2 years ago
Pure Zen is a fabulous everyday peachy nude. I don't usually like glossy lipsticks, but this formula seems to be the exception: it leaves your lips looking moist and plump rather than exceedingly shiny and sticky. I've tried other Cremesheens in the past and did not like them - so much so that I would actively avoid this finish - but Pure Zen performs really well. I only need one or two swipes for a polished, pretty, non-sticky look. I'm a big fan of Kinda Sexy (Matte), and Pure Zen seems to be a slightly sheerer, glossier, and natural version of it, which is perfect for when I want a peachy nude that imparts good pigment but requires less maintenance. I usually wear my lipsticks on top of a red lip tint to give them an extra kick, which basically mimics more pigmented lips, and Pure Zen, despite not being completely opaque (Cremesheens are described by MAC as medium buildable coverage), still looks good on top of it. MAC NC25-30 for reference.
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SkinNormal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
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