MAC Plumful Lipstick | Review and Swatch

MAC plumful lipstick review, lipstick for asian skin tones, mac plumful swatch

MAC Plumful | Review and Swatch

Before buying MAC Plumful, I went on google to look for swatches and review. I’ve seen it on a few people and I absolutely love how it looks on them. 
When I got to the MAC counter, I applied it on my lips and I instantly liked it but wondered if it was too dark for me. I was wearing black at the time and my leather biker jacket, so it went with the look that I was going for on that particular day. 
Anyway, I pondered about it for months! I know, it’s only lipstick but at £15 a pop, I found it hard to part with money as I want to make sure that MAC purchase to be justified! Especially at MAC counters, where the shopping experience is just horrendous, or at least the one at The Metro Centre is! There’s the LOUD music under bright hot lights and bad customer service. Sometimes I like to go in for something I’ve already got my heart set on (something I’ve seen on a beauty blog!) so all I want to do is pay for it, but I get so annoyed that I’ll just walk away after 5 seconds!

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MAC plumful review, lipstick for asian skin tones

MAC Lipstick in Plumful – £15.00

Anyway! Eventually, I asked my sister to buy me this lipstick for Christmas. Plumful was finally going to be mine! 
As I had made such a fuss of it, I had it in my head that this was all I wanted, my perfect lipstick! I usually go for fuchsia pinks and corals, so I didn’t have anything like Plumful and it’s such a pretty shade for Autumn and Winter. 
It’s from the lustre formula range and it is described as a plummy pink. The formula is creamy, sheer with a slight glossy sheen to it. 
Mac plumful lipstick for asian skintone, what mac plumful look like on lips
I find that Plumful looks different on everyone. On me, against my yellow-toned asian skin, it comes out with a lovely maroon/berry red, as opposed to pink, and it does a great job by adds a healthy natural-looking colour back in to my lips. 
I think it suits me more when I am wearing dark coloured clothes, things like that make a difference to a look. 
I really like the lustre formulas because they’re so wearable and moisturising. They’re not as pigmented as the others but it has got good staying power! I absolutely love the lustre finish lipsticks from MAC, it’s moisturising, extremely wearable for day time, and the colours are buildable, so they’re pretty versatile!

Has anyone got this shade? Which MAC lipstick shall I lust after next?


  1. 5th February 2014 / 1:52 pm

    This lipstick is honestly gorgeous on you! trust me I don't compliment unless I mean it 😉
    I've been wanting this lipstick for a long time as well and just like you justifying $20 (in Canada) for a lipstick is a bit hard! but we shall see I just might take the plunge 🙂

  2. 5th February 2014 / 2:07 pm

    This shade looks really beautiful on you! I really like lustre finishes to, they're so easy and comfortable to wear <3

    Jennie xo |

  3. 5th February 2014 / 2:11 pm

    This is a lovely shade, perfect for those who shy away from plum shades (like moi) it's actually very wearable!


  4. 5th February 2014 / 2:30 pm

    I think this shade looks gorgeous on you!

  5. 5th February 2014 / 2:40 pm

    Haha you needn't have pondered so much – it's a beautiful colour on you! I'm the same with my dark lip colours in that I can only wear them with *certain* outfits, so they don't tend to get a lot of use. And I know exactly what you mean by the MAC shopping experience -_- they have perfected the art of intimidatingly hovering over you while you're trying to browse and in my local store, if so much as try to swatch something on the back of your hand, they're all over you asking if you need help!

    Jade | The Jade Aesthetic

  6. 5th February 2014 / 2:43 pm

    I LOVE Plumful. Definitely one of my favorite MAC shades, although I do agree that it looks different on everyone. 🙂 It's more pink on me than plum.

    Carina • Softly Sometimes

  7. 5th February 2014 / 3:40 pm

    This looks gorgeous! I've always pondered Plumful but I'm still not too sure as I'm not a fan of the finish and prefer mattes. My current favourite Mac lipsticks are Mehr and Captive, would definitely recommend having a look at those two!x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

  8. 5th February 2014 / 4:34 pm

    I love this colour on you! I want it in my collection now. If you haven't tried Girl About Town, you really need to – it's a bright 'out there' pink and it's gorgeous. x

  9. 5th February 2014 / 4:45 pm

    that shade is gorgeous! I actually thought it would be a deeper plum tone but it's actually brighter and looks so lovely on you!

    Ester @ Drawing Dreaming

  10. 5th February 2014 / 4:51 pm

    i've seen quite a few people rave about this, such a pretty colour and looks lovely on you xxx

  11. 5th February 2014 / 4:53 pm

    Ooooh, so pretty! x

  12. 5th February 2014 / 4:54 pm

    This is such a lovely colour on you, it really suits you well!
    Plumful has been on my wishlist for months but I could never quite decide either – I hate shopping at the MAC counters too but might have to pluck up the courage and test this one out next time I'm shopping!
    Gillian · x

  13. 5th February 2014 / 5:22 pm

    It looks great on you, and I'm glad I'm not alone in hating the Metrocentre's MAC counter. It looks so wonderful but damn it's not a pleasant experience at all. The counter at Fenwicks in Newcastle isn't as bad, I think.

