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The Spring Season: MAC Myth Lipstick

MAC Myth Lipstick
MAC Myth Lipstick

The Spring Season: MAC Myth Lipstick

MAC Myth Lipstick ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a pale, flesh-toned slightly peach-pink tinged nude. Myth has a satin finish, which means it has a very creamy, opaque look with a low-level sheen and on shimmer. It gives my lips incredibly full coverage color, and the creaminess gives it a nice, defined look without the aid of a lip liner, too–always a nice bonus! It’s similar to Fleshpot, but it’s not quite as fleshy or as light.Β  It’s lighter and not as peachy as Peachstock, as well.Β  They’re in the same family, though!

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.

See photos and swatches…

MAC Myth Lipstick
MAC Myth Lipstick

MAC Myth Lipstick
MAC Myth Lipstick

MAC Myth Lipstick
MAC Myth Lipstick

MAC Myth Lipstick
MAC Myth Lipstick (Diffused Flash)

MAC Myth Lipstick
MAC Myth Lipstick (Studio Lighting)

MAC Myth Lipstick
MAC Myth Lipstick

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About the Reviewer

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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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LOL Some makeup colors look good one some, and look horrible on others. It’s OK for people to have different opinions about makeup!! It is kinda the point of this blog . . .

I have Myth and I really do like it, though the concealer look is sometimes just a bit too much, you know.. Would you consider Peachstock a more wearable everyday shade for me, I’m a NC 35 ? πŸ˜‰

I don’t get these flesh colored lipsticks, they look horrible!
It’s like you’re wearing concealer on your lips, not very charming….

love myth, especially blotted and topped with a milky pink (like NARS turkish delight).

myth is my standard nude by which i compare all other nudes. sooooo pretty with a smoky eye and bronzer.

Myth is a really nice colour for layering lipsticks. I would never wear it on its own, but it is a good colour to wear underneath brighter or darker colours of lipstick to tone them down. It also helps to lighten really pigmented lips, sort of like lip erase, so that other colours and glosses show up more. Creme D’ Nude is similar to this, just a little less opaque, and I also use Creme D’ Nude as a layering lipstick.

Im an NC40 and I adore the way this looks on me w/ gloss on top, I pair it w/ a slight grey or dark smokey eye and maybe pink or peach blush. Love myth!

I like Myth. The first MAC lipstick I bought. It gives me a nude colored lip. I just dont put too much on. Just a pat here and there on my lips and lipgloss over it.

Even though I’m quite fair, I just don’t think I can handle this color… I love lipstick… but I can tell this isn’t the right nude for me….

From my experience, this color is hard to work with on it’s own, especially for anyone who doesn’t have very light cool-toned skin.
I personally only use it to mix with other colors. I wear MAC lustre lipstick in Hug Me almost everyday, but if I want to make it a more intense nude look I will dab Myth lipstick on before I apply Hug Me. It looks great with smokey eyes!

One of my favorite lipsticks as well….I think it was the 3rd MAC lipstick I ever bought. I have been on a nude lipstick kick for the past few months and I don’t see any signs of it stopping! =p

My first, and only, response was “….ewwwww”.

If the formula didn’t suck, then I’d probably just think “meh”. But the combination of bad colour and bad formula, just ick.

I know a lot of people don’t like myth but I think it’s perfect! For some reason it always comes out peachy when I want it to look peachy and pink when I want it to look pink…maybe that’s just my imagination or depends on the blush/eyeshadow I’m wearing but I think it’s just the best lipstick! And if it doesn’t work for you sometimes pairing it with another shade works the ticket!

Hi Christine, you’ve inspired me to try nudes! Do you think this would look good on an NC15/NC20? Or can you suggest a good nude for my skin tone? Thanks so much πŸ™‚

I think you might find it too pale – I’d suggest Peachstock (which is PRO but came out with Give Me Liberty of London)!

I love your blog! And I love the Myth lipstick! It tends to be a little too pale for me though, so I like to add a little of Speed Dial (it’s a pink MAC lipstick) to give it a little color!

i have myth and i HATE that you have to have perfectly unchapped, soft lips to wear it. if you don’t you look like a corpse! NOT CUTE!

i barely reach for this. perhaps now that i’ve seen the light and purchased a lip primer, it might be time to try it again.

I LOVE Myth, its one of the best nudes I’ve tried. I am very pale though so its not too bad on me. I love to put some on, sort of blend it out a bit on my lips type thing, then add a pretty gloss. Looks so pretty with lots of glosses, gold, peaches, pinks. Also great if you want to layer other colours on top, i.e creme d’nude, which doesn’t work on its own on me, or other nudes like hug me and lots of other colours

I want to know which nude to try next cos I think I’ll be measuring every nude by this one!!

I have myth and I love it. I wear it when I really want my eyes to stand out. I pair Myth with florabundance on top and I get compliments all the time. Then again I am a light skin girl with really voluptuous lips and I like to mute them so this serves that purpose.

I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT MYTH!!!!!!!!! I’m completely obsessed with it…. I always wear a smokey eye and MYTH lips… I usually layer it with either Honeylove or Hug Me amd some NARS Striptease lip gloss…. OMG I LOVE MYTH it srslt changed my life!!!!!!!!

Don’t like it at all. Looks even worse on me as I’m darker. I refuse to buy it no matter how many times it has been recommended to me.

I looooove myth! It’s the only lipstick I’ve repurchased! Just about 4 times! I usually do layer it with a nice peach or pinkier gloss but I do wear it on its own with alot of lipbalm underneath and slightly blended. not just swiped over. I’m not the palest girl either. lol NC30

I want to get this lipstick simply to conceal the rich pigment in my lips. That way, when I put a color OVER it, it won’t look so intense!

I LOOOVE Myth! It will always be my favorite nude…it’s one of those colors that doesn’t look good on most people. Luckily, it does on me :)I’m not really sure why it looks horrible on most people…but I love it and it is a great color.

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