Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Return of the Lipstick Diaries #4: Glossier Crush and MAC Nouvelle Vogue
I prefer to space these posts out, but I'm still fighting the final vestiges of that sinus infection, so I'm not yet ready to do photographs for my next review. (Hint: it's on some more Milk Makeup stuff.) Instead, I'm going through my RotLD archives and bumping this one up a few days.
These lipsticks look strangely similar in this picture, but they're very different in real life. Glossier Generation G in Crush is a sheer raspberry pink shade with a matte finish. I think this is my current favorite Generation G; it's very brightening and easy to wear. This photo shows about 2 layers of the product--you can apply a bit more if you want a more saturated shade. Glossier did update the packaging and formula of their Generation G range, so now the tubes are sturdier and the actual lipstick is a bit smoother. I currently keep Crush in my work bag.
MAC Nouvelle Vogue was not as much of a success for me. It looks a hair warmer in this photo than it actually is; in real life, it's a very cool-toned pink. For whatever reason, this sort of matte, mid-tone, blue-based pink washes me out and makes me look rather lifeless. I will say that the formula of the MAC matte lipsticks has improved by leaps and bounds over the last few years, and Nouvelle Vogue is no exception. It applied very smoothly and didn't dry out my lips too much. Unfortunately, this shade just isn't for me.