MAC Lickable lipstick review

As I promised last week, here is the other MAC lipstick review for you lucky lot!

Lickable was the second MAC lipstick I purchased and like Rebel it is one of my favourite lipsticks.

This is also the only cremesheen finish I own so far, but I intend to be purchasing more of these in the future.



Around two or three months after purchasing Rebel I was informed via email that Debenhams had 20% off ALL beauty products online, which MAC was included in so I decided it was time to add another MAC lipstick to my collection.

I wasn’t exactly sure which one I wanted though and at first was tempted to purchased Girl About Town, but when I looked at swatches of it, it seemed rather dull to me and I wanted something different. So I decided to search around Temptalia’s blog again for something that would stand out and look great for autumn and winter too.

She had recently posted about one of the special edition make up sets that MAC had put together. All the products were permanent but the bag that it came in was of course special edition. It was called the Luxurious Pink Lip Look Bag and contained a lipstick, lip glass and a lip pencil.

The lipstick in this set was of course Lickable and the pictures of it and swatches made me fall in love and I ordered the lipstick from Debenhams there and then.

It arrived a few days later and I couldn’t wait to wear it out!



MAC describes Lickable as a bright clean blue pink and as I mentioned at the start of this post, it’s a cremesheen finish. Also as I mentioned at the start of this post and like Rebel, this is a permanent shade. Even though it comes in the legendary black and silver bullet due to being a permanent item, for the Luxurious Pink Lip Look Bag it did come in a shiny black bullet with MAC written in white writing, which I thought looked nice.

A lot of people have asked me if this is Girl About Town when I have been applying it to my lips, and I can safely say no. Lickable is a cremesheen, whilst Girl About Town is an amplified creme, Lickable is also lighter and contains a little bit of shimmer, but nothing overpowering or even that noticeable without looking really hard at it.

This has lasted really well when I’ve worn it out in the past and can be re-applied really quick and with ease. It doesn’t feather and due to it being a creme it leaves my lips feeling hydrated and soft. This is something I’ll wear if I’m going out in the day and I plan to be eating a lot as it lasts quite a long time.

Lickable’s blue pink undertones really do suit my skin and I’ve never found a hot pink shade before or even after purchasing this that suited me so well. I don’t think I’ll ever find a replacement for Lickable and out of all my MAC lipsticks, this is the most used out of the bunch.

Like all the MAC lipsticks this smells just like sugary doughnuts, but to many it smells of vanilla. Either way the MAC lipsticks smell and taste delicious, which is just an added bonus in my book.

I’m pretty glad that Debenhams had that 20% off deal on beauty, otherwise I may not own this lipstick now and I don’t know where I would be without it! I’m pretty sure I wore this on my first date with my boyfriend, which in itself is really nice.

I know for a fact when I run out of Lickable I’ll be re-purchasing it, it’s too beautiful not to have in my collection.

It retails for £15.00 from MAC but as I said I got mine from Debenhams on one of their % off sales on beauty. Keep your eyes peeled for these, they’re great for when you want to get yourself a bargain.

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Picture has a higher saturation than the original to show Rebel’s colour better than the original image did.

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Picture has a higher saturation than the original to show Rebel’s colour better than the original image did.

I love this lipstick and I know it will always be a favourite of mine. My Mom loves this colour too and although she ended up buying Rebel I could imagine her purchasing one of these in future too, if I don’t for her as some sort of present.

When I was six years old my Mom bought me a lipstick of my own by Helena Rubinstein, it was a hot pink and was the exact same colour as Girl About Town, if not a lot darker. She bought it me because she was sick of finding her own pink lipsticks ruined by myself. She showed me how to apply lipstick properly, even at such a young age and since then I have searched for the perfect pink lipstick and I can safely say, I have found it and I’m not letting it go. If MAC ever discontinue Lickable I will be buying box upon box until I’m poor.

