Ever since I delved into the world of makeup, I've been hunting for the perfect MLBB shade. I came up with a very specific list: a sheer, glossy finish, no sparkles and a colour more pink than nude. I'd settled on MAC Fanfare in June 2011, but it was definitely was too pigmented to pass for my natural lip colour. Yesterday I was browsing my local Shoppers Drug Mart (nothing better to do on Labour Day!) and stopped by the Essence display. I've noticed some new shades popping up in it and randomly picked up a new lipstick shade, All About Cupcake. I swatched it and thought it was very pretty and very much my style. Even though I need another lipstick like I need a hole in my head, it was only $3 and figured I'd treat myself to this cheerful cheapie. I got into my car and opened the lipstick to try on. Imagine my surprise when I looked in the mirror and staring back was my lips but better!
All About Cupcake is a pinky nude with no shimmer and a glossy finish. Essence lipsticks have a scent that is rather like plastic-y candy, but it fades quickly and I don't mind it. Weartime is also an impressive 4 hours despite being glossy.
(Essence All About Cupcake)
All in all, I'm in love and plan to clear out a couple Essence displays of their All About Cupcakes lipsticks for my arsenal!