I know I just did a post on lipsticks that I'm planning on wearing throughout the Summer months ahead, but… well… truth be told: this is what has been on my lips the past couple of weeks. Granted, I have been wearing those other lipsticks as well but nowhere near as much as this one. The thought of not having this in my purse at all times and on my lips mostly-always just kills me right now.
It's beautiful. It's perfect. It's "Patisserie".
If you watched my most recent haul video then you've already seen me gush over this lipstick but I really do feel like it needs a blog post of its own. It freaking deserves it. I suppose it's the reason why so many other bloggers have done posts devoted to M.A.C.'s "Patisserie" as well; no-brainer there!
So, to not add twenty more paragraphs to the already 700-page novel devoted to this nude beauty, I'm going to keep this fairly short and sweet. "Patisserie" is the most perfect nude lipstick I have ever encountered and stands true to the lustre finishes from M.A.C. in most ways. Similar in the sense that I find these to be the most comfortable finish M.A.C. makes (apart from their Cremesheen finishes); they're more moisturizing than a typical lipstick but still gives a bold, albeit semi-sheer, wash of color to the lips. Where "Patisserie" differs though is also in the finish… there's glitter in it? I end that sentence with a question mark because, while there absolutely is glitter in this lipstick, it's not noticeable until "Patisserie" has worn off of your lips.
You can see the difference in the fresh swatch on my hand below compared to the (admittedly awkward) picture of my lips after I had wiped "Patisserie" away.
Whether or not that little quirk matters to any of you though is debatable; I haven't heard anyone mention it before, and truthfully it doesn't bother me in the slightest, but I think it's worth noting. I know that some people are absolutely opposed to glitter in their lip products (or any makeup products in general) so it's a good little tidbit to know about. Unless you're extremely good at touching up your lipstick throughout the day then eventually there will be specks of glitter lurking on your lips at some point or another between applications of "Patisserie".
Quirks and compliments aside, "Patisserie" really does speak for itself. It's that perfect rosy-brown nude for days when you need your lips to scream subtle sophistication, the best thing to pair with any sort of dramatic eye makeup, and best of all it's that quintessential oh-sh*t-I-need-to-leave-NOW-if-I-want-to-catch-my-bus-but-I-still-need-to-figure-out-what-lipstick-to-put-on color. No matter what you're wearing or what the occasion, "Patisserie" will look good without even trying.
Have you tried M.A.C.'s "Patisserie"?
Love it? Hate it?
What's your perfect nude lipstick?
xoxo - Cassie