Written by : Guest Writer Jharna
Have you ever looked at those beautiful lip color swatches on the blog, went out and bought some, only to realize it does not look the same on your lips?I remember there was this one time I purchased Revlon’s Coral Reef lipgloss and put some on my lips, and it looked like I just had a lot of orange popsicles.. beautiful coral summery lips..FAIL.
My pigmented lips were a source of frustration ever since my foray into makeup about two years ago. Either the lipsticks were not pigmented enough to cover the lip color ( hello lustres! ) or the color did not look the same as it did in the tube once applied on the lips.. Finally after searching long and hard, I found my perfect product – dhan te nan!
Mac describes it as “A flesh-toned balm that visually neutralizes and erases natural color from the lip. Shine- and texture-free. Available in a choice of two shades for use on light to medium skin tones.”
I have been using this product for over two months, and I cannot rave enough about it. I was recommended by the makeup artist to use it in the shade Dim (I am an nc42) as the other shade was meant for people with a much lighter skintone. Since it is a lip conditioner, it is not as drying as say putting on some concealer or foundation to neutralize the lip color. However, it is not extremely hydrating, which means that the lips need to be well exfoliated and prepped with lip balm before using this product. I use the Lush lip scrub in Bubblegum to exfoliate and follow it up with a moisturizing lip balm.
After applying this on my lips, it neutralizes my lip color, and my lipstick or lipgloss look closer to their actual color on my lips than they did before. Sometimes, I can just use this and use a decently pigmented gloss on top for those everyday subtle looks when I just cannot be bothered to use lipstick. But this has definitely made lip colors so much more wearable for me especially my favorite nudes and colors which tend to be a little out of my comfort zone!