Aug 2, 2012

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick: Crosswires

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Crosswires (available here) - $15


Described by MAC as a clean pinky orange, Crosswires is not "My First MAC," but it is definitely the first MAC I picked up just because someone kept asking me to (you know who you are :P).  I didn't bother swatching it and coupled with the unreliable store lighting, it wasn't until I got home that I found what a clean pinky orange actually looks like - a bright neon pink is what I would have described it!  MAC Crosswire was all set to take the plunge into the makeup-mistakes pile when summer happened, and suddenly, a coral pink was just the color I needed.

MAC Cosmetics Makeup Cremesheen Summer Coral Pink Lipstick Crosswires Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches FOTD Looks Ingredients Indian Darker Skin
MAC Cosmetics Makeup Cremesheen Summer Coral Pink Lipstick Crosswires Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches FOTD Looks Ingredients Indian Darker Skin

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 Cosmetics Makeup Cremesheen Summer Coral Pink Lipstick Crosswires Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches FOTD Looks Ingredients Indian Darker Skin

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Crosswires - Swatches/FOTD

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 Cosmetics Makeup Cremesheen Summer Coral Pink Lipstick Crosswires Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches FOTD Looks Ingredients Indian Darker Skin
MAC Cosmetics Makeup Cremesheen Summer Coral Pink Lipstick Crosswires Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches FOTD Looks Ingredients Indian Darker Skin

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.  I do think, though, for anyone my skin color or darker, this might be just a tad too bright for most days :P  For anyone who is interested, here's a look at the ingredient list:

MAC Cosmetics Makeup Cremesheen Summer Coral Pink Lipstick Crosswires Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches FOTD Looks Ingredients Indian Darker Skin
MAC 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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