Friday, February 13th, 2009

Jonesin’ for Strayin’

If you’ve looked at swatches (or even tried it on in-store) of Strayin’ lipstick from MAC’s Hello Kitty Collection and thought to yourself, “This is just too bright!” I urge you to think again! First, whenever a lipstick seems too bold or bright for you, remember you can always sheer it down by using less, mixing it with clear gloss/balm, or blotting after applying.

But more importantly, you can always use a lipgloss to blend the color and adjust it to the perfect hue flattering for you. Strayin’ runs on the cool side, and I tend to look better with warmer tones. By adding Nice To Be Nice Lipglass (a glittery orange-y gloss) on top, I was able to warm up the lipstick to just the right shade that works well with my skin tone.

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40 thoughts on “Lip Lust: Strayin’ Lipstick + Nice To Be Nice Lipglass

  1. Love this look. It’s hot!

  2. Strayin’ is a gorgeous color, it goes will with Nice Kitty too :)

  3. this is really pretty..wish i cud see a full face shot…to gain more perspective

  4. Katherine

    I did this too – it’s so pretty this way!

  5. gio

    This lip combo is so pretty!

  6. missalissa

    Do you think nw20/25 can pull it off?? I am a sucker for pinks lately but I am terrified of how shocking some pinks can be. I am nw20/25 with light blue eyes and brown/w blonde highlights.

  7. Susie

    Love this look..rock the brights!

  8. DevilishDoll

    I just went and bought Strayin today. Haven’t tried it on yet though. My first time seeing MAC in a store, I was amazed!

    • Ooh! I think you will love it on! Let me know!

      • DevilishDoll

        I tried it and it’s so pretty. I put Snowscene on top of it. I’m gonna try it with She Loves Candy and Sweet Strawberry later (not both at the same time). I had Lovely Lily on my eyes with Sunset B over it and I added Kitty Power and a little bit of Romping. At first, I had Pomposity and Snowscene, then changed it to Strayin and Snowscene. And I drew a little red heart under my right eye.

  9. Shanel

    i know, i totally fell in love with strayin’ when I saw it in one of christine’s swatches I had to get it! great combo though :)

  10. SusyLoves Mac

    I get my HK order today!!! Yay I’m lovin this combo and love strayin’ :)

  11. Dawn S.

    I would have not chosen the color because it looks to bright but honestly you rock it!

  12. i agree. i always mix some lipsticks that doesn’t suit me to match with my color. nice post! this really help some other ladies who has problems with lippies that doesn’t match them :) btw, strayin looks great on you!

  13. I really like it!
    the l/g and l/s have been on my wishlist since the HK scoop came out!

  14. thanks for the advice! its looks great on you your skin tone is beautiful!

  15. melissa

    it looks amazing! yeah im one of those girls who loves the color.but thought it was really bright too… thanks for giving us this tip! =]

  16. Jennifer

    I’m NW15, blonde hair, blue eyes. I love this colour and don’t find it too bright at all!

  17. Shweta

    HI!! I wear MUFE 128 foundation and MAC NW 35 concealer….do you think this color would look good on me???

    My MAC counter is sold out and I would love your opinion before I buy it online. Thanks!!

    PS. I am medium light skinned East Indian if that helps :)