Hey girl, hey! Welcome to the second installment of Makeup Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend, because I know I did! Well, minus the fact that Chloe was being a complete and total diva all day yesterday (she did not want to hunt for eggs in the sun and kept insisting that they move the eggs in the shade for her to find).
Today I'll be giving you a review of a lipstick I bought last week: MAC See Sheer
So I bought this lipstick last Sunday at the MAC counter in Macy's while the kids and I were enjoying our weekly mall trip. I had been looking for a peach/coral lip color that had a more light, natural look to it so that I could wear it through spring and summer without looking so dramatic or 'done up'.
The MUAs (make-up artists) were all busy with other customers (with only ONE Macy's and ONE MAC counter on island, things can get crazy there sometimes) so I was pretty much left to fend for myself. I had browsed MAC lip colors earlier that day online but when purchasing certain products, especially ones that go on your face, I think its better to see the actual color than to just go by the picture you see online because the actual color can vary greatly.
Anyway, so I picked up a few colors and did a few swatches on my hand and arm (I have an issue with using testers on my actual lips - yuck!). 17 colors later I finally decided on See Sheer. Here's a better picture of the actual color:
This is a perfect color for everyday use. I should know, I've been using it every day since I bought it. As the name states, it can be worn as a more sheer color but it is also buildable (as in you can swipe it more than once on your lips to achieve more color) so it can be used sparingly or heavily depending on your preference.
MAC describes this color as a 'grapefruit pink' but I consider the color to be more of a deep peach/coral color. It is a Lustre finish lipstick so it has a gloss/shine to it, which means it can be worn without lip gloss. The staying power of this lipstick isn't that great, so if you plan on sticking things in your mouth all day (I mean like drinks and food you sickos!) you'll probably need to reapply throughout the day.
Btw, that picture is not me. I haven't had time to take any pictures so I just did a google image search. But I don't like posting swatch pictures so much anyway because people have different skin tones. If you're looking into getting this color for yourself, I would rather you do a google image search of a certain color or shade and see how it looks on others who have a similar skin tone to yours. The best advice I can give you on how to properly find and buy the right shade of anything is to go and do your own field research! What may look good online and in pictures may not turn out the way you expect it to once its on your own face. So go on, spend some time at a makeup counter!
Overall I must say that I absolutely love this lipstick! This is definitely a must have for any makeup lover because it goes well with any kind of look. I would recommend this color to basically everyone, especially those who are skeptical or just getting their feet wet with makeup. It is a perfect color for spring/summer and can be worn lightly during the day and can also be worn as a nighttime look by applying more color.
So what is your favorite lipstick? Do you have germ phobia with testers too? Do you have any makeup/beauty suggestions for me? I'd love to hear from you!
P.S. I'll be posting my Art Journal pages for the last three days tomorrow! I haven't forgotten about it, I've just been too busy this weekend to take pictures, upload, and then post them!