The reason why I am starting a lipstick post with "first times", memories and blah blah is because recently I finally bought my first MAC lipstick. Yeah, no big deal, right? Some of you reading this post might be having loads of them already. But for me, it is. And before I start off with its review, there's a little story about it. Want to know? Read along. Want to skip? Skip whatever I have italicized after this paragraph!
I was actually lusting after Lustering from MAC's Lustre range. But when I went to the store and was checking it out, the color in the tube freaked me out. It was dead-on pink and I am not a pink girl. I knew beforehand Lustering was a pink lipstick but the color/swatches I'd seen online were light pink, sheerer. I know Lustre range has slightly sheerer lipsticks and that the pink color would eventually not be as pinky on my lips as it was in the tube. But still I was not daring enough to buy it. I obviously didn't want to disappoint myself and go back home without a MAC; after all it had taken a lot of courage on my part to walk in that store finally, LOL.
|MAC Cremesheen Lipstick - Shanghai Spice|
So finally, here's a pretty quick review of Shanghai Spice. Shanghai Spice is from MAC's Cremesheen range, which means its creme finish as well as having fine, barely there shimmer in it that just gives a little sheen to your lips.
Shanghai Spice is a nude pink color with hints of shimmer. It also has a brown undertone. The shimmer isn't obvious at all, but does add a little bit of sparkle to lips when applied. MAC describes it as a "frosted neutral pink". Frosted? No way. Yes it has shimmer but its hardly visible after application, definitely not as much as what a frost-finish lipstick would be!
|MAC Shanghai Spice - Looks much more shimmery than it really is. The shimmer is pretty muted.|
For me, this is honestly the most perfect nude color, I am officially making it my HG nude lipstick. And its a neutral, it will suit both warm and cool tones. Since I am a newbie to MAC, if you can recommend some neutral pinks, peaches, corals and browns to me, do share.
Price: KWD 8.250* , INR 990
Recommendation: Best pink-brown nude color!
*way overpriced in Kuwait. INR 990 is more or less around KWD 5.000 !!