MAC Shy Girl Lipstick

mac shy girl lipstick review
Hello, beauties! I want to start off by apologizing for not posting part two of the White Eyes TIOT yesterday. I received a bit of discouraging news recently and, honestly, I didn't feel up to blogging, posting, or editing pictures at all. The content for that post is sitting in a folder in my computer and the post is waiting to be written. I'll get around to writing it when I feel a bit cheerier. For now I'll continue with my scheduled posts. On a happier note, today I'll be reviewing a MAC lipstick which I won in a giveaway (yay!) from Amanda over at Ms. American Pie. She's one of those girls that I can totally see myself being friends with in real life (isn't that totally cheesy!) I also forgot to mention that she interviewed me on her blog back in April (click here to see). She also recently interviewed Ashii, one of my favorite bloggers, so click here to go have a look. Without further ado, here are my thoughts on MAC's Shy Girl...

mac shy girl lipstick swatch
mac shy girl lipstick review
Color
Given than it has a Cremesheen finish, Shy Girl is sheer and will look slightly different on everyone. It's a peachy nude but leans towards the pink side since my lips are quite pigmented naturally. 
Formula
MAC Cremesheen lipsticks have a thin, balmy texture which means that, although they aren't drying, they don't disguise dryness. If anything they kinda accentuate it. It's a weird thing to explain. If your lips are in good condition you'll be fine. If they're a bit dry or chapped the pigment will "gather" and lip lines will get accentuated. It's not exclusive to MAC though, it's the nature of the formula. I've experienced the same thing with other thin lipsticks like Paul & Joe Lipsticks and some NARS shades. They all feel really comfortable and hydrating on the lips but the formula isn't as forgiving as thicker lipsticks. Hope that made sense. :)
Longevity 
Shy Girl wears surprisingly well for such a sheer, balmy lip color. I get about 3 hours of wear which is fine since it's a light shade.
Overall
I love Shy Girl!! I've had my eye on this shade for ages and am so excited to finally own it. I really like the color on me. The slight peachyness keeps it from being a nude that washes me out. This is the lip color that is currently always in my bag. I definitely recommend it but keep in mind what I said about it not being too forgiving on dry lips. Other than that I have no complaints and Shy Girl has taken it's place alongside Teddy Girl as my favorite MAC lipsticks. Thank you, Amanda!!

PRODUCT(S) MENTIONED: MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Shy Girl - ($15)

53 comments

  1. I hope you feel better soon. I know sometimes it feels like a daunting task to blog when you don't feel like it. Anyway, you look GREAT in Shy Girl! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Hollie! You're always so sweet <3

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  2. Oh Coco, you're sooooo pretty! <3 I love the lipstick, but I have to say, I love blusher more! :p

    xo runbarbierun.com

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    1. Thank you! Just posted a review on it :)

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  3. hope you are better soon xx gorgeous colour! i love how you do your makeup x

    http://alittlebitsunshine.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Hope everything sorts itself out soon Coco ♥
    The lipstick is gorgeous and looks lovely on you, so natural, perfect for those smokey eyes you do so well ^^ Lots of hugs and kisses for you sweetie! xx

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    1. Thank you, Lau! I'm working on the sorting it out as we speak :)
      xx

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  5. This is a really pretty colour and i believe that this shade has been one of the many mac lipsticks that i have on my wishlist. The colour is so natural and something that i usually use~ It looks really beautiful on you and compliments your skintone very well.

    Thank you for the helpful review and the swatches~
    Have a lovely day <3
    X x X x

    www.yingcbeauty.com

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    1. I think it'd be SO pretty on you! x

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  6. It looks lovely on you! On me it looks dark and orange, but I have really pale, cool-toned skin. Have a nice weekend!

    Sara from beautytalkbys.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Sara! Have a nice weekend :)

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  7. Lovely lipstick, suits you as always! Hope whatever the bad news was is soon better!

    Little Black Russian

    x

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  8. This looks lovely on you :D I currently want three MAC lipsticks...this may have just made the fourth!
    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

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    1. Haha, my list is pretty long right now too. I've got my eye on Lady Danger, Girl About Town, and Creme Cup xx

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  9. I'm sorry that you've received bad news, I hope you're alright and that things look up for you. I don't think there should ever be any pressure to blog when you don't feel like it, thats what scheduled posts are great for :)

    I just bought shy girl in a blog sale (it'll be my first ever mac lipstick!) and I love how it looks on you so that is very encouraging xx

    Angelica [One Little Vice]

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    1. Thank you, Angelica! Those are some really sweet words. I'm sure Shy Girl will be perfect on you! xx

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  10. *love* this lipstick on you!! I totally agree about the formula, it is the same with hue. I hope things will get better for you chick, hold your head high! xx

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  11. This lipstick was in my april favorites! great lippie on you :)

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  12. aww so sorry for the bad news honey :( mucho animo!!
    you look so beautiful coco!! that lipstick is so lovely in you!!
    much love <3

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    1. Gracias, Liss! Aprecio tu apoyo siempre xx

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  13. It looks amazing on you!
    I totally agree with you about the dryness thing, I go between loving it and having to put it to one side for a while.

