First off... did you know that you can give product reviews on the MAC website?! This MUST be new... I'd be an idiot not to notice (although being oblivious to the obvious is in my nature). I'm now sure how I feel about this. I took a quick look at it and from what I see, you can't review a specific shade. For example, you can't review Twig (Satin), you can only review lipsticks in general (so you'd have to mention the details in your review). I think that's kinda-sorta lame. I know MAC lipsticks rock.... but how does "XYZ" pan out? Know what I mean?
Anyway, speaking of MAC, I got a few things from there. When I was little and I'd get sick, my mom used to get me Barbie coloring books and a fresh pack of crayons. This is the same concept, except that I get stuff from MAC. I'm just very, very bad....
MAC Hue (Glaze)
Most of what I got isn't coming in the mail until Friday or Saturday, BUT I did get a lipstick from the counter. I decided to opt for Hue. This is my first time experimenting with a Glaze formula. I had some idea of what to expect. I knew that it would be a more glossy finish and that the color would be very sheer. In my opinion, I really like Lustres best, since you can start out light and build up the intensity as you please. Yeah, that's pretty nice. So, I tried out today and I really liked it. It's a very pale nude-pink. It didn't wash me out and I can see this complimenting most skin tones but you have to ask yourself: do I prefer colors on the sheer side or colors that are opaque? If you prefer the latter, opaque colors, this isn't for you. Another thing, I think this color in particular is fabulous for gals with light colored lips. Mine are very pigmented, quite red and because this is a glaze, I have to really put in the extra effort to hide the natural color of my lips. From now on, I'll be sure to wear a liner with this color. Still, I'm really warming up to this color & formula -- I just used to opting for formulas that pack a bigger punch.
|It took numerous swipes to get this swatch|
Lastly, I'm a major (I mean, MAJOR) fan of House. It's definitely one of my favorite shows. One of the characters, Thirteen (Olivia Wilde), is incredibly beautiful. I just can't help but to admire her natural beauty and gorgeous makeup. I saw a picture of her today and I just felt like I needed to share it (picture taken from here):