The Summer Season: MAC Girl About Town Lipstick

MAC Girl About Town Lipstick
MAC Girl About Town Lipstick

The Summer Season: MAC Girl About Town Lipstick

MAC Girl About Town Lipstick ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a vibrant shade of darkened, bright fuchsia pink. It has an amplified creme finish, which makes it a very creamy, opaque shade. Girl About Town is a classic pink from MAC, and it’s always been a favorite of mine. I love the full-color coverage it provides while giving just a slightly glossy sheen without shimmer.

Is this the right pink lipstick for you? Would you wear it?

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

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MAC Girl About Town 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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I love it exactly how you have it in your face pic – not a whole lot of makeup with it. It’s like you are throwing all the attention to your lips. I would wear it just like that – not much else on. This looks fabulous on you.

I’d probably use Magenta or an invisible one. I don’t have much trouble with lipstick bleeding, so in my laziness, I’d probably skip it myself, lol!

This is just so pretty on, I’m seriously thinking about getting a bright pink lipstick, and I really like how the texture of this looks on the lips, not too frosty or sparkly, just very juicy looking, I think it’s that slight sheen you were talking about. Would you say this would look good on both warm and cool skin-tones? I still can’t decide which one I actually am! All I know is, I’m pale.

Yes, I think it would look great on both warmer and cooler tones! πŸ™‚ I’m warm toned, and it’s definitely more blue-based, but I like it on my warmer skin — which pretty much means it should look great on cooler skin tones, too!

I am pale too and this is the best fuschia I own. I love it. It’s opaque but with a sheen – no gloss needed. If you wear during the day, bring it along for touch-ups because the colour it fades too is not quite as beautiful.

This is so pretty! I really want a hot pink lipstick for summer, but I’m so afraid of bright colours because I’m sef-conscious about my teeth/smile.

I wish I could have had braces! My parents couldn’t afford it, and I don’t complain too much because they are able to pay for my university education. However, it is the thing I’m most self conscious about, silly as that sounds. I’m comfortable with my body & know I have a pretty face, it’s just the teeth. Perhaps I’ll buy the lipstick & try to be brave! Haha.

Thanks!

a little off topic…the Temptalia page is not opening normally on my 2 computers…The page is unusual spacing and some ‘about’ ‘links’ poping on top…its like when something messes wth HTML codes..i dunno, if its my computer or in general…

I NOTICED A WHILE AGO TOO. THE SCREEN IS UNUSUAL. ITS KIND OF TOO WIDE IN THE SCREEN.
A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO TOO, IT WOULD GO OFF AND ON BUT THAT GOT FIXED ONCE I TOOK THE SITE OF MY FAVORITE LIST BUT THE SCREEN IS STILL KINDA WEIRD.

It’s the software you use to browse the internet — some popular ones are Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Google Chrome. What does the logo of the product look like? It should be in the upper lefthand corner of the screen!

But they’re different, LOL! Show Orchid is more fun… very cool with the sheen. Girl About Town is probably more wearable!

Hmm… beside texture, what’s the difference between Girl About Town and Lickable? I already have Lickable and Show Orchid. Not sure if I need another bright pink! But it’s my fave and could probably be persuaded.

I bought this one but never wore out yet. I love love the look but it makes my teeth so yellower than they usually are for some reason. That doesn’t happen when i wear other lipstick tho. I’m getting my teeth whiten soon, so maybe that will help. For girls who like bright out there color, try MAC Up the Amp. Gorgeous color, suits any skin tone in my opinion. Love MAC lipsticks! hahaha

I’ve been wanting to get this lippie for a long time, but today I got an eyeshadow instead. I must pick this up very soon! It’s so perfect for spring/summer.

Got this shade last week and I am in love with it! I almost got Impassioned, but I decided on this one instead. I absolutely adore it and it looks gorgeous with your skintone.

Have been wanting to get both Girl About Town and Impassioned, but the MUAs at all the Mac shops (I’m from Malaysia) insist that they’re limited edition and ‘don’t exist anymore’, or that perhaps I got the brand wrong because some of them have ‘never heard of it’. Aaargh…..

i absolutely love this colour!!! looks so great on you!!

quick question – i have Pink Poodle lipglass… would you say this Girl About Town lipstick would be the equivalent to Pink Poodle? if not, what would you say would be close to pink poodle? Thanks for you help!!

