I’ve decided to write this post as I am regularly asked what colour lipstick I am wearing. Chances are, 90% of the time, I’m wearing a MAC colour. I love the formula of MAC lipsticks.
It was difficult to whittle down just five favourites, but I think I’ve narrowed a selection of colours down pretty well. I am a nude lip lover, but I do like to branch out to more daring colours every once in a while.
I thought showing the lipsticks on my lips would be more useful to you then just a swatch. For reference, I am wearing a MAC NC42 foundation in the pictures. All lipsticks will look unique on different skin complexions.
My five favourite MAC lipsticks are;
This was the first MAC lipstick I ever purchased six or seven years ago after seeing it mentioned in a You Tube tutorial. It is the perfect neutral, pinky-rose toned nude, which compliments my olive skin complexion, whether I am fairer skinned or tanned. It is a matte shade, however, not drying in the slightest, long-wearing and easy to apply. I like to pair Kinda Sexy with MAC’s Boldly Bare lip liner, which I find are a good match for each other.
This is a perfect, wearable deep-tone beige shade with a matte finish. Although it is a matte lipstick, it does have a subtle sheen when first applied. The lipstick applies evenly with a nice colour pay off, even without a lip liner. I think Velvet Teddy is a more universal nude than Kinda Sexy, as it is complimentary of a larger range of skin complexions. It also looks different on literally everybody. I pair Velvet Teddy with MAC’s Boldly Bare lip liner, which I find lightens the lipstick up a little, but is a good match.
This is a muted-rosy-tinted pink, matte finish lipstick. Ok, so, on it’s own, it is quite a scary shade for my skin complexion. Without a lip liner, it looks an unflattering barbie-ish pink colour, however, when paired with MAC’s Boldy Bare lip liner, it transforms into the wearable pinky-nude shade that you can see in the picture. Though, I do think it would suit lighter skin tones as it is. Please Me applies smoothly, with good colour payoff, however, wearing a lip liner is a must as it can tend to sit in the natural lines of the lips.
This is a vivid blush-red shade which provides a semi-matte finish, giving a gorgeous sheen once on the lips. In the winter it looks striking with neutral, contoured face make-up and in summer, really compliments a glowy, bronzed look. This lipstick glides on the lips effortlessly, with or without a lip liner, though I do pair it with MAC’s Redd lip liner to intensify the colour and to prolong the longevity. MAC Red isn’t as popular as Ruby Woo, which I find is VERY drying and requires a lot of prepping prior to, and maintenance once worn.
This is a deep, dark, burgundy red shade, with a matte finish. It took a long time for me to actually be brave enough to wear this outside the house, though, once I did, I received so many unexpected compliments. This shade is very universal; a bold lip on lighter skin tones, but a more neutral, wearable shade on deeper skin tones. This lipstick is quite drying so needs a lip balm (my favourite is Carmex) applied underneath. I feel Sin can be worn without a lip liner as the colour pay off is amazing and applies so evenly. When I do wear one, I pair Sin with Mac’s Dark Out Pro Longwear lip liner.
Let me know your favourite MAC lipstick shades, I’d love to try some new ones out!
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