I’m just gonna put my hands up and say it, I am well and truly addicted to MAC lipsticks! Since my girls got me a MAC voucher for my birthday back in March my collection has been ever expanding.
As Summer has officially begun here in the UK I wanted to get a shade which was right for the season, but not too bright! I spend a lot of my time at work and sadly I can’t always get away with wearing a really bright lip, so I justified the purchase by getting something slightly more muted!
MAC Crosswires is a gorgeous pink based coral in the cremesheen finish. It is super moisturising on the lips and is really easy to apply as it goes on so silky! It is very pigmented considering that its more of a sheer finish, and it’s definitely buildable so you can get a more bold look if that’s what you prefer.
I know some other bloggers have had trouble with the cremesheens emphasising cracked/ dried out areas on their lips but this hasn’t been the case for me at all.
This shade is so different to all my other MAC lipsticks, and I don’t think I have any drugstore lipsticks that are like this either! I do really love a bright coral lip but I think the lovely thing about Crosswires is that it’s slightly more muted, which makes it really versatile.
I feel like I’m going to get so much wear from this shade as it is perfect for day to day wear, but could also be dressed up for night time make up and it will also be really nice to wear when I go on my summer holiday to Zante. I think this shade would compliment pretty much all skin tones and because the finish is so creamy & moist it’s perfect for the warmer summer months.
The only downfall with Crosswires is the wear time, obviously by having a more creamy/ sheer formula you have to compromise on how long lasting the lipstick is. I would say it stays nicely on the lips for around 3 hours, & I’ve noticed it doesn’t stand much chance against food! But I don’t mind too much as it’s such a lovely shade.
What MAC lipstick shades are on your wish list at the moment? What is your go to summer lipstick?
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