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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Mac Lipstick Collection

If there's one thing I love beauty wise, it's a good lipstick. I have around 50 lipsticks (ridiculous, I know) which I have collected over the years, but my favourites have to be my Mac shades. Moisturising, pigmented, long lasting and with a colour/finish range that seems never-ending, Mac lipsticks are the crème de la crème. I have wanted to do this post for ages but it took quite a while to put together all the swatches and photos etc. I have 10 Mac lipsticks which some may think is a lot, and others may think it's not many at all. I also just want to quickly point out that I am not in any way trying to show off about how many lipsticks I own or which ones I have etc, I just thought it would be a fun post and besides, every blogger loves a good Mac post! Enjoy..! 

Ruby Woo (matte): The cult classic & the perfect matte red. Looks gorgeous dressed up or worn casually to take attention away from tired eyes (always a plus). 

Creme d'Nude (cremesheen): A gorgeous sheeny nude which is perfect with dark eyes and bronzed skin. 

Show Orchid (Amplified): Possibly my favourite lipstick colour EVER. It is so unique and striking, despite it being very difficult to get hold of. Show Orchid is a blue toned pink which is (I would say) for dressing up only! Full review here. 

Strength (Frost): A panic buy & a mistake buy. I bought this colour at the airport when I wanted a new lipstick for holiday and thought it was really unique. It's a bit of an odd browny shade and the frost finish definitely isn't one of my favourites. 

Creme Cup (cremesheen): My favourite daytime lipstick. The cremesheen formula is my favourite as it is the most moisturising, and the colour is such a gorgeous light pinky/nude which I find suits me. 

Lady Danger (matte): My first ever Mac Lipstick. It is an orangey bright red; brighter than Ruby Woo but not quite as bright as Morange. 

Asian Flower (sheen supreme): I was a little surprised that I chose this colour as I wouldn't usually consider it, but I have so much love for a pastel purple lip, and this has such a gorgeous shiny finish and perfect pigmentation. 

Girl about Town (Amplified): A less glitzy version of Show Orchid. I don't like it as much but it is still super pretty, bright and fun. 

Myth (Satin): This is a less moisturising and slightly lighter version of Creme d'nude and is a pale nude which can look slightly unnatural. It can look great with a really dark smokey eye though. 

Rebel (Satin): I did a full review of Rebel (see here) in which I proclaim my love for it. It is a really unique berry take on a gothic style lip and lasts impressively. 

Do you have any of these lipsticks? What's your favourite Mac shade?



  1. Oh I am so jealous of show Orchid!! Have been looking everywhere for it., but will not give up haha! Just got Lady Danger Yesterday (loving it already) and Rebel is an all time fave ;) Lovely post gorgeous xx

  2. I get so excited about posts like these!

    Show Orchid is amazing! I am defiantly going to get Rebel this winter Xx

    Olivia - cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

  3. Rebel! I love that lipstick. You can never go wrong with a Mac lippy. I am mesmerised by the colours when I go to the counter x


  4. I own Show Orchid and Girl About Town and they are two of my absolute favorites! You have a great collection.

    xx Jasmine

  5. Gorgeous shades, I have Creme d'Nude too!

    Stevie | Stevie Hearts Makeup

  6. That is a fab collection of MAC lipsticks. I have been considering getting a pink/nude lipstick suitable for the daytime so I may give Creme Cup a try! My all-time favourite MAC lipstick is 'Dare You'.


  7. Rebel is my all time favourite MAC lipstick! Asian flower looks absolutely gorgeous, will definitely be picking it up! xox


  8. So many people have rebel! I really want it, such an amazing shade! I don't own any mac lipsticks! :( X


  9. Ruby woo is my favourite! I bought 3 at one point just incase I couldn't get hold of it again! The things we do for make-up.

    You have a beautiful blog, if you have a chance please check out mine



    1. Haha this is what I did with show orchid! Thanks lovely will be sure to pop over :) x

  10. great colors,love them almost all :)


  11. Great selection of colours! I love Creme Cup but sadly mine broke :(
    Pretty Eclectic

  12. Really want to get my hands on rebel for the Autumn i love the colour xx


  13. Fab collection! xo


  14. Great collection. A few of these are on my wishlist as well :)


  15. Awesome collection! I love my Ruby Woo, it's my favourite lipstick ever! xx


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    1. You have a fab varied collection! All of mine are pinks or corals haha! I have Creme Cup and that's it from your collection :D I would love Rebel xx

  17. Ah I've been wanting to buy a new mac but I can't pick! All I have now is lady danger and I'm obsessed with it, I wear it everyday! I'm thinking maybe a pinkier one now!

  18. Ahh your collection is amazing! I am so jealous!!

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  20. I really want to try Ruby Woo as I love matte reds but I heard that Ruby Woo can be quite drying on the lips xx


  21. Hey! I was leaving a comment on the Beauty Crush blog and your picture got my attention, so I randomly pressed on your blog and I'm glad I did! You have a lovely blog and a great style! So I subscribed! :)

    Renate from http://thecuriousklutz.blogspot.dk/

  22. Lady Danger is one of my favourite shades, I always seem to reach for it when I want some colour on my lips although this weekend I rediscovered Russian Red.



  23. Great collection! Show Orchid is just gorgeous :)

    Monica x
    The Total Opposite


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