MAC Shy Girl

You know I’m a bit of a Lipstick Lady – my favourite part of my morning makeup routine is having a peek through my box and deciding which lipstick to wear that day. More often than not, the lipstick that I have been reaching for the most in recent weeks is my beloved MAC Shy Girl. A warm peachy nude, this steers away from my usual pink offerings such as Hue and Creme Cup and offers a more subtle lip….Apologies for the mashed up top, but at least you can see that I use it a lot! In fact it is twisted all the way up, that is all I have left! This is a top contender for the first ever MAC Lipstick repurchase πŸ˜‰ The formula is a Creamsheen which of course you know by now is my favourite MAC finish, a very creamy, quite opaque colour that leaves a nice sheen on the lips without being too glossy. I find that this is the perfect ‘my lips, but nuder’ colour – a perfect mix of peach and nude, that easily finishes off any makeup look. It looks quite brown in the picture, but is much more peach in real life. Hopefully you can see that is a nice accompaniment to my everyday makeup look, and a lipstick that can be worn without the fuss of a mirror and constant re-application. I find it to last around 2 hours on my lips, but it wears so naturally that sometimes I don’t bother re-doing it for ages! So Shy Girl has officially been added to my ‘MAC Must-haves Lipstick List’ – which also includes Hue and Creme Cup if you were wondering πŸ˜‰ 


  • hannah_in_pyjamas

    Oh this looks lovely! I’ve seen many bloggers do posts about this lipstick but I just don’t think it would suit me! I might have to try it out πŸ™‚ Lovely post xxx

    • Thanks hun! Oh yes, this is such an easy colour to wear I could see it suiting everyone! xx

  • Anonymous

    Shy Girl is amazing! Mine has nearly run out too, might need to repurchase it soon! I’ve only ever repurchased Hue from my Mac lipstick collection! Ps loving the new camera quality, amazing! xx

    • Thanks Steph πŸ™‚ Me and you have such similar lipstick tastes – Hue or Shy Girl will definitely be my first repurchase πŸ™‚ xx

  • lottiepotty

    oo it looks lovely! so tempted to pick this up next time i’m in mac now! it seems to be quite a popular choice πŸ™‚ x

    •  Oh yes, lots of people love it! But for good reason, it’s lovely xx

  • I purchased this for the first time last weekend….and honestly, I don’t know how I lived without it!

    T x

    • Oh yes, another Shy Girl fan πŸ™‚ xx

  • It looks lovely on you! x

  • I love the colour of shy girl, it looks beautiful on you! Although i must admit i hate the formula, i find it so dry and when it wears off it leaves glitter on my lips, really weird haha! xx

    • So strange! Lots of lipbalm underneath should solve that problem πŸ™‚ xx

      • what lipbalm do you normally use under it?  i’ll try it haha!:) xx

        • Blistex Medi+, my favourite lipbalm ever!!! xx

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been tempted to buy it for ages now but was worried it would look too pale and nude. Seeing it on you has made me want it so much! Thank-you so much for posting this πŸ™‚

    • No problem hun! It’s definitely not too nude, just a pretty everyday peach xx

  • Milly

    ah great minds! I in fact whipped this out yesterday and wore it to my event and couldn’t believe I had ever stopped wearing it. it is such a lovely colour and easy to wear xx

    • Totally agree Milly! We are obviously lipstick twinnies πŸ™‚ xx

  • julia white

    the colour looks lovely on your lips and is your hair darker cause it looks great or is it the new camera eve way your doing a great job πŸ™‚ well done keep up the good work,i look forward to readying your post and watching your videos xx

    • Thanks hun! No I haven’t done anything to my hair at all – although it does look very different under different lights – so it’s probably just the camera! Thanks again for leaving such a lovely comment, it’s nice to hear that someone enjoys my posts πŸ˜‰ xx

  • Andrea

    I’ve been a big fan of Shy Girl ever since it came out! I must ask Anna, how do you keep your teeth so white?? x

    • Another Shy Girl fan! You know what I don’t do anything to them! Although I do use Pearl Drops whitening toothpaste, the one that is bright blue! xx

  • i haven’t got shy girl in my collection but it looks lovely! i have enough products now to do back to mac so am deciding which lipstick to choose and this might be it!xx

    • Oh yes this would be a fab one to back to mac for – either this or Hue or Creme Cup – my favourites basically lol xx

  • Graphology

    Shy look looks so good on you πŸ™‚

  • Billie-rose

    I love shy girl too, it’s one of my faves and it looks good on you!!

