Hey there gorgeous people! Welcome back to ibeautytalk ❤️
Summer is nearly gone (had about 2 hours of summer here in England LOL!) and Autumn approaches. It’s my favourite season of the year and has me experimenting with much more braver makeup styles. I don’t know what it is about Autumn but I feel everyone rocks their makeup so I can’t wait! 😉
Today I’m going to be reviewing a second MAC lipstick, in the shade ‘Mocha‘. Again, like the shade Amorous in my last post, this is a satin finish lipstick and retails at £15.50.
I was actually recommended this lipstick shade by a friend who said it would suit those with a warm undertone to their skin. I’m so glad I trusted her and bought it! It really is a lovely everyday colour.
Mocha is described as a peachy yellow/orange brown and would work as a lovely nude and earthy lipstick for those with medium to dark skin. It is a satin finish and feels/looks almost matte on the lips. It is opaque and true to its colour, so I wouldn’t worry if you have pigmented lips as the colour shows up very well.
Being a olive skinned gal with very yellow undertones, I find it extremely difficult to find nude lipsticks that don’t wash me out and make it look like I have concealer on my lips (we don’t want that do we?!). So, when I bought Mocha i was pleasantly surprised to find it really complemented my skin well and didn’t wash me out (woopee!), unlike velvet teddy which, unfortunately washes me out during the summer months when I tan.
As you can see, Mocha is almost a ‘my lips but better’ shade. I find this lipstick to be a TINY bit drying after a while, so a lip balm underneath would be great for me. This is quite long wearing (about 5-6 hours) and leaves the most gorgeous stain. If you did want a shade a bit more darker or browner, I would recommend Mac ‘Taupe‘.
In artificial lighting, this shade looks so amazing and effortless! It really is my holy grail nude lipstick, and goes well with a heavy look or even a touch of highlighter and peachy coloured blush. If you’re in a rush in the morning and don’t have time to put any makeup on, a swipe of this will really polish you up and brighten your face.
I really am falling more and more in love with MAC lipsticks everyday. They have so many shades to suit any skintone! Plus they smell incredible 🙂
- Long wearing
- Smell amazing
- Good colour pay off
- Won’t wash you out
- Not too drying
- Don’t need a lipliner
- Classy packaging
- Price (as always)
So, if you have a warmer undertone and find nude lipsticks just wash you out, I can’t recommend this lipstick enough! It would be perfect. I think this lipstick would suit most skintones, but for a warmer complexion, Mocha is a must and I find it to be very underrated.
I hope you enjoyed this review. Please feel free to ask any questions 😄
See you very soon loves,