Unbeatable coral lipsticks for Summer from MAC
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So I’ve not posted in a while, I’ve been so busy with other things and not had much time to dedicate to my blog. But rest assured I’m still here and I’ve been trying out lots of new make-up and skincare and today I’m going to tell you all about two of my new favourite MAC lipsticks.
I’ve been tempted by coral and orange lipsticks before as I read that they compliment blue eyes, but the ones I’ve tried have always been far too bright and I’ve not felt comfortable wearing them. As a devoted pink-lipstick-lover even a hint of orange on my lips makes me feel quite self conscious.
So with Summer on the way I felt it was time once and for all to find a coral lipstick that suited me and that I felt comfortable with. So I headed to my local MAC counter which happens to be in Fenwicks in York. I love the fact that MAC have so many shades and finishes available and that they’re all laid out in store for you to try out.
A lovely assistant helped me out and after trying a few different shades I settled on Shy Girl and Ravishing, both from the creamy moisturising Cremesheen range.
Shy Girl is the perfect subtle nudey coral shade and I feel so at home wearing it. Within an hour of wearing it for the first time I had 2 people compliment me on how it brought out the blue of my eyes! It’s a great way of taking your first step into the world of orange, it’s so subtle and neutral with just a hint of pinky coral. I’ve been wearing it loads, it doesn’t really need a lip liner either which is great if I’m in a rush.
The next lipstick is a bit brighter, not quite in-your-face orange but Ravishing is a beautiful juicy coral shade that’s perfect for a Summer night out when you want a statement lip. I’ve only worn Ravishing on a few occasions so far, it needs applying carefully with a good lipliner – NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner in Cabo is a great match – and I save it for special occasions only when I’m dressed up and have the confidence to carry off a bright lip shade.
The swatch image above shows the different between these two pretty shades, Shy Girl is on the left and Ravishing on the right. You can see how creamy and reflective they are too, reflecting the light from the window next to where I held my arm. Cremesheen is definitely my favourite finish of MAC lipsticks, they’re so balmy and comfortable on the lips. Why not check out my review of another Cremesheen lipstick – Pink Pearl Pop – as I go on the hunt for the perfect pink lipstick.
Both of these MAC lipsticks are gorgeous, but my favourite is definitely Shy Girl as I feel so comfortable wearing it. Both Shy Girl and Ravishing would suit anyone with blue eyes, and if you have darker skin you can easily pull off a bright orange lip too.
There are 31 Cremesheen MAC Lipsticks to choose from, priced at £17.50 each available from MAC Cosmetics.
Which are your favourite MAC lipsticks?
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