Friday 12 April 2013

The Perfect Nude Lip: MAC Shy Girl

Hello Lovelies!

One of my main beauty missions in life has to be to find the perfect nude lipstick. That 'your lips but better' shade which you can either throw on when your running out the door without thinking to instantly perk you up or team with a dark smoky eye to ensure your make up look doesn't emulate 'drag queen'. On my quest I've had some chavy concealer lip disasters as well as some middle aged brown shade mishaps, but now I think I've found my holy grail natural nude lip. Meet my latest lipstick addition and addiction, MAC Shy Girl...     


This lipstick has been stuck on my wishlist for so long, but I finally caved in and bought it when I was in London because I just couldn't find my perfect nude in the drugstore. I didn't really have enough money to spend £14 on a lipstick, but it was one of the best 14 pounds I've ever spent as I've worn it non stop since! As you can see from the swatch it's a light nude pink shade with a strong true peach undertone (I'm such a sucker for any make up associated with the word 'peach') which gives just the right amount of subtle colour to your lips to really brighten the face opposed to making you look 'corpse like', we've all been there right....The formula is just as wearable as it has a cremesheen finish that just glides onto the lips and leaves them feeling super moisturised and comfortable whilst still providing a good amount of colour pay off and longevity. It also fades really evenly without gathering in creases or dry areas and you can apply it without a mirror too, making it a really great no fuss lippy for on the go type days. I also find this to be the most perfect shade for Spring and I can't get enough of it paired with a dewy base and subtle golden brown smoky eye at the moment. An absolute must have for any girl's make up bag.

What's your favourite nude lipstick?

 I've just had a day at the union trying (and largely failing) to get essay done, interspersed with coffee breaks and distracting friends, going to pack up work for the day now though and go get ready for a night of bowling. I'm literally awful at bowling (I once threw a bowling ball so pathetically that it didn't even make it to  the pins and a guy had to come and remove it, embarrassing or what), but I do have a new varsity jacket that I'm going to dress up for a 'sports luxe' outfit post so that's fun!

Have a lovely night girlies!
Love Meg
x    

18 comments:

  1. So glad you went for this in the end :) its my fave Nude as well xx

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  2. I havent tried shy girl yet but it really suits you x

    http://pamperedpout.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I love this one, it's one of my go-to shades! My favourite is Pure Zen by Mac, which is just like Shy Girl only it has pinker undertones :) x

    inlineofbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Aha, looks like were twins on the post front today, I just wrote a post on my favourite nude! This looks great!

    caperepulchra.blogspot.com xo

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  5. love the color on you!!!
    http://www.juicydaily.net/

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  6. Oh, sounds promising! I´m just like you, constantly searching for that perfect nude lipstick:) I have a few that´s close to perfect, one from LumenĂ© and one that I absolutely LOVE from Shiseido :) xx

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  7. The colour is lovely! Peach would definitely tempt me too :) x

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  8. I've wanted this for ages! I don't know why I just don't purchase it already!

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  9. It does look really nice on you. You're right about having to pick the right shade when you are shopping for nudes because if you get something too close to your skin tone you really can look like a corpse! I've never tried anything by MAC, but I'm a little iffy towards them since they test on animals. I just find it really weird that they test. Most of the more expensive brands don't because they use the extra money to invest in alternative testing methods like cell regeneration and things. Maybe one day I'll buy a MAC product, but for now I usually just save my pennies to invest in a cruelty free brand.

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  10. Ive wanted this for soo long too! i cant make my mind up with this one and hugh!

    fromkirstyloves.blogspot.co.uk

    xoxo

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  11. I haven't found the perfect nude lip for me yet, peaches don't suit me unfortunately :( this looks lovely on you though! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Ooo this suits you soo much! I love MAC Patisserie - deff my fave nude but this shade has been on my wish list for so long!

    www.absolutebeaut.com

    xx

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  13. I love Shy Girl :) Great choice ;)

    Rachel//twentysomethingbeauty.com

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  14. I can never perfect the nude lip look! Yours look fab x

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  15. I need this - never tried nude lips before.

    http://ceelou4.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. This looks so gorgeous on you, I can't really do nudes, my lips are so red naturally that it just looks weird xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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