It’s taken a while, but I’ve finally realised my perfect lipstick isn’t waiting on a shelf somewhere for me. Instead it’s right here, sitting in my makeup bag. And has been for well over a year. Oops.
MAC’s Creme In Your Coffee is the perfect combination of nude but bold, my lips but better, creamy yet long-lasting. A lipstick that goes with anything, works for any occasion. Yes, perhaps it is a little dark in the summer, but from September-April it’s become to my go-to.
It’s a Cremesheen finish, which means it gives a solid wash of colour, a slightly shiny finish and a really moisturised feel to the lips. I find it beds down to a nice stain that lasts a good four hours, yet it doesn’t feel uncomfortable or drying, and it’s relatively easy to reapply without any unforgiving dry patches. This is probably my go-to finish if I’m unsure with MAC, as I’ve not found a dud (looking at you, Matte!) and it combines lasting power with a balm-like feel.
But the reason this is my all-time favourite lipstick? The colour. It’s quite a unique colour that I think its massively underrated in the world of MAC lipsticks. Described as ““creamy mid-tone pink brown” it is a warm-toned nude, but despite that still seems to have a slight teeth-whitening effect. It’s slightly darker than my natural lip, there’s pink and plum undertones, and it looks natural but put-together. I find it shows more brown on me, but in a soft and easy-to-wear way. Hard to describe really, but it sets off my ghostly-pale complexion nicely. It doesn’t wash me out, and it’s perfect for daytime wear, a dinner date, or a night out. Perfect for grabbing without thought really!
What’s your all-time favourite lipstick?