February 21, 2014

My Thoughts: MAC Lipstick in Faux

I'm a huge fan of my-lips-but-better shades of lipsticks because they are so so easy to pull of and does not draw too much attention because from afar, they just look like our natural lips (but better). They are quite versatile too because they can be worn alone for an every day school/office look or paired with a striking eye make up for a girl's night out. Well, talk about saving space in your make up bag if you're one to travel and go to places a lot! So today I present to you one of the few MLBB lipsticks that I own - Faux from MAC.

My Thoughts: 

Faux is housed in MAC's standard packaging which is this black bullet tube that has a silver line that goes around it. Very functional and professional looking packaging so no qualms on this department. Faux is of satin finish and as MAC describes it, a "muted mauve-pink," which I think is a very good description of this gem right here although obviously, given the different pigmentation of our lips, it is only natural that it is going to show up differently on each and everyone. 

Satin is definitely my favorite finish among the bunch because it applies opaque and yet does not dry out my lips like mad. It is quite long lasting on me too provided that I don't eat or drink but that's almost too impossible given I am a heavy water drinker. But it's such a breeze to re-apply so I'm willing to over look that. It's not a shocking kind of color anyway wherein precise application is required so the less than stellar wear time is really not a deal breaker for me. 

One thing I also adore about all MAC lippies is their scent. Some are put off by it, but I kinda prefer my lippies to have a bit of scent to them and so far, I am loving the chocolate/vanilla-ish scent that MAC comes with. I hope they don't ever change it up, ever! 

So anyway, for an everyday look, I like to wear Faux with a dash of blush and a bit of smudged eye liner because if worn alone, it looks too simple and overall just colorless. I love how it makes me look so chic and so pretty because it is always in harmony with my blush and does not overpower it in any way. I'd recommend Faux to anyone in a heart beat. I understand that it's quite pricey (ESPECIALLY HERE IN MANILA), but I own a LOT of lipsticks and I am yet to find anything similar to this (at least shade-wise) so yeah, it's unique in its own lovely way. 

Faux is definitely worth checking (and shelling) out if you're in the market for a decent MLBB/pinkish nude lipstick. xx 


  • Not drying 
  • Functional packaging 
  • Compliments a variety of looks (versatile)
  • Easily available (counter and online) 
  • No annoying cosmetic smell 

  • Not long lasting as the matte ones. 
  • Well, obviously, for a tube of lipstick, it's pricey but oh so worth it!  

Where to find: Megamall, Edsa Shangrila, Trinoma, SM Aura, Online
Price: 1000php ($23)
Recommend: YES!
Overall Rating: 4/5

Now the lipstick in action! xx

So what do you think of this lipstick dearies? Would you buy it or do you already have a similar shade in your stash? DO TELL! Would love to hear your thoughts on this one! 



  1. Hi Jem! I just wanted to say that I LOVE your eye makeup in the first full-face picture of you. Even though I own quite a few MAC lipsticks by now, I never got around to trying their satin finish, lol. Will do =P

    ~nikki ('<>')>

    1. Hi Nicole! Thank you for that lovely compliment! You really should get around to trying at least one! I highly recommend Faux because it goes well with any look you can think of! xx

  2. I love the shade and your brows are so pretty! <3

  3. My “MAC favorite” is Satin Lipstick, but hey! You look great wearing the FAUX Lippie!
    Have a great day Jem <3
    ~Pauline @Kallony

    1. Thank you for that lovely compliment Pauline! xx