i only have a few MAC lipsticks, i'm not really a lip-person. but i know i should focus a little bit more on lip colours as mine are quite full and a feature on my face that could get more attention.
at this point of time, i'm not very happy with my selection of colours, i regret buying so many light colours and would rather have more bold/berry shades that suit me better :( maybe it's the winter lighting, too.
so i need to work hard on this!
(a tube of 3g cost 18€/13.50£/14.50$.)
Creme D' Nude
|Creme D' Nude|
i don't really like it as it washes me out (really NEEDS a dark/striking eye make up to balance it!) and only looks good if i had used a lip-scrub. so i only use it to tone down bold colours. it also feels a bit heavy, but very creamy and not gritty at all.
The Faerie Glen
|The Faerie Glen|
Half 'N Half
|Half 'N Half|
Shy Girl ("Cremesheen") is a light peach with gold microshimmers which aren't apparent when applied. it's shiny and brightens up your face, a really nice and subtle summer shade.
Brave New Bronze
|Brave New Bronze|
limited edition with the "Style Warriors" collection spring/summer 2009 and my first MAC lipstick. this is a "Satin" finish with no shimmer and a quite thick, opaque and dry texture. you have to wear it over a lipbalm or together with a gloss to avoid it looking too dry or flaky on your lips. it's a beigey flesh-colour and looks great on yellow-toned medium skin as a MLBB-nude. it's dark enough to be worn with every look. there is a similar shade in the permanent range: "Cherish", so if you didn't get this, don't worry!
is a "Cremesheen" formula. this shade was limited edition with the "In The Groove" collection summer 2010. it's a coral pink, a light, bright and shiny summer shade.
Ravishing is also a "Cremesheen". it's a peachy coral with gold shimmer. i haven't worn this very often, i ordered it online and haven't seen it in real before - i didn't like the orangey hue it got on my lips and the gold shimmer. but with a pink gloss on top it looks really nice.
here are all swatched on my arm:
from left to right: Creme D'Nude - Freckletone - Blankety - The Faerie Glen - Hue - Half 'N Half - Patisserie - Shy Girl - Brave New Bronze - Jazzed - Ravishing.
what is your favourite shade of MAC lipsticks? i plan on getting Syrup and Girl About Town someday, but maybe i'll wait for my next Back2MAC (the last time i depotted my eyeshadows i could get 5 lippies ;) ).