05.26.2012

Go Nude, MAC Freckletone

"MAC Freckletone"

I am always on the hunt for the perfect nude lipstick, and as a brown girl it is pretty hard to find. You have to really be careful when doing nude lips to avoid that dreaded Tyrone Biggums “hungry look.” If you are unsure what I am talking about…

This is not a good look!

When choosing a nude lipstick it is best to stay as close to your skintone as possible and not too light. Pink toned nudes work best for cooler complexions and peach toned for warmer complexions. Neutral shades work for both cool and warm complexions. I find lipsticks with creme or sheen finishes to be best for nude looks. I steer clear of matte nude lipsticks unless wearing a gloss on top as they are too dry and at some point you will end up with the look above, no bueno.  I picked up MAC Freckletone a few weeks ago and it is the perfect nude lipstick for Brown Skinned Beauties. It is a neutral shade (leans slightly warm) that can work on many different complexions and is perfect for everyday wear. This is now my go to nude lipstick!

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Freckletone is a neutral peach with a lustre finish. Lustre finish lipsticks are demi-sheer and can be built up for slightly more intense color. It gives a nice sheen to the lips without shimmer or glitter and is pretty moisturizing. However, I find that it doesn’t stay on the lips very long and you have to touch it up often. I usually wear Freckletone with Wet ‘n Wild Coloricon Lip Pencil in Willow and Inglot Sleeks Cream Lipgloss in #91. This is the perfect combination for me…

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Wet ‘n Wild Willow, MAC Freckletone, Inglot #91

MAC Lipstick retails for $14.50 which I know is pretty pricey so I have a dupe for you. It’s not exact but very close and around $4, Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Birthday Suit (250)

Left Freckletone, Right Birthday Suit

Birthday Suit leans a little more cool but when paired with the lip liner and gloss mentioned above it gives the same effect. Here I am wearing Birthday Suit with Inglot Sleeks Creams #91…

I say this is a really good substitute at less than a third of the cost of Freckletone.

Do you own MAC Freckletone? How do you wear it?

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