Along with the two Carine Roitfeld full face palettes a nude lipstick launched,
well you couldn't really have a Carine Roitfeld collection and not have a nod to her signature nude lip
and despite many warning me against the sheerness and lack of colour from Tropical Mist
I threw caution to the wind (is there any other way to live?) and popped one in my virtual shopping basket.

Much like the face palettes the lipstick comes presented within a very sleek black matte case
and again features Carine's signature/initials in a glossy print.
I really, really, really (can you feel the love?) like the matte casing and hope MAC roll out
some other lip shades in similar packaging...please?

Anyway on to the shade Tropical Mist is a light orange tinged nude shade much like the cremeblend blush 
in the palette I show cased yesterday but that is really where the comparison ends
as sadly once swatched and applied you can see it is the sheerest on nudes I ever encountered
and pretty much translates to clear on both my lips and arm,
I haven't included swatches as there isn't anything to see really!
I guess it could have it's uses but as you get the same effect from any lip balm 
I say skip and save your pennies for one of MAC's permanent lipsticks 
(they are £1.50 cheaper than this shade too)...ah well you live and you learn eh?

MAC Carine Roitfeld Lipstick in Tropical Mist £15.50/3g  -link