I bought this online without testing it first and I was initially disappointed as instead of the beautiful soft pink I was expecting, this is a very bright petal pink colour on me (very pale, cool toned skin). I wasn't too upset though as even though it wasn't what I was hoping for it was still a pretty colour. As I wear mostly pink l/s I was confident it would be fine given the right makeup and outfit.
However, I've tried so many times to make this work and just can't manage it. I've tried it with natural eye makeup (cool, warm and neutral colours), bolder eyes, different blushers, highlighters, foundations etc.. combinations of all of the above, so well over 20 or so looks. There's just something about it that makes me wipe it off and choose another colour. Such a shame as it is pretty, but there is something missing. It looks ok, but not great.
I've got a suspicion it's partially due to the finish - I like my lipstick to make me look polished and put together, but it sticks to the tiniest patches of dryness on lips that I didn't even know I had. It sinks into the tiniest of cracks too, making it look uneven and slightly messy. I've since tested two other Cremesheens and I didn't like them either.
I keep looking at the beautiful colour and wanting it to work, but I don't think that a truly flattering lipstick ever needs this much effort put into it. Due to this I've said I wouldn't buy it again. However I would encourage everyone to try this; it's one of those l/s that if it works it would be a staple.
I bought this product after visiting the MAC counter at Debenhams and thought the colour was just perfect - a natural pinky nude. I thought it would be really nourishing as well because it was a Cremesheen but unfortunately when I tried it on my lips it seemed to highlight any dry bits, and that was after moisturising with a lip balm. Although, it should be said I do have very dry lips and skin and most people will probably not experience this problem. I have to say although I love MAC's shade range, I still prefer Revlon Super Lustrous because I find them much more comfortable on my lips and more moisturising - I just wish they would have the same colour range as MAC!
Also I realised that although this shade is nice, it's almost too safe for me as it just looks like the same colour as my lips. In the future I'll have to be more adventurous with my lipstick!
I love Creme Cup, but can't wear it by itself. It washes me out. However, when you pair it with Ravishing, it is a gorgeous coral pink. I was looking for a pretty coral pink lipstick and couldn't find one that was just right, so I tried this combination and it is perfect. I also love the moisture that the cremesheen lipsticks give me. It makes your lips fuller too. Love it.
i really like this lipstick and actually this tube is my second one!. this creamy light nude/pink doesn't look too pale on me, its creamy and moisturizing. perfect pink for a simple everyday look
Very sad to say that this product just didn't work. Accentuates any dryness and completely washes me out. Was confused and disappointed, as there is such a massive hype around Creme Cup.. ah well. Olive-skinned ladies, beware.
Love! One of my HG lipsticks of all time! It's a brilliant natural, everyday lipstick that goes with everything! It applies evenly, lasts a long time on the lips and doesn't dry me out. Also, the scent is delicious! I couldn't ask for anything more in a lipstick. Go buy!
This is my go-to lippy. It's a perfect baby pink color. I always wear Creme Cup when I don't want to fuss with my makeup too much but I still want to look put together. it goes with any makeup look. Some say that the Creamsheen finish is drying but I haven't experienced any dryness with this lippy. Highly suggest it! Definitely a must-have!
Love this. I read lots of reviews online and looked at swatches, and when I was in the Mac store tried this on my hand and loved it. I have NC25-30 and pale nudes don't look good on me, and I was worried this would't look good either, but to my surprise it does! It has just the perfect amout of pink to it, and its just on the nude side enough that its does't wash me out. And a plus, I love the scent of mac lipsticks. I didn't find it dry at all, didn't even need a gloss over top. This color is popular for a reason. Its gorgeous.
This is the absolute most perfect baby pink color!! My HG pink lipstick. I'm sure there are many cheaper dupes for this color, but i just love the consistency of these mac lipsticks. I'm not sure how it looks on darker skin tones, but for someone with a light-medium skin tone like me, it looks beautiful.
This is the perfect pink for my skintone! It's so beautiful. I was afraid it was going to be too light of a pink for me, but it really is so pretty and girly. It's perfect for spring and even summer and I think it would look nice with most skintones.