MAC’s Big Bow lipstick

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  • Manufacturer: M*A*C
  • Availability: released as part of the limited-edition Hello Kitty collection in 2009
  • Color Range: semisheer bright hot pink with a blue flash
  • Cost/Amount: USD$14.50 for 3.0 grams
  • Would you purchase again: yes
MAC’s Big Bow lipstick

Big Bow was the first color to catch my eye from this collection. It's a much brighter, almost-neon hot pink in person. The promotional photos made it look more sedate! Like all of the Hello Kitty items, it has HK-branded packaging, and Hello Kitty is actually stamped into the lipstick itself.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

A montage of three images: top left, close-up of the lip color in the tube; top right, the color applied over bare skin, to better show the shade; and below, the color applied to the lips. Comparison: MAC's Big Bow vs. Morgana's Cotton Candy

I have not found any exact duplicates for this color in Morgana Cryptoria's selection of vegan lipsticks. I initially thought that Cotton Candy might be a match, but their base colors are not similar. Both are sheer colors, and both have the slight blue flash. Since Big Bow is a glaze, it looks a little more similar to Cotton Candy - but Cotton Candy is definitely a cooler base color.

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