MAC Betty Bright Lipstick - Review, Photos, Swatches, FOTD

MAC Lipstick Betty Bright (available here) - $16.50

Beautiful Blonde-Next-Door Betty inspires a limited-edition colour collection with a soft, innocent sexiness.  Lipsticks in peaches and pinks beam bright under layers of Lipglass in girly shades.  Limited-edition packaging features Blonde-Next-Door Betty.

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MAC Lipstick - Betty Bright (Archie's Girls Makeup Collection)

MAC lipsticks have been a bit of a hit or miss for me, and Betty Bright lipstick from MAC Archie's Girls Makeup collection is just one such case.  This limited edition shade comes packaged in an all-white Archies-inspired packaging featuring Betty.  MAC describes this satin finish lipstick as a "light vibrant peach."  I find this a bright coral with a hint of pink to it that's more obvious on lip swatches (perhaps because the underlying lip color shows through).

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MAC Pink Coral Lipstick Betty Bright Archies Girls Makeup Collection Review Photos Swatches FOTD Looks Indian Darker Skin Beauty Blog Ingredients
MAC Pink Coral Lipstick Betty Bright Archies Girls Makeup Collection Review Photos Swatches FOTD Looks Indian Darker Skin Beauty Blog Ingredients
MAC Betty Bright Lipstick - Swatches

MAC Betty Bright is a perfect-for-spring (or summer) sort of bright coral that is refreshingly light yet packs a lot of pigment.  While this color, on its own, doesn't do me any favors, I think it does look good topped with a lipgloss.  What I do have an issue with is the formula of the lipstick itself.  I find that it goes on patchy and really horrible looking, and even the tiniest dry flake just exacerbates the problem.  I have read that exfoliating and using a lip primer helps with this, and I have found filling in the lip with a neutral/nude liplner to be another way to use this lipstick.  I really don't feel I need to put in that much of an effort to make any lipstick work, though, and that's just my personal opinion.  The color can be really pretty on a lot of skin tones and is not one easily found in a drugstore brand, so if you like the color, you might want to give this lipstick a try.  Here's how the lipstick looks on me:

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Wearing MAC Betty Bright Lipstick (Archie's Girls Makeup Collection)
I have applied a very light layer of the lipstick and almost patted it into place.
I find that thicker, more opaque layers just exacerbate the patchiness,
but a heavier application does bring out the true coral color of the lipstick.
Again, this might just be an issue I have, so please do give the lipstick a try in store :)
While I am not a huge fan of this lipstick, like I mentioned earlier, I do think the MAC Betty Bright lipstick is a very pretty color and one that would be a perfect pick for spring. The limited edition packaging is something that I quite liked, though I know some people do find the plasticky look a bit tacky (personally, I find the regular MAC packaging boring - and something else, but let's keep that for some other time :P).  For swatches as well as comparisons with similar MAC lipstick shades, I would suggest checking MAC Betty Bright Comparisons and Swatches at Life's Entropy.

MAC Betty Bright Lipstick - Ingredients

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MAC Betty Bright Lipstick - Ingredients

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