Like Rebel, I’m especially glad it’s September now and that I’ll be able to wear my darker lip colours more now that autumn and winter are upon us. I just feel sorry for people who will be getting pink cheeks from all my kisses. 😛

What do you think of Lickable? Do you own it, if not have you had your eye on it? Please let me know in the comments down below!

I may have another MAC lipstick review next week… I’ll have to see how my work schedule turns out as I have a feeling September is going to be a very busy month, especially as it’s one of my favourite months of the year!

Until next time, take care and have a good week everyone!

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8 Most Worn Things Tag

Happy Bank Holiday everyone! I hope everyone’s day is going well so far! I’ll be at work when this post is made live on my blog, but by the time I get home I’ll have met my boyfriend at work and be cooking us dinner and having some much-needed cuddle time after not seeing each other for over a week. Which believe you and me, has sucked!

But anyway, another week, another tag!

I really enjoy doing tags, they’re so enjoyable to read so even more enjoyable to join in on too.

After reading Maliberry’s 8 Most Worn Things on Friday I decided I would give it a go myself after she tagged anyone who read her post. Go and check out Mali’s blog, she’s a wonderful person and an amazing beauty blogger.

It was really hard to try and answer some of these tags as I couldn’t pick one item for the majority, but the more the merrier eh?

1. Most worn lipstick/gloss?


Left: MAC Rebel.
Right: MAC Lickable.

I couldn’t pick one lipstick, no matter how hard I tried to pick between these two I just couldn’t decide. When it comes to autumn and winter I just use both on and off over the course of each week. These are my two favourite lipsticks and depending on what I’m wearing, where I’m going etc will depend with one I reach for to wear, whether it be day or night. FYI reviews for both of these are scheduled for this Thursday and next.

2. Most worn fragrance?


Left: Freak by Illamasqua.
Right: Loverdose by Diesel.

Once again, I couldn’t pick one and I ended up having two choices for this question. These are both 30ml bottles so I usually throw these into my handbag whenever I’m going to work, a night out or over to my boyfriends for the weekend. The less I have to carry in my weekend bag when I stay over, the better! I love Freak, it smells like nothing I have ever smelt before and as soon as this bottle runs out I’ll be buying another one.

My Mom bought me Loverdose as a Christmas present years ago and I’m only coming towards the end of it now. I nearly bought a 50ml bottle when it was on offer in Boots, but I didn’t have enough money and had to leave it. As soon as I have spare cash I’ll be repurchasing it. It smells really unique too. Both these perfumes are great to use throughout the entire year whether it be day or night.

3. Most worn nail polish?


Frilly Knickers by Butter London.

This is by far my favourite and most used since my Mom bought it me in May. It looks lovely on its own as well as applied over darker colours. It dries matte so I often use this over nail print designs so that they dry quickly and look nice at the same time. I love this polish so much, I’m going to paint my nails with it later today me thinks.

4. Most worn hair product?


Left: Head & Shoulders Citrus Fresh.
Middle: Philosophy Summer Grace Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel.
Right: Liz Earle Botanical Shine Conditioner.

I don’t really use products on my hair and whenever I have I’ve fast regretted it. I don’t use dry shampoo as it annoys me how it is pretty much talcum powder and gets everywhere! Plus I don’t really straighten my hair or design it in any way so I don’t really use gel or hair spray. I just wash my hair with Head & Shoulders to get any dirt and dandruff out, then wash with a nice shampoo, which is currently Summer Grace until I have money to buy some nice shampoo and finally my Liz Earle conditioner, which I love! It makes my hair so lovely and soft.

5. Most worn handbag?


Front of tartan backpack from New Look.


Back of tartan backpack from New Look.

I love this bag so much. It suites everything I wear and it’s such a huge bag that you can throw everything in it and still have room for more things. I remember buying it after a crap first day at my work experience at a well-known newspaper (which shall not be named…) and I wanted some retail therapy. This bag isn’t available anymore and at the time I had wanted this bag for months so I was glad to finally have it. I have thought about adding some studs onto the pockets on the front and along the straps too, but whether I do this or not, I’m unsure, we shall see. I definitely want to stick some badges on it… Think I’ll do that after I finish this post…

6. Most worn earrings?

… Okay I don’t have my ears pierced so I’m having to change this to:

6. Most worn jewellery?


Closed red heart locket necklace.


