Recently I wrote a post about my new favorite lipstick, Galactic Mauve from Maybelline, and then I noticed that they had a similar shade called Magic Mauve and I decided I wanted to check it out. The name first makes me think of Magic Mike, but I doubt he would ever wear a pink-ish purple lipstick.
The first difference I can tell between them is that Galactic is cool toned while Magic is warm toned. Galactic has a tiny bit more shimmer but Magic is still really beautiful on the lips, it’s just a tiny bit more muted. You can see in the swatches below that Galactic on the bottom reflects more light than Magic does on the top there.
I still think I prefer Galactic to Magic, mainly because the pink-ish hue doesn’t really go too well with my bright red hair right now, but maybe it will be my new favorite once my hair goes back to being brown, or black, whichever I choose to go with when I get tired of maintaining the red again..
Magic Mauve is a great shade, and a great lipstick though, it doesn’t have too strong of a scent and it feels very light weight and creamy on the lips. I found this one to not last as long on the lips as the Galactic Mauve, but it might just be because the color is a little bit brighter so it would fade faster. Not sure if that makes sense to you, but it does to me at least.
As you can see in the pictures above, the shades are really similar when worn together! The camera kinda made the shades look a bit strange but it’s honestly not far off from what they look like in real life. (Actually, in hindsight.. I think it was my ceiling light making them look different). Ah well!
Want to know a secret? I love wearing two lipsticks at once, one on the top and another on the bottom lip. Ombres are too advanced for me so doing it like that is perfect for me.