I had purchased this Mac Liquid lipstick some time ago but had completely forgot about it and stuffed it away in the bottom of one of my purses. I recently rediscovered it, and curious I decided to wear it, as I had honestly never even opened it. The colour is called “Cafe au lait” which means “coffee with milk” in French. This makes sense as the product and the colour of the lipstick itself is very much like a light brown. I had never really worn much brown lipstick, aside from the colour “1993” by Urban Decay which is my go to lipstick choice but appears more of a nude than as pure of a brown as this colour.
This is how the colour looks swatched on my skin tone:
And this is the colour on my lips:
Impression: At first I was kinda unsure about whether I liked this shade of brown on my fair complexion, but honestly after letting it settle in, and looking at it in pictures I decided that I did actually really like the way it looked. It’s so different than any other shade that I own, and so unique.
Wearability: The staying power of this lipstick is amazing, and I ate with it on, and was out for two hours without it smudging or fading. However, I did find the product a bit drying on my lips, but that does tend to happen to me with most liquid lipsticks.
Overall: I’m shocked by how much I like this shade of coffee brown as it’s a little out of my element! It’s a stunning colour, and very unique but subtle.