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READER QUERY: MAC Lipstick Recommendations for Very Fair Complexion



MAC Lipstick Recommendations For Fair Complexions

Neha asks...

Hi Suma,
I am Neha - a regular follower of ISLM. I love the way products are reviewed on ISLM and soo many of them. Recently I too have been bit by the beauty bug and having a new job in hand means now I have the liberty to splurge a little on myself :-)
I am going to do my very first MAC purchase and since they have soo many products I zeroed down on buying a lipstick for starters.
I went through the MAC website and various others to check for swatches, since most colours are gorgeous I got super confused hence wanted your suggestion.Would really really appreciate if you could suggest me a good lip colour that I can wear daily - to office and casual outings(I have a very fair complexion).

Hey Neha... Let me first start by thanking you for being an ISLM loyalist :) And also thank you for liking the product reviews here...
Secondly, Congratulations on getting a new job ;) It must feel really special and liberating :D

Now coming to  your query, with MAC's lipstick there is always a huge variety of shades that you can always choose from. Plus you having a very complexion does broaden the range a little more :)
So, here are my suggestions:
1. MAC See Sheer - It's a very pretty, almost sheer peachy shade that looks beautiful on fair skintones. It can be worn to work as well as to daytime events like lunches and shopping.

2. MAC Mocha - A beautiful peachy brown shade, MAC Mocha is sure to be a winner with you. Versatile enough to be worn to work as well as for casual outings, this shade is a favorite of many.

3. MAC Cosmo (Review HERE) - This is one of the cult favorite shades for Indian skintones and it sure is a shade that flatters almost all Indian skintones except those with very strong yellow undertones. It looks pretty neutral and is another shade that works best for work or for an event during the day.

4. MAC Creme In Your Coffee - Another versatile shade that often qualifies for an MLBB shade is Creme In Your Cup. This shade seems to look different on different skintones and does seem to suit a variety of complexions. If you are looking for a versatile neutral shade, then you could surely give this a shot!

5. MAC Crosswires - This is another shade that looks rocking on Indian complexions. It is a coral pink and may not be very suitable for office wear but totally suits casual and fun outings :)

6. MAC Mehr (Review HERE) - I like calling it the elder sister to MAC Cosmo and it is another cult favorite... A little darker than Cosmo, Mehr is a neutral pink brown shade. Introduced as an LE, it is now a part of the permanent collection.

7. MAC Hug Me -Having a lustre finish, Hug Me makes a very pretty and a sheer MLBB shade. Known to look good on fairer skintones and non-pigmented lips, this shade gorgeous for work and even can be applied on other brighter shades to tone them down.

8. MAC Girl About Town - An almost NEON pink shade, Girl About Town is a shade for those who do not fear bright colors. Guaranteed to make you the focus of every party, this shade must be a part of your kitty if you have the confidence and urge to always be in the limelight :)

9. MAC Lickable (Review HERE) - A bright in-the-face Pink is how I describe Lickable. It's a blue based pink with a subtle hint of silver shimmer that instantly brightens up one's face. It may not be very work friendly though.

10. MAC Craving (Review HERE) - This is a very safe shade that can be described as a plummy pink. It is an opaque shade and stays on for a little over 4 hours. It fades into into a very pretty stain and is extremely wokk friendly.

11. MAC Ruby Woo (Review HERE) - This is hands down my favorite shade where MAC lipsticks are concerned. Ruby Woo is a bright Red that is very very matte (to the point of many finding it very drying) and has this magical ability to suit every skintone under the sun!

12. MAC Impassioned (Review HERE) - Another NEON Coral Pink shade that suits fair to wheatish complexions, Impassioned is sure to win your heart if you love bright pink shades.

Neha, I hope this helps! :)

I would urge other readers to please chip-in and give their two cents about MAC Lipstick Recommendations for Fair Skin through the comments section.


  1. I'm fairly pale and I've always favoured creme cup, a really pale nude pink which is easily wearable to go out and just for work and school, really versatile!

    S xo.

  2. Thanks a ton Suma !!! Im gonna try on all of these shades at the MAC store :) Will update you what I finally bought..

  3. Hi Neha,
    You can try MAC Patisserie, Its a wonderful Pinkish Brown. An Ideal day shade. ^_^
    Vegas Volt is one Hot colors for Casual look.


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