I have grown up seeing my mother obsess over brown lipsticks , with me sitting on the side thinking “Eww..why will someone want brown lips?” (Sorry mom..i still love you..brown lips et all) . Anyway, so you can tell i have a slight aversion to them…i love the pinky browns, but the only somewhat true brown lipstick that i can say i really like is “MAC Stay In Touch“…which is actually the daughter of the much browner Mac “Touch” lipstick. I say daughter because my mom owns Touch, and i own Stay in Touch so i thought it would be appropriate and ….yes we are a very touchy lot !
|Mac Stay in Touch Lipstick|
Mac Stay in Touch Lipstick: The fun brown!
Stay In touch by MAC is a warm rust-brown shade which has a bit of a deep peachy quality to it (Maybe thats why i like it.) When i am bored with the pinks.. i remember to stay in touch with this MAC shade. I could just dab it on my lips for work and be in a very “I am grown up and sophisticated, but i am still fun” mood, or just wear it out for a day of shopping with friends. Its really versatile too- because i can wear it with a heavy eye, but also with a neutral one. Its a color that i think will suit a lot of people- i have seen darker skin tones really rock this because it looks like a peachy nude on them! Infact i think the prettiest iv seen it look is on a darker skinned girl.
General Thoughts on Cremesheen Finishes :
Cremesheens, are one of my favourite finishes from Mac (along with Amplified Cremes). They are pigmented, have a shine to them , keep lips moisturized and last long. They are not sheer like Lustres are, and are definitely nicer for girls with pigmented lips like me, while still giving a shiny finish. They also give totally opaque coverage if you want, while not weighing down or feeling heavy on the lips. Crosswires in particular is a lipstick that lasts longer on me than most other Cremesheen formula’s
|Mac Stay in Touch Lipstick Swatch|
|Mac Stay in Touch Lipstick Lip Swatch|
Verdict: 4/5 or A-
Will I repurchase: One tube is enough
Price: Rs 990/-
Recommendation : It is the only brown that i wear. It doesn’t make my face look dull like some browns can do, it is not that ‘aunty’ brown but infact lends a sort of sophisticated prettiness to it. Its also a versatile color- it will suit pretty much all skin tones(specially darker) , and all eye makeup looks. If you are uncertain about wearing browns, Mac stay in touch may help you lose your brown virginity- its more of a rust/ peach than brown.