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
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! :-)