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!