21 November 2013

MAC Shy Girl

MAC Shy Girl lipstick ; £15

Shy Girl was (and is) my first ever MAC lipstick. Although I don't always get enough use out of it and regrettably let it slip unnoticed into the back of my lipstick collection; it's still one of my absolute favourites. As a cremesheen finish, it has a really nice satiny hydrating formula which doesn't enhance dry or chapped lips. It's a fairly sheer colour, which tends to be the nature of the cremesheen formulation, but still adds a nice amount of pigmentation. The texture is almost balmy with a very very slight shimmer/glitter in there, although it doesn't necessarily translate onto the lips.

The staying power is pretty decent, lasting a good hour (which in my eyes is impressive for both a balmy and light shade of lipstick). Unlike many other nudes which can wash you out, Shy Girl has a definite peach undertone, which looks amazing with a tan. Having said that, in my experience, it can look a bit off with very pale skin, so it's worth bronzing up to see it work it's magic.My only qualms here are that I personally find the overpowering vanilla scent a little too much to handle (at times!) but this is true of all MAC lipsticks and not necessarily a reflection of this one alone. Also, all the MAC lipsticks have rocketed up to £15, which in my opinion is really pushing the boat out.

Although is continues to be one of my favourites, I don't think I could justify splurging £15, despite my love for this lipstick (sort it out MAC!) but apart from that I would really recommend it as a refreshing alternative to 'concealer' nudes!


jennie said...

Ahh I really want this lipstick, it looks so beautiful! <3

Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

Katy Stephenson said...

i love this colour, definitely one of my favourite mac lipsticks!


Rachel said...

I have a soft spot for this lippie :) It was one of the first MAC ones that I bought :)

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Anonymous said...

Looks like a really subtle colour. I like it! Thanks for the share :)

xo Mel
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Tegan said...

such a gorgeous shade! that could work for anyone I reckon.. although yeah £15 is a bit much on a student budget... :/ xo

Temporary:Secretary said...

I really like MAC lipsticks, the cremesheens and lustres are my favourite! I wear it every day so prefer to spend a little extra on lipstick with a moisturising formula. x

Gail J said...

I've never tried this colour before because my skin is not white. However, it surely looks good on you :) x

Elizabeth Daisy. said...

That lipstick is amazing, I love the colour!

Elizabeth x


Lindsey Louise Bales said...

that color looks so lovely! i'd love to try that out on myself!

lindsey louise


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Josie said...

I've never had a MAC lippy! This always looks lovely on other people but I don't think it'd suit me at all, I still want to try one of their other shades one day though! xxx

Perla Sanchez said...

What a beautiful color!! I really need to try this lipstick :)



Anonymous said...

j'adore cette couleur ;)