I picked up Mac - Love U Back last month for free! I used the Back To Mac program and handed over 6 Mac empties and was able to pick out a lipstick of my choice. Love U Back is part of the newish Strip Down Collection that launched a few months ago now. When I first saw the collection I knew I wanted Love U Back, it just looked like a perfect nude to me.
Here is what Mac has to say about the Strip Down Collection (from the Mac website) - Nude lip colours for all ages, all races, all genders. With the largest-ever range of neutral Lipsticks, Lip Pencils and Lipglasses, reveal every shade of you with nude for every mood. Embrace all your shades and explore by your skin tone to find a nude (or two) for you. Create different lip looks-from barely there to bold-by choosing a lip wardrobe to reflect what makes you uniquely you.
Love U Back is under the light section of the collection and is described as muted nude with pick undertones. Love U Back is also described as a matte formula, but I find it to be a little closer to a satin. It for sure isn’t a flat matte! On me it does pull slightly pink, kind of beige almost. It is a perfect nude for me, but not concealer nude. It doesn’t drag at all when I apply it to my lips, it glides on more like a satin. If this is how the newer matte formula is from Mac I would definitely want to check out a few more shades. Love U Back lasts a good 4 hours for me, or until I have lunch, which is fairly decent for a bullet lipstick.
Needless to stay I am very happy with my free lipstick! I have my eye on a few other shades in the Strip Down collection, S’Sexy (Amplified) and Fresh Brew (Lustre), and may pick them up at some time. Have you tried any of the newer Mac Strip Down Collection? What are your favorites?