Finish: Cremesheen / Creamy mid-tone pink brown
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?
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: