Monday, January 25th, 2010

MAC Nymphette Lipglass

The Spring Season: MAC Nymphette Lipglass

MAC Nymphette Lipglass ($14.00) is a pretty semi-sheer concoction of golden shimmered champagne pink with just a touch of green-gold shimmer. It’s the most affordable dupe of Cle de Peau #2 Lip Gloss that I’ve found, but it is also a lot sheerer (more of a soft pink base, whereas Cle de Peau shows up more a champagne nude with lots of gold). But Nymphette is a beautiful shade in its own right, so I really wouldn’t think about it as “just a dupe for,” but a shade that’s worth buying independent of that. It works well layered on lipsticks but can also be worn alone for a pretty pout. MAC Lipglass is vanilla-scented and one of the tackier glosses on the market, but those are both things I like (hey, tackier lipglosses have a tendency to stay on better!), particularly since MAC Lipglass lasts about three to four hours on me when worn alone.

Is this the perfect glossy shade for you? Would you wear it?

The Spring Season is a series of posts featuring my favorite soft beige, coral, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for the first blossom of spring — that runs through March 2010.

See photos and swatches…

MAC Nymphette Lipglass

MAC Nymphette Lipglass

MAC Nymphette Lipglass
MAC Nymphette Lipglass

MAC Nymphette Lipglass

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57 thoughts on “The Spring Season: MAC Nymphette Lipglass

  1. I LOVE this shade, first bought it about 3 or 4 years ago!

  2. Donna

    I love Nymphette, I discovered it one summer a few years ago. It is a great shade for spring/summer. I love the way it looks in the sunlight alone or over a lipstick.

  3. Love this! It’s one of the few lipglasses that I’ve actually used up.

  4. shontay

    I don’t have this color, but I am going to buy it ASAP. I am about to go on a Mac spree and buy all the permanent things I think I should have.

  5. Brandi

    Wearing it today, on top of Creme de la Femme lipstick (to me, this Creme de la Femme is Nymphette in lipstick form)! Lovely on NC42 skin!

  6. Melissa

    Loove, love, love Nymphette goes with just about everything!!!

  7. Jasmine

    Ive already finished 2 of these. I love this shade!

  8. Hmmm, very pretty! I rarely wear gloss but I think this is one that I could go for. I adore gold shimmers. Gonna put this and Lychee Luxe on my list. =)

  9. a classic for a reason!

  10. Meghann

    I’m on a nymphette break. I been through over the last years, 3 of them. The MAC rep put me on awhile back because I was trying to find a Moonstone dupe. But it is a great color. I love it and probably will pick it up after I use up my Moonstone minies that I found on the allcosmeticswhole.com site.

  11. francesca

    I LOVE Nymphette! Gorgeous on nude lipsticks, such as Viva Glam V and Plink!

  12. Akia

    I’m wearing this right now… and got it at the CCO for 10 bucks a while back. LOVE it

  13. nora

    Nymphette is one of the first lipglasses I purchased ever a long time ago, and is still one of my favorites.. I am not big on shimmer in makeup, but for this, I make an exeption!

  14. Perri

    Love this shade!

  15. rashmi

    this was the one i bought without even trying and was regretting afterwards but one day i read a combo to wear this here only
    sweetie lipstick with this one
    and wowwww i fall in love with this
    i know i can never go wrong with ur recomm.
    and yes christine i just recvd. naked lipstick and woww its too good dear
    even my mom liked it …
    thanks again dear

    • So glad you are lovin’ Naked, Rashmi!! :)

      • rashmi

        wow christine thanks for quick reply
        pls tell me how to use mac min. skin finish
        and what purpose does it solve
        i just bought the one in medium plus shade
        it will take time to reach here
        but to be on safer side m asking u in advance…
        hahahhah love using makeup these days

        • You can use it as a highlighter, bronzer, or blush — depending on the intensity of the color. But for the MSF Natural is similar to pressed powder :) You can use it as a light foundation or setting powder!

  16. daphne

    Yay! Wearing this today with UD Naked. Dreamily beautiful but super office-friendly pairing. This gloss makes me so happy. It’s just one of those “so right!” colors, y’know? :)

  17. Looks like I’m going to be spending $14 soon!

  18. stephanie b

    i wanted to cry whn i saw this i put this on today and also i have 3 extras of the lipglass it is the best ever.. looking at the picture made me realize how beatiful it really it … lol yeah and it does smell really good

  19. Jennifer

    I was going to buy this pretty lipgloss…until I found out there was a cheaper dupe from Milani. It’s a very pretty lipgloss overall.

  20. Pam

    favourite lipglass! :)

  21. Tricia

    I don’t own any Lipglasses (I don’t own much MAC, period) and this is the only shade I’ve ever considered buying, but $14 seemed a little steep for my budget. However, you may have just swayed me, Christine! It looks like the perfect everyday color & seems to have a lot of fans too.

  22. Hannah

    So pretty! It looks sorta like Orgasm lipgloss from NARS, which I already have.

    But, I’ll still probably talk myself into buying it next time I go to MAC lol. :)

  23. Samantha

    I love nymphette! I bought it after reading your blog! On me its darker just cuase my lips are more pigmented but I wish it looked a bit more lighter on me. What pink-nude lipglasses from MAC are the best?

  24. Catherine

    I don’t own a lot of MAC lipglasses, but I just ordered about 5 of them yesterday – Nymphette being one of them. So excited!

  25. Love this color. Don’t have it yet, but definitely will get it.

  26. venny

    Hi! i really love mac poetic license lipglass but unfortunately this is limited edition and i only got a small tube of it from the ligglass/lustreglass mischeif maker’s collection set last year. Christine, any dupes for this colour in the permanent line? Prefer something without shimmer/glitter! Thanks!

  27. this color and oh baby from MAC rock my world ;)

  28. snowlaced

    this is so pretty!

  29. Luisafer

    pretty… seems like neutrals and soft colors are in!!!

  30. Mariana

    I love this color over MAC’s Fabby lipstick, a great spring combo!

  31. Melissa

    I LOVE Nymphette. It is my all time FAVORITE Mac lipgloss that I have found so far. I wear it almost every day. It is L-O-V-E, love.

  32. love this shade.
    I enjoy lipglass colors that I can apply without looking in the mirror. like, while walking, talking on the phone, at my desk, in the produce aisle, etc. lol

  33. civa

    love the color! if only MAC lipglasses weren’t so sticky…

  34. Hohe

    I love this lipgloss. Do you know of a shade of lipstick that is the same or similar in color to Nymphette?

  35. And it smells nice!

  36. ashley

    what should i get oyster girl or nymphette????

  37. Liz

    Hi, i totally love your site and it’s very informative,. btw, this lipglass is from MAC’s High Tea Collection right?,.