Product Review: MAC Pink Nouveau Lipstick

Sunday, August 11, 2013

     Happy Sunday dearies! I'm so happy that finally, I can now share how MAC Pink Nouveau lipstick looks like on me. But before you scroll down to see the pictures, let me tell you a short story why I bought this shade even if it's pre-loved.

     I've known this infamous shade from MAC long before I've had my Girl About Town. Actually, this was the first shade of MAC lipstick that I'm lusting. For years, I'm having a doubt if the shade will fit my skin tone because most of the comments from different forums that I visited had a love-hate relationship with Pink Nouveau or PN as what they called this baby. There were girls who love the shade so much that they even buy backups. Those ladies who had this lipstick on their stash hate it because sometimes they say that the shade sucked out the color on their face and made them looked like a zombie. So because of these observations, I erased PN on my mind but not on my wishlist. Since I'm very eager to have this shade and I don't want to spend a fortune on it, I lurked on the Seller's corner of GT Forums and waited for a pre-loved PN. But unfortunately, all the pre-loved PN was selling like hot cakes that time and I always check the sellers' profile before I consider to buy them or not, even though I want to try this lipstick so bad, sanitation is also my number one priority in buying pre-loved cosmetics.

MAC Satin Lipstick Pink Nouveau

     Years passed by, If I'm not mistaken, 4 years to be exact that I'm lusting to try this shade. I'm very thankful that heavens have heard my wishes and sent Gem of Rare Vanity to make my wishes come true! When Gem posted through her blog that she will be having a blog sale, I visited her page immediately and upon scrolling down I saw a MAC Pink Nouveau on sale! Without a doubt, I sent her a message and reserved the item at that moment. If you'll ask me if I considered the state of the lipstick since it's pre-loved, yes I did. Since I already know her and how she stores all her lippies, no doubt that I adopted this baby :)

MAC Satin Lipstick Pink Nouveau

MAC Satin Lipstick Pink Nouveau
Described as bright pink lipstick by MAC
It's also described as a cool-toned, blue-based light-medium pink by Temptalia

MAC Satin Lipstick Pink Nouveau
Swatch on my forearm. I can see a very slight hint of purple/lilac undertone

size: 3g/0.10 oz

price: 400 php Around ($9.00+)

place bought: Pre-loved from Gem of Rare Vanity
Available in all MAC counters nationwide.

ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Diisostearyl malate, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Lanolin Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax\Candelilla Cera\Cire De Candelilla, Octyldodecanol, Ozokerite, Silica, Polydecene, Bis-Dyglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polyethylene, Microcrystalline Wax\Cera Microcristallina\Cire Microcristalline, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D' Orge, Astrocaryum Murumuru Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Squalane, Cholesterol, Ceramide 3, Alumina, Linoleic Acid, Vanillin, [+/Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 (CI 45410), Red 30 (CI 73360), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Yellow 10 Lake (CI 47005)]

Product Review: MAC Pink Nouveau Lipstick

What I like: 
  • The packaging is simple and I love that it's color black. 
  • Really pigmented, goes opaque on my lips with a subtle shine. 
  • The texture is creamy and applies smoothly on my lips. 
  • The scent- sweet but not overpowering. 
  • Doesn't dry my lips. 
  • Lasts for 4 hours on my lips. 
  • Easy to remove unlike Girl About Town that I need to use a heavy duty lip makeup remover. 
  • It's available on all MAC Counters because it's in the permanent range. So no need to worry that it'll be OOS. 
  • There are a batch and manufacturing date printed on it. 

What I don't like: 
  • Minimal fading after eating greasy food or sipping my drink and fades unevenly. 
  • Pricey for a cheapskate like me if I'll buy a brand new bullet and for those beauties on a budget. 

Will I repurchase? Yes, I'll repurchase other shades that's why I'm saving up for Russian Red or Ruby Woo, Morange and Up the Amp :)

     I give this a 4.5/5 rating! This my favorite everyday lipstick as of the moment. It makes my dull face alive and glowing. There are times that I just swipe this lipstick on my lips dust my face with a little powder, line my brows and I'm good to go. Now I can give justice to my doubt about this shade before that it will make me look like a zombie. If you want to get this shade and not sure how it would look like on you, try the tester first at MAC counters. This shade doesn't complement all skin tones so if other girls find this a very nice shade, others will curse based on what I've read at GT Forums. 

What's your favorite MAC lipstick shade? Thanks for sharing! 

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  1. Pretty shade .. Looks beautiful on you :)

  2. Looks lovely on you, sis!
    And for Php400, that's quite a bargain na. :D

  3. Pink Nouveau looks great on you. I tried that before feeling ko hindi bagay. hehehe! Russian Red is also on my wish list :) Great Post Kath! :)

  4. woooooow :D i am definitely crushing on MAC's lippies na talaga! I love their lippies shades!!! soo prettyyy <3

  5. Sis the lipstick shade looks good on you,pero sa skin type ko di ata pwede..:)

  6. the color looks good on you ! 400 lang? nice!

  7. @Vipra S- thanks dear :)

    @Czjai Reyes-Ocampo- thanks sis :) yup, ang mura na nito as pre-loved

    @Monika De Veas- thank you. Ay ganun??? Madami pa naman silang shade ng pink, maybe there's one for you! Yey, pag may Russian Red ka na swatch agad ha ^_^

    @Rhea Bue- Go girl, nice shades talaga and I can say iba talaga pag MAC!

    @Leilani- Thank you! There's a wide range of shade naman sa MAC so if this is unflattering to your skin tone, madami pang pag pipiliian.

    @earthlingorgeous- yup, 400 lang mother :) Mura noh?

  8. this pink color looks so lovely on you! it suits your skintone really well <3

  9. @Angel Feliciano- Thank you pretty :) Kala ko dati mag mumukha din ako zombie kagaya nung iba.

  10. Kath!! You reviewed this pala! Cool! Nung nagkita tayo sa MOA, I was about to ask you pa lang if you were wearing Pink Nouveau. Pero naunahan mo ko. Super bagay sayo :)

  11. @Gem- Thank you so much for visitingm y blog. Thank you din sa lippie! You made my dream come true :) Thanks talaga :)))

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