightens my lips too much and washes me out, so may well go in my next Back to MAC!
Caught up in the Ripe Peach hype, I straight away made a grab for this. I don’t know why I didn’t check the ingredients, being as I always check the ingredients. I don’t why when I got home I still did not check the ingredients and put it on my face. I do know that when the itching came on I thought to myself ‘I wonder if this contains corn starch’ and lo and behold- it did. I’ll console myself by saying that although a very pretty vibrant coral it was probably a bit too vivid for my complexion (I have now given it to my mother).
So, lessons learnt for me: don’t always write something off by how it looks in the tube/container and don’t become complacent with checking ingredients.