Thursday, November 8, 2012

Not Another Pink

I have a weakness, and it's pink lipstick. When selecting which MAC lipstick shades to buy, I mainly wanted everyday colours that were easy to wear and not too heavy. I had already settled on Shy Girl for a more peachy nude, but I couldn't resist a pink option as well. Enter MAC Creme Cup. It was a toss up between Creme Cup and Hue, but Hue looked a little too pale and beige on my lips.







Creme Cup is a light to medium, slightly blue-based milky pink. There's still a bit of rosiness and warmth to it, and thankfully it's not as purple on my lips as my other cool pinks. I find it creamier and more comfortable on the lips than Shy Girl, which feels more matte and drying. Creme Cup has often been compared to Angel, the shade made famous by Kim Kardashian. From swatches online, it seems Creme Cup is a touch brighter and sheerer than Angel, which looks more cool-toned and pigmented. Though the two are very similar, being the pink lipstick tragic I am, I'm still curious about Angel, especially since you can only really gauge what a lipstick looks like by factoring in the natural pigmentation of your lips and your overall colouring.



l-r: MAC Creme Cup, Revlon Primrose, Revlon Strawberry Shortcake, Revlon Pink Pout, Australis Jive

Surprise, surprise. I have quite a few shades close to Creme Cup. The four other lipsticks are very similar (they're all about the same darkness of pink), with only subtle differences. Revlon Matte lipstick in Pink Pout looks to be the closest in colour, but it's drier, more pigmented and a touch purplish. Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in Primrose is almost a dupe of Pink Pout, but cooler, a touch darker, and a bit more mauve still on the lips. Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake, like the Cremesheen formula of Creme Cup, is more sheer and moisturising than a straight up lipstick, but it's a brighter pink and less pastel. Australis Colour Inject Mineral lipstick in Jive is a darker, more muted rosy pink, whereas Creme Cup is lighter and warmer.

While I don't find myself reaching for Creme Cup that often, I like that it's a wearable baby pink that doesn't pull too purple on me (a perennial issue for these blue-based pink lipsticks I keep buying and being disappointed with). Despite how many pink lipsticks I own, I don't have anything exactly like Creme Cup. I like the warmth and milky quality that it has, while not being too pale, bright, dark or mauve.

57 comments:

  1. Haha all the other colours you showed are really, really similar to creme cup! However, it's a lovely and sweet colour. And perfect for every day :)

    X

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  2. this shade is sooo gorgeous! we're the same, i always get pink lip colours, i hardly get other shades which is kinda bad,hehe, i need more varieties in my lipstick collection, most of them seems to be pink :) thanks for the sharing this! i'll definitely add it to my MAC wishlist, love the shade :)

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  3. Ahhh this looks lovely on you! These are exactly the colours that don't suit me (for reference, I went for Hue) but you pull them off!
    S xx

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  4. such a lovely color and it looks AMAZING on you darling. although the shades are similar i can see their difference but then again i am totally the type that would buy two lipsticks that are practically the same shade cos i see a difference and think i need both, ha.

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  5. I have a real weakness for pink lipsticks as well... I understand what you're going through! ;)

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  6. This is such a gorgeous colour :) I can see it really suiting you :)

    xoxo

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  7. Pinks are so risky aren't they? I like Revlon sweet tart but have the formula (I know I think I am alone on that). I am yet to own my first MAC lipstick..cream cup perhaps? ;) Love the dupes !

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  8. LOL I may not love Creme Cup (too light, too blue-based for me) but I sure loved reading this! Your self-deprecating tone at your pink lipstick affinity is so much fun to read. I'm glad I don't have a love of pink lipsticks- I don't find them too flattering (Revlon Pink in the Afternoon patted in and Revlon Cotton Candy are jussst about as far as I'll go). Much more keen on Shy Girl, which I may just purchase tomorrow. I made that decision today after finishing an exam on a high so I may not have been in the right mindset lol. I think it's so funny how you can scrounge numerous dupes for almost every product. And I love how I can recognise almost everything in the background of your dresser :p.

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    1. And what in the world happened to your MUFE HD Foundation cap?

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    2. Haha, it's a terrible affliction! I can't believe how many dupes I have of everything, it's probably a sign I've slipped into some kind of insanity :p I hope you like Shy Girl if you do end up buying it - you deserve to reward yourself for finishing an exam on a high and all the hard work you've been putting in studying and preparing :) That's so cool you can recognise almost everything, the Ecotools and RT are quite prominent hehe ;) And my MUFE cap fell on the ground and chipped. I tried to rescue it by putting sticky tape over the cracked pieces ... doesn't look too good but it'll do :p

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  9. I have the same problem with pinks being too blue based. A good example is the Viva Glam Gaga and Revlon Lip Butter in Lollipop :( it just makes the makeup stand out on my face if that makes sense. I would have to try this on before I would get it haha!
    x

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  10. such a beautiful everyday shade!:-)

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  11. YOU have so good taste! love your lipstick!!!! nice style and wonderfull blog!
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  12. I am in the same position! Its an addiction I don't want to kick though.. frosty pink rocks! Loved this post :) x

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  13. I agree! If I want to buy lipsticks, I make sure it's something easy to wear. So pinks are definitely a sure hit. Most especially if it's a MAC one, then I definitely want to make the most of it.

