Sunday, May 1, 2011

If Viva Glam Cyndi was my winter lipstick then...

MAC Crosswires will be my summer go-to lipstick. I just know it.

I was actually digging through my makeup stash and found Crosswires. I haven't heard anyone rave or even talk about this beauty, so I guess I will be the first one? or maybe not.

I bought this a year ago(or maybe 6-8 months ago) and only used it maybe three to four times and kept it away. You guys know that I'm a nude lips whore. I wear nude lipstick every single day- MAC Hue and GOSH Darling I'm talking to you. I love how nude lipstick looks on me. Maybe not the white undertone nude ones, but the pink, beige and peach ones.

Last winter, I would always wear Viva Glam Cyndi because it is not overpowering that people will look at you and say "why is she wearing a red lipstick on a school day". I actually had the courage to wear it because it is a subtle raspberry/pink shade that everyone can wear. If you do not want to wear the classic Snow White red, then go ahead and try Viva Glam Cyndi(if it is still available).I bought two back ups of Viva Glam Cyndi, so I don't have to worry about that. Now that the weather is changing I need to shift and change things a little bit, especially because I will be going to California a week from now. I want a pop of colour to emphasize my face and MAC Crosswires will do the trick. 

MAC Crosswires- a coral-pink that is not too bright. Very subtle on the lips and easy to wear. It has a cremesheen finish and has the right amount of sheen. Definitely one of my favorite corals from the MAC permanent line. It is a cross between Viva Glam Cyndi and Vegas Volt. What I'm saying is that it has a hint of orange, pink, and red in it. Perfect if you want that "POP" of color on your lips. 

 Hand swatch from :) because my camera decided not to upload the hand swatch I had in it. 
This is random, but I'm currently reading Bobbi Brown's Living Beauty book. I'm actually enjoying it a lot.


Do you have Crosswires? What will be your go-to summer lipstick?

Thank you for reading and have a great week.



  1. @Stina- Thank you :) I thought my lip swatch wasn't nice. :S.

  2. This looks go-to summer lipstick is korres 52 Orange compliments my complexion when I'm tanned :)

  3. I wonder how it compares to Ever Hip or Hue.

  4. @productrater- im pretty sure this is darker and pinker than hue. Hue to me is nude with a touch of pink and peach. Crosswires is more coral/pink. Im not sure how it compares to Ever Hip cuz i dont own it, but i saw some swatches of Ever Hip and i think it is peacher than Crosswires.

  5. @makeupattitude- i really like to explore Korres' lipsticks because i saw some awesome swatches of their lipsticks and glosses and they are so pigmented and pretty. I should do that when i go to Sephora. Thanks x

  6. i haven't seen anyone mention crosswires. it's sucha bold color o_o but it looks great for summer. i think i wore a lot of pink in the winter but i think im going to switch to more coraly colors like Ever Hip & Jazzed for the summer

  7. i almost bought cross wires yesterday! but i went for see sheer! gorgeous colour! it's definitely on my hit list for MAC :P
    looks gorgeous on you love!xxxx

  8. Crosswires looks fantastic on you!

    Btw, it's one of my favorite lipsticks by MAC! And you are to blame for my love. It was your post a couple of months ago that created the desire in me to own it and wear it and love it "till death do us part". LOL

  9. Beautiful colour! Should get it myself!

  10. Gorgeous. I remember looking at this colour last year but I can't remember whether or not I actually bought it (definitely a sign of too much makeup).
    Definitely think you should rock this during the summer!

  11. thats a pretty colour! tempted to purchase hehe ^-^


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