4.06.2011

Nude Revival.


Up until only recently, I was feeling really over the whole nude lip trend. Some people pull it off amazingly well (cough, cough, Jess!), but unless I'm doing a super smokey eye, I just feel kind of porn star-ish wearing one. Well, that all changed with the most recent item I chose during my last Back to Mac trip.

MAC Shy Girl Lipstick is the newest addition to my lipstick army and here she is next to MAC Cremesheen Glass in Boy Bait.

Shy Girl is a nudey-peach, meaning it's a peach with a touch of nude and not to be confused with a peachy-nude, which would be predominantly nude with peachy undertones. Keep up, people! Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I think it looks pretty amazing on me ;) My favorite lip combo lately has been Shy Girl with Boy Bait (a milky, pinky-nude, courtesy of Alicia) on top for a super flattering, completely non-concealer-like, nude lip.

Shy Girl on it's own

Shy Girl with Boy Bait on top

It's a flattering and versatile nude pairing, in my opinion, because it's nude enough that it can be worn with a dramatic, smokey eye without calling any attention to the lips, but it still has enough color that it can also be worn with very minimal makeup and you won't risk looking washed out or plain.

I know that I'm super late to the party on this one, but better late than never, right? Shy Girl for the win!

Who has Shy Girl and loves it too?


35 comments:

  1. That lip combo looks really pretty on you :) I really love nude lips and I recently purchased my first Mac lipstick which is the Lady Gaga II! It's a really great nude with an awesome finish and you can wear it sheer or build it up for an intense nude lip ^^ I would recommend it if you're looking for a brown toned nude!

    I want to slowly build up my lipstick collection so do you have any recommendations for really wearable neutral Mac shades? :)

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  2. I recently got the lipstick and the lipgloss. haven't tried them out together yet but is a beautiful combo on you! going to try it out as well!

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  3. LOVE the lip combo! I may have to copy you on this one and make a trip to MAC ...

    ♥ Jessica

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  4. this looks so pretty on you. i'm super jealous of girls that can pull off the nude look.. i just look like a washed out fish =p
    thanks for sharing x

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  5. I love the way Shy Girl looks on you! I tried this on a few weeks back at the MAC counter and didn't like it on me. I prefer Creme D' Nude or Ravishing....but I wish Shy Girl looked this good on me! Love the combo you put together, definitely not porn star like! ;)

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  6. Shy girl is in my must have list!

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  7. Looks beautiful! I love nude lipsticks.

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  8. That is absolutely GORGEOUS! :D

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  9. that looks like the perfect lip combo! only bought my first MAC lipstick two days ago, but this will definitely be on my list when my makeup ban is over.

    thanks for the pictures!
    xxx leah

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  10. Looks gorgeous! You always look great in nudes:)

    I have shy girl as well, and am ashamed to say I totally forgot about it after purchasing, and never wore it out!

    You've inspired me to take it for a spin.

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  11. I just had to tell you that I bought the Milani Liquifeye Metallic eyeliner, and it's hands down the best drugstore eyeliner I have ever tried. It's just as good as the high end stuff. Thank you so much for posting about it!

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  12. looks gorgeous on u! one of my fave combos!

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  13. Believe it or not, I don't have this shade yet. I'll have to pick it up soon!

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  14. Shy Girl is going to be my next MAC lipstick purchase...! Looks AMAZING on you Tiff!! :)

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  15. I love Shy girl, but to be honest on me it's not that nude. Don't get me wrong, it's a great everyday colour but i still prefer MAC Myth for a real nude:P

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  16. lol! I'm so happy you've found your perfect nude! Sadly, Shy Girl doesn't work for me at all - it looks too orange on me, I think. But wow, it looks amazing on you!

    By the way, I loved your feature on Getting Cheeky! <3

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  17. @AngelicBetrayal: I decided to forgo Viva Glam Gaga II because I had a brown-toned nude before (MAC Peachstock) and I never seemed to reach for it so I decided it wouldn't be wise to buy another one :) As for lipsticks you should try, I'd say MAC Shy Girl (obviously), Creme Cup, and while I don't have this one, a lot of people love Viva Glam V. I've swatched it a few times and it definitely looks like a nice neutral :)

    @Ashley: You're welcome! I'm so glad you like it too :)

    @EllysMakeupBag: Yeah, Shy Girl is definitely not a true nude, but it's the best nude-ish type of color for me :) Nudes like Myth and Creme d'Nude look really awful on me and make me look washed out.

    @Jessica: Thank you :D

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  18. lovely lip combo! HAHHA excuse me for being cheesy, but dont you love how the names of the products play off of one another? Shy girl is a boy bait b/c it works so well with the lipgloss?

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  19. I'm going through a bit of a bright lippy phase at the moment (MAC Impassioned is my current fave), but I'll always have a soft spot for Nudes. I've got Shy Girl too, but it's a fairly recent addition so I haven't given it much love yet. It looks fabulous on you, especially topped with the gloss.

    Lilit
    xo

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  20. Looks lovely on you. I must check out Shy Girl next time I'm in Mac....I've never really looked at it closely before x

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  21. @Angela: hahaha! I was totally going to mention something about that but I couldn't come up with anything witty to say so I didn't but I'm glad someone else noticed it too :)

    @Makeup and Macaroons: Thank you! Maybe I'll B2M for Impassioned next...

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  22. @tackyblueeyeshadow: You should! It doesn't look like anything special in the tube but I was pleasantly surprised at how flattering it was once it was on my lips :)

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  23. i have it and i love it! all time favorite!

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  24. Thats really lovely- I've been loving peach lips recently ^^ xxx

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  25. i need to try that glass. it looks amazing with the nude.
    next on my wishlist.<3

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  26. Cremesheen glosses are my fave lip glosses. I might have to pick up shy girl to go with boy bait. Looks lovely on you xx

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  27. Fab combo! Shy Girl doesn't quite work on me (looks gorgeous on you though), but I've worn Hue pretty much every day this week so I'm definitely in a nudey pink mood at the moment. x

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  28. I love these products! They look fantastic on your beautiful lips! I think I'd wear this with a hard core smokey eye! Love your blog xox


    hauteandstylish.blogspot.com

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  29. Gorgeous Lip Combo :)
    Shy Girl has been on my wishlist for ages :) x

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  30. Hehe, proof that anyone can work a nude lip, as long as they find the right shade and intensity! ;) Glad you found a way to wear a nude lip!

    x

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  31. I like boy bait. It's already discontinued I think. :(

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  32. I just bought the same combo! Good to see someone else uses it too!

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