Nudes can be so boring sometimes. But this new wave of greige nudes? They are giving me life! You know by know that I prefer a pop of color on my lips but I find myself wearing nude lips more and more lately. I suppose the Bobbi touch is starting to get to me.
My current fave is the new MAC Stone lipstick. It’s a cool taupe with a slight ash grey undertone and a creamy matte finish. You’d think it would be eerily similar to the greige NYX Stone High Voltage Lipstick but they’re pretty different. MAC’s version is much deeper with a stronger brown undertone and a matte finish. Judging from the comparison swatches I’ve seen of Stone so far, I’d say it’s a pretty unique greige to have in your collection.
Surprisingly, Stone is actually quite flattering on a variety of complexions and I really dig the formula. It’s super easy to wear! Stone glides on smoothly and evenly with a lightweight creamy texture and intense pigmentation. Unlike most nudes, Stone is super low maintenance. The color didn’t settle into every nook and cranny of my lips or showcase any flakes and it wasn’t drying either. I also loved that Stone doesn’t look crazy or ashy without a lip liner. You can actually pop this baby on and go. Though, I do like to pair it with a deeper liner like NYX Expresso for a little definition.
Stone wears quite well and rather comfortably for around 4-5 hours before it starts to fade and leave a light stain. Since the color is so cool and laid-back, it doesn’t leave behind a patchy, dry looking mess like most nude lipsticks so you can just pop on a little gloss and enjoy some more. I just love how fuss free Stone is! I know the color can seem a little intimidating but I recommend swatching this baby and trying it on the next time you hit the MAC counter. It’s a really gorgeous nude!