  • it’s my absolute favorite lipstick ever! i’ve been through about 4 of them and i don’t see myself stopping using it anytime soon πŸ™‚ It looks gorgeous on you x

    • Oh wow you are a massive Shy Girl lover!!! Thanks for the comment hun xx

  • Toni Hewitt

    Hue & Creme Cup are two of favourite MAC lippy’s, along with Ever Hip, Shy Girl looks like a combination between them all xx 

    • It is! A slightly nuder mix of all those 3!! xx

  • Joy

    The colour looks lovely, it really suits you πŸ™‚ I may have to add this to my (ridiculously long) wishlist! πŸ™‚ xx

    • Thanks hun! Sorry to add more to the list πŸ˜‰ xx

  • I am a massive fan of shy girl its one of my favourite lipsticks and always go back to it when Im at a loss and Im not feeling anything else, I would say it would suit most people with fair-medium skin as it may be a bit insipid on dark skinned people πŸ™‚ It was my first ac lipstick and I’ve repurchased it 4 times πŸ™‚ I love your blogs as they are always insightive and you give great advice!x

    • Totally agree! Thanks for the lovely comment hun xx

  • My favorite ever MAC lipstick is Hue, and also the only ever repurchase for me =)
    Shy girl looks really nice I’ll have to check it out next time at MAC =)

    • Oh yes agree with you about Hue, such a lovely colour! If you like Hue then Shy Girl is definitely another one to try out – kinda nude but more peachy xx

  • Anonymous

    I have shy girl and absolutely love it. An everyday colour! xx

    • Yeah another Shy Girl lover! xx

  • giltyxx

    i was always a ‘hue’ type of girl myself, but lately ive been loving ‘shy girl’ too……another lippy ive been loving lately is bobbi brown’s crystal pink, again its that ‘my own lips but even better’ sort of look πŸ™‚ xo

    • Ohhhh I haven’t heard of that Bobbi Brown one before, will keep and eye out for that! xx

  • Angela Higgins

    I think I should’ve bought this colour or one close to it. I bought my first MAC lipsticks his week. Sheen Supreme in Gotta Dash! and Hibiscus from the surf collection. Love Hibiscus but Gotta Dash doesn’t suit me. I loved the look of it on other people too but on me, bleh. Nor sure what to do with it now. 
    I’m new to your blog, btw, love it! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks for having a read of the blog hun, and taking the time to comment! Pleased to hear you love Hibiscus, I was tempted by Gotta Dash too, but I will test it out before I buy now xx

  • I’m sure it’s your aim in life to rid me of all of my money! I’ve yet to buy Hue and Shy girl but I think these might be purchased next time I’m near a Mac counter as although you keep influencing me to buy millions of things I do not need I seem to love them and use them more than any other products (creme cup is now my favourite lipstick!) x

    • Oh no, you’ve got me πŸ˜‰ I do apologise for adding another thing to your wishlist! And get in for Creme Cup – love that colour! xx

  • Anonymous

    Oh no, not another one for my list.

    I definitely should take your advice more often…I went for Costa Chic over Vegas Volt in the end and i’m not totally crazy about the frost finish. xx

    • Haha sorry for adding to the list Megan πŸ˜‰ Oh yes, I have both – but prefer Vegas Volt, very similar to Costa Chic but without the shimmers – but I bet Costa Chic looks amazing on your skintone! xx

  • wait. you collect lipsticks? πŸ˜›

  • Jennifer

    This is one of my favourites too πŸ™‚

    • It’s such a lovely colour – I can see why! xx

  • Shy Girl was definitely my most reached for during summer!!!

    I am reaching for more cool toned pink/lilac lippie now as it is winter here in Sydney πŸ™‚

    • Oh wow that’s crazy thinking that it’s winter for you! xx

  • This is one of my favourites lipsticks, I love it! πŸ™‚ xoxo

  • ahhh! now i have to go buy shy girl!! haha i really like the color on you, i have been wanting to get this lipstick for a long time now and after seeing your take on it i am definitely  going to get it soon! πŸ™‚ btw i purchased creme cup after seeing you rave about it and i absolutely love it!

    • Aw thanks hun! Pleased you like Creme Cup is my favourite! xx

  • tori-russell

    I have Hue and love it!! Defiantly going to try try out Shy Girl, it looks lovely on you!

  • This shade is lovely on you, I like how you’ve done your eyes as well.

    • Thanks Holly! I’ve actually got nothing on my eyes – just lashings of mascara as usual πŸ˜‰ xx

  • Anonymous

    I think I need Shy Girl in my life! I’ve found my Creme D’nude a little pale of late! Will be swatching at the airport next week for sure πŸ™‚ x

    • Oh yes hun! It would look fab on you πŸ™‚ xx

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  • lullabyforpies

    I have been thinking what mac lipstick to get as my first one for ages now and I think it will have to be this one. lovely review. πŸ™‚

  • Zoe Bennett

    I cant decide between Shy Girl or Creme Cup- which one would you pick? Hue is my favourite mac lipstick as well such a pretty colour
    Zoe x

  • Gem

    This looks awful on me, I think I’m too pale to rock the pale peach. Gorgeous on you though x.

  • Alysha Paulsen

    Wow this is so crazy looking back at your old blogs and stuff!!!!