Open red heart locket necklace.

My Mom bought me this locket back in 2009/2010 and it’s one of the nicest things she could have bought me. It didn’t cost a lot but it’s the thought that counted. We were in Argos when she was buying herself something, she could see I was looking at the necklaces and said, “Nat you don’t have any proper jewellery do you?” to which I shook my head and she asked which necklace I would like, to which she bought me this locket. Still to this day I haven’t put any pictures inside of it and I don’t really have a reason why. Whenever I wear this I get such lovely compliments and it always makes me think of my Mom.

7. Most worn shoes?


Studded flat shoes from Topshop


Yellow, red and black skate shoes by Vans.
Checkered black & white laces by Vans.


Brothel creepers from Shoe Zone.


Triumph 12 Eyelet Leather Boots by Dr Martens.
Post about them here.

I’m sorry but I just couldn’t wear one pair of shoes, I just couldn’t! I wear a different pair all the time. I bought my Topshop flats at the start of 2012 but never started to wear them until spring this year. They’re the most wonderful shoes and I doubt I’ll wear them as much in the autumn and winter time.

My Vans skate shoes are the oldest shoes I own and I bought them when I was 16 years old, so they’re seven years old and still to this day they’re pretty much my favourite shoes. If I could wear them for work, my life would be complete! They’re just so damn comfortable and have never let me down during the winter time when it’s icy.

My creepers are great and out of all the pairs here were the cheapest. I don’t wear these as much as I used to but I know as autumn and winter comes along these will replace my flats. This my second pair of creepers as my first pair got massive holes in the bottoms.

Finally my Dr Martens. I’ve owned these over a year now and they’re also my favourite shoes. If you check out how they used to look when I first bought them, you’ll see how well-worn they’ve grown over the year. I’ve worn these in spring, summer, autumn, winter, to Stratford Upon Avon, to Coventry, to Wolverhampton, to Cheltenham and in pretty much every club in Birmingham. I love these boots so much and will wear them lots throughout autumn and winter.

8. Most worn shirt?


Black poodle t-shirt by Altru.


The Amazing Spider-Man sweatshirts both from Forever 21.

I actually have five shirts altogether but I cut out two from being in this post due to realising I don’t wear them all as much as I do with these three. I bought my poodle t-shirt back in 2009/2010 from Urban Outfitters during one of their sales. I wore it to university all the time and also on nights out. One afternoon it wasn’t traceable anywhere in the house and it upset me that I could have lost one of my favourite t-shirts. Two days later still with no luck of finding it I purchased another, only to arrive at home to my Mom saying, “Nat I found that t-shirt, it was inside a pillowcase!” but I never returned the second t-shirt so now I have two of them. That t-shirt is also slightly famous, it features on an advert that I’m in for the university that I attended, which is pretty cool.

I love Spider-Man and I have done from a young age and when I saw these in Forever 21 (on different occasions/years) I just had to try them on and buy them. The red one was the first I bought in 2012 and it was something I wore quite a lot throughout the winter months with a pair of baggy jeans during the day and shorts for nights out. I’ve worn it for bed before now too just because it’s so damn comfortable, as well as looks really nice with your hair down and some bed shorts. The grey one I bought a couple of months ago and while it was a silly thing to buy at the time due to the warm weather, I knew if I didn’t I would never see it again and I haven’t since, so it was a good idea to buy it. I wore it for the first time the weekend before last and it was so comfortable to wear with skinny jeans. I’m planning on wearing either one of these at work tomorrow, not sure which one…

So we have come to the end of my 8 most work things and thus the end of this tag.

I really enjoyed doing it and I tag ALL OF YOU to do it too!

Please link your blog down below if you do it, I’d love to see your answers to the questions.

Hope you enjoyed this post and I also hope your bank holiday is going well.

Until next time, take care all and have a great day!

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