This is my first pink lipstick! Since I have very pigmented lips pinks never show on me, for ref I'm NC42. When I first saw this, I told the SA it's way too bright, but it was perfect! My dark lips toned down the color but still shows up semi bright, just how I wanted it! I paired this with Whirl lipliner and it has become my everyday neutral lip look. This is creemsheen so it's very moisturizing and forgving on dry, lined lips like mine.
Speak Louder is a bright pink color that is a lovely cremesheen formula which wears best from all Mac's formulas. I dont know what the deal is here with people saying that they dont see the "blue" in it, well you're not going to see blue, blue is just an undertone base which suits cool fair skins best,while yellow toned pinks suit warmer skin tones, thats why Speak Louder looks amazing on all fair/cool skinned women like me. This is a bold pink color so if you're afraid of stonger lip colors this is not for you. Speak Louder is a very pretty perfect pink that can be worn all year in my opinion especially in the winter when Im super pale, it looks pretty with Mac's Dame blush because it is also a blue based pink, as well as Mac's Well Dressed blush. I wear this with Vanilla as a wash for my eyes, jet black mascara and just a tad of blush, the look is really beautiful, clean, timeless. If you like pinks and have a fair/cool complexion this is a must. For women with a warmer complexion Lady Bug looks fabulous.
This is a really interesting colour. I would describe it as a medium red toned watermelon pink. It's bright. It's ever so slightly sheer but very pigmented which sounds contradictory I suppose - the colour is wow, it lasts really, really well but it's not completely opaque unless you layer it.
The perfect colour for summer (or sunny spring days!) with that middle ground between MLBB and OMG RED! Looks nice slightly blotted too.
For a matching gloss, try Jordana lip gloss in Hot Lips or Dior Ultra Gloss in 662 Extravagant Grenadine (ever so slightly pinker) though both have shimmer while this lipstick doesn't.
A nice option.
This is what I wanted my impassioned to be....Its smooth to apply, doesn't stain my lips and easy to remove. Alos, even as its a cremesheen...it is quite pigmented. Thats bcos I find that the cremesheens are usually sheer. I need to discover ways to use it. A plus is thaat you dont need gloss on top!
Love this saturated med-dark pink color! Its a YLBB color that with one swipe on me looks like a just bitten lip stain and brightens my complexion (NC35). I wear this everyday with dervish lip liner.
This is such a pretty rosy medium pink! It brightens the face without being *too* bright. I love the cremesheen texture...it seems to make my lips look fuller. This is not an everyday lipstick for me because I like a more nude pink lip for work, but I like to wear it on my days off.
This color is very unstable. It looks so different under different lighting situation.
If you wear it indoor under incandescent light, you see pink + some red + a little orange, it looks natural like someone's lip color but more saturated. Very pretty.
If you wear it outdoor or in door under harsh white light like fluorescent light or compact fluorescent lamp, you see blue pink. That's certainly not a natural lip color. It's a little bit harsh and doesn't go with tan. It's certainly not wearable for every occasion.
The texture is OK. I haven't noticed any problem in terms of drying. It's easy to apply, no lumps of color or chapped lips. No, this is not a HG so I probably will not buy it again. NEXT!
I'm NC35 with olive undertones and this lipstick is the perfect bright pink for my skin. The formula is great, does not feather, stays put, and does not dry my lips.
This lipstick gets 100% of my love. This is a Cremesheen formula (one of the best IMO) and MAC describes this lipstick color as a "clean poppy blue pink". I don't really see a "blue" in there but there must be since blue toned lipsticks usually look awesome on me. I really can't imagine this looking bad on anyone but I think it'll be especially great for fair skinned women. This really compliments any look I want to achieve and although this is a bit "much" for school, I love wearing it elsewhere. MAC is right though, this lipstick goes on CLEAN. No streaks, cakey-ness, fading. All I need is a swipe or two and I have perfect lips.
So pretty on fair skin! I LOVE this lipstick. I haven't worn it in a while, but I will occasionally open it up and admire it, haha. When I bought this, I asked the saleswoman to find me a color that resembles red velvet cake. She pulled this one out, and it matches perfectly! It goes on smoothly and the cremesheen formula is the best. I can use it straight from the tube for a POW look, and use a finger to pat it on my lips on top of balm for a stain. Pretty!