BEAUTY || MAC Candy Yum Yum

If there’s one lipstick that has been on my lust-have list for the past few months, its MAC’s Candy Yum Yum.  After seeing it on Gemma’s blog I knew that I had to have it.  It was like play kiss chase with a man.  I would tease myself by swatching it whenever I visitied a MAC counter but refuse to buy it under the belief that I own too many lipsticks (I know, is this even a thing?).   It would play on my mind and I’d find my mind drifting… this little voice repeating “Candy Yum Yum, Candy Yum Yum” and when  I saw that another friend had bought it, the jealous woman in me shone through as I curled my lip and growled at her.  Thats when I knew…

I had to have it.

I hadn’t been in London longer than an hour before I’d hot footed it to Selfridges (picked up an ice cream en route), flashed the plastic and this baby was mine.



A matte finish, neon fuschia pink lipstick should over take the LBD as a must have for every female and Candy Yum Yum is my pick of the pouts.  This is what I’d describe as the ultimate in Barbie lips.  The matte finish is exactly the same as MAC’s Chilli lipstick (which I love) in that its very matte but at the same time it doesn’t dry your lips out or cling to any dry patches.  Because its matte this means the colour clings to your lips, which I love because I’m a lazy lipstick reapplier.  If I can go a few hours without having to keep touching up my lips, I’m a happy girl.

I love a bright lipstick like this for the summer, I think that paired with healthy looking skin and lashings of black mascara this gives the perfect pulled together look with minimal effort.

Have you tried Candy Yum Yum?