Monday, 25 November 2013

My Mac Lipstick Collection

This post has been a long time coming after I've seen them popping up here, there and everywhere, I attempted to try not to jump on the bandwagon but I caved, I need to share my love of Mac with all of you. After months of trying to convince myself that I don't have a lipstick buying problem, It really hit me that I do when I was struggling to fit all of my Mac Lipsticks onto one photo and they don't even make up a quarter of my lip product collection, I think It's safe to say I have a problem.

Ruby Woo - This is one of the newer shades in my collection and I was lucky enough to win it in a giveway from the lovely Sade - Go and check out her blog, you'll love it - and I'm very happy I did. It's a gorgeous bright red that is very matte so I find it's best to wear a lipbalm underneath, I tend to pair it with my eight hour cream, I give it a little time to sink in before I apply Ruby Woo but it gives me the best application as it can be a little drying but it really is a great colour for when you feel like standing out.

Russian Red - This is my go to red all year round, I'm so addicted to it that when my second tube got stolen along with my makeup bag I had to go and buy a new one straight away before anyone else as I had an audition coming up and I couldn't possibly go without it (silly I know but we all have our rituals.) It's another matte but it's not quite as dry as ruby woo, it has more of a velvety texture which means it's harder to keep on the lips but it is such a lovely deep red shade, really lovely in Winter.

Lady Danger - I've actually come to the realisation that I own more red lipsticks than any other colour so I'm using that as an excuse to why this doesn't get used that often as I don't actually know the real reason. Lady Danger is a bright orange toned red that I absolutely love in the summertime, It's probably the brightest colour I own and is only for the days when I'm feeling particularly brave (and I think we just found our reason as to why it's not used.)

Viva Glam Cyndi Lauper - I've had this lipstick for a long time (probably longer than your supposed to keep them) and it makes me sad that it's now discontinued as it's such a gorgeous colour. It's a muted pink toned red and I also have the matching gloss that is slightly more pigmented. It has a gorgeous creamy finish and is so easy to wear if I want a little bit of a bold lip but I don't want to fully commit.

Girl About Town - This one I have a little soft spot for, I've never had so many compliments on a lipstick (or been told that I look like one of Little Mix) as I've had when wearing this, everyone seems to love it and It does make a great alternative to a red lip. It's a bright blue toned pink with an amplified finish which means it's insanely pigmented, not one for the faint hearted but it does make me feel happy when I wear it and I don't really know why.

 (let's pretend I didn't get the order in the second photo back to front shall we...)

Hue - This is the colour I tend to use the least, not because I don't love it but purely because it melted and snapped in the summer and using it is a bit of a pain, I have to faff about with a lip brush and I just don't have the time for that. I do the colour, it's quite a nude toned light pink and it has a lovely finish, the glaze finishes are my second favourite next to Cremesheen's but it can look a bit strange when my skin is quite pale r.e most of the time so I would say it's better for those who have a tan.

Creme Cup - This was my first ever lipstick purchase and to be honest I mainly keep in for sentimental value as It just doesn't suit me. It's kind of like a more blue toned version of hue which means it can look a little bit Barbie on me which is not a look that I go for (If you do like that kind of look then you really should try this one out) I preferred this on me when I had dark haired. I do love the finish as I don't think you can beat Cremesheens in that department to be honest and it does have good staying power.

Peach Blossom - I didn't buy this all that long ago and I actually picked it up on a whim when I wanted Blankety and it was out of stock but it has become my most used lipstick next to Russian Red. It's a lovely peachy pink which for me is the perfect daytime shade, one of those and I dread to say it 'my lips but better' colours that adds a little something to your makeup without taking it too far. The finish is great Cremesheen is a winner once again) and it lasts for a good few hours and as it's such a subtle shade it's very easy to reapply even without a mirror.

Shy Girl -  This is my latest purchase and I love it almost as much as Peach Blossom but not quite. It's also a pinky peