Aug 2, 2012

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick: Crosswires

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick Crosswires
MAC Cremesheen Lipstick:  Crosswires

MAC Crosswires is an opaque pink-coral color that goes on with a creamy sheen and is quite gentle on the lips.  The lipstick has the signature MAC vanilla scent to it.  I have read reviews mentioning a hint of a shimmer in it, but it's not something I have noticed so far...  The lipstick looks reddish in my photos - am still adjusting to the newer lighting - but in real life, the color in the tube is a slightly less intense pinkish coral.

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick Crosswires
MAC Cremesheen Lipstick:  Crosswires
MAC Cremesheen Lipstick Crosswires
MAC Cremesheen Lipstick:  Crosswires
On my darker Indian skin color, Crosswires seems quite bright, more pink than coral, and not a color that I can get away with on an everyday basis.  It's best kept for one of my better-skin days.  Three things that work best for me with Crosswires:  Soft floral dresses, bright summer days, and minimal eye makeup.  Here's how it looks on me:

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick Crosswires - Swatches
MAC Cremesheen Lipstick:  Crosswires - Swatch
MAC Cremesheen Lipstick Crosswires - Summer Makeup Look
MAC Cremesheen Lipstick:  Crosswires
In the photo, I have applied the lipstick directly to get a perfect opaque finish.  Most times, though, since I prefer a sheerer finish, I apply it with a lip brush which does tone down the brightness a bit - or topped with a gloss to soften the colour while still retaining the brightness.  I get about 3 to 4 hours of staying power with this lipstick, and it doesn't settle into lines or dry out my lips.

MAC Crosswires is perfect for bright summer days when all I want to do is get ready in a jiffy and spend the day eating ice creams :D  A beautiful coral-pink color that is sure to brighten the face and the mood, Crosswires is definitely one of the must-have colors from MAC.

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick Crosswires - Ingredients
MAC Cremesheen Lipstick:  Crosswires - Ingredients

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16 comments:

  1. Ooh but Rads--it's SO darn pretty on you! You should wear it more. That is definitely more pink than I thought it would be, but it's so so lovely with your skintone! I'm jealous! Makes me want to go out and find my very own neon pinky-coral lipstick (if only i actually wore lipstick...)

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    1. Aww..thank you...but I just amn't comfortable enough wearing such bright shades..I feel I need to have the most perfect skin, and I am usually at the other end of the spectrum :|

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  2. Great color but true that it is too bright for our skin tone!

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    1. Ya..it's best used sparingly or blotted out or glossed over ...or something ..covered up :D

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  3. Looks great on you . this one and So Chaud is on my Get/not get list :)

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    1. Oh you should definitely get this (..and So Chaud too, probably)...it would look beautiful on you!

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  4. lovedddd it Rads .. especially with pearl earrings and the floral top which I can see in pics little little :D :D and i lovedddd the lipstick wiped on tissue paper .... ***do not copy***

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    1. Awww..thanks..and thanks for the recommendation too :D

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  5. Rads the color luks gorjeous on u!!! I came out of my lazy slumber just to let u knw how pretty u luk with it :P

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    1. Hehheee...you cuckoo crazy :D :D :D Thankoo..you try this na when you go anywhere near a MAC counter..am sure you will LOVE it!

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  6. i love such bright colors! and it looks really great on u :)

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  7. ah...I'm going crazy over Crosswires now...have to have it!

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    1. Oh I am sure it would look awesome on you! :)

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  8. This kind of colour seems to highlight complexion imperfections. A MAC artist doing my sister's wedding make-up used it on her and it looked awesome though, but of course she did her foundation perfectly too.

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    1. Am sure getting the foundation perfect does go a long way :D

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