Monday, 19 October 2015

Where to Start with Mac Lipsticks?

I'm not a newbie to Mac, I'm an addict, I own a variety of nudes, numerous berries and the odd red. 
I thought I'd share some staple lipsticks that any Mac lipstick lover must have in their collection. 

A make up counter can be quite an intimidating place; especially the Mac lipstick counter, all the different colours and formulas staring up at you hoping you pick them. Where do you start? 

I'm going to give you the low-down on five Mac lipsticks to start off your collection and make you ready for any season, any occasion.

In my opinion, you need a nude, a nude pink, a red, a bright and a vampy colour.

L-R: Myth, Impassioned, Cyber, Russian Red, Creme Cup

Mac Lipstick | £15.50 | Mac |

Myth - Satin, neutral nude
I'm a huge fan of Myth, I was concerned that it wouldn't suit my skin tone but it's beautiful. It looks like a nude peach on me and it can be manipulated with different lip liners. Recently I've been topping it with Nars Chelsea Girls lip gloss.

Impassioned - Amplified Creme, fuchsia 
I used to shy away from colours like this but I'm obsessed with Impassioned; it has Summer written all over it. It'd look great on any skin tone and is really comfortable to wear. 

Cyber - Satin, blackish-purple
Now, this might not be everyone's cup of tea as it is really dark and I feel gothic and witchy when I wear it. It transports me right back to my Emo days. It's such a cool colour and because it's a satin finish, it has a gorgeous sheen so doesn't look flat on the lips.

Russian Red - Matte, blue-red
I'm a lover of orangey-reds, they're my jam lately but Russian Red was calling my name. I swatched it three times before I bought it as I don't wear blue-red's that often. However, it's the ultimate Hollywood/Marilyn red and due to the matte formula, it has great longevity.

Creme Cup - Cremesheen, light pink
This is my second Creme Cup bullet as I love it so much. It can be worn every day or paired with an intense smoky eye. If you love nude pinks and don't own Creme Cup - you need to change that at once.

Head on over to a Mac counter and get swatching. I look like I've been paint-balling after I leave a make up counter as my hands and arms are usually covered in various colours. 

If you like a colour but aren't too sure about it, ask the assistant to try the lippy on your lips. I always do it. I also tend to try a lipstick on, leave the shop, see how it wears and head back later in the day to pick it up (gives me an excuse to shop for longer too).

Do you have any of these colours? What's your favourite Mac lipstick?


  1. The MAC people are so helpful! I bought my first MAC lipsticks the other day and I was convinced I wanted Heroine after seeing it online so the lady tried it on my and it looked AWFUL! I ended up settling for Rebel, Diva and Flat Out Fabulous aha!

    Kimberley xx

    1. Awesome choices. The girls are lovely, so helpful x

  2. Hi Sarah, love MAC and seriously need to add some more to my makeup. I have Creme Cup, great for when wearing a real smokey eye! Recently bought Rebel, a fab dark plum butits for brave days (or Halloween)
    Heidi x

    1. Ooo, Rebel has been on my list for a while, I must pick it up x

  3. I have Cremecup but I think I'll be adding Myth to my ever growing list of 'MAC Lipsticks to get'
    It's such a lovely colour!

    Sophie x

  4. I need Russian Red in my life, it looks perfect!

    xo, Liz

  5. Fab range of colours, love MAC for all their shades and formulas. No other brand that caters for everyones needs ;)
    Heidi x


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