A Little Mac Lipstick Haul

Hey lovelies,

I’ve been such a terrible blogger lately. I barely managed to get one post up per week throughout the last two months and I feel awful about that because I love to blog. I just thought that I was going to be doing so much blogging this summer and now I have one week left before school starts again in September. How am I starting my third year already? I swear I just graduated high school yesterday. In general, my summer has just been a lot more busy than I expected. Because guess who has a job now? Yep, that’s me! I figured since I’m 20 now it would be a good thing to get a bit of work experience so while I’ll be a college student during the week I’ll be working on weekends but no worries I’ll definitely be trying to fit blogging into my schedule. If others can do it so can I, right? But enough about me now.

I’ve been adding so many new makeup products to my ever-growing collection throughout the last 2 months there will be a lot of reviews coming up, so to kick it off I figured I could start with one of my favorite things in the universe – Mac Lipsticks obviously! I always talk about how much I love a matte finish when it comes to lip products, so when Mac launched their new matte lipstick collection I was very very very excited and couldn’t wait to get my hands onto some of the colors. At first I only wanted to get one and wait until I got my first pay check but, you guessed right, I couldn’t wait that long and ended up getting three of them.

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Matte Royal 

This is probably the craziest and least wearable shade from the entire collection since it’s blue but ever since the first time I saw this online I knew I had to have it. Although I love my nudes and mauves on most days I can’t say no to a unique color like this. I always go for the crazy ones. So even though every one I talked to about getting this lipstick told me I was insane I went online to purchase it but it was sold out. I was kind of frustrated and ended up randomly ordering Instagator because it was a dark color and I’m a sucker for vampy dark shades. Anyway.. so the next day my best friend and I went on a little shopping trip and when we went to the Mac store they still had it there, so I obviously I bought it! I’m not gonna lie it’s not the most wearable shade but I love it anyway. It’s a lovely blue that has some purple to it. It’s not as pigmented as the other two I bought but it still is quite long lasting and doesn’t dry out your lips

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As I mentioned earlier I just ordered this color online because I was annoyed that all the other shades I originally wanted were sold out already. Basically I bought it because it was described as a smoky black purple. That sounded like a cool color to me so before I could think twice I added it to my basket and checked out. Looking back I am so glad I bought this color because it is absolutely stunning! It’s such a dark purple, which makes a lovely color to wear for fall and winter. Honestly, I’m so done with summer right now because I just want fall to start so I can wear this lipstick. I love a dark lip so this couldn’t be more perfect for me because I didn’t own a dark purple before. Since I just kind of randomly decided on buying this color I’m even more impressed with how much I love it. I have a feeling this might become a new favorite.

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Persistence

When I swatched this at the Mac store I instantly knew this was the color for me. I’m such a lipstick obsessed person even when I don’t wear a full face of makeup you’ll rarely ever catch me without something on my lips. Since I’m quite pale I like nude lipsticks that lean more towards a darker color than very light, so one of my go to colors has been the hyped up Velvet Teddy. It’s without a doubt my most used lipsticks and even though I only got it a few months ago I’m more than halfway finished with it, which is making me very sad. Ever since I bough Persistence I’ve been wearing it nearly every day and I feel like I might even love this more than Velvet Teddy because it’s more of a brown color and slightly darker. It’s just a great color and it makes my lips look so much fuller. But the best thing is that it really lasts! When I wear it to work it lasts so well. I usually apply it around 10.30am because I start at 11.3oam and it lasts until my 30 minute break at 6pm so I only have to reapply it once before I can go home at 8. What more could I want? I’m seriously love with this lipstick!

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So these have been the colors I’ve picked up from Mac’s new matte collection so far although I’m pretty much 100% sure that I’ll be adding some more. Have you purchased any? Which ones are on your wish list?

Thanks so much for reading!

Much love,

Sophie

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My Current Mac Cosmetics Lipstick Collection

Hey lovelies,

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!

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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!

Nudes

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.

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Pinks

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.

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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.

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Reds

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.

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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!

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How many Mac lipsticks do you own? Which one should I get next?

Thanks for reading!

Much love,

Sophie

A Perfect Summer Red: Mac’s Relentlessly Red

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I’m a massive lipstick lover and a firm believer, that you can pull off almost every lipstick shade all year around depending on how you do it. Still I know a lot of people like to change their lipsticks as the seasons pass. Dark red shades are usually more worn in winter and pink and other bright shades such as coral are loved in summer. But still who says you can’t wear red out on a nice summer’s day? Especially if it’s the perfect summer red and I think I’ve found my perfect summer’s day red in Mac’s Relentlessly Red.

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Relentlessly Red is describes as a “bright pinkish coral matte”, which is a pretty good description of the color. It is as a medium-dark, very bright coral-red with pinky undertones. The name of the lipstick might be a bit misleading though because it is definitely not a classic red shade. In my opinion it is more of a summer version of a red lipstick and it would probably look very good with tan skin. I have a bit of a tan on my arm but other than that I’m still pretty pale. Nevertheless it looks good on pale skin as well but I do think it is a color, that would really compliment a tan. Here’s a swatch for you guys!

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As beautiful as this color is keep in mind, that this is a retro matte lipstick, meaning that you will need to moisturise your lips a lot better before applying this. Otherwise it will cling to every little dry patch and your lips won’t be fabulous summer lips but stained and dry. If you prep your lips with a good lip balm or moisturiser you won’t run into any problems. The lipstick itself is quite long lasting, so you don’t have to re-apply it too often. It will probably last you up to 7 hours. Lastly I have a picture for you on how it looks on the lips. Please excuse the quality though. My camera decided to be an a** today  and kept making my pictures blurry and then the battery died, so I had to use my iPod.

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If you’re looking for a bright summer lip with a matte finish this is the lipstick you should go for!

Do you wear red lipstick in the summer? Or do you only take them out for a night out and winter time?

Also don’t forget to enter my first giveaway for a chance to win some cool products. Check it out HERE!

– xx Sophie