The final lipstick in my mini MAC collection (after Viva Glam Nicki, Shy Girl and Creme Cup) is Chatterbox. This is a bright pink lipstick in the same vein as Viva Glam Nicki, while Shy Girl and Creme Cup are softer, everyday colours. Chatterbox has an Amplified finish, which is the clear favourite of the ones I've tried (Cremesheen and Satin being the others). It absolutely glides on and feels moisturising while still being insanely pigmented. It wears off really nicely as well, fading in a natural way that isn't drying or staining.
On the lips, Chatterbox can look quite different depending on the light. In direct sunlight, it's a warm, almost strawberry pink, much lighter than how it looks indoors or in artificial light, where it's more of a medium to dark pink that looks a bit reddish and raspberry toned. I really don't have any dupes of this colour in my lipstick collection, a fact that seriously surprised me. I thought Revlon Pink About It might be close, but it looked much more coral and muted. Chatterbox is the perfect lipstick to pop on when you're looking to wear a bright colour that's not too bold and attention-seeking.
I reserve my brighter lipsticks for occasions like dinners out with friends, parties, the beach, or concerts (when I'm not randomly wearing them alone in the house, that is), so what better time to wear Chatterbox than to the Coldplay concert I went to on Sunday? I was inspired by Chloé's amazing post detailing her experience of the Melbourne concert, so I've included here some pictures I took on the night. Even now, I can still hear the stadium singing the refrain from Viva la Vida looping in my head.
It was a truly memorable experience that's still fresh on my mind. They pulled out all the stops — multicoloured wristbands that lit up, showering confetti, giant beach balls, fog machines, lasers, fireworks, mass singalongs, Chris Martin's anecdote about a boy telling him Coldplay weren't as good as Angus Stone, how he said they had the "best fans in the world" and were thankful they gave them the "best job in the world" (I don't even care those are recycled lines). The concert really reminded me how much their songs have meant to me over the years, even though they've become so hugely popular and have increasingly oriented their music to the stuff they can play to a stadium of 30,000 fans. That night, I was just happy to have been one of them.