Monday, October 14, 2013

My MAC Lipstick Collection

Hello dolls, sorry for the lack of posts/ comments!
Today I am bringing you my MAC lipstick collection. I've posted my lipstick collection (back then, anyway) sorted out by colours, so I do have some of these in there but I wanted to group my MAC ones all together and do a generalized review.

MAC has to be one of my favourite brands for lipsticks, because I can really notice the quality compared to cheaper brands. The biggest differences are the pigmentation, how they apply & how long wearing they are. I find some of the brighter/ deeper ones stain my lips so much that I still have a tinge on my lips when I wake up in the morning.

The packaging is quite simple with the usual black, bullet shaped tubes, but I like how the Viva Glam ones stand out with pink instead of silver on the inside. I also love the standard vanilla smell that all MAC lipsticks have.

MAC lipsticks have come in 9 finishes: Matte, Satin, Frost, Cremesheen, Cremesheen Pearl, Lustre, Amplified, Amplified Pearl, Glaze. Wow that's a lot more than what I thought there was until I looked it up. For a great in-depth description of each finish, this blog describes them better than what I could ever do.

A light nude pink, Hue is perfect for when you don't want a full on nude look.The glaze finish is the most natural out of them all, providing a subtle colour but also lasts the least amount of time, which is ok because it is easy to reapply.

Creme D' Nude
A nude peach colour in a very moisturizing & creamy formula which makes it only last around the 2 hour mark, but is also easy to reapply. It has a decent amount of coverage but is still fairly natural.
A pink-beige nude which I find way too creamy & have to smooth it out with my fingers after applying it from the tube, but it is perfect for a blanked out lip look. You can tell from the skin swatch how much comes off from a light application. Is anyone else's the same? From what I've read it is one of the more drying shades but it is not like that on me at all.

One of the most perfect pink nude lipsticks I own, I do not find this as frosty as what everyone else claims it to be. I can see why this is a cult classic!

Please Me
A matte muted pink lip colour which is more forgiving than some mattes which will dry out your lips completely & tug on application, which this does not. One of my favourite muted lip colours of all time!

A satiny-matte finish that is a cool toned lilac-pink, a bit less dramatic than Saint Germain, which makes it a wearable barbie-pink and is non-drying!

A gorgeous coral-orange that I thought never really tried when I received it from the lovely Amalia in a blog sale, but started wearing later and really appreciated the colour. It is perfect for spring & day time & has a lovely sheen thanks to the formula!

Viva GLam Nicki
The first MAC lipstick I had ever bought by myself, that i had to go back & buy as a gift for a friend because I loved it that much! This can pull off different colours on different people, on my friend it looks fuchsia somehow but on me, a vibrant, almost neon coral-pink. DAYMN! Such a nice formula, it applies nicely & lasts a long time.

The first MAC Lipstick I had ever lusted over, is finally no longer a lust! This beautiful amplified finish makes the warm watermelon pink colour stand out & makes it a long wearing, moisturizing lip colour.

Girl About Town
A fuchsia berry colour that I could assume would look awesome on any skin tone & colour. Another amplified finish that leaves your lips glossy & moisturized.

Candy Yum Yum
So glad I ended up buying this at the last minute! A gorgeous **bright** candy pink colour that will be sure to make you stand out. It is matte so it lasts for ages and is slightly drying but I find it very forgiving to wear.

A super bright, neon orange lip colour that applies exactly the same as Impassioned & is extremely pigmented with just one swipe. This is lovely to wear with minimal makeup or a brown smoky eye.

Ruby Woo
A classic blue-based red lipstick which has become a cult favourite, Ruby Woo is super matte which also means it is one of the most drying lipsticks I own and tugs on your lips when applying, but also lasts throughout pretty much anything & even when it wears off, your lips are so stained that you almost only need lipgloss to freshen it up.

An almost impossible colour for me to wear, mainly because I find it way too creamy (just like Myth- I think I got both dud shades from a flash sale website!) I can't get this to apply evenly, so I have to stain it on. It looks a lot more scary in the tube but when applied is a deep plum-berry. I have no idea why it doesn't work on me because everybody else loves it!

 Edit: Just realized that I forgot to include the arm swatches!
L-R: Hue, Creme D' Nude, Myth, Angel, Snob, Please Me, Crosswires
L-R: Viva Glam Nicki, Morange, Candy Yum Yum, Impassioned, Girl About Town, Ruby Woo, Rebel
So that is my MAC Lipstick collection. I am very happy with it and think I have a nice selection of brights & nudes. My favourite colours, if I had to pick any, would be Angel, Please Me, Viva Glam Nicki, Impassioned, Morange & Ruby Woo, although I do love them all.

Let me know what your favourite MAC lipsticks are, or your favourite brand for lipsticks!


  1. Angel is one of my favorites! It such a good go to lipstick that goes with anything! Great collection!


  2. Great swatches! I love all of these shades and definitely need to expand my collection now!

  3. I think I need Angel in my life, I always have hit and misses when it comes to nudes but Mac seems to have a great bunch of 'alive' looking nude shades for the lips! I think Morange looks amazing on your pale skin! I can see you in a cabaret girl outfit with Morange on the lips! (please mind my imagination!)

  4. Mac Lipsticks are some of my favorites ! You have a great collection going on :)

  5. I like the vanilla too :) I don't know if I have a fave lippie brand anymore but I always enjoy theirs!

  6. What a fabulous collection - you have some really popular shades in there :) I particularly like Crosswires and Ruby Woo on you, but I'm eyeing Angel (having a terrible weakness for pinks). Not sure if it'll be too similar to Creme Cup which I already have though. I love MAC lipsticks - just wish they weren't $35 here!

  7. Thanks for that awesome roundup! I'm still working through my own MAC lipsticks and my favorites have to be Russian Red (Ruby Woo is also fantastic, but a smidgen too dry for me), Morange, Heroine (sadly LE, but fingers crossed that they do a re-promote!), Candy Yum Yum, Spirit and Double Shot. I'm trying to get some more wear out of darker shades like Paramount nowadays! x

  8. Wow, officially ridiculously jealous right now! :) I Love the look of all of them!

  9. Wonderful collection! I love all of your choices! I totally agree with you on Rebel... I only really wear it for blog pictures but I usually end up taking it off when I step out - for some reason I just don't feel confident wearing it haha
    You have a ton of great lipsticks in there though! My Myth lipstick is pretty dry btw!

  10. You have a nice collection of MAC lipsticks. What I love about MAC is that they have probably the largest lipstick color collection out there so there is always something for everyone.


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