Wednesday, 29 May 2013

My MAC Lipstick Collection #1 -- the nudes

Hello lovelies,

I am a lipstick lover, I probably have far too many lipsticks and lip products that one 22 year old female should own but they are my weakness in life. 



I recently asked whether you would like to see my MAC collection, which currently stands at 20 lipsticks, a few people said yes so I thought I'd do it. As I have 20 lipsticks and I didn't want a super long post, it was suggested by the lovely Islay  that I could split them into categories and that is what I have done.

So as you can tell from the title, the first category I have chosen to do is the "nudes" in my collection. I have two which I would describe as nudes and they are Shy Girl and Blankety.

Shy Girl (Left) and Blankety (Right)


Shy Girl, out of of the twenty that I own, is the one which has been used the least. In fact I have  a love/hate relationship with. The colour is described on the MAC website as "Creamy Neutral Coral Beige". I think it is the Coral undertones that I'm sure of, I never can really decide whether I like Coral on my lips.

Shy Girl is a well hyped blogger favourite and that is half the reason I bought it. I didn't swatch it first (naughty Clare) and just ordered it online. If you are wondering what the shade looks like on my lips here is that lip swatch...

shy girl, swatch

Oooh... nearly forgot. The finish of Shy Girl is Creamsheen, which means it goes on smoothly, doesn't drag across the lips and that it leaves a nice gloss/sheen to the lip so no need for a lipgloss over the top.

As I said before Shy Girl is one of my least used lipsticks, Blankety on the other hand has had a beating since I first got it. The reason I got Blankety was because one of my best friends had brought it with her in her bag for a wedding we went to last August, along with Snob, and as soon as I saw it on her lips I knew it was something I wanted to own. It was in fact my first MAC lipstick I bought with my own pennys, so it will always be a favourite for that reason.

It is described by MAC as a "Soft Pink Beige" , I call it the closest a lipstick could get to my natural lip colour. It is a lipstick I can pull out if I have gone crazy on the eyes but I still want to wear a lipstick. Here is the lip swatch...

MAC blankety swatch

I am often not a fan of a nude style lip as it can be interesting to pull off and can end up looking a bit "concealer lipped" but I do really love Blankety.

The finish of Blankety is Amplified (Amplifed Cream to some), which is probably my favourite finish because they are so creamy but have great pigmentation.

So there are my MAC nudes... what would you like to see next the other categories are:

  • Pale/light Pinks
  • Bright Pinks
  • Reds
  • Purples
What is your favourite MAC nude?
Till Next Time,
Clare xxx



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  1. i wanna see bright pinks next!
    lovelovelove bright pink lipsticks!

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    1. You might be in luck then :) xx

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  2. So calm color! But I love it, especially because it is MAC!

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  3. I really like how you store your lipsticks, i find it hard to find a nude lipstick for my skintone but might take another look.

    Feyi
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    1. Thanks lovely, it was from ebay. You can find them for a few pounds :) definitely worth a look xx

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  4. Great shades, love the shade 'blankety' I think I may have to get it :)

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  5. Light pinks or bright pinks, I don't mind! :) Shy Girl looks lovely on you btw but so does Blankety xx

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    1. Thanks lovely. I think I'm actually starting like Shy Girl more xx

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  6. I love both of these! I've used so much Shy girl, it's a little nub haha xx

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  7. These are such lovely colours! My current Mac fave nudes are Blankety and Hue :) xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

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    1. I haven't tried Hue. Thanks for the comment xx

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  8. I love posts like this!

    Shy girl is such a lovely colour!


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    xx

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  9. lovely posts, really want to see bright pinks!

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    Kamila xx

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    1. Look out for the next instalment to find out which one I picked xx

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  10. Ooh Blankety is lovely! I have Hue. Light pinks next please :-) xx

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    1. I think I might have to look into Hue xx

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  11. Blankety looks so pretty :)

    Stacey x

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  12. i need Mac lipsticks in my life :( !
    i can't wait to see the rest of your collection!

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