Focus On: MAC Creme in Your Coffee

Finish: Cremesheen / Creamy mid-tone pink brown

Rating: lippie2lippie2lippie2lippie2lippie2(5 out of 5)

In the tube, Creme in Your Coffee appears to be another dark red color, but apply it to the lips and you’ll find something that leans between pink and brown. I rather like the color and found it easy to wear with neutrals on the eyes, as well as lighter colors. The creamy consistency met all my expectations and like so many others before it in this formulation, Creme in Your Coffee wore well throughout the day. It didn’t make me look “dead” or “garish” in any way as I thought it originally might. I also found this one a lot easier to apply and I didn’t need to do a lot of clean up around the edges afterwards because of its seamless application. Unfortunately, if you’re looking to try this one yourself I highly recommend getting a sample of it first or going into a MAC store to try it. It looked completely different from the tube, to the swatch on my hand and to the lips; like I had three different shades! I really feel like your complexion and lip pigmentation will play a huge role in how the final outcome looks with this one. Worth a try though!

What are the best eyeshadows to pair with Creme in Your Coffee?

Eyeshadow Combo: Tissueweight on the inner half of the lid, Beauty Marked and Sweet Chestnut on the outer half of the lid, Mythical in the crease
Eyeshadow Combo: Tissueweight on the inner half of the lid, Beauty Marked and Sweet Chestnut on the outer half of the lid, Mythical in the crease

Click here for the eyeshadow combo shown (see #16)

Creme in Your Coffee is one of those I feel you can get away with wearing more color if you want to, and surprisingly it works well! In the combo shown above I decided to pair it with a pinky-red leaning type combo and I didn’t find there to be huge competition between the lips and the eyes. If you are going to pair Creme in Your Coffee up with colors, I’d recommend sticking with lighter colors to avoid too much at once. These are great ones to try with it:

6 thoughts on “Focus On: MAC Creme in Your Coffee

  1. Gorgeous color on you Zabrena! :) Very flattering. It doesn’t really look brown at all. It looks more like a berry color. I think I’ll have to get a sample of this one. Beautiful eyeshadow combo as well. I wish MAC would repromote Sweet Chestnut. I know we can substitute Cranberry in it’s place, but it still is different. MUG’s Burlesque is very close to Sweet Chestnut. You may want to try it in the future. Thanks for the beautiful look Z!

    1. Thank you! 😀
      I agree, this one was another one of those weird shades. It looked different from the tube, to the swatch on my hand, to the lips. I think it molds itself to whatever complexion you are and pigmentation of the lips probably plays a role in it too.

      Oh gosh, if they repromoted Sweet Chestnut I would be ass over elbows to grab a few! LOL! I love that color! Heritage Rouge is a little closer to it than Cranberry. I have looked at Burlesque and considered it!!

      1. Agreed Z- I tried this on last night at the MAC counter and it was much more brown on my lips than the swatch on my hand and your pic!

  2. Hi,
    I was wondering if you could tell me if this was similar at all to the Mac Double Shot (amplified crème) lipstick?

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