People often think that a nude lipstick shade is the same thing as a my-lips-but-better lipstick shade. A nude lipstick shade is not what someone would want to get unless that person wants to look like he/she applied concealer on his/her lips. A nude lipstick shade will more often than not make someone look washed out and just blahhh. The right way to get a “nude” lipstick shade is to get a my-lip-but-better shade. It should be a shade that is similar to you lip color and it should be able to enhance your natural lip color, not make your lips look pale.
Having said all this, I’m proud to say that I have found the perfect my-lips-but-better shade for myself and I have been using it for more than three years now! It goes by the name hug me by MAC Cosmetics. It’s a lustre finish and I surprisingly never thought to check what finish MAC Hug Me is until recently.
Mac Hug Me doesn’t particularly looks nice from the tube. It’s a shade a normal girl would have easily overlooked. It doesn’t look attractive as it looks like a brownish pink directly form the tube. Since it’s a luster finish, It also doesn’t swatch attractively. I like my lipsticks opaque so I tend to gravitate towards colors that swatches beautifully. It’s probably the sheerest lipstick I have in my lipstick army but it’s one of my favorites, still. I honestly cannot remember how I started my love affair with this lippie but I’m so glad I picked it up and gave it a try.
Now, I already said that it doesn’t look attractive from the tube and that it doesn’t swatch beautifully. So really, what is all the fuss about this lippie? It may look like an unattractive pinkish brown from the tube but it applies a like a luscious caramel-browny-pink on my lips. It doesn’t have a hint of shimmer or frost (YAY) but it makes my lipstick look soft and luscious with its shiny-in-a-nice-way finish. My dry and chapped rejoice over the amount of moisture this lipstick has. It goes well with ANY makeup look and is my go-to lipstick on days when I don’t know what shade to pick.
Since it’s a luster finish, it doesn’t last very long on the lips. You may need to reapply (I don’t mind reapplying at all).
This lipstick has got to be the most constant thing in my life and I love love love it! I didn’t get to blog about it sooner because my old tube didn’t look attractive anymore (</3) and I waited until I got a second tube to blog about it! For the record, this is the only lipstick shade that I have repurchased twice in my life! It’s really glorious. I think it would suit a lot of different skin tones but those who have really pigmented lips might not get the same results as me because the shade isn’t very opaque.
For those who think this shade might not work for them, don’t worry! Just find a liopstick shade that’s similar to the color of your lips and you’ll have your perfect mlbb in no time!
Already found your MLBB? Let me know by commenting below because I’d love to try new MLBB shades!