Game Changer Series Vol.5: The Coral That Started It All

MAC Betty Bright4

GAME CHANGER (n.):

     an event, idea, or procedure that effects a significant shift in the current manner of doing or thinking about something.

I’ve made it no secret that I’m a coral fanatic. For today’s Game Changer Series (the last was way back in June — eep! Sorry), I would like to show you the first coral lipstick I found myself falling in love with.

Ladies of all ages, for anyone who is a MAC addict, I know you’ll be familiar with this shade.

Drum roll please.

Hailing from the Archie’s Girls Collection released last Spring 2013, yes, you’ve guessed right — assuming our brains travel the same wavelength — the Betty Bright lipstick.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of lip and arm swatches spanning across the world wide web. Simply Google it up if you haven’t come across the shade for more reviews. I’ll go ahead and dive right into my experience.

The Experience:

MAC Betty Bright

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MAC Betty Bright2

Betty Bright is described as a light vibrant peach. I don’t know about the peach but it sure as hell translates to a light pinky-coral on my lips. Pulls more pink though compared to the swatch on my arm. It is also the first MAC satin lipstick that was not too drying on me. But it was neither hydrating as well. It applies with full coverage with one swipe and I’ve experience no lip tugging or pulling, just creamy all the way. I’m careful with how many swipes I go with this because it settles on my lip lines after 3 or more swipes and it also emphasizes every dry patch I have the more layers I put on. Longevity-wise, I get about at least 4-5 hours of wear on this  — a cup of coffee and a full meal included — before I had to reapply.

MAC Betty Bright swatch

Ever since this lipstick, I had suddenly been fascinated with discovering more related shades from the coral family. Particularly one that can be a dupe for the lipstick above. Being a limited edition, I can only hope MAC will one day remember how fast this sold out online and in stores and re-release it again — like how they released the Marilyn Monroe collection for the second time — with the Archie’s Girls original packaging. Oh MAC, pretty please?

MAC Betty Bright lip swatch
Isn’t it so pretty?

Do you know any good dupes for Betty Bright? Let me know if you’ve got any.

 

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14 thoughts on “Game Changer Series Vol.5: The Coral That Started It All

  1. I can see why this is the coral that started it all for you, Nikki! It is really pretty. It’s always sad to fall in love with an LE item, but I guess you can get a lot of use out of this one before it’s gone! I don’t own this one so I can’t compare, but I’m guessing you can most probably find a similar shade or two out there 🙂

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  2. This one looks amazing on you! 😀 I remember when this collection came out – funnily enough, I think they had this shade hanging around for months after the release here. For some reason it wasn’t as popular here. perhaps? The packaging is very cute, and I can see why this opened the floodgates for you 😉

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  3. My favorite from the collection!! 🙂 I think this is one of the few corals I really love wearing – perfect brightness, long-wearing (for its finish), not too drying on … good job MAC 🙂 Your lips look so luscious with this on, Nikki!

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    • Thanks Shari. I still envy you for Ronnie Red though.

      I remember that day I took this photo. Thank God my lips weren’t as dry and patchy as they usually are. Haha

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