Thursday, June 09, 2011

MAC Talk: Creme D' Nude & Speak Louder

I am so excited today because i got 2 new MAC lipsticks. I woke up extra early just so to be able to be take it home with me as early as possible & start swatching. I have heard so much of these shades & had high hopes for them. Well, at least one of them is really great, but not the other one.

Yep, Speak Louder & the much raved about Creme d' Nude.
Speak Louder is L-O-V-E!
I am in love with this lipstick! I'll tell you more about it later.

I have said before that finding a good nude lipstick is hard because what works for one might not work for the other. That is exactly the same with Creme d' Nude. I have high hopes for this lipstick which seems to be well-liked by a lot of girls. Sadly, it just doesn't work for me.

The obligatory swatch...hahaha! That's just one swipe each.

This is how it looks like on my lips...

I think Speak Louder can suit most skin tones. It is a perfect go-to lipstick. If you are not yet bold enough to don red lips, then go for a pink one! It's actually a bit hard to really capture the beauty of this lipstick, MAC defines it as "Clean Poppy Blue Pink" though i don't know what the heck poppy blue pink means.

I know the poppy flower, but i thought poppies are somehow reddish or yellow/orange-ish?! What's with the "clean" word? I mean, i know there's dirty white... is there a dirty pink? Isn't it classified as old rose?! Anyway, whatever the description is, i would just classify it as a bright pink. It's very wearable that you can don it from day to night!

It can give you an instantly brighter look! You don't believe me? Let the picture speak for itself...

This is me without any make-up on my face. I just swiped this on my lips twice & i'm all done!
Yes, my acne is gone now!
I still have a few marks & blemishes left, but i can now go out without applying any foundation on! I am soooooo happy!

Going back, see how Speak Louder made me look almost-ready to brave the world without bothering to apply any other make-up.

Now, Creme d' Nude is a different story...

It gave me that cadaver-look! Eeeekkkkk!!!!! What the effffff???!!!!!

Pardon the pose, i tried taking a picture of it while smiling but it just made me look so fugly that i tried other poses so that it won't look half as bad with the smiling one & this is by far the "best" among the ugly bunch..hahaha! Anyway, what you are looking at is the lipstick,isn't it? XD

I read that this is perfect for NC20 & since i am a NC20 so i got myself one, but then it's one of the worst move that i made in buying lipsticks! This would only be good for those that doesn't have pigmented lips. My lips are quite pigmented, using this alone will result in it looking patchy & awful. I applied lip concealer underneath to show the true color & it's so muted that it even "muted" my lips out!

MAC described it as "pale muted peach beige", i agree with the description. It's a pale peach beige that muted my lips out making me look like i don't even have lips for it washed it out! Definitely not for me! The only way i can make this work for me is if i'm going to top it off with a colored gloss, but since i'm not really a fan of gloss as starters, the chances are quite dim.

I said before that i love Dazzleglasses but i don't see myself buying another one to be used exclusively together with Creme d' Nude! *sigh*
Blankety is still THE nude lipstick for me.

These are my first Cremesheen finish & i am liking it. I love Amplified Cremes & also Satins but since i like the texture of Speak Louder, i think i would have to look into Cremesheens more. No more nude shades from Cremesheens or Lustres. I have tried it & it just doesn't work on me. I'll just go into deeper/brighter colors only.

I'm not sure if i am going to keep Creme d' Nude or just add it up on my blogsale though.

Anyway, at least Speak Louder made up for the disappointment that Creme d' Nude caused me. It just made me 10x prettier with it on!hahaha!

Next lipstick on my list now is Pink Nouveau then NARS Schiap...
I have to find the best pink shades!
I think my wallet is already cringing in fear already because of my plans..LOL!

Hope you are enjoying your evening/day,guys!
Jaa ne~!


Michelle said...

Sadly, some people actually like the dead lips look. :-/

The best way you can sport this lipstick is by topping it off with a colored lipgloss, me thinks.

Pammy said...

I love Speak Louder on you! It really did brighten your face. :P

Creme D' Nude is something I would call corpse-like nude. :D

aisyah De Cullen said...

HOMAAII *shocked*
I shudder to think how it would look on me.. =_=
why don't you try some bolder eye look (and some pigmented blushes) and see whether creme de nude would still washed the look out or not.. It would be a pity not using it at all (or selling it cheaper..>_<)

DeBi said...

the former looks good on you.

yeah, mitch is right you may put colored gloss on top

Madz said...

The Speak Louder has just been added to my "to buy" list! It looks so nice on you Thia! <3

Dana Yoshimizu said...

oh Speak Louder is a beautiful color. Sorry Creme d' Nude not working out for ya :( I tend to stay away from nudes for the same reason. I look so washed out without lips. I think nudes like that look good on people with darker skin so there's at least contrast.

But I'm glad that Speak Louder made up for the other one! :D

Elsa said...

Yeah you rocked the first lippie sis!!! and the I just laughed at your review on the other (looking like a cadaver) it make me deliriously crazy laughing by myself!!!!!

K said...

Im getting Speak Louder because of this!! Now na~~ Haha...

creme de nude is well.. nude! haha it doesnt flatter you dear you look like a zombie.. :(

got any suggestions for really great nudes? I like skinny dip by benefit but its gone in an hour..

love lots!

Askmewhats said...

Bagay both lipsticks on you! Buti ka pa! I can't seem to sport nude lips well without eye makeup! heheh mukha akong may sakit :)

makeup,hauls, and anything under the sun! said...

I wanna try both lipsticks soon! I'm sure Creme D' Nude will look great with sultry smokey eyes. :)

I love your nails too!

xoladiihoneyxo said...

I think Speak Louder looks better on you dear.

Jackie said...

Speak Louder looks really nice on you!

I love the shade of Creme d' Nude though I know it won't look good on me. I have this habit of choosing the worst shades for my coloring just because of how they look on the tube, box, etc.

Ida said...

Ang cute cute ng color nung Speak Louder. :) It looks very pretty on you! I almost want it for myself. Creme D' Nude to me looks like concealer. Hehe, but I'm clueless about nude lippies.

smilecusiluvu said...

awesome! glade your enjoying speak louder! its such a pretty color!

Hollie said...

Love the speak louder shade on you. sigh on creme d' nude, it's really very corpse like. just top it with a peachy gloss, it will prolly look great.

Marge said...

woah, i love speak louder ;-)

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