    FMWL

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  14. The first one is amazing!
    Gorgeous blog! Following you on Bloglovin! Hope you'll follow me back! <3

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  15. It's gorgeous! What a classic x

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  16. I love Creme Cup but I really want to try Hue as I am quite fair :)
    Claire xx
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  17. i appreciate your swatches.
    i have revlon prim rose & pink pout, so i would conclude that i don't need creme cup.
    (but you see i secretly want to buy it as well....;p)

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  18. This is such a lovely shade of pink. This colour looks nice against you skin tone since it is not too pale.

    Liz
    chewylove.blogspot.com

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  19. They're all really similar colours but I can definitely see the difference between creme cup and the other shades. Like you said, a lot more warmth, which I like. And I have to say I'm a victim to pink too. Love it!:)

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  20. I love Creme Cup, looks so pretty on you :)

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  21. Such a lovely colour :) Despite how similar they are, I do like it the most x

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  22. So much similarity between the swatches! Creme cup looks great on you, I think pinks definitely suit you:D

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  23. It's a everyday wearable pink lisptick. It match really well with your skin tone :D

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  24. I've never really thought pink lipsticks were my thing, but you've made me want to run off straight to Boots and stock up! :)

    Aimée X

    dress-it-up-6.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. I don't wear lipstick ever, but this colour I'd totally love ^^ Every time I read one of your posts about lipsticks I go and browse through the 5 that I have and wear one the next day LOL You're turning me into someone else!!! I'm a lip balm / lip gloss gal!!! Hahaha Seriously, this colour looks beautiful on you, not too pink, not too bright, not too pale, just perfect soft pink lips : )
    Have a great day love xx

    P.S. I love your brush holder, so cute! ♥

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  26. this is exactly the shade of pink I always wish I could pull off.
    In reality, this shade of pink makes my face looking washedout T___T

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  27. I'm looking to buy Creme Cup when I finish Pink Please (by Maybelline) which for some insane reason they discontinued :(

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  28. I am a lover of pink lipsticks and this one is fantastic, I need it now :)

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  29. hehe all the shades you have do look very similar, but somehow different of course ;) I do like how Creme Cup is a tad warmer than the other shades.

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  30. I have pink pout! I love that cream Cup color

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  31. I am not the biggest pink lipstick person, but thats really pretty on you! Add that one to my wish list :)

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  32. That's a great color on you! Very pretty and feminine! :-)

    ~ Yun

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  33. Definitely putting this one on my London to-buy list!

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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  34. What a pretty pink! Creme Cup has been on my wishlist for quite some time (in addition to Angel)

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  35. Creme Cup must be one of my absolute favorite lipstick, although I won't repurchase since MAC is not cruelty-free anymore. I also have Revlon Primrose which is a great dupe, while Pink Pout is said to be a dupe for Angel, but I tend to stay away from matte lipsticks because of my dry lips. I definitely prefer Creme Cup over Angel though because Angel has those annoying little sparkles in it!

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  36. the shade is super lovely~~ you really are so into pink lipstick!~

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  37. This looks so pretty on you! All these posts from you about pink lipsticks makes me laugh every time cause of your inability to resist them haha. As much as I like how pink lipsticks look, I can't seem to find one that I'm satisfied with. The hunt shall continue :P

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  39. It looks gorgeous!

    I want to try this colour and Angel :)

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  40. This is a gorgeous colour on u!! Oh & I ended up buying that gold O.P.I nail polish because of you hehe :)
    xx

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    1. Haha I hope you like it! Sorry to be such an enabler ;)

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  41. My lipstick addiction is beckoning - I already caved in for Paramount, I think I need to impose a ban on myself. But this? This is seriously tempting me. *Sigh* xx

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  42. That's a really beautiful colour. I love it x
    Just Rach ♥

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  43. I was literally just comparing Creme Cup with Angel today in store and trying to decide which to get! How funny! Now you've made me want to get it even more. I have the strawberry shortcake lip butter already but I'm dying to own one of those lipsticks too! Great and informative post...thanks!

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  44. Nice post dear :)

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  45. Wonderful review - thank you for the swatches. Totally understand your weakness for the colour - and why not, if it looks beautiful on you? xxx

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  46. What a sweet pink color! I love it. Putting this on my list ;)

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  47. I've heard so much about Creme Cup, it's such a pretty colour. xo

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  48. Creme cup looks beautiful. I actually own Angel, but will most likely get this one at one point. It's just lovely! xx

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  49. I think Creme Cup is the perfect pink on your lips! I really like the warm milky tones too, just like a *creamy cup* hot chocolate, or errr...warm strawberry milk? Does that ever even happen? I don't know hahaha, but a warm cup of creamy drink, there we go. :)

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  50. what a pretty collection! Creme cup looks beautiful on you.
    I really like pink lipsticks too... I need to check pink pout out! :) x

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  51. Your pink collection is almost as impressive as my arsenal of nude lipsticks! I think we may have a problem...

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  52. Have wanted to buy creme cup for a long time! It suits you perfectly :)

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