It’s been a while since i’ve properly spoken about my MAC lipsticks, as I don’t tend to review them anymore. I thought it was about time I shared my MAC lipstick collection as it’s really grown over the past year and a lot of you do ask what my favourite shades, favourite finish etc..
It’s safe to say my MAC collection is very pink/purple, as I don’t tend to steer towards any other shades. Nudes and light pinks don’t really suit my skin tone and reds I find wash me out, again because i’m so pale, so I just stick with warmer pink/purple shades as I find they suit me the most.
As for finishes, I do not like the matte finish especially of the MAC Lipstick (£15.50) as they are just too drying for my lips and the lipstick itself just clings to any dry patches that I have. The majority of these shades are the amplified finish, which is by far my favourite as they are super pigmented but also not drying in the slightest. I have a couple of, which again aren’t drying at all as they are quite shiny but their pigmentation isn’t as intense so they are great for everyday wear. As for the satin finish, I prefer it to the matte finish as it isn’t as drying but I find I still have to be careful when applying as it can sling a little.
Onto the shades in my collection (L-R)..
Lustering is a lustre finish and this shade is a lovely rose pink shade that I love for everyday wear. It just adds a lovely pop of colour that isn’t too pigmented or intense and the sheen to the finish of this lipstick is super moisturising and stops the lipstick drying into your lips.
Full Fuchsia is an amplified finish and as the name suggests this is a bright fuchsia pink shade that I love to wear during the evening, there is something about a bright pink evening lip that I love (without it looking trashy). As it is an amplified finish, the shade is a lot more pigmented and less of a sheen to it in comparison to the lustre finish – it almost looks matte, without it looking dry.
Show Orchid is my most recent addition, and again is a bright pink shade. It’s is somewhat similar to Full Fuchsia but has a more pink undertone, making the shade more of a hot pink than a fuchsia. Again I love this shade as it is an amplified finish and the pigmentation of this is crazy, so bright but I love it!
Girl About Town was the first bright pink shade I ever purchased from MAC, so it was a little out of my comfort zone but is one of my favourite shades. This shade is very similar to the previous shades, but is just that little bit deeper than Show Orchid and more pink than Full Fuchsia. Another amplified finish (can you tell they are my favourite?!) and this one I love to wear all year round, any time of day as it just warms up my complexion.
Plumful has got to be my favourite shade in my MAC collection, I don’t know why but this shade is perfection. I love this for everyday wear as it’s plum/pink shade is like a your lips but better, with a hint of plum and I love it! It’s a lustre finish, but the pigmentation of this is beautiful and the formula is so creamy that it glides on like a dream – if you haven’t swatched this or don’t own it, you need too!
Up The Amp is a shade i’d never thought i’d own, but I was feeling daring and brave so I swatched it and next thing I knew it was mine. In the bullet it looks very purple, but when applied it has this pink undertone that doesn’t make it look as intense. This again is an amplified finish, so the pigmentation is unreal but again this one is really creamy and applies lovely to the lips. I definitely won’t be going anymore purple than this, but it’s definitely worth a look at if you’re thinking of rocking a purple lip.
Rebel is a shade that I think everyone owns and I can see why. In the bullet it looks like an intense vampy purple, but on the lips it is this beautiful deep plum shade with a beautiful pink undertone – such a stunning shade and I think this was my first ever MAC purchase. This is the only satin finish that I own, and I think if they brought out this shade or something very similar in amplified I would prefer it, just because it can dry my lips out pretty bad, but I do it all for that beautiful shade.
Each of these lipsticks have varied in price, depending on where i’ve purchased them and the price of their lipsticks has risen every time I purchase a new one.
So that is my MAC lipstick collection – small I know, but perfect for me!
What are your favourite MAC shades?