Tuesday, 14 March 2017

My Current MAC Lipstick Collection & Wishlist

There is something about MAC lipsticks that's nostalgic to me, nothing quite beats the iconic vanilla scent or using a brand new shade for the first time... I remember buying my first MAC lipstick so vividly. I went for the raved about shade 'Creme Cup', £11 later it was mine. 7 years on there have been too many price increases to count and some bad shade choices made on my part (Hue and Up the Amp, I'm looking at you). Over the next few months I'm going to be upgrading my collection, so I thought now would be a good time to share the MAC lipsticks that I currently own...


1) Plink - A sheer, baby pink which leaves an almost frosty look on the lips from the shimmery particles. It's a lustre finish which feels nourishing and creamy, but does tend to highlight any spec of dry skin on the lips. I've had this for a while now, it's definitely not something I reach for often anymore but hopefully I'll get more use out of it during the warmer months, or used layered with other lipsticks.

2) Patisserie - A more recent addition to my collection and probably my favourite for everyday wear. Like Plink this is a lustre finish except it's much more pigmented, leaving a good wash of colour on the lips. This is an incredibly wearable understated pink and it just seems to work well with any look I pair it with. One thing to note is that the lustre lipsticks definitely don't last as long as the other formulations from MAC, so I do have to top this up throughout the day. Although the high shine finish and wearable shade make it worthy of the extra effort!

3) Creme Cup - Don't worry this isn't the the same one that I picked up back in 2011, I decided to repurchase this mainly for nostalgic reasons (yes I'm that sad). Creme Cup is a satin finish making it much more pigmented that the lustre finish. This is creamy, nourishing and light weight and by far my favourite MAC formula - however, it's the fairly bright, pale pink shade that stops me from wearing this - Can I bring myself to throw this away? Nope.


4) Velvet Teddy - Out of all the shades this has been my most worn, and I'm definitely in need of a new one. It's one of the most comfortable matte lipsticks I own and the only mid toned brown nude that seems to work for my complexsion. It has a slight pink undertone to it which really manages to lift the shade and make it feel less dull. I don't think my lipstick collection will ever be without Velvet Teddy!

5) Twig - For me this is the perfect A/W Mauve lipstick shade. It's much darker than what I go for on a day to day basis, but when teamed with a warm brown smokey eye it creates a really stunning look. It's a satin finish so formulation wise it ticks all the boxes, lasting a good 5-6 hours before fading to leave a lovely mauve/ pink stain. This one definitely requires a lip liner, I recommend MAC's Whirl with this.

6) Brave - I feel like this is the more mature, grown up version of Creme Cup. For a while it was my go to, everyday lip shade, but it's definitely made it's way to the bottom of my collection over the past year... It's just a little too pink for my liking!


7) Rebel - Keeping it real, I haven't worn this shade in months - maybe years! I was actually going to throw it out as I tend to stir clear of lipstick with any kind of colour (bar the Rimmel 107 Kate Moss lipstick). However, when trying it on for this post I pretty much rekindled my love for it. Rebel really is a stunning lipstick. It's bold and fun yet not too out there, and I couldn't believe how much it managed to brighten my complexsion and just pull a really simple makeup look together. I think I'm going to start wearing this as a lip stain and gradually build up the colour until I feel confident enough to wear it.

8) Morange - Again, like Rebel I really have avoided this lipstick for a while. Of-course it isn't something I'll be wearing on a day to day basis, and it's definitely a season shade, but for hot summer holidays it's stunning. Although bright and almost neon like, teamed with minimal makeup and tanned skin this lipstick is perfection!

PLINK, PATTISSERIE, VELVET TEDDY, BRAVE, CREME CUP, TWIG, REBEL, MORANGE

WISHLIST

As I mentioned in my intro there are just a few MAC lipsticks I really want to add to my collection! The shades are Blankety, Ruby Woo, Syrup, and of-course I will have to look into the Fleur de Force and MAC collaboration which I believe is coming out in April.

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I hope the lip swatches have been useful to anyone with these shades on their wishlist... If you have any shade recommendations then I would love to know in the comments!

