Today’s shade of the day features MAC Cosmetics Lip Pencil in Nightingale. I mentioned this guy in my MAC Haul post. I figured it would be a good idea to give you a lip swatch. I love wearing MAC Lip Pencils as lipsticks. They are super matte and last all day. They are kind of dry so if you don’t like really dry matte lipsticks, you could always apply a lip balm over it. They can be a little tough to apply but I don’t mind it.
T-Shirt is from Target
This color is a beautiful berry color. I’m pretty sure it’s similar to Rebel, which is one of MAC’s most popular shades. I’d definitely recommend this shade for the fall!
I did my eye makeup a little different and I love it. Instead of using my typical liquid liner, I decided to use eyeshadow. I wish I would have used a different bronzer… I guess it’s time to put away my shimmery bronzers and bring out my matte ones.
Face: DiorSkin Nude Air Foundation, Estee Lauder Perfectionist Concealer, Kat Von D Shade and Light Palette, Hourglass Bronzer, Laura Mercier Highlight
Eyes: Kat Von D Eyeshadow Primer, MAC Paint Pot Soft Ochre, Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye, Laetus (lid and crease), Shax (eyeliner), Saleos (brow bone), Dior Iconic Mascara, Clinique Bottomlash Mascara, Sephora Collection Matte Gel Eyeliner dark brown
This post is wayyyy overdue. Several months ago I received a gift card to Nordstrom. I somehow used it all on MAC products. I’m not sure what came over me because I normally don’t buy MAC. I do love their lip pencils and matte lipsticks.
Strobe Cream– I used to hear really good things about this product so I’m excited to try it. I love me some dewy skin! I purchased the travel size.
Fix + I have never tried this product. I couldn’t help myself because the travel size is so cute. I figured I could use this to spray on my brushes.
Lip Pencil in Dervish– The only nude pencil from MAC I have is Whirl. I wanted something less mauve and more pinky nude. I think this was a good pick!
Lip Pencil in Nightingale– This is such a beautiful plum color. I am so excited to wear this on its own.
Lip Pencil in Burgundy– I had such a hard time deciding between this or Vino. Burgundy has more of a red/brown undertone and that’s what I was looking for.
Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick– I’ve purchased the Viva Glam lipsticks for a while now. I’ve been meaning to pick this one up but I just hadn’t gotten around to it. It’s a pretty pink color with an amplified finish.
Nightingale, Burgundy, Dervish
Viva Glam Miley Cyrus
One day I was snooping around on social media, I saw that a few limited edition items were in stock, so of course I made a purchase.
Fix + Lavender– Everyone and their momma were going crazy over these. Of course I felt the need to want it as well. I have used this a few times and it feels amazing. I love the lavender scent.
Giambattista Valli Lipsticks in EugenieandCharlotte–This is another collection everyone went nuts for. I can’t lie… The packaging is beautiful. I wasn’t very interested in this collection, but after seeing it in person I fell in love.
A lip liner isn’t really necessary but I lightly lined my lips with MAC’s Lip Pencil in Magenta. NARS Audacious lipstick in Angela is a lot lighter. I’d say MAC Heroine is similar as well but I don’t own it.
L to R: Kat Von D- Bauhau5, MAC- Impassioned, Dose of Colors-Kiss of Fire, MUFE- 39, Sephora Collection- African Violet
After digging through my lipsticks I have compiled a handful I think would be perfect for spring. Don’t get me wrong I am a firm believer of wearing whatever I want whenever I want, but these are just colors I tend to go for this time of the year.
I LOVE this color. It’s perfect. You need it. Go get it! You can check out my post on it here.
There are a lot more lipsticks I could have chosen but I wanted to pick basic colors you would wear for spring, coral, peach, violet, etc. Like I said before you can wear these colors anytime of the year. I just wanted to give you some ideas for new lipsticks. I hope this helped!
Happy Friday! I will be heading to Cancun for a much needed vacation. 🙂
Wanna start wearing bright lipsticks but not sure if you want spend money? Or are you on a budget? Then this post is for you! I knew these lipsticks were very affordable so I decided to try some out. I purchased 3 shades (in order of swatches): 965 Cherry Picking, 970 Purty Persimmon, and 908C Sugar Plum Fairy. These lipsticks are super pigmented and claim to have a semi-matte long-lasting finish. I would agree with the semi-matte but not sure about lasting over 4 hours. I’d say a good 2-3 hours. A lip liner can easily expand the longevity. For less than $2, these babies are pretty impressive. They do leave a major stain, but if you like that look you can always apply and then blot. The formula is pretty thick, so they’re tough to apply. The packaging isn’t the best but hey, you get what you pay for.
Cherry Pickingis actually my favorite out of the 3. It is a very pretty pinkish red color. It was the most pigmented and easiest to apply. You can get away with not wearing a lip liner. I’d say MAC’s All Fired up is similar except it’s more matte.
Purty Persimmon was my least favorite out of the three. Although it’s a very beautiful red orange, I don’t think it applied well. I feel like it didn’t give an even color so I had to run my lip liner over it. It also seemed a bit clumpy. The closest lipstick I have to this is MAC’s Lady Danger. Purty Persimmon is a lot less matte.
Sugar Plum Fairy
Sugar Plum Fairy is a gorgeous deep berry color. As soon as I saw this in the store I knew it was going to be similar to MAC’s Rebel. A lip liner is a must with this one because it’s not pigmented enough. If you look in the picture you’ll notice how the middle of the bottom lip isn’t as pigmented.
I paired these with the NYX Slim Lip Pencils (which are amazing btw). I used the colors Orange, Pinky, and Deep Purple. They ended up working perfectly with the lipsticks. You could also wear these lip liners alone, just dab some chapstick on your lips first. These run about $3.50 and can be found at Ulta or Target. Wet n Wild can be found at most drug stores. Ulta often has NYX buy 1 get one 50% off. Same with Walgreens and Rite Aid for Wet n Wild. I give these lipsticks a thumbs up for the price!
So get outta your little scaredy pants and put on some bright lipstick! It doesn’t matter what skin color you have these would look pretty on everyone, especially Cherry Picking and Sugar Plum Fairy. Don’t ever think a shade will not look good on you, more than likely you just aren’t used to it. So rock that lipstick and embrace your beauty!