If you can remember on my February Wishlist, I have the MAC Viva Glam Nicki included in that list. So when I went to HK a few days ago, the first thing that I looked for was the Viva Glam Nicki, but found out it hasn't launched there yet haha. I didn't want anything from the Shop MAC, Cook MAC collection (they still have everything available!), but when I saw the Chen Man Love & Water collection, I swatched Force of Love on my hand, and fell in love! Can you pretty please look at the beautiful outside packaging? Made me wish the design is on the lipstick bullet, itself!
Force of Love is a very vivid pink-coral lipstick. It's matte, but it's not drying at all - it's more like a Satin finish, to be honest. It's such a pretty color! So perfect for summer!
It's not a unique shade, per se. With the amount of makeup collections that MAC has been churning out as of late, you can definitely find a dupe for this if you miss out. I find it to be very similar to Viva Glam Nicki Minaj though it's slightly less yellow based - from the swatches I've seen online, Viva Glam Nicki is an intense light pink with a coral undertone, while Force of Love looks just a tad deeper with more hints of coral (it looks more pink personally compared to the last photo - the swatch on my hand is more spot on). It's also very bright, though not as bright as MAC Toxic Tale. Party Parrot is darker, leaning more into fuchsia. While Watch Me Simmer is definitely more coral/orange.
Oh, you can see swatch comparisons between Nicki Minaj, Watch Me Simmer & Force of Love here!
*Sorry my eyebrows look a little too wonky, I was trying to find a powder that will match my new hair color! & I have an explanation for my heavy, out of place eyeshadow color choice! You'll see in a post later on!