The Spring Season: MAC Fleshpot Lipstick

MAC Fleshpot Lipstick

The Spring Season: MAC Fleshpot Lipstick

MAC Fleshpot Lipstick ($14.00) is an ultra fleshy nude satin-finish shade. It’s incredibly creamy and quite pigmented–but it’s a tough nude to pull off, just because it’s so pale, so fleshy. For some, Fleshpot just gives you “concealer lips” rather than the sexpot nude lip look they’re hunting for. This is a shade I’d recommend trying on before you buy, if at all possible. It is a really great shade to layer under an intense lipgloss for a more muted versio of it, and it can also work well to mute your natural lip color, too. The finish and pay off is excellent, though!

Is this the perfect nude 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 Fleshpot Lipstick

MAC Fleshpot Lipstick

MAC Fleshpot Lipstick
MAC Fleshpot Lipstick

MAC Fleshpot 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. Really? With your skintone I would have thought you’d do better with the Siss lipstick, not Fleshpot. And Siss is even too light for me especially without any pencil. But I’ve always though the ‘concealer lips’ look was hot because I love the way it’s used in magazines and sometimes I like the way it looks on the runway.

Which is why I bought two Empowered lipsticks because the color of this is my ‘concealer lips’ because it’s darker than Siss.

This and Myth are my two favorites and I’ll put it on even if I’m bored. Creme d’Nude was a sheer disappointment as a nude lipstick to me though. The best thing about nudes, they’re genderless. Most of the people I work on love Fleshpot and Myth and are always the first two they take interest in wearing.

But the dead look is hot. I have a fixation now on lip colors that are too blue based or gray based for my coloring which is so warm. I guess because I’m curoius about lip colors that I’mnot ‘supposed’ to wear. Although I’m also curious about coral lipstick these days too…

I think this looks really good on you! I worry about how it looks on me though. I got all the lipsticks in the Heatherette collex, and they’re all really hard to wear on their own! (except Lollypop Loving, everyone likes that one!) But they look GREAT with other lipsticks and glosses mixed with them! And sometimes when I do wear them alone, for me, it really works to put down a good layer of Lip Conditioner first. Since Fleshpot (and Melrose Mood and Hollywood Nights) tend to be a tad dry.

I have this lipstick from the heatherette collection but can just never figure out how to wear it. What gloss would you suggest layering over it to make it a bit more wearable, while still keeping it nude?

I plan to get this eventually. Since I’m so pale, most nude lipsticks aren’t light enough to actually look nude on me. Plus I have pretty pigmented lips, and Fleshpot looks quite opaque. πŸ™‚

Now that is a nude lipstick…LOL It reminds me of Creme d’Nude, which to me is the best nude lipstick ever created by MAC, but this one seems to have more of a light pink undertone to it. I will definitely try it when my Creme d’Nude runs out. =-)

Yay! I’m so glad you featured my all time favorite lipstick. Ever. I’ve been using this color for almost 10 years now. It looks beautiful layered over a lined and filled lip. I use MUFE’s Aqualip liner in 3C and blend. Then a sheer pink gloss on top and Voila!

This kind of reminds me of the mac lip erase (which I am dying to have btw)! I love how you can apply any lip liner and create your own color. I think I am going to have to get this! Christine, your lips always look fabulous! What do you use to keep them moisturized? My lips have been so dry this winter. Nothing is helping. Also, do you apply your lipsticks with a lip brush or straight from the tube itself? Seriously, EVERYTHING looks great on you!!!!!! I love all of the looks you present!

Philosophy Kiss Me Intense Lip Therapy is my savior!! πŸ™‚

I apply straight from the tube. It’s too time-consuming to do it with a lip brush!

i have myth and love it, but i would like something with a little more color. is fleshpot a little more pigmented? i’m medium dark/ dark mineralize skinfinish tone.

Hi! Could you please tell me which of Fleshpot and Myth have the better formula? I heard that Myth can be very drying, and as I’m wondering which one to buy (with the lipglass C-thru) I could use some help. Thanks a lot!

hi christine! how does this compare to hue and gosh’s darling? i have both and have trouble wearing those colours -you think it’s worth trying this one?

Christine, is Fleshpot now permanent? I just bought it from MAC online but it’s not part of a collection as far as I know. I checked to see if they were allowing us ‘civilians’ to buy Pro products again for a limited time but they’re not. I just see that you can buy Fleshpot.

As far as I know, it’s permanent at PRO but the best would be to ask a MAC artist, because information about permanent/discontinued usually goes there but not through PR.

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