Surprisingly, this didn’t knock me out. I bought it a while back, but truth is, everything pales in comparison to Show Orchid for me. That’s my favorite lipstick ever.
Slightly off topic, Christine thanks for showcasing 5150 by Urban Decay. I bought it yesterday and wore it today. I am in LOVE!

I really like that on you. Girl About Town was one of the shades I tried on my very first trip to the MAC counter (only a few months ago), and I got Lickable instead (also have Show Orchid, and love it)… both are really bright against my NW15 skin, LOL! Still looking for an “everyday” work-appropriate lippie, though.

Christine, I was just thinking of buying this lipstick! Serendipity. I’m still in love with this color, but after reading Jemma Kid’s makeup book where she says of warm toned peeps, “No Fuchsia lips for you!” I started to hesitate…so I’m online searching for warm toned people wearing this lipstick pondering whether to get it or not… You say it’s blue toned, I know that I don’t look so well with cool toned colors, (even though I’m in denial, but let’s get real, blue toned makeup makes me look like a hooker), can you think of any warmer toned bright pinks like Girl About Town? I just saw a photo in this months issue of ELLE magazine where this blond model was rocking this amazingly gorgeous blue pink lipstick, and ugh, I would kill for the name of that lipstick!

I’m warm toned, and I’ll rock a blue-babed fuchsia, so don’t be afraid to try! πŸ™‚

You might try something like Illamasqua’s Frenzy, which is more red pink. MAC Full Fuchsia (PRO) is also more of a reddish pink.

The other day I was at a pro store and I was deciding between Show Orchid, Girl About Town, Impassioned, Petals and Peacocks and Full Fuchsia. Girl About Town and Full Fuchsia were close in terms of colour and were the most complimentary on me (NC30)- the others were too blue. However, I bought Full Fuchsia eventually because I found it smoother to apply than Girl About Town.

This looks nice on you,Girls your age can get away with brights but it’s too much for me.My favs were the Spring Season I spent lots O cash:)

AAAAHHHHH i love this to the extent even i cannot describe in words…
pair it with pink poodle liglass for more intense payoff otherwise layer it with nymphette to make it more wearable during day time

i really wonder if u r a MAC junkie n still dont have this in ur collection … i think this is the only color i can buy a back up
m 32 but still rock it hard … real hard … hubby loves it sooo much that he doesnt come near me whenevr i wear this ….

but christine pls tell what would be ur fav BLUSH to wear it with this one???
and which color of blush should i wear my sweetie???

Milani makes a PERFECT dupe for this shade. It’s called “Rose Hip” and I’ve been in love with it for a year! The formula is very long lasting and not drying, very worth trying (but then again I love to sing its praises. lol!)

Can someone explain to me the difference between Show Orchid, Girl about Town and Full Fuchsia lipsticks?

I only want one and I am so LOST!

Show Orchid has a frostier finish and runs a bit more magenta-purple with a fuchsia-purple sheen. Girl About Town is a darker, creamier pink. Full Fuchsia is a brighter, more fuchsia pink than Girl About Town, though the two are closer than either are to Show Orchid.

Hey Christine! I am in love with how this looks on you.. I am debating between getting Girl About Town or Lickable. My skintone looks pretty close to yours (~NC35) Which do you think would look better? Thank you!

Hi cristine! Im looking for this color for 3 months already. I would love to have this, can you pls help me where to buy? It always out of stock in mal of asia mac store! πŸ™

Heya! this lipstick looks fab fab fabiddy fab on you! it looks lovely πŸ™‚ i love bright lipsticks like this πŸ™‚ really suits you πŸ™‚ anyways…..I have a youtube channel called Lauragrimes55 and I was wondering if you would see one of my videos and see if you think this lipstick would suit me? i dont want to buy it if its not going to suit me! πŸ™‚

Just bought this shade today, and I looooove it!!! Soo pretty!! And $14-$15, (depending on tax), really isn’t too terrible in my head!

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