Saturday, October 30, 2010

MAC Pink Nouveau Lipstick

Price-950pesos ($14.50)-US price

The hot MAC shade

There was so much hype about this shade that I just had to jump the bandwagon and see for myself what the fuss was all about.

The first time I saw it I seriously doubted if I can carry this color. The Barbie pink tone was my biggest concern. Mainly because I'm NO Barbie at all! Hehe! :-)

The color reminds me of lollipops and Barbies...
Delicious and pretty!

It didn't help when I tried it on. I had mixed reactions. Part of me thinks this shade of pink looks too unnatural for me. While at the same time I like how it instantly brightened my face. Its fun vibrant shade added spunk to my look. It makes you standout effortlessly. Plus the hue is sooo lovely!

But i still wasn't sure about it...

So I completely wiped it off my lips, reverted back to my safe old shade and went out to dinner.

Cool toned pink with blue undertones

The next time around, I was feeling much much bolder. So I decided to use it out. I even intentionally left behind my "backup" lipsticks so that I won't have an excuse to remove it and act like a pussy again.

I must say that this highly-pigmented lippie really grew on me. What initially started as hesitation grew into fascination. In fact, I've been using it a whole lot lately nowadays especially when i'm gearing towards the dolly look.

"I  heart  It" swatch on my skin
Without flash

With flash

too much gloss
make it feather and bleed
So put as little gloss as possible
And just constantly press and purse your lips for the color to blend evenly
Also, reapplications will be needed coz it's not longlasting!

Along the way,  i just learned how to make the most of what its not and what its got. In other words try to make it work for me.Since its Satin formulation is quite drying, I apply Carmex lipbalm prior to putting this on. Then I finish it off with a clear gloss. I swear Pink Nouveau looks better with a gloss! Without gloss the formulation accentuates the fine lines on my lips.

The color is so lovely that i've been using
this almost everyday!

Pink Nouveau may have some flaws, but it's gorgeous color more than makes up for what it lacks. It also brought out another side of me.

The daring side...

The "I-can-also-feel-like-Barbie" kind of confidence. And with that I'm willing to sacrifice anything for the sake of beauty. Ciao lovelies! :-)


donnarence said...

ok your lips are so beautiful.. i noticed it more than the lippie.. hehe.. nice shade.. :D i love the first pic.. :D

Shopcoholic said...

i love this lippie but it easily fades =(

Marie said...

It looks great on your skin tone.:D

***** Marie *****

Pammy said...

Looks great on you! Pretty lips. :P

Nadine Natalin said...

i love the lollipop effect :) by the way cute color

Christa said...

I totally love this post. I have the same reactions to those "not so natural" pink colors. Must be because we are both blonds...I'm with you, I don't want to look like a Barbie and sometimes those colors can be too much.

I just bought MAC's Pretty Please...I love it.

Here's a pic:


Thank you lovelies for the sweet comments*blush* I'll check out MAC's pretty please, sounds intriguing:-)

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Theresia Natalie said...

thanks for such sweet comment
the lipstick is so sexy, and cool. like pink so much :)

Natalie's-the blog

Liasbubblebath said...

WOw! It looks so good!

Angie said...

you have such pretty lips! i love this shade on you

<3 angie

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bettzy93 said...

This shade looks amazing on you, i have no idea why you doubt it:) I think i am going to be getting it too, i love the shade

Vanity's Child said...

i've been reading a lot about Mac Pink Nouveau, and i think i really have to try it myself. thanks for the swatches. ♥