Modesty By M.A.C


It’s not a secret to anyone that my everyday makeup looks like… no makeup. Not that it’s my preference, I absolutely admire people able to transform someone’s face from average to outstanding using colourful cosmetics, unfortunately I’m not one of them. Honestly, the sad panda in a circuslook is the best I can do (tried it first at the age of five and sadly, never managed to progress!). I guess my advice here would be: if you suck at something, keep it as invisible as possible -so far so good!

Anyway, after this boring introduction I’m going to tell you a few handy (hopefully!) things about one of the natural makeup favourites- Modesty lipstick.

Being one of MAC’s classics, this lipstick is probably the most flattering nude I’ve come across, it will suit anyone. It’s super versatile so if you’re among those lucky guys able to create mesmerising eye makeup, don’t be afraid of overdoing, Modesty goes perfectly with any eyeshadow. If you’re… let’s say, not so gifted (high five!), it won’t do any harm either (yay!). It’s quite a cold, pink-ish shade but it doesn’t make your face look dull and tired like some other pink tones do, it’s really very pretty and subtle.

Well, by now you can probably tell I like it, time for some details:

Packaging: No surprise here, a classic ‘bullet’ containing 3g/01 oz of product.

Pigmentation: It’s a highly-pigmented lipstick, quite buildable, too.

Texture: Creamy and smooth, non-sticky, non-flakey, non-drying, it’s quite matte, if you want some glow simply wear it with transparent lip gloss.

Longevity: Like most lipsticks of this line, Modesty is long-lasting. You’ll be fine for a couple of hours with re-application after meals.

Application: Easy!

Summary: It’s the most neutral, everyday lipstick- you can’t go wrong with it.

MAC lipstick

Hope it’s useful, let me know if you have any questions! xxx


  • Ally

    Amazing post! I´m huge lipstick lover, so this article was perfect for me. Lipstick looks very good, maybe I will give it a try 🙂


  • Hi Silvia, thanks for stopping by! I agree with pretty much everything you're saying- I like MAC lipstick particularly because they are long-lasting which is not always the case with other brands. Mal x

  • Sylvia Fiolunka

    I have a couple of MAC lipsticks and they are all quite good, last long enough and have amazing colours 🙂
    This one looks gorgeous!

  • Hi Mary 🙂 Let me know if you do, it will be really interesting to hear your thoughts!

  • I love neutrals, and I think I'm going to have to check this particular lipstick out!

    Jingle Jangle Jungle

  • Thanks, Ally, I'm sure you won't be disappointed 🙂 Mal x

  • Hi Victoria, thanks for stopping by! I hear what you're saying about pinky nudes, same issue here! But on the other hand… they are so versatile, practical, flattering and perfect for any occasion that I'd consider each of them a life-changing investment! Or maybe that's just how I like to explain the purpose of things I want and don't necessarily need? Still, if you decide to buy one more nude lipstick, this one really lives up to the challenge 🙂 Mal x

  • Hahah, thanks for your comment Sabina, that's really interesting! I'd never think of lipsticks this way (not being a mum) but it totally makes sense 🙂 Hope you like your new makeup products, I think Modesty would look very pretty on you x

  • Very pretty colour, haven't got any MAC lipsticks but just rearranged my lip product collection last night and realised I have totally overdosed on pinks, pinky nudes and dusky rose colours. But this is very pretty, I could be tempted!

  • This looks like EXACTLY my colour! I stopped wearing lipstick when the children were babies because I couldn't stop kissing them and hated seeing lipstick all over their faces and heads but now they are older and I am starting to take a little more interest in myself again I'm starting to wear more make-up again. I shall definitely give Mac a try thanks x

  • Glad you like it! 🙂

  • Michaele

    I love the colour! Might look for this on in the stores… 🙂

  • Glad that was useful then 🙂 x

  • Natalia Molinero Mingorance

    oh wow! thanks for the info, I've been curious about it and want to give it a try 😉 x

  • Well, I think it's about finding the right shade… Lisa Eldrige made a brilliant video on the subject, if you're interested: Not that I'm trying to persuade you anything but I think it never hurts to give it a go, play with different shades and see how it feels 🙂 x

  • Natalia Molinero Mingorance

    yeah, that's also what I like about them but don't they look like wearing lips balm? coz that's why I don't really use them, I thought maybe lip balm is "healthier" and it looks the same? xx

  • Hi Natalia, thanks for stopping by 🙂 Modesty is creamy indeed, which makes the application easy. The good thing about nude shades is they will always match the rest of your makeup 🙂 But of course, it's a matter of taste x

  • Natalia Molinero Mingorance

    it looks very creamy, I don't wear neutrals, but they may do a difference in my daily looks 🙂 thanks for sharing x

  • Shubhangi Rane

    It loooks like a great lipstic, modesty, I prefer neutrals.

