MAC Lipglass Lipstick Duo For Darker Skin Tones
Hello world, I’m back with another blog post. This time I have a nice MAC Lipglass Lipstick Duo that I wanted to share for women of color.
As you know, I am a super fan of pink lipsticks. They always make me feel so feminine and girly. Now, the lipstick that I am using is from MAC and it is called “Sultriness ”. It is a mauvy color that compliments my skin tone.
I got it one day while browsing online and I usually like to test lipsticks out in person , but I decided to go by the color that appeared on my computer screen. And to my surprise, the color was a keeper. MAC has many shades of pink and I found “ Sultriness ” to be my top favorite shade thus far.
How I made the discovery of the MAC Lipglass Lipstick Duo
Recently I took a trip to Winners (which is also owned by Marshals.) They carry designer items at loser and affordable prices. I browsed the beauty section and found that they had some pigmented MAC lipglasses on sale. There was a pack of four lipglass shades, and I got them all on sale for only $16.00. What a steal! Usually MAC mini lipglasses go for around $14.00 each individually.
Finding the lip glass at this price was truly a relief and I plan to visit Winners again in the future for more makeup steals.
Anyways, after trying out all four shades, I really liked the only pink shade that came with in the package. The shade is “All Things Magical” and ladies let me tell you, it is almost the same color as “Sultriness” lipstick shade. A definite keeper for me.
Pairing these two shades of lipglass over the lipstick gives it a complete look and doesn’t look as chalky as it would if I were to wear the lipstick by itself.
Below is a photo of me wearing the duo combo. I want to share this for those that may like a pink shade that really compliments darker shades. And I know that finding shades of pink lipstick can be hard for women of color. But here I am, to your rescue! And I have made it easier for those to find the right shade of pink, at their fingertips.
I also wanted to mention what the formulation is for the mac lip glass, just in case you were wondering. Little did I know that lip glass’ formula is with jojoba oil, coconut oil, and apricot seed oil. This is great and I also believe that this is a newer formulation that also has natural ingredients formulated to moisturize the lips.
If you are having problems finding the shades that I mentioned above and are looking for something similar, I have a few suggestions for you.
Recently, I received a sample of lipstick from my beauty subscription and I loved it! It is from a small cosmetic company called Realher. I am noticing that this company carries a lot of neutral shades and also rosy shades that are really popular right now.
The shade that I was given was in the shade “Girl Power”. I am a huge fan of this lipstick and I also must say that this lipstick makes me wear lipstick every day.
Now, I would say that I am not a lipstick kind of girl and sometimes feel goofy wearing it. I think that it is maybe because it is hard to find the right shade for my skin tone.
But the realher lipstick I am wearing daily is truly my go-to lipstick.
And if you are looking for a glossier effect then you can top it off with a clear lip gloss. My favorite at the moment is by item beauty. Item beauty’s lip gloss is called lip quip and I have the shade “come thru”. All of the shades that item beauty carries are clear but each has a different hue. I talk about this lip gloss here as it is dermatologist tested and has stopped my lips from cracking/peeling.
I also wanted to mention that this lip gloss also contains natural ingredients packed with jojoba oil, almond oil, and shea butter.
Drug Store Alternative
If you are just looking for a soft pink lip gloss, then I also have another shade for you. You can find it at your local drugstore as it is made by Maybelline. The lip gloss that I am talking about is the lifter gloss lip gloss in the shade reef. It’s a shade that is not too loud and subtle if lipstick is not your thing.
This lip gloss is also comparable to the Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb Lip Gloss , which I also truly love. I also talk about this item in a previous blog post that you can find here.
The lifter gloss lip gloss is a great lip gloss that you can find at a great low price and that is the main difference between the two. The Fenty beauty diamond bomb lip gloss can run you for around $30, while the lifter gloss is only $10.
These two lip glosses are also great to put over a lipstick like the Realher in girl power.
Last but not least we have the lip gloss from “basic beauty”. I received a sample again from my favorite beauty subscription box and I am also a fan of this gloss.
Although it is not dermatologist-tested like the item beauty lip chow is, I generally liked the consistency of it and the way it felt on my lips.
The shade that I received is called “literally” and to me, it is comparable to the mac lip gloss that I am using for this soft pink look in the photo demonstrated in this blog post.
On the contrary, if you are looking for a bolder look, I also have a great recommendation for you. I discovered this shade while watching tv, I noticed a commercial with an African-American woman. She had this beautiful bold shade of pink on and I remembered seeing a shade like this at my local MAC boutique.
I decided to stop by to see if I was right, and I found a shade very similar. It is still a pink shade, but has more of a fuchsia hue to it. The shade is called “ Make it fashun” I just want to mention it since we are on the topic of pink lips.
The lip color that I found at mac by the powder kiss lip color line. You will notice that this collection of lipstick, that it is a very creamy formulation and it doesn’t mattify on your lips. This is something to be cautious of because the lipstick can transfer to other things it touches easily.
You can find a photo of me demonstrating this shade in one of my Instagram photos if you would like to see what it looks like on a dark skin tone.
I am no longer on the hunt for any more shades on pink, and I am truly satisfied with my recent discovery. In this blog post, I went over a great duo/combo of mac lip gloss and lipstick that you can try. I also mentioned some other great alternatives that you can try to achieve a soft pink look for your lips. From Maybelline’s Lifter Gloss to the RealHer lipstick in “Girl Power”, these are some alternatives that you will truly love.
You can also go bolder and try a fuchsia color in the shade “make it fashun” from the powder kiss liquid lip color.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this blog post , and I hope that this info has helped someone who is in need of a great pink lipstick/lipgloss duo.