A burst of plum. This is how MAC Craving is described on MAC's website. And I can hardly argue with that. For the most part of December 2014, I was seeing a lot of beauty bloggers showcasing all kinds of fall lipstick shades and I was quite envious because I wanted to give the plum shade a try but not sure if it would fit into my usual style (I am best known for my red and pink lipstick!). But I finally caved in to my curiosity... I added MAC Craving to my growing lipstick collection.
What is to love about MAC Craving?
This shade is raved about by bloggers as the perfect shade for fall or winter. But even though we don't have winter here, I decided to purchase this anyway given that I have long been wanting to try out a plum lipstick. I decided to go with Craving because beauty experts suggested giving this shade a try if you are testing the waters with plum lipstick shades and not daring enough to go for a deep berry shade right away.
MAC Craving belongs in the Amplified Creme finish line that offers a creamy texture when applied on the lips. There is a subtle gloss to the finish. If you want to use this lipstick for evening wear, you can definitely try adding a few more swatches to achieve that dark plum color.
Since this isn't a matte finish, Craving does not last very long although it offers enough staying power (good for about 4 hours, based on my experience). But even when they fade away, it leaves that soft stain on your lips that gives it a natural looking blush on your lips.
If you're too scared to jump onto plum lipstick shades right away, I suggest you try MAC Craving first!