My HG lipstick for when I want to look natural, but pretty. I have this problem where my upper lip has completely no colour, but my bottom lip is fine. I went to the MAC counter one day, wanting to treat myself for passing a certain course and was looking at all the popular nudes like Hue, Creme de Nude, Creme Cup, etc. The girl at the counter asked me if I needed help and I explained my situation. Instead of turning to the well-known ones I was looking at, she suggested Peach Blossom.
It was love at first apply. She sanitized the tester for me and when I applied it, it matched the colour of my bottom lip but also seemed to light up my skin from within. I was with my friends at the time and they said to definitely get it, and they are frugal people! I'm an NC-15, but Chinese so I'm leaning on a cool-toned yellow. Peach Blossom is a lovely shade and looks so wonderfully natural. It definitely leans more on the pink side but is an honest "my lips but better" colour.
The texture is also great, I like how despite it being a "+ pearl", it's mainly cremesheen. Not a huge fan of pearl shades but it's not really noticeable for me when I put it on. The texture is great and doesn't dry out my lips. I will say though, like all lipsticks, it is best when you have soft, exfoliated lips prior to applying. What I do is apply lip balm, do the rest of my makeup and then put on lipstick to give the balm time to absorb.
If you seem to have the same problem I do, or want a pretty natural lipstick, do try this one out! The picture shown here does not do it justice. I got it for around $20.25 CAD. Now I want to buy another, so I can have one in my makeup bag and one in my purse. LOVE IT!
This is my HG everyday lipstick at the moment. I have an NC15-20 skintone with pigmented AND cool-toned lips. This combination makes it very tricky for me to find a lipstick that won't look garish on me. However, this product has the right depth, lightness, tone AND consistency to work for me as a simple, pretty lip colour.
The colour of this lipstick is not really peach like the name suggests. Rather, it is a neutral, cool-leaning rose with subtle shimmer. This colour is 'nude' in the sense that it is very close to natural lip colours and is light enough to slightly mute it (no concealer look here, unless you are darker). The finish of this lipstick is not like a traditional cremesheen; to me, it is a lot like a lustre or glaze, in the sense that it has sheer to medium buildable pigmentation with shimmer. To be honest, I would have preferred a creme finish instead of shimmer but the shimmer in this is very subtle and adds a pretty glow to my lips. The shimmer particles are not gritty and are pretty refined. Since cremesheens are not touted to be long-wearing, I will not take lippies off for that but I'm not really bothered by reapplying.
This lipstick is not drying at all, which is a big plus for me since my lips can be chapped quite easily. They will not replace the lip balms in my arsenal, but if my lips are not cracked and are in need of a bit of moisture these will work in a pinch. As with all lipsticks you need to ensure that your lips are not flakey prior to applying, but I found that this did not emphasize the dry bits.
For reference, I am NW20, dark brown eyes and blonde hair.
This is a beautiful muted peach shade that goes on sheer and glossy but has the texture and staying power of lipstick. Personally, I don't like wearing lipgloss, I find it sticky but Peach Blossom (Cremesheen) gives a glossy finish to your lips and adds a good amount of colour payoff.
The colour isn't super long-lasting and probably needs to be reapplied every 90 mins but I find that I am always reapplying most of my lipsticks anyway. I would recommend this to someone like me who is fair but finds that most nude or pale colours made their lips look purple. I was constantly buying lipsticks and finding that my lip pigment made the lipstick colour look purple on me and not like in the tube but since talking to a lovely MAC SA, she told me that to neutralise the purple, I should use a peach-toned lipstick. This worked perfectly and I wear this most days and I feel it gives me a fresh, more natural appearance
Also, I couldn't actually find this on the MAC website, so maybe it has been discontinued? But I think it is good advice to anyone who has the same problem with me and nude lipsticks, try something peach! :)
i hate this colour so much. maybe because i hate frost/glaze/luster. and to be honest this is like a luster meets glaze. the lipstick itself looks pretty but it doesnt have much colour pay off :(
Pretty peachy rose color. I like to use with Pinkarat Lustregloss over it or it is pretty on its on with a lip balm underneath. Very pretty natural color. Yes, I would buy again!
UPDATE 2/16//13: Most recent reviewer thinks this may have been discontinued, but as of this update, it has not. It is just at the end of the Cremesheen color swatches. If you select the "shop by finish" tab under the lipsticks, select Cremesheen, Peach Blossom and the other Cremesheen + Pearls are in the last two rows.
ORIGINAL POST: MAC describes this as "frosted cool nude". I think Pure Zen should have been labeled Peach Blossom & this should have been labeled Pure Zen because on my rosey lips, this looks like a soft pale pink petal on my lip and on my hand Pure Zen felt more peachy. I am NW20 with almost black hair, brown eyes, rosey lips. Peach Blossom is a soft pinky peach...skewing more nude than MLBB. If a Cremesheen hooked up with a Lustre...this is the finish their baby would have. It goes on feeling as nice as the Cremesheens, but looks like you put a touch of gloss on over it. These are not frosty like the other MAC Frosts...this are more pearly than frosty. I honestly wasn't in love with any color in the collection, but I thought the finish was beautiful so I had to walk out with Peach Blossom one of my faves of the neutrals. continued >>