MAC Honeylove lipstick is the latest nude lipstick from MAC to find its way into my ever growing lipstick collection. Purchased in duty free on my way to Dublin last month, it was one of two shades on my duty-free shopping list. I had been eyeing up MAC Whirl, but having swatched the shade on my wrist I hesitated and realised I'm not quite ready to rock a full blown brown lip (all in good time...). And as my friend is a fan of the shade Honeylove, as is my latest favourite YouTuber Lydia Elise Millen, I would have been a fool not to pop it into my basket.
Fast forward a few weeks MAC Honeylove £15.50 has become a happy resident in my handbag. The shade isn't quite matte, it's semi-matte and at first I thought the shade would be too light for my skintone and leave me looking as though I'd applied concealer to my lips, but I was wrong. The shade is a warm beige, with a subtle peach undertone that's comfortable to wear and easy to apply and has that sweet vanilla scent us beauty addicts know oh so well. In comparison to MAC Velvet Teddy, Honeylove isn't as brown and is far lighter in tone. Yet it has the same satin finish, that after a few hours wear, wears down to a more matte finish.
Honeylove doesn't necessarily require a lip liner, but as MAC has just dropped their own lip kits and paired Honeylove with Subculture Lip Liner, I'm already contemplating popping back in store to pick it up. And admittedly Honeylove isn't the only nude lipstick I've purchased in the last month or so (I've got more to share!). I've become a woman obsessed with nude lip products. Send help... and more Muiji storage!