  • Hello. I rarely wear lipstick. However, this seems like a good shade by Mac. What is the price of this lipstick? Have a wonderful week!

    With Love, Grace ❀

  • You should see how my eyeliner looks 90% of time and you would feel like Mario! Modesty is the ultimate must habe shade! I love Mac lipsticks!

  • lexhan

    my girl likes lipsticks alot, mostly the pink and purple ones, and this post just serves right to her choice colours aswell. thanks for sharing.

  • Thanks for your comment Veethee, I'm sure it will look lovely on you! x

  • Thank you Pavani, I really recommend it x

  • Thanks so much Malaika! I can totally relate- some days when I don't have time/energy to do proper makeup, lipsticks are real life-savers 🙂

  • Thanks so much for your comment! I hope you like it x

  • Veethee Dixit

    That color is made for me. I love it. I am definitely gonna check it out. Thanks for the amazing review! 🙂

  • Pavani Yoga

    I am gonna try for sure 🙂 love this post. love that color. its so natural

  • Malaika Fernandes

    loved the post. not much in to make up but the one thing i wont step out without is lipstic and MAC is one of my favourite brands

  • bohomoth

    I'm absolutely the same! I go barefaced mostly and if I do put make up on its rare, so I tend to stick to really natural looks. I adore MAC so will check this shade out – it looks lovely!

  • Hi Jon, thanks so much! I've always wanted to keep things as simple as possible so your comment really means a lot to me <3

  • Jon

    Can I just say I really like the minimalist style of your blog, it's timeless and classy. Some blogs I read are full of ads but yours is so clean and quick to load. Keep it up!

  • It's very elegant indeed so I'm sure it would live up to the challenge! x

  • BTS Event Management

    We love this color and could totally see one of our brides wearing it down the isle!

  • Hi Carola, I wouldn't feel comfortable wearing red but some people can really rock it! Glad you like it x

  • Mac lipsticks designs are seriously ones of the best! I really like this shade 🙂

  • Carola

    I love MAC lipsticks. I own a few. I mostly red lipstick. I love that. And the MAC lipstick is of great quality. This nice one does like nice as well!

  • Hi Katrina, thanks for stopping by! Sometimes one tiny detail can make a change to the whole look and I too believe a good lipstick has this power 🙂 x

  • I am not a huge make-up application junkie as well but I do love my lipstick! This looks like a shade I would love too. 🙂

  • Hi Keith, thanks for your comment! Fingers crossed for your daughter, I truly admire people able to do pretty makeup 🙂

  • I 100% agree! 🙂

  • Saccharine Soul

    I love how MAC lipsticks are so easy to apply and so creamy!

  • I can pass this on to my daughter is learning to master the make-up challenge.

  • Fingers crossed! I hope you like it x

  • Love30

    I've been struggling to find a really good nude lipstick that suits me. Im going to check this one out! Ree Love30

  • Happy to hear I'm not alone, haha 🙂 x

  • Kaleigh Bulone

    My makeup look is no makeup as well! LOL. Thanks for sharing! Love the color.

  • Blair Villanueva

    I love neutral to nude shades! perfectly blends to my skin tone and not so bold, good for everyday wear ??

  • I agree, their lipsticks are outstanding! Like I said in some other comment, I have powder and foundation too because they have a good range of shades so I was able to find mine easily. I don't really use much eyeshadow but once I bought some MAC's for my mum and she haven't used any other brand ever since so there must be something to it 😉

  • Hi Veethee, glad you like it 🙂

  • Really love that color. Love MAC cosmetics, have been with them for over a decade for lipstick – eyeshadow and foundation

  • Veethee Dixit

    This is totally the shade of my choice. Love it! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Thanks for your comment Laveena 🙂 I like a lot of different brands as I believe each one specialises in particular products and I'd be quite sceptical about thinking that one brand can nail it all- that's just my opinion though. As for MAC I especially like their lipsticks because they're long-lasting and I also use powder and foundation by MAC simply because they make the lightest shade I could find. Having said that, I've never been disappointed by any of their products so I can understand why you put so much trust in the brand 🙂 x

  • Laveena Sengar

    MAC is my all time favorite brand! I cannot think of any other brand when it comes to cosmetics. I will try this shade for sure

  • Hi Jenni, same here 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! x

  • So do I 🙂 I love different colours on the others, feeling the most comfortable wearing nudes myself x

  • Hello Grace, thank you for your comment. Here's the link to the official MAC's site where you'll find the price. I guess it varies slightly in different countries. I bought mine in Sweden and it was 195 kr if I remember correctly. Have a lovely week yourself <3

    Mal x

  • Hahahah, thanks for comforting me! They're great, aren't they 🙂

  • Jenni Grainger

    Looks like a beautiful shade, I am a natural look type of girl x