    Hope everything's OK, keep smiling!

    Emily x - prettypleaseprettyplease.blogspot.com

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  14. This lipstick is on my Mac wishlist! It's so pretty and looks beaut on you xx

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    1. I bet it would be gorgeous on you!

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  15. this looks fab on u! i agree... i think this shade sits differently on differing complexions xx

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  16. Hope you'll be okay! =D Shy Girl looks gorgeous on you. You look lovely.=)

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  17. I always hear SUCH fantastic things about Shy Girl... I may cave one of these days and get if for myself. And I'm sorry to hear that you've gotten some bad news; I hope things clear up and that you're feeling better soon xx

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  18. Love this color! Looks like a great nude color to go out at night with! xx Rena
    Kiss and Make Up

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  19. I hope you'll feel better soon! Everyone gets discouraged once in a while, just don't let it affect you too much :)

    On another note, the color is so pretty on you. I swatched this not too long ago and I kind of regret not getting it now, even though I'm not much of a lipstick wearer.

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    1. Thank you, Becky! <3
      I think it would suit your complexion xx

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  20. I hope everything is alright with you, or that it will be soon! Good luck dealing with this new discouragement. Keep the courage.

    Kate from Clear the Way

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  21. Peachy shades always look flattering! Shy Girl looks so beautiful on you. x

    Shang J.| The Feminine Crusade

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  22. I hope things get better for you soon :( I hear so much about Shy Girl but I don't think it will suit my pale skin. It looks amazing on you though!

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  23. Ooh, this is stunning! I've had Shy Girl on my wishlist for a while, but always hesitate because so many nude shades don't agree with my skin tone. But I think you convinced me! Hope things turn around and get better soon :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  24. So beautiful <3 You looked gawjuss hun xx

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  25. I really want to get this shade, it looks beautiful! I hope you're okay sweet <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  26. Hope you're feeling okay, sweetie?

    I used to wear Shy Girl ALOT in my nude phase. I think it was one of my first nudes from MAC.

    Halima

    xx

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    1. I had a total nude lips phase circa 2009-10. I think it's coming back xx

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  27. This is one of my favourite lipsticks from MAC but you are right it looks totally different on me, it is much more nude! Still looks gorgeous on you xx

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  28. It's one of my favourite lipsticks, it's such a beautiful colour for day to day wear :)

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella
    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

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  29. I hope everything is ok lovely? Shy Girl is so pretty on you. Nice for an everyday when your not feeling to wear something vibrant but need something on the lips xo

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    1. Thanks, LaaLaa. Def perfect for everyday x

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  30. Great review! Need to try this lippy. x

    http://perksofstyle.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. I'm sorry you've been having a tough time, I hope whatever it is.. it eases for you very soon lovely.

    I'm so surprised by your swatches of Shy Girl. I always assumed it to be a pale nude, but it looks more pinky brown. This definitely wouldn't suit me as I have pale lips.. but wow it looks gorgeous on you. xx

    Gemma | ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I'm getting much tanner now so it def looks a lot darker on me than on a lot of paler girls I noticed xx

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  32. The lipstick with that looks goes great on you

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  33. I love Shy Girl and agree that it has a tendency to look slightly different on everyone x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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  34. It looks gorgeous on you! I don't own a lot of nudes so I might check this out on my next visit to a MAC counter. I also have my eyes on Creme Cup, which I think is another beautiful nude but I wonder if you've tried that already? xx

    I'm a new follower by the way. Love, love your blog!

    somegirlnamedjem.blogspot.com

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    1. Creme Cup is more pigmented and has a strong amount of pink, I wouldn't consider it a nude, but I adore it too for different reasons. Thanks for following, hun! :D

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  35. This and angel are on my wishlist as of lately. I also wanna try a nude, maybe blankety, I'm undecided. However, you should try crosswires! gorgeous coral-ly red, subtle enough for everyday and I think would suit you fantastically!

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