MAC Lipstick – Pink Nouveau (My perfect pink)

This post is dedicated to one of my favorite lipsticks; MAC Pink Nouveau Lipstick. I’ve mentioned it before, and probably will again considering it’s a must have in my makeup bag. 

This lipstick is simply stunning. For sure in my top 5 go-to’s.

MAC Pink Nouveau Lipstick

MAC describes this lipstick as a “bright pink”.

To me, this is a cool, mid toned pink that is very wearable. It’s definitely a bold lip colour, but the shade of pink is one you can easily pull off. Not one of those shades that draws a lot of attention (like say Candy Yum-Yum – which I also love). If it’s your first few times experimenting with bolder lipsticks, this is a shade I’d recommend.

MAC Pink Nouveau Lipstick vs Candy Yum-Yum Lipstick

{ For comparison sake; Pink Nouveau swatch on top, Candy Yum-Yum on the bottom – don’t judge the goosebumps, it was cold outside! }

It was love at first application. Pink Nouveau has a satin finish; meaning it’s very pigmented yet keeps the lips conditioned, leaving you with a semi-matte finish. Satin finishes are like the Goldilocks of lipsticks – they’re just right. Not too matte you feel like your lips are crazy dry, and not super moisturizing that you’re reapplying every 30 minutes. The perfect in between.

MAC Lipstick Pink Nouveau

{ The shade on me – As you can tell, it definitely looks different on the lips versus a straight up swatch on bare skin }

Without lip liner, this lipstick lasts a good 4.5 hours. It also leaves a nice stain to the lips once it’s worn off which is nice to still have a little pigment once the colour starts to fade.

It’s no surprise to me that Pink Nouveau is one of MAC’s best selling lipsticks. Almost anyone can pull it off. From the fairest of skin, to darker complexions; I’d say this is one lipstick with a lot of wiggle room in regards to looking good on different people. Even my Mom loves this colour, so if you’re a mature Women (or Man) definitely don’t shy away from this shade.

MAC Pink Nouveau Lipstick swatch

{ Here is a swatch of Pink Nouveau by itself }

However, I do always recommend trying on any lipstick before buying; just in case it’s not your taste.

I’ve been thinking about doing a post about eye makeup to wear with a bold lip, if you all would be interested in that? Let me know.

Are you a bold lip fan?

If so, what’s your favourite shade?

If not, what are your favourite colours to play with? I’m always looking to add to my collection!…even though I probably don’t need to. My collection is ridiculous.

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  1. I typically very where very neutral colors, so this color would definitely be a step out of my comfort zone. I kind of like that idea of trying something different though as it looks so pretty. I’ll definitely take this into consideration. Thanks for the info!

    • It definitely is nice to step out of the comfort zone a little when it comes to makeup! It can add a nice little pizazz to your routine, which I think is always fun!

  2. i love lipstick! i feel like my lips are pretty pale, so i love how lipstick can add a pop (or a lot!) of color!

    • I’m a complete lipstick junkie! It’s insane haha. I too, love that it instantly adds a pop of colour and glam to any regular look!

  3. That color looks amazing on you! And you’re right, its the perfect balance of shine!

  4. This is a GREAT color on you!!! I am always afraid to experiment with bold lip colors, but I think that I could handle this!

    If you were to use a lipliner what color would you use? I always feel like my lipstick smudges off if i do wear it!


    • Thanks! This colour is definitely tame compared to some of the other bright pinks I own. It depends, if I want to tone down the lip color I’d use a nude lip liner (such as boldly bare by MAC) just a shade that’s close to your natural lip colour, and if I wanted the lip liner to match as closely as it could to the lipstick I’d use a medium pink liner (something like MAC Dervish or MAC Hip N Happy). Hope that helps!

  5. This is a GREAT color on you!!! I am always afraid to experiment with bold lip colors, but I think that I could handle this!

    If you were to use a lipliner what color would you use? I always feel like my lipstick smudges off if i do wear it!


  6. One of these days, I will wear lipstick and not feel like I look ridiculous 😉 I’m completely convinced that I can’t pull off bold lips!

    • Haha, I know that feeling but you can totally pull it off! You just need to experiment a little and find a shade that you’re both comfortable and confident wearing! It makes all the difference to just be confident with the colour you put on.

  7. im soooo not a lipstick person. you look gorgeousss. looking forward to your posts :)

  8. Hey Lisa, Pink Nouveau is made for you! I definitely don’t tend to wear pinks like these quite as well, but on you it’s amazing!

  9. I’ll have to try this colour out. I had been wearing Faux by MAC as a blonde but I recently coloured my hair quite dark fading to light, ombre style. I switched to Captive, also by MAC but I think it might be a tad too bold. Thanks for posting this so I have another option to try! :)

  10. my neighbor got me hooked on red! i love it. all the time! i feel stylish too. haha

  11. I LOVE Mac!! SO obsessed. But I need to get into lipstick more – I have quite ‘big lips’ and I always feel they look huge with lipstick :-) but when I see it on pics, I actually think it’s pretty nice. Thanks for the great tips!

  12. You pull off that shade so well! I feel like pink just wouldn’t work on me. I like doing bolder wine coloured lipsticks though!

  13. Sometimes I wish I could pull off a bold lip, but I totally can’t! HA! I don’t wear anything on my lips..except chap stick..can we still be friends?! We can like..balance each other? HA! This looks great on you!

  14. i need this! :)

  15. I used to read your blog and just noticed that you’re back today! Read your update post- SO happy for you! I think everything you are doing is wonderful and I’m excited to get some good beauty posts from you :) I agree about the HLBs- I’m not an avid blogger, but those are the ones I initially found and what drew me in to the blogging realm. However, mine isn’t healthy lifestyle- more just lifestyle, random musings, and infertility. Glad you’re shifting gears- there is SO much more to life than trying to live healthy 24/7.

  16. I’ve just recently started wearing bolder lips and I’m falling in love with it. I tend to go for light pinks, corals, and reds (with purple undertones). I love, love, love this color though- I may have to add it to my collection. (:

  17. Glad to see you back at it!!! I’m a lazy make up person. I love doing it up, but I won’t ever re-apply. So my lips often end up au natural. 😉

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