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22 comments

  1. I love seeing other people's MAC lipstick collections! Yours is lovely. Velvet Teddy is one of my go to shades when I'm unsure what I'm wearing, as I know that it goes well with any eye look and outfit!
    www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Lovely collection! I'm just the same: as much as I love Rebel, I don't wear very often whilst Velvet Teddy is my most worn Mac Lipstick as well! I wouldn't recommend Ruby Woo, though, it's very drying on the lips and the shade isn't as universally flattering as people say it is, Russian Red is much more flattering on my pale skin!

    http://fannyanddailybeauty.com

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  3. What a gorgeous collection and a fab post! I love Mac's brave and have been after patisserie for the longest time. Now spring is here I must invest x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Pattiserie is gorgeous and definitely on my wish list! Twig is one of my all time faves too x

    Gemma Louise

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  5. For some reason I'm not a big Mac lipsticks collector, I have only 2 shades, Brave and Craving. Having said that Twig has been on my list for ages so I think I need to finally own it :) x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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  6. Twig is one of my favourites for the A/W too, its just so perfect! Velvet Teddy is next on my list! x

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  7. Your collection is stunning! All of the shades suit you so well :)

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  8. You have a lovely collection of Mac lipsticks.. I really like the look of morange but I haven't bought it because i'm not quite sure if it would suit me.. can't wait to see what Fleur's lipstick is going to turn out like

    Ronnie
    www.veronicabizzarri.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  9. Ahhh I can't believe you was going to throw out Rebel that's my fav lipstick from Mac. I always go really bold with my lips!! My second fav is heroine, I get a lot of compliments on it but mostly people say they wouldn't be brave enough to wear it x

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  10. You've got so many gorgeous shades! Twig and brave are my two favourites. X

    Kate// itskaterose.com

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  11. Creme Cup was my first MAC lipstick too, I lost it though which was the worst :( Brave is definitely on my wish list, it looks gorgeous!

    The Makeup Directory

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  12. I want them all! haha Velvet Teddy has been on my wishlist forever, it's such a beautiful shade! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

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  13. Lovely shades!! I really like Morange for the summer months and Velvet Teddy is just such a classic xxx
    Frances Kayleigh | Beauty Fashion Lifestyle

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  14. brave is my favourite mac shade ever. i used to collect mac lipsticks but i haven't bought any new ones in ages


    www.elenaisabelle.com

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  15. I love the look of Patisserie, Velvet Teddy and Brave! They're all such pretty shades! I love posts like this where it's just looking at multiple lipstick shades from one brand - great post and photo's as always :) xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. I don't have any recommendations as I only own one MAC lipstick myself, but wanted to say that this post was very helpful in terms of providing not just swatches but pictures of the product on the lips. Not many do that, but it is much more true to life than just a swatch so thank you!
    Amy at Amy & More

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  17. Such a lovely collection - I haven't bought a mac lipstick in such a long time, brave is one I've had on my list for a very long time!

    Lucy | Forever September

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  18. Some lovely shades here, Brave is my favourite and paired with the Soar lip pencil it's even more gorgeous! Fanfare is another one of my favourites but doesn't seem to get much love in the blogging world! xo

    Laura | Blush and Bronze

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  19. What a lovely selection, I have creme cup I think it's such a nice colour. I have nominated you for the 'one lovely blog award' if you want to check it out on my blog the link is below.

    Lauren x Huggled

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  20. I love the fact that you've actually got a lot of wear out of each one of your lipsticks that you own. With some you find that they only use a couple of them and neglect the rest. Brave and twig have to be my favourite of the two!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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  21. Out of all these you have, my favorite is Twig.
    And I would highly recommend getting Ruby Woo. I have it and it's my all time favorite lipstick. If you do get it, buy Essence red lip pencil - so cheap, perfect match, stays on whole day! Perfect combination :)

    xo Honey - blog Royal Lifestyle - Twitter - Instagram

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  22. Velvet Teddy is so raved about but I love the look of it and will no doubt give in to temptation one day! I also love the look of Twig!

    www.ohsobecky.com

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