Review: MAC Crosswires Lipstick


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Compared to most bloggers, my MAC lipstick "collection" is rather small at, erm, four lipsticks. Small, but perfectly formed I'd say. My latest addition, Crosswires, is possibly my favourite of the whole bunch. It's a gorgeous coral-pink colour which is perfect for summer, and it's easy to wear both day and night too.

MAC Crosswires is a Cremesheen formula, which means it's creamy without being too glossy and opaque without being too matte. It's not the longest lasting lipstick in the world, but as Cremesheen style forumlas go it's not bad at all. You'll get a good couple of hours wear out of Crosswires before needing to reapply, and it fades pretty evenly which is useful if you can't be bothered checking yourself out in the mirror every hour or two.

I love the colour of Crosswires; it's wearable for everyday use, but it's also bright enough to stand out with heavier night-time makeup. For day wear, I'll usually apply plenty of lip balm beforehand then dot on Crosswires over the top for a light wash of colour, and at night I just go straight from the bullet to build up opaque colour. On my ghostly skin, Crosswires looks like quite a pink shade, but (from Googling swatches) it seems to suit a whole range of skintones and on some people it looks more orange/coral.

If you're looking for an easy to wear colour with a nice finish, I'd definitely recommend trying MAC Crosswires.

What's your favourite MAC lipstick shade?

Gillian x


  1. Ah I have Crosswires too and absolutely love it! It's so versatile and it amazes me how different it looks on different people as you say; on me it's far more of a red/coral but so pink on you! Really pretty! xx

  2. This is gorgeous, I don't even own a cremesheen so this has to be my first pick when I get my first !xx
    Katherine Rosie | UK Beauty Blog

  3. I only own two or three MAC lipsticks but this looks really really pretty :)

  4. This is very pretty, it suits you a lot :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  5. This is such a pretty shade and definitely a lovely color on you. I would love it for everyday and might be a shade I remember when I pick up another Mac lippie!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

  6. that colour looks lovely on you!

  7. What a gorgeous shade, it looks amazing on you :) I'm a sucker for a pinky-coral x

    lillies and lipbalm

  8. It looks lovely on you! I have a good number of MAC lipstick but less than a lot of people, I've come to a point where I'm only interested in their LE lipsticks because whenever I go to the lipstick section I always choose the same ones I already have! xx


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