how are you all? I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend! A little while ago I asked you whether you would read a Mac lipstick collection post because I, personally, love to read them and I got a few comments saying you would, so now I’ve finally managed to find the time to do this post for you. It was quite time consuming taking all the pictures of the lipsticks and swatches but I’ve finally done it! Yay!
Most of you probably know by now that I’m a bit of an obsessive lipstick hoarder and Mac is pretty much my favorite brands for lipsticks. My entire collection currently consists of 16 lipsticks. I don’t know how the compares to others but I guess some have less and some have a lot more. I’m really happy with the collection I’ve built up so far because I think I have quite the variety of different shades and I pretty much wear all of them on a relatively regular basis! But enough with the rambling. Let’s get into it!
Shy Girl – Shy Girl is more of a peachy nude that comes in a creme sheen formula. This is one of my first Mac lipsticks and probably the one I wear the least. It’s definitely a pretty shade but since it is so light and peachy I found that it washes me out quite a bit. I ordered this online without really seeing whether it would suit me, so this might be the only Mac lipstick I somewhat regret buying.
Velvet Teddy – If you haven’t heard about this lipstick recently you must be living under a rock! It’s been insanely hyped up but I can definitely see why! Since I am so pale I prefer darker nude lipsticks anyway. Velvet Teddy is definitely a more dark nude as it has more brown undertones to it. Additionally it’s a matte, which makes me love it even more because matte lipsticks are my favorite finish. If you’re into more of a dark nude you need this in your life! It’s amazing and one of my go to lipsticks right now.
Pink Plaid – Another one of my current Mac favorites. Pink Plaid is more of a dusty mauve kind of nude pink and it’s in a matte formula as well. I feel like this one really suits my complexion and it’s fairly neutral so it’s a perfect shade for every day.
Hot Gossip – Hot Gossip is similar to Pink Plaid more of a mauve darker pink type of nude. However, it comes in a creme sheen formula, which I love on days when my lips just need something a bit more moisturizing and creamy.
Viva Glam Lady Gaga – This was my very first Mac lipsticks and makes me feel all nostalgic every time I look at it. I bought this when I was around 14 or 15 and back then I was in a pink phase and loved everything back and I really liked Lady Gaga, so I had to have this lipstick! It’s in a Lustre finish and it’s basically the perfect bubble gum pink.
Impassioned – Impassioned is one of my favorite Mac lipsticks for summer! It’s so vibrant and fun and the color reminds me of watermelons! If you want a bright and fun color for summer and your not afraid of hot pinks you need this in your life! Impassioned comes in an amplified formula, which is probably my second favorite after matte.
Relentlessly Red – Don’t be fooled by the name of this one as it’s nowhere near a red. It’s definitely more of a bright pinkish coral color. This one is a retro matte, so it tends to be a bit drying on your lips. However, if you prepare your lips well with some balm or a lip scrub you’ll be fine. And obviously this isn’t a color you’d wear every day.
Girl About Town – This is another one of my favorites. Girl about Town is the most perfect blue based bright pink. It’s bright but it’s still more of a dark pink, so it doesn’t really scream at you if you know what I mean. This one is in an Amplified formula and I love how it feels so creamy and nice on my lips.
Oranges & Plums
Morange – I was so unsure of whether I should get this lipstick or not because it’s bright orange and I usually never wear orange and I just wasn’t sure whether I could pull it off. Eventually I ended up purchasing it and I’m quite happy I did. Yes, it’s super bright but I love wearing this in the summer with a really minimal eye make up.
Lady Danger – Technically this is more of a red than an orange shade but it has some orange undertones, so I wanted to put it into this category because I felt like it wouldn’t fit in with my reds. Usually I always go for the blue based reds but with summer coming up I fairly recently decided to be brave and buy this shade. Since it is so orangy I find it to be perfect shade for summer. It is very loud and vibrant and such a pick me up shade.
Flat Out Fabulous – Basically this is a very similar color as Girl About Town but while Girl About Town is more pink Flat Out Fabulous is more purple. Additionally Flat Out Fabulous has a retro matte finish, which I love because I always tend to go for mattes.
Rebel – I feel like just about every beauty blogger seems to own this shade. It’s just the perfect dark pink plum kind of shade for fall. Basically this is almost all I wear in fall and definitely one of my favorites from my collection.
Ruby Woo – This is another shade everyone seems to know and own. Ruby Woo is just the most perfect red shade for me! Since I’m very fair skinned and have blue eyes and blonde hair this is the most perfect red lipstick for me because it has blue undertones! The only downside about this lipstick is that it can be fairly drying but that’s okay. I love it anyway.
Viva Glam Rihanna – This is the only Mac lipstick I own that has a Frost finish. Usually I don’t go for the Frosts because they tend to be quite shimmery, which is something I don’t necessarily like. However, I really like this red shade and I don’t mind that it’s a bit shimmery because it somehow works for me.
Diva – I’m really into dark lipsticks and I was quite obsessed with Diva for a while after purchasing it. It’s such a deep burgundy red and a shade I love to wear especially during the fall and winter months.
Sin – After seeing swatches of Sin online I just knew I needed to have it! Even though it looks to be pretty similar to Diva it’s more brown and a tad darker. Just like Diva it’s a matte. I’ve been trying to get a hold of this for weeks now but it was sold out in my local Mac. So when my best Friend got me this for my 20th birthday recently I was so happy about it and I’ve already worn it a lot.
And now I’ve introduced you to all 16 of my beloved Mac lippies! If I had to choose a top 5 they’d probably be Velvet Teddy, Pink Plaid, Girl About Town, Ruby Woo and Sin (in nor particular order). Nonetheless I love them all and I’m sure I will be adding a few more to my collection over time. I know some people find Mac lipsticks to be a bit overrated but I genuinely don’t! They are hands down my favorite lipsticks because the quality is amazing and the prices are okay!
How many Mac lipsticks do you own? Which one should I get next?
Thanks for reading!