  14. 5th February 2014 / 5:22 pm

    It's a really nice shade and really suits you!! I like that it's quite sheer so more like a stain or balm appearance on the lips.
    Raffles Bizarre Blog

  15. 5th February 2014 / 6:02 pm

    Ohh looks so nice!!
    I really wanted to expand my MAC lipstick collection ( I only own 1 lipstick…) but I always forget about them. During this year I've settled myself about trying out more South Korean products, but on my Birthday, I'll try to get this bad boy :3
    Take care dear! Have a nice day!*

  16. 5th February 2014 / 6:15 pm

    My friend has this shade and it's just gorgeous…think it has to be my next purchase!

  17. 5th February 2014 / 6:20 pm

    this is such a lovely natural shade. I sometimes find that nude / natural shades can look like concealer on the lips but i really like the look of this one
    fashion and beauty tribes

  18. 5th February 2014 / 6:50 pm

    This looks beautiful on you – I think it suits you perfectly! I love when lipsticks are buildable!
    Nicola xx
    Magics in the Make Up

  19. 5th February 2014 / 8:00 pm

    This shade looks lovely on you. So many people own MAC lipsticks but I've never really seen the fuss over them until I saw Plumful. This is definitely my kind of shade and now I'm very tempted to get one haha.

  20. 5th February 2014 / 9:31 pm

    This looks beautiful on you. I agree to with MAC counters, the service I receive is always terrible, if they even both to serve you! I usually just get ignored. I think I'll add this colour to my wishlist, because like you, I don't own a lipstick that looks similar.
    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

  21. 5th February 2014 / 9:35 pm

    after reading this review I think this is going to be my first MAC lipstick! Sinde I am really pale I don't like to wear lipstick that makes me look even more pale and I think this is a great colour. It is kinda dark but still wearable! Thank you for the review I am really excited to check that lipstick out at a MAC counter 🙂

  22. 5th February 2014 / 9:55 pm

    Beautiful colour, and it really suits you. I totally agree about shopping at MAC though, I hate their shops and counters. It's always so chaotic and as you say, the service is poor. They have lost out on my custom lots of times because of it! xx

  23. 5th February 2014 / 11:04 pm

    This shade has been on my list for months now too because of some beauty blogger or another – I can't keep up! But everytime I get to a MAC counter I'm just overwhelmed by the colours on display and having to pick all the berry shaded ones up to look at the name at the bottom. So I always leave empty handed…
    I have been tempted to order it online but there is something so satisfactory about getting it in the black MAC paper bag!
    Isabel x
    Monochrome Magpie

  24. 5th February 2014 / 11:20 pm

    Ahh, that shade looks lovely on you! I'm yet to delve into Mac lipsticks since they're ridiculously priced in Australia, but I may look into this one 🙂 It looks like it'd be a great shade for the cooler months.

  25. 6th February 2014 / 1:21 am

    looks like a really nice shade to have for daytime!

  26. 6th February 2014 / 12:00 pm

    This is gorgeous! I've been lusting after it for ages as well but I'm waiting to use up more MAC products so that I can Back to MAC it. 🙂
    Stephanie | Love, August

  27. 6th February 2014 / 1:36 pm

    It looks beautiful on you, it really suits your colors! I always wanted Plumful, perhaps it's the only MAC lipstick that catched my eyes in a while. I need to buy it soon, I think it's the perfect shade for someone like me who doesn't like to wear vampy lip shades, but loves a bit of color.

    x Giada | The Beauty Recensionist

  28. 6th February 2014 / 10:18 pm

    Plumful looks gorgeous on you! I have been eyeing up this shade so may have to finally make the purchase! Maybe next month though – I need to save my pennies! I only own one Mac lipstick, See Sheer, which is also a lustre. It's so beautiful! xo

  29. 10th February 2014 / 1:07 pm

    This shade is so pretty on you!

    Maria xxx

  30. 8th March 2014 / 2:02 am

    it looks much more tamed on than on a swatch. I really love it.

  31. 2nd May 2014 / 5:16 pm

    This shade looks great on you. I completely agree with you about the experience in The Metro Centre though, I find Fenwicks in Newcastle isn't much better though. I can be stood pondering shades for a good few minutes and it'll take ages for an assistant to come over and see if I need help. It's frustrating and most of the time if I want something from MAC, I tend to order it from Debenhams online – after reading multiple reviews and looking at a ridiculous amount of swatches.

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