Beauty | MAC Lipstick Collection

As a beauty blogger and as a huge lover of all makeup, it’s kind of inevitable that at one point I would have stumbled across MAC lipsticks. After that initial meeting of the two of us, I fell in love and became a lipstick fanatic. My collection is ever growing and even though every time I enter a MAC store or walk excitedly up to a counter I find it incredibly hard to walk away without one, I am having to put myself on a spending ban for the foreseeable future. *Cry face* Because of this I though that this would be the perfect opportunity to showcase my collection.

I have to admit, that even though I have 5 shades of dull / nude pinks, that I don’t really wear these that often. As you can see from the first picture above, these haven’t been used all that much. I really do love all of the shades, however with the everyday makeup I tend to wear, most of these don’t really fit. Creme Cup has to be my favourite of the bunch, as this is more of a baby pink, I find this works really well with a natural face. Please me and Hot Gossip are more of a purple-pink shade and as much as I love these in swatch form, on my lips, they don’t quite work all of the time. I think Please Me doesn’t work as well because it’s a Matte colour and I do struggle with those occasionally.   It’s a shame that these shades don’t all work that well for me all the time, but don’t worry – I definitely make sure I do find the days to wear them!

Nudes have to be my favourite lip. For an everyday makeup look, brown smokey eye and a nude lip is the ultimate easy but classic look for me. As you can tell from this picture above, I really love my nudes! Creme D’Nude is my ultimate fave (and newest addition) and I’ve definitely been wearing this almost everyday since I bought it. I love that it’s a Cremesheen as they seem to work really well with my lips and last quite a while before I have to re-apply.  Before Creme D’Nude came along, Hue had been my favourite, I love the muted nude colour as it’s not too orange-tinted. You can clearly tell I’m a lover of it as I’m going to need to repurchase it soon! I’m certainly on the look out for more nude MAC lipsticks; they’re such a staple for me. 

A little pop of bright pink every now and again is just the perfect pick me up. I really love wearing a bright lip and when my hair is a little darker, it can really suit me. In the past I’ve always been too scared to try out colours such as Speak Louder and Viva Glam Nicki, but now I love embracing the ‘scarier’ shades that I own and don’t even shy away from buying them any more either. I absolutely love to wear Viva Glam Nicki on a night out or when there’s a hint of bright pink in my outfit; I do find, however that the Satin finish isn’t that great for me, which is definitely a shame. I love most of MAC’s finishes and even really like Satin in Amorous (below), but something about Viva Glam Nicki is just not completely right for me.
I’m also a massive fan of the coral shades above, Coral Bliss is definitely my go-to when I’m feeling a little ‘in-betweeny’ (most likely because it’s more nude – oops) and I also really like Flamingo. As you can tell, I’m a huge lover of the Cremesheen Lipsticks and with these kinds of colours, they work really well for me.

Reds. As with the bright / darker pinks, I’ve always been scared of bright reds / oranges and darker colours. Since I’ve gotten older and experimented with different makeup looks and different coloured lipsticks, I’ve come to realise that with my pale skin, these colours really do suit me. I absolutely love So Chaud, which is a bright orange with red tones and even though it is a Matte lipstick, it really does work well on my lips. Another shade that I never thought I would be able to pull off is Amorous. Amorous is a deep purpley-red which goes really well with dark greens / burgundy’s and darker colours within my wardrobe. I really love the vampy look and Amorous is the perfect colour to get me moving with baby steps towards the bigger boys such as Rebel!

I actually do have two other MAC lipsticks, one of which I was given the day that I am writing this (after I had taken my photos) and one that is currently in Leeds with my boyfriend ready for me to go visit at the end of this week! Both are Reds, Viva Glam 1, which is a dark deep red and then Ruby Woo which is a gorgeous bright Red – I love both and have to thank my bestest buddy Eltoria (blog here) for buying me Ruby Woo for Christmas after I lost the one that I purchased when drunk a couple months back! I am clearly obsessed with MAC lipsticks and cannot wait to get my hands on some more shades!

Which shades do you think I should get next?




  1. January 6, 2015 / 10:06 pm

    The first 5 shades are the ones I always reach for, haha. They just suite my skin tone and look natural without washing me out. I can't help but always reach for these shades because it's easy to make it work with anything. But you've got me on the nude tones. They make me look lifeless and I'm jealous of anyone that can pull them off because of how popular they are and how often people talk about them!

