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When I first got wind of the MAC Strength collection I was dead set on picking up Pink Pigeon, Strong Woman and Party Parrot. But after seeing some swatches turn up red I wasnt too sure about Party Parrot anymore. Instead of lumping it in my online order the night the collection went live I decided to check it out for myself in person once it was released in stores. I couldnt be happier that I picked it up because it has become my new favorite lipstick! The color is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
Im a little disappointed that this shade is limited edition because I think I actually might finish this lipstick. I cant get enough of the way it looks on me! It was one of the first lipsticks to sell out from this collection and I sure know why. Theres no other lipstick quite like it! Ive heard that Impassioned from MACs permanent line comes pretty close but from the swatches Ive seen online it looks much less neon and more pink. Party Parrot is a shockingly vibrant deep pink that looks borderline coral when applied. The shade is very unique and looks stunning on an array of shades. Ive seen fair and darker tone ladies rocking this shade with ease.
Because it has a matte finish it can be a little drying and will definitely accentuate any dryness. I find that a nice, thick balm and a good lip liner really makes the shade wearable. I experienced much less feathering when I tried it with my Fresh Sugar Kisses balm and Covergirl lip liner in Toast. Besides the slightly drying formula I cant find anything negative to say about this lipstick. The color is beautiful and with the right products the finish looks excellent. Plus it lasts a pretty long time on. I get about 4 hours out of this lipstick and it stains pretty darn well for a few more hours. I can go about 6 hours before Ill need to reapply.
flattering on many tones
nice matte finish
hard to dupe
accentuates dry lips
Images are mine!!
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