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?