I was really wanting a pink lipstick that didn’t wash me out or make me look like Nicki Minaj.
I went to MAC and tried out Please me, Pink Nouveau, Pink Pearl Pop and Speed dial.
Please me – I liked Please me, but the matte finish didn’t work for me on this shade. It was a really ‘in your face’ colour and I didn’t think it would be office appropriate.
Pink Nouvea – I found this shade to appear more pastel than Please me which made me look like NM (image above).
Pink Pearl Pop – I liked this shade however SD just made my face POP
I ended buying Speed dial and absolutely love pairing it with boldly bare to give it a wash of coral.
Continuing from my previous blog, I’ve swatch the three new lipsticks on my wrist and fairly pigmented lips to provide insight on how the shade may look on medium to tan skin/south east Asian warm tone complexion.
I only wore a hydrating serum + lotion, so my face is really bare.
For reference: I normally wear Natio’s BB cream in ‘TAN’ and this matches my neck. I have dark brunette hair and dark brown hooded eyes.
I’ve been eyeing some nude MAC lipsticks and knew I was going to buy at least 3 which would have cost $108. At the time, I also had an event on in the next couple of weeks so thought, hey – why not get a make over, which is $95 AUD and redeemable by purchasing products. Win – Win.
I booked an appointment over the phone at my local MAC pro store and to my delight, they had an appointment at 4pm on the date of the event. Normally, you would have to booked at least 3 weeks in advance because they’re so busy so I was extremely lucky.
Day of make over: It took about an hour for the artist to complete my look. I had asked for medium to full coverage, a rosy lid, wing eye liner, bold brows and nude lips.
The artist used:
Base/face – essential oil + strobe cream for hydration, Prep + prime skin for the primer, Pro longwear spf 10 foundation, bronzing powder, pinch me blush, soft and gentle highlighter and pro longwear concealer
Eyes: fluid line for eyeliner, Great brows kit for brows, eyeshadow palette x 9 burgundy for shadow,
Lips: hip n happy lip liner + peachstock lipstick + angel lip glass
I opted to not get lashes as I had my go to lashes at home and I prefer to apply them.
I ended up changing from peachstock to shy girl (left: peachstock Right: Shy girl + false lashes)
MAC describes Lady danger as ‘Vivid bright coral-red’ – on me with a face full of makeup it’s a bright red with a hint of orange. I think its due to my tan skin, the shade does not come off as vivid orange however on my fair skin Caucasian friend, the shade looks ORANGE – completely orange with a tint of red! (not referring to my friend on the right, I believe she is wearing MAC’s lip glass called cultured).
I applied Lady danger once, blotted with a tissue and reapplied. I was out for 6 hours, drinking, eating greasy foods and when I came home the shade was still on my lips with minimal fading. So i would rate the staying power 10/10.
What’s funny is, swatch on my hand LD looks coral (it shows up differently on my lips)
left to right: Russian red (Matte), Viva glam 1 (Matte), Lady danger (Matte), Ruby woo (Retro matte) and D for Danger (Matte)
Honestly, I’m borderline bored with life, I have a typical corporate life, 9 to 5 job, sitting in front of the computer where the most excitement I get is opening a new tab to research my next MAC lippy buy. So I decided to blog about one of favourite tangible items.
I decided to create this blog after spending hours, days and nights scrolling through blogs, google images, Instagram, etc looking for MAC shades that would suit my skin tone and makeup style.
I would see a shade/colour that I liked and go into the stores to try it on with utter excitement, only to be disappointed as the images did not reflect how it looked on me. This is due to filters added, different skin tones, lighting, etc so hopefully my images can help girls with similar skin tones to me or just enjoy reading my review on the lipstick.
Skin tone – Medium to Tan | I’m most suited to warm toned (veins are green & purple so I can also wear cool tones)
Ethnicity – Vietnamese (South-east Asian) | shades on Caucasians/WOC look different on me