Stripped: Lipstick Bandits Wear Nude Lips.

You’d think that finding a good nude lipstick would be easy, but not so for this Lipstick Bandit. My warm, darker complexion makes it tricky. A pink-leaning nude looks bad, except when it’s Chanel. My ideal nude lipstick is peachy beige. Meet MAC Freckletone Lipstick ($17.50 CDN / $15 US), my favourite (beige) nude.

MAC Freckletone Lipstick

Freckletone is a bit different for Lustre formula, having opaque coverage instead of the usual medium-sheer pigmentation. It does have the wonderful sheen of Lustres. Besides the actual colour, I think it’s this sheen that makes this lipstick very flattering. Think Beyoncé. The look is youthful and fresh, without crossing over into goopy glossy lips territory.

MAC Freckletone Lipstick Swatch

And of course, I must wear nude lips with — what else — a smokey eye.

Wearing MAC Freckletone Lipstick

Also wearing: MAC Club Eyeshadow, MAC Pro Sculpting Creams

Read on to read about the other Lipstick Bandits’ favourite nude lipsticks…

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  • Musing on Beauty

    Gorgeous! You’re looking stunning and this lipcolor is just perfect!

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  • Alison M

    I tried this one in a store and thought it looked orange. Now I’m thinking it was just the horrid store lighting because it’s really quite lovely on you.

    • Arianne

      Hey Alison M! It is quite orange toned if you are light enough. Like peach, no? If your skin has pink undertones I don’t think it’ll look very good.

  • Soha

    I usually don’t like nude lips but you are ROCKING these! It’s the perfect nude on you – doesn’t wash you out at all.

    • Arianne

      Thanks Soha. :) It wasn’t easy. I tried one on at MAC that looked SILVER. lol.

  • Sunny @ Mostly Sunny

    Holy moly Club looks smoking hot on you! It’s tricky for me to find a good nude too, but Freckletone is lovely on you!

    • Arianne

      Thanks Sunny. :) What’s your go-to nude now?

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    It’s perfect on you! SHMEXXXXXXXY! And your eyes are perfect! So pretty!
    I think sheer nudes are easier and fresher too!

    • Arianne

      I always laugh out loud when I read SHMEXXXY from you. You crack me up Tracy! I think for darker skin tones like mine, sheerer is better when it comes to nudes. :)

  • Toya

    I used to have Freckletone, and used it till the last drop – but unfortunately, it didn’t look as good on me as it does you, the peachy tones were just a bit much with my skintone. It looked good enough, but not quite the nude for me. But WOW it really works on you Arianne! :)

    • Arianne

      Thanks Toya! Oh please I’m sure it worked great on you. :) What do you use now?

  • xiao

    Wands are messed

    • Arianne

      Thank you miss Wands. <3

  • Larie

    It’s perfect on you! I once owned Freckletone, but it was way too peach for me. Man, it looks awesome on you!

    • Arianne

      LOL Larie, what is “way too peach”? I am not familiar with that description. Nothing is too peach for this girl.

  • annick

    Wow, I really never thought Freckletone would be flattering on me, let alone a darker skintone. But it’s absolutely stunning on you! I think you’re right, the fact that it’s peachy really makes it work for you. You’re gorgeous! :)

    • Arianne

      Thank you, Annick!

  • Rocaille

    So cute, Arianne!!! Your smile is just adorable – and you rock the smokey eye with a nude lip :)

  • shadowy_lady

    what a great nude on you Arianne :) My fave nudes are YSL Nude Beige Rouge Volupte and MAC Myth. I don’t think I’ve ever tried Freckletone on….now I must!

  • Jessica

    Prrrrrraoow! Freckletone looks absolutley incredible on you! Fresh is right … I wish I could pull this color off.

    ♥ Jessica

  • Socialite Dreams

    looks like you found the go to for you! it’s a great shade on your skin

  • Jen W

    I fell in love with Freckletone after it was used in one of the NYFW shows a few years bck- may have been Versace RTW. Looks amazing on you- you’re hotter than Beyonce I’m not kidding

  • Paris B

    Wow now that is a perfect nude lip and a perfect smokey eye! 😀 Wish I could wear MAC – it looks lovely on you!

    • Arianne

      Thanks Pariz 😉

  • Sarah S.

    Wow, this is beautiful on you! And normally I love the brights on you best :)

    • Arianne

      Thank you Sarah S. 😀

  • Ashley

    That lipstick is EXTREMELY flattering on your skin! Love it. xx

  • Delyteful Speaks

    This colour will make me look DEAD! It’s too beige for my taste.. I like MAC Kinda Sexy for a nude on me

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  • Lola

    Freckletone is GORGEOUS on you!! I often wear Creme D’Nude (I’m actually wearing it right now, in fact!), but am now tempted by Freckletone! Thanks for the excellent review!

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