I tried this today and was in a hurry to get it off of my lips. This was by far the worst of the Heatherette lippies. It makes me look dead practically. I agree about it looking like wearing concealer on my lips. Putting Bonus Beat on top of it didn't help me at all. I think my lip coloring and/or skin coloring just can't carry this off at all. Like I have said before, the glosses of this collection are all very nice, but the lippies aren't. My ranking of the lippies of the collection are Hollywood Nights is best if I had to choose, then Lollipop Loving, and this and Fleshpot. I wouldn't want the last two in my collection if someone paid me to wear them though.
i bought this SOLELY for using it as a base for lipglosses.....coz lots of colors turn funny on my pigmented lips....by itself, its like concealer...i can never wear it on its own...but for a nice peachy nude that looks great on its own, get Peachstock! C3/C4, MMM w/ yellow undertones.
I looooove nude beige lips. I usually use Myth and yesterday I finally got Fleshpot in the Heatherette packaging. It look better than Myth to me. Please understand nude nude lips are my signature and I actually used to use foundation and concealer on my lips before I found out about Mac and their huge range of colors. So for me this is perfect. Opaque as light as you can get, hot hot packaging... MY lipstick!
after seeing the pictures of the new Heatherette collection, i was so excited to get my hands on Fleshpot! it looked like it would be a perfect, creamy nude, and i am all over the pale lip look. trying it on today at the MAC counter, however, was quite a different story. i'm an NC20 and this lipstick made my lips literally vanish from my face, it was exactly the same color as my skin, and NOT in a good way. i tried putting Bonus Beat lipglass on top of it and even that didn't help. it was hideous looking! plus, it's completely matte and unforgiving-- it actually doesn't even look like lipstick! it looks like concealer (i'm not surprised that one reviewer said she can use it as such!). i'm sure there is some skintone out there that this will work for but it's definitely not mine! because i think that the color is so non-universal, i'm only giving it 2 stars. cute packaging though!
Aaah, Fleshpot. I wanted to try it for so long. Yet it was impossible to find. It is a pro item, but I simply could not get my hands on it. I winded up overpaying for it on ebay.
Anyways, I love light nude lips. Myth is a staple for me, and I knew that Fleshpot was similar, so I was itching to try it. Once I finally got it, I was majorly let down. I might as well have bought a tube of concealer at the drugstore. This is LIGHT, super-light, and not in a good way. Comparable to NC10 concealer, probably. There is absolutely NO color in fleshpot (I should've known from the name, I guess) I thought that there would be some pinkyness or peachyness, but NO. It is like pale spackle. And it goes on rough, I might add, not smooth like Myth. Application is streaky and unnatural. And did I add, the color looks like death.
If you are contemplating Fleshpot, I would recommend Myth. Much more flattering and wearable. Fleshpot is unwearable. It might work under some darker glosses, but i'm guessing not due to the texture.
Here is a pic, and it actually looks better in the pic than it does in real life. Nice and ghost-like, right?
For reference I am NC25:
I've always wanted nude lips but they always wash me out and make my teeth look yellow. I went to the pro store and looked at this and figured 'I'm here, why not? I can always return it'. I paired it with Babied Laquer and I have NO INTENTIONS of ever returning this, or letting it run out for that matter. HG perfect I can't believe I finally found you nude lips.
LOVE this shade. It's the perfect nude color to compliment smokey, kohl-rimmed eyes. It's probably a hit-or-miss shade depending on one's skintone, eye & hair color but I love it on me (olive skin, dark brown hair & brown eyes). I would HIGHLY suggest applying a lip primer or a little moisturizer to lips before using Fleshpot, since the shade is very flat (no shimmer) and the finish is matte. If not, the shade could appear cakey; like dried up concealer. These days, Fleshpot can only be purchased via MAC PRO (membership required) or via ebay. continued >>
I put a little bit of clear gloss on my lips first and then dab this over.. it brightens up my face and makes me look ethereal.. but it is extremely pigmented and opaque. Too much could be corpse-like!
I LOVE this lipstick. I got it on eBay, and I am THRILLED! It's really close to Myth l/s, but myth is a litttle more orange. This is soo pretty, I love the satin formula. On it's own it's pretty enough, but with c-thru lipglass over it, it is the PERFECT and BEST nude lip I have come across, and that's saying alot because I LOVE myth. Just make sure you pair this with an intense or smokey eye as it can wash you out. I just love this l/s.
Seriously opaque and great for a mod look... make sure you play up your eyes as this color is very flesh toned... and you could look washed out. This is an excellent lipstick if you need to tone down brighter shades in your makeup collection. I will not repurchase this product however, because it is drying and makes me look very pasty.