MAC & Marcel Wanders Annemiek is a very pale pink that is truly neutral with a frosted finish.
Annemiek applies with a high level pigmentation. In my hand swatch it completely covers my freckles.
Because of the pale colour, the high frost and the pigmentation, Annemiek is a lipstick that I believe will work best for the very fair among us – If you are darker than NC/W20, I would recommend patting Annemiek on as more of a stain.
Here’s a lip swatch on my NW15 skin.
Ease of application:
Annemiek is super creamy and non-drying. This is important, because the frost finish will highlight any lines, dryness or general imperfections in the texture of your lips. The pale colour and creaminess makes it very easy to apply in public – it won’t noticeable bleed, feather or go outside your lip-line, and it won’t drag across your lips.
Because of the creaminess, Annemiek has a fairly short wear time – I find it lasts 2-3 hours if I’m not eating. This doesn’t worry me, because it gives me an excuse to pull that beautiful tube out for re-application!
The packaging of this lipstick is to-die-for. Sleek chrome with the appearance of turned wood, it’s not hard to see that this is part of a collaboration with a designer.
Even the cardboard box is pretty!
Functionally it is the same as any standard lipstick tube. This is definitely a tube of lipstick you can feel proud to take out in public.
Anything else worth mentioning?:
Like all MAC lipsticks, Annemiek is fragranced with the trademark “Cake Batter” scent. I am almost sure that it is more strongly fragranced than regular MAC lipstick – I have to restrain myself from taking a bite out of it every time I smell it!
What they say:
About the collection
M.A.C is once again partnering with Amsterdam based, globally renowned industrial designer, Marcel Wanders to bring you the second incarnation of M.A.C & Marcel Wanders. This limited-edition colour collection features his wonderfully sophisticated, attention-grabbing aesthetic. The Dutch design dynamo’s antique-meets-modern cult-collectible packaging returns an ultra-sleek chrome finish. After his first collection debuted, Marcel confessed to Vogue, “I love watching people do their makeup on YouTube. It’s really kind of fun!” We confess… we love working with Marcel Wanders!
Soft neutral pink with pearl (frost)