Shy Girl is a classic Creamsheen lipstick by Mac that you’ve probably seen reviewed on a ton of other sites. It’s a light neutral orange color that’s paler than my pigmented lips, with a moderately shiny finish.
I always wanted to be able to do that pale peach lip look that I’d see in magazines, but no peach lip product I bought had enough coverage – I always had to put concealer on first, and not only was that a pain but sometimes it altered the color of the lipstick and the whole thing just got to be so annoying I’d give up.
Then I found Shy Girl, and it actually does the trick, although it’s a tiny bit more orange than “peach”. It’s not completely opaque, but it does cover the pigmentation in my lips enough to look “true” to the tube color. And even though it’s lighter than my lip color, it has just enough warmth to avoid making you look like you spent the weekend locked in a walk-in freezer. But it’s so close to neutral that it should work on a huge range of skin tones – which is why it’s so popular. It has just a little bit of reflective shimmer in it, which you can see in the photo above, but as you’ll see in the swatches that just translates to a sheen when you wear it.
I find wear time on Shy Girl to be about average for me. I do find it a little drying over time, so I don’t wear it all that often. I don’t mind a little dryness, especially for a really unusual shade.