    • January 6, 2015 / 10:09 pm

      Aww see the nudes are the ones I reach for first! A nude lip always works for me and a smokey eye, its the pinky rose tones which seem to look dodgy on me! Hope you find a great nude for you!! xxx

  2. January 6, 2015 / 11:02 pm

    That's one impressive collection of Mac lipsticks! I love the look of Creme Cup & Amorous especially! xo

    • January 12, 2015 / 11:04 pm

      Impressive but expensive! I definitely think that I have a problem! xx

  3. January 6, 2015 / 11:33 pm

    Fab collection, I really love Dreaming Dahlia and wish it wasn't just LE 🙁 I think you should definitely try rebel as it's a fab shade and you can pat it down and wear as a tint so that it's not so bold 🙂

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

    • January 12, 2015 / 11:05 pm

      Thanks so much for your advice! I really am a little scared of shades like Rebel, but I think I need to give it a go now 🙂 I managed to purchase Dreaming Dahlia in a Cosmetic Company Outlet store. My local one is in a McArthur Glen Outlet Village, but there's also one in Bicester Village. xx

  4. January 7, 2015 / 5:03 pm

    Looks like an amazing collection! I definitely want to get some more MAC lippies after reading this!

    Bec x

    • January 12, 2015 / 11:06 pm

      Don't go to crazy like me! It's definitely helped break my bank this year – I need a MAC lipstick intervention! haha xx

    • January 12, 2015 / 11:06 pm

      It's a really great shade for a more subtle purple lip. xx

  5. January 7, 2015 / 9:15 pm

    I lov mac lipsticks and only recenlty started to collect them so cant quite match up to your collection , im a huge fan of my creme cup and shy girls but loving the fuscias at moment and need to extend my horizons on reds too

    • January 12, 2015 / 11:07 pm

      My collection is a tiny bit obsessive haha! I'm loving the fuscias too at the moment and really want to get my hands on some more – naughty Beky!! xx

  6. January 7, 2015 / 9:22 pm

    Amorous looks amazing. I really love your MAC collection, I am currently trying to build up my own lipstick collection x

    • January 12, 2015 / 11:08 pm

      Thanks beaut! I definitely find MAC to be a great starting point! They're so addictive! xx

  7. January 7, 2015 / 9:48 pm

    I have never tried anything from MAC because honestly it's just way too expensive but I love Speak Louder and Morning Rose, those shades are really pretty

    • January 12, 2015 / 11:09 pm

      MAC are a bit ridiculously priced. I think their recent price increase was a bit of a low blow! The best place to get them are in a Cosmetics Company store in your local Outlet Village! 🙂 Xx

  8. January 7, 2015 / 10:10 pm

    Oh wow- I LOVE this kind of post. You've executed it so well too with the formulas, swatches and reviews. I have 2 MAC lipsticks (admittedly a little pathetic in comparison to your collection)- Girl About Town and Plumful. I love them both but wear them all too infrequently. I would really like to get a nude one- perhaps Creme D'Nude. The price scares me though especially because I'm much more of an eye makeup girl than a lip one.

    Julianne xx //

    • January 12, 2015 / 11:11 pm

      Thank you so much for your comment! It's really made my day, I love putting effort into my posts and it's nice that it's appreciated. 🙂 I have gone a bit crazy with my collection, but the best and cheapest way of buying them is at your local outlet village, I've bought three from there so far and they end up at around £10 each xx

  9. January 7, 2015 / 10:17 pm

    Wow! You have quite the collection – great post! Creme Cup is my all-time MAC favourite as I can wear it to work – I do feel it's time I got myself Fanfare though, as I've heard a lot about it lately!

    Sarah xx

    • January 12, 2015 / 11:12 pm

      I do love my nudes! Creme Cup is such a subtle nudey-pink that I think it works great at work also! xx

  10. January 7, 2015 / 10:36 pm

    they're all so pretty! love the look of amorous

    from helen at

    • January 12, 2015 / 11:12 pm

      I think it is one of my favourites! 🙂 xx

    • January 12, 2015 / 11:12 pm

      Ah a lot of people have said that now! I think Fanfare was actually my first MAC purchase! 🙂 xx

    • January 12, 2015 / 11:12 pm

      Thank you! 🙂 xx

  11. January 13, 2015 / 9:31 pm

    Amazing amazing shades.. Loved so many of them! 🙂

  12. January 13, 2015 / 9:34 pm

    I am in love with those first 5 shades and the ones in the last picture… 😀

  13. January 18, 2015 / 5:52 pm

    This collection is lovely! Exactly the colours I would go for. You might like Peach Blossom if you're really into nudes 🙂

    Sophie x

  14. February 1, 2015 / 11:03 am

    I would definitely go the the nudes. think I might just treat myself to the new creme D'nude now