MAC • Cremesheen - Shy Girl • Lipstick

rated 4.1(250 reviews)

Average Rating.4.1
Would buy this product again.71%

rated 4 of 5 ElektraS on 8/16/2012 2:07:00 PM more reviews by ElektraS

Age: 19-24   Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool   Hair: Blond, Wavy   Eyes: Brown    

I really like this lipstick, the only problem I have is that it tends to wash me out a bit. (I am a NW15, BR10, mont blanc ). when my best friend that has a really dark olive skin tone tried it it looked SOOO beautiful on her, it just brought out her features and colours.
So, I think it is nice to wear when I have a self-tan on or maybe when I have a colouful purple eye but I think it will look even more amazing on you warme tone girls!

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rated 4 of 5 MsEvaKumo on 7/31/2012 8:05:00 PM more reviews by MsEvaKumo

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

As a reference, I have light to medium skin with slightly yellow undertones. I'm an NC25 in MAC during the colder months and between NC25 and NC30 in the summer.

Shy Girl is one of my favorite nude lipsticks. It has muted peachy/coral undertones which suits my warm skin tone very well for everyday wear. This actually looks better on me than pinky-nude lipsticks, which tend to make me look corpse-like and washed out. The warmth in this lipstick shade isn't too overwhelming though and I think this would suit cool-toned skin types much better than other peachy toned nudes.

In terms of opaqueness, I find that this is not the most pigmented of the cremesheen lipsticks. However, the color still shows up on my naturally pigmented lips and it's a good lipstick for making my reddish lips appear toned down and more beige. I love wearing this underneath sheer lipglosses because it really does make the lipgloss color more apparent.

I know there is a lot of debate surrounding the cremesheen formula and I really do wish there was a more sanitary way of trying out lipsticks at the store before purchasing them. I personally like the cremesheen formula because I think they're easy to reapply and they feel moisturizing on my lips. I also love the finish; I much prefer its sexy, subtle sheen over the ridiculously shiny lipsticks that make me look like I'm drooling. =(

However, if you have not tried this formula, you might not enjoy this if you have wrinkled lips since the creaminess accentuates cracks and flakes. But if you don't have any deep set wrinkles in your lips, I think this formula is great at making the lips appear juicy and plump.

Application also isn't very even when I apply directly from the tube and I know some people complain about the formula's slipperiness. However, I personally don't have this problem when I use a lip brush. Also, I find that this formula works best over an EOS lip balm; from experience, I think the thick jelly-like lip balms like Rosebud Salve won't wear well underneath Shy Girl because they make creamy lipsticks slip more.

I'm giving this lipstick a 4 out of 5; while the formulation requires a tad bit more work and isn't universally liked, I really adore the color and I generally can work around the imperfect formula. I'm already on my 2nd tube and I am close to purchasing my 3rd, so there's no doubt that I love Shy Girl a lot!

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* mu_atalltimes on 7/15/2012 9:02:00 PM more reviews by mu_atalltimes

Age: 44-55   Skin: Combination, Olive   Hair: Other, Fine   Eyes: Other    

I love this one to wear with a dark smokey eye look. Not overwhelming or too orange. Excellent shade of lipstick and a nice change from the nude pinks.

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rated 4 of 5 mailife4 on 6/21/2012 2:11:00 AM more reviews by mailife4

Age: 25-29   Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

I have been looking for the perfect nude lip color that won't make my lips look too nude nor make my lips look like there's nothing on it. I'm Viet with olive/tan skin (I use Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer in nude to give you an idea) And I think this is the color.

It's a great shade from my skin type because it doesn't make my lips look unnatural or too pale. The formula goes on smooth and sheer. It's not matte, which I love, and it has a shimmer finish. Another note, one or two swipes on the lips is all you need to applying it.

HOWEVER, my biggest complain is the way it sits on my lips. If I don't apply any lip balm, the color looks crack and fills in all the fine lines on my lips. So apply some sort of moisturizer before use. As for me, I have dark/reddish lips so I sometimes have concealer on before applying the color.

Other than that, I love the color against my skin color. I would recommend this color if anyone is looking for a good nude lipstick.

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rated 4 of 5 southparkrules on 6/20/2012 10:41:00 PM more reviews by southparkrules

Age: 25-29   Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Hazel    

After many Mac purchases that turned out to be duds recently, I finally got a decent product from Mac.

It's a nice nude coral or peachy nude, whatever you call it, it's not orange. If you have yellow undertone like me, this color works very well on you. It works better than Hue on the skin with yellow undertone. Hue is nude pink so it makes you yellower. This one doesn't make you yellower.

The texture worried me first, it looked uneven when you first applied. But you have to wait until it's set (or dry), it will be absorbed and look even.

Nude lips means strong eye makeup. I don't think this is the lipstick you can just grab it on the go and apply it to brighten your face and look healthy. This is the lipstick if you want to recreate that nude lip neutral makeup on the magazine cover for people with yellow undertone.

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rated 4 of 5 alaras on 6/20/2012 7:38:00 PM more reviews by alaras

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

I like the colour but the application is not even. It's patchy/ streaky... It sort of just sits on top of your lips, the formula does not 'hold' the lips.

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rated 4 of 5 gina123inmateo on 5/25/2012 1:28:00 PM more reviews by gina123inmateo

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Green    

I bought this lipstick a long time ago and have used it occasionally just to use it so its not a complete waste.. if you can figure out how to apply this lightly i think it works best that way. i think it looks best (on me) if i put some clear lip balm on before so it comes out to a nice peachy pink sheen. if u were to use it alone on my dry bare lips its almost like a pasty consistency and much to bright and coral colored for my liking. I wont purchase again because I dont care for the way bright coral looks on my yellow undertoned skin.

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rated 4 of 5 evangelia92 on 5/19/2012 4:52:00 PM more reviews by evangelia92

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

Really nice orange/nude lipstick and i love the formula!
Its like lipgloss and lipstick,2 in 1!
The only tricky part is that if you put alot it would start "crease" around your lips..
BUT overall its a great lipstick!

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* albs on 5/18/2012 2:07:00 PM more reviews by albs

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral   Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Green    

As long as I apply this over a lip balm or underneath a gloss, I love it. On bare lips it can cake up a bit and emphasize dry patches. I love the colour, it's natural looking so even though it's opaque it doesn't look like I have a scad of lip colour on. It's my first MAC lipstick and I think that once I've used up some of my other lip products I will be going back to try a couple more. The packaging is great, and I rather like the scent.

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rated 1 of 5 cocoadolly on 4/23/2012 4:15:00 PM more reviews by cocoadolly

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Other, Dark   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

This lippie was recommended to me as a nude-ish kind of color and at first I was kind of excited but this lipstick has poor consistency and texture. It's thick, uneven and really gross looking. I'm only giving it an extra lippie because with Mac Overindulgence Cremesheen glass, it looked decent. Won't be buying again.

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