The Spring Season: MAC Cherish Lipstick

MAC Cherish Lipstick
MAC Cherish Lipstick

The Spring Season: MAC Cherish Lipstick

MAC Cherish Lipstick ($14.00) is a rich, creamy beige nude. It has an incredibly smooth and creamy feel with a light glossy sheen. I love it, because it’s well-pigmented and gives me nearly full coverage on my lips. Cherish is one of my go-to nude lipsticks for whenever I wear a really dramatic, smoky eye. It works well to complement the look without competing with it or washing it out.Β  Like all MAC lipsticks, it’s vanilla-scented (but not too sweet or cloying–one of the best lipstick scents of all-time, in my humble opinion!), comes in a black bullet, and lasts a good four hours or so on me.

Is this the right nude lipstick 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.

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MAC Cherish Lipstick

MAC Cherish Lipstick

MAC Cherish Lipstick

MAC Cherish Lipstick

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Wow, I don’t know how I don’t know about Cherish! Actually, I do. I think sometimes I’m so focused on the LE stuff that I miss gems like this one.

I’m forever searching for a perfect nude and I think you may have just shown it to me. Thanks!

Huh! Looks like a pretty good substitute for Brave New Bronze on the sad day that I run out of that lippie…would you say that’s accurate, Christine? I mean, same finish and everything too. I sure like this one a lot.

i only just remembered today that i left a comment on this because i didnt check the notify by email box.. woops lol
anywayy.. thanks for replying πŸ™‚ just wondering, what mac nude would you recommend for nw20 skin? thankyou x

I own this lipstick adn enjoy it, on occasion.

A note for pale/rosy girls though, or girls with highly pink pigmented lips. Swatch it before you fall in love.

I’m NC 15, and a lot of time I have to put rosy glosses over it because it just goes on so dark and BROWN on me. I actually have to work a bit ot get it to look even remotely natural.

Awesome shade though!

Hey I was woundering if cherish is anything like treasured from baroque boudoir collection? I missed out on it (to expensive!) and im looking for a dupe. Any suggestions?

Kind of.. since it’s a lipstick, it’s definitely hard to compare the two, lol! It’s more pigmented, a little dark, and warmer, I’d say.

I couldent tell because I was on my phone lol but do you know of a lipstick color that looks how 2n looks in the tube? like not how 2n looks on the lips but just in the tube lol I hope im making sense

Hey Christine do you think this color is very close to Peachstock from MAC, if so do u think is worth having both lipsticks or sticking to one is great enough? thank you.

Browner and a little darker than Peachstock. I don’t think you necessarily need both though – could definitely get away with just one.

Thanks for the suggestion, Jackie! I already have all of the lipsticks/glosses for the Spring Season picked out at this point and I am over budget… in the sense that I have more picks than days!

Browner than Hue, more opaque, creamier. About the same lightness of BNB, but it doesn’t have any of the pink of BNB. BNB is probably closer to Cosmo or Fabby.

I’m in the 20 range (NW/NC 20) and Cherish as well as Jubilee looks quite dark on me. It’s more brown and I have fairly pigmented lips so its even darker.

This color is beautiful. I’ve been looking for a nude Mac lipstick and I think this might be it. I tried to like creme de nude and myth but they just don’t work for me IMO….they look really dry on me (and I take really good care of my lips) This one looks so buttery. I’m an NC30 do you think it will work for me?

This looks fabulous and while I like Cherish on myself, it certainly is a different color on me. I’m fair (NW25) and it looks quite a bit darker. Half And Half & Up-Note are probably the most perfect nudes for my complexion and pigmented lips. This color is really beautiful on you, Christine!

ooh, this looks like a gorgeous pink nude on you. Another one added to my ever growing shopping list πŸ˜‰ I am in love with pinky nude colors that sometimes I think I should really check out other parts of the color spectrum though.

Hey Christine, I was just wondering if you can do comparison between the cherish lipstick and the brave new bronze? I heard those two are similar, and I’ve always been looking for dupes for brave new bronze, since its LE.. please and thanks =)

i love this colour but my lips are naturally quite dark – yet im NW15 colour. so when i wear this – it looks more brown, from the darkness of my lip. I live in Perth – been chasing Creme d’ nude for about a year now – it’s been sold out ALL year round. Will you be swatching Creme d’ nude?

I don’t think so… I think it was sold out when I went to gather up different nudes from MAC. I’m also totally overbooked with entries for the Spring Season (I think I still have 75 more to go…) πŸ™

Cherish is my first Mac lipstick. I wanted a nude and I had heard that most people choose Myth, but I thought it was too pale for me. I like the color and it does last for a while, but my lips dry out easily and I feel that Cherish is a bit drying. It looks great on you though!

your so lucky that lip products last so long on you! on me they tend to last 2 hours or less =/
Great color…i havent noticed it before glad you shared this,looks lovely!

Oh, I just read Dolce Aria’s note. I also knew this shade would not suit me because of my skin colouring.
Christine, what would you recommend for a blonde pale person with more pinkish undertones?

omg! ok i have this lipstick but mine looks way darker than in your pictures! (ino there is a difference btw pics and real life) but the difference is huge…. there is only one cherish rite? ( mine is satin finish)

My fav nude lip color all the time! this is the exact dupe for MAC limited edition brave new bronze (style warrior collection). I received a lot of compliment every time i wore this lipstick. Sometime when i buought lunch a lady asked me what u’re wearing on ur lips?it look very natural n pretty too…i said, go to mac and ask for cherish!

I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy mac came out with a shade like this. Im a big fan of Clinique’s “perfect beige” but it was discontinued a long time ago and Ive coveted my little tube of it for years. I picked up this shade on Saturday and it was like xmas. It was so exciting for me to find a beige again that is just right and doesn’t have any sparkle to it.

To all you NC30-NC35 ladies:

COP THIS!!! Best nude shade out there for you young, light-skinned ladies, like myself. My lips are pretty pigmented and this gives me the nicest nude colour on my lips. If you feel this is too peachy for you, go for Blankety, which is exactly the same but more of a pinky-colour. Perfect for NWs. Hope this helped!

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My cherish looks sooo much browner in the tube i got today, I’m an NC37 and it’s not nude at all. Is it just the flash in your photos that make it brighter? x

Hey Christine! This is my first comment, but I’m an avid reader of Temptalia. Your reviews have helped me so much when it comes to beauty purchases! I must admit, I’m a bit of an amateur when it comes to makeup. I’ve never worn a MAC foundation, so I don’t exactly know what my shade would be, but it is very close to NC35, maybe slightly lighter. Would you recommend Cherish or Yash for a warmer nude lip? I understand that Yash is almost identical to this, but more matte and browner. Thanks for any help in advance!

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