Sunday, 4 November 2012

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Crème In Your Coffee

Some of you may remember that a few months ago I was off in search of a more natural lipstick that I could wear to university or on days where I didn't feel like a more colourful lipstick was appropriate. I've always felt a little out of my depth when it comes to looking for natural lipsticks. My lips are naturally very light so without lipstick it can make me look really washed out, but some lipsticks can be too pink and nudes don't really tend to suit me either, so I wasn't sure where to start! In the end I narrowed it down to Modesty and Crème In Your Coffee (a big thank you to Sandy for this suggestion!) In the end I decided to go with  Crème In Your Coffee because it seemed a little bit darker than Modesty so I thought it might be a safer option.



This lipstick comes in the standard MAC bullet packaging. I had the usual problem of having to chase it around my room to photograph it (I think my house is on a tilt). While I do like the MAC packaging, I do find it a little annoying to have to pick them all up and check the bottom of them to find the one that I want in the morning.



MAC describes Crème In Your Coffee as a mid-tone pink brown, which I think describes it perfectly. For me it isn't too pink that it looks silly against my pale skin, and it isn't too dark (for me at least) to not be suitable for everyday.



This is one of the cremesheen lipsticks, so it is very creamy and had some sheen to it. I really like the texture of cremesheen lipsticks. They're a little thicker than normal lipsticks, but they don't feel too heavy, and this one doesn't dry out my lips at all. This lipstick takes around three coats to become fully opaque.

The only downside to the cremesheen finish (for me at least) is that they don't last as long as the usual MAC lipsticks. This lasts around three hours on me before it needs to be touched up. 

Overall I'm really pleased with lipstick. I've used a lot of it too, I've been reaching for it nearly everyday for university and I can see me having to buy another one fairly soon. I may also pick up Modesty too, does anybody have this one to compare it with? This lipstick has definitely filled the gap in my collection for a natural lipstick!

This lipstick costs £14.00 and can be purchased from the MAC website.

What's your favourite natural MAC lipstick?

Disclosure: I bought this product myself.


**unrelated note**

This was going to be standalone post, but since it's only going to be about a paragraph long, I decided to add it in onto this post.

Last week I was contacted by Mentorn Media, who are making a show for BBC Learning all about problem skin; how it makes people feel, the effects it can have on people’s lives and the different treatments and options available to help deal with acne.

They are looking for success stories of people that have battled nightmare skin and would like to find out what treatments they have tried. I'm aware that this might be a little uncomfortable for some, but I offered to ask on here if anybody was interested since I've heard a lot of success stories through reading blogs in the past and I definitely encourage people to get involved if you are comfortable to do so.

If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, then Alex at Mentorn Media would love to hear from you.

You can get in touch with her on adewhirst@mentorn.tv or 020 7258 6805

Thank you!

14 comments:

  1. Ooh that's quite a nice shade, very autumnal! As for the problem skin, I'd go for it if it weren't for the fact my skin isn't half as bad as it could be, plus I'm by no means a success story, I just get by with lashings of concealer! xx

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    1. It is very autumnal! It's really pretty, not something that I'd usually go for either. My skin isn't as bad as it could be either, I know exactly what you mean about lashings of concealer! Luckily my skin has gotten a lot better as I've grown older. I'm hoping it stays that way!

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  2. it's really nice on u claire! i like syrup for a natural lip... it's really nice! i think it may be a lustre but i can't remember. i just know it's v natural looking and goes with anything! xxx

    p.s i'll RT about the success stories thing xxx

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    1. Thank you! It's a lot darker on me than I was expecting. I've just looked up Syrup, it looks beautiful!

      Thank you! It's a great opportunity for somebody to get involved in. Plus I'm all for making acne less of a taboo issue! x

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  3. This is such a gorgeous colour! :O thanks for sharing!

    www.andiijamesblog.com

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    1. It's really nice isn't it? I'm pleasantly surprised, I think I'll be buying another one pretty soon! x

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  4. That colour is lovely, need to visit the mac store soon!
    New follower btw :)
    http://veuxdoochild.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's really nice. It's not too dark and not too light either. Thank you for following! x

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  5. Woww, I love this shade! I've never bought anything from mac but hopefully I'll be making my first purchase soon xx

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    1. It's quite addictive once you've made your first purchase, haha! My first purchase was a lipstick. :) x

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  6. I shall have to go forth and break the bank once more O.o it's calling my name. *Sigh*
    Too bad I'm still a minor; I believe there may be slight legal issues with me if I got involved with the BBC programme. Good luck on your end though! xx

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    1. Haha I have to stop reading blogs around Christmas time because I know I'll be tempted by things!

      It's great opportunity for someone. I've only had minor acne so I'm not really relevant, but it would be wonderful for someone who can share their experiences. :) x

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  7. I love the shade of this lipstick, I think it looks great against your pale skin x

    Angelica [One Little Vice]

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    1. A lot of natural lipsticks look a little odd against my skin because they're either too orange or too pink, but I think this one gets it just right. :)It's quite difficult to find light lipsticks to suit me!

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