Spotlight On: MAC Girlie

Finish: Satin / Rosy pink with subtle shimmer

Girlie is a light mauve-pink shade and in my opinion, doesn’t get enough love. It could be attributed to the Satin finish, or the fact that this is such a light shade. I found it to be highly pigmented, easy to work with and I especially love using it in the crease to warm up a look. Many of MAC’s pinks are similar in some ways, but Girlie is truly like none of the other pink shades. Mauve is one of my most favorite tones of pink – in fact, my kitchen is painted mauve, so I don’t know why I didn’t get this one sooner. Ha! I don’t like Trax one bit, but Girlie did make me love Trax a little bit more. In love with this one!

16 thoughts on “Spotlight On: MAC Girlie

  1. Very pretty and feminine. 🙂 Your right about Trax. I think from your picture Girlie makes Trax look a little softer. How do you like Sketch and Nehru by now? They both look like they could look almost muddy looking with certain colors or hard to blend. I could be wrong. Probably I am! LOL! They’re not really my type of colors. Do you think Girlie would be nice with Beautiful Iris? Love B.I! I don’t have Handwritten for look #3. What would be another color I could use?
    Thanks, Zabrena!

    1. Hi Karah!
      Well, Sketch was one of my first purchases when I started getting into MAC and I swapped it away because I HATED it. I recently bought it again and am starting to warm up to it. The key with Sketch is to apply it with a fluffy brush and use less than more. It makes it easier to blend away. If you apply too much, it’s a bear to blend!

      I do like Nehru, but it’s really just another black shade to me. I much prefer Typographic – easier to work with and a softer effect.

      I really think Girlie would be beautiful with Beautiful Iris! I don’t use B.I. enough because it’s so sheer on me. I’ll have to keep it in mind for a future Spotlight. 🙂

      Hmmm, if you don’t have Handwritten, you could use something like Brown Down, Swiss Chocolate, Mystery, Espresso – any deep brown will work there.

      Hope this helps! 🙂

  2. You do look beautiful in B.I.! Like you tell us ladies pack it on, or it may look better on your lid than crease area. I couldn’t let that one go by. LOL! 🙂 Also Lovely Lily pigment is nice, but another one you have to pack on. Those looks that you did for Vibrant Grape- using B.I and Lovely Lily where beautiful! Maybe someday in the future you could do Spotlight’s for MAC pigments. 🙂 As if your not already busy enough as it is!
    Thanks again!

    1. Haha! Yes! Pack it on! Lovely Lily is a dupe for Beautiful Iris and I actually like it a lot more than B.I. – I just feel the pigmentation is greater. But at any rate, they’re both beautiful shades!

      It’s so funny you said that! I am planning on a MAC Pigment Directory at some point after I finish with MAC’s permanent collection (getting close!). Great minds think alike! 😉

  3. OOHH Did #3 today to go out for dinner, it came out so pretty, I wasn’t too sure about Girle because its so lite, but used TF primer under it and I love the look. used Nars G-spot on cheeks and Mac Naked Paris on the lips. Very happy-thanks Z

  4. Hi again-for tonight I did look 9-very similar to look 3 but a bit more dramatic-I love it also! Used Mac Afterdusk blush with a little Mineralize northern light high on cheekbones and used Mac Syrup lipstick with a little clear gloss over. Hubby thinks I look great! 🙂

  5. YESSSSS, I have this one and it is just sitting in my drawer collecting dust had no clue what to do with it until now. Thank you! Very nice.

      1. I have not tried any of your combos as of yet. I just got this shadow the other day with a few others when my hubby gave me a few surprise gift cards. Yesterday was MAC, today was Ulta, tomorrow Burlington (purse shopping)!! I guess the first thing I should do is go thru my collection to see which ones I can actually recreate, lol or get inspired.
        Thank you for all your hard work to give us amazing combos, ideas, and inspiration

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