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MAC Tropical Taboo Collection: Narcissus Cremesheen Gloss


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MAC latest Summer offering, The Tropical Taboo collection pulsates with sensuality. Its dynamic tempo dazzles in vivid, pearlized pigments of mineralized eye shadow and mineralize blush. Lips are nourished with mineralize rich lipstick and sexy with a top layer or cremesheen glass. The collection also consists of the popular mineralize skinfinsh powders and blush.

So you can imagine the difficulty I faced while trying to pick just one item at my local MAC counter. I do think I made a pretty solid choice when I just walked away with a cremesheen gloss. This is my favorite gloss formula from the MAC brand. It’s hydrating while packing a decent amount of pigment. When the color settles, it leaves a nice stain, especially if you are wearing a deep color. Out of the four shades offered, I chose Narcissus, a dirty eggplant.


But when swatched on my dark skin, it’s more of a  bluish plum.


This is really pretty on it’s own but to really turn up the volume of this gloss, I paired it with MAC’s Magenta lip pencil, a vivid pinkish purple.


This is great shade to wear to the office with a nude eye look, soft bronzed smoky eye or can be really dramatic when paired with a charcoal smoky eye. I am very happy with my purchase. I can always count on the cremesheen glosses to keep my lips comfortable all day. If you are tired of red, coral or hot pink but bored with nude pinks, check this color out. I like wearing this shade without a gloss – it’s not as high maintenance but can be a challenge to apply without a mirror.

Narcissus Cremegloss is still available at your nearest MAC counter or free standing boutique. It retails for $20/USD. This tube was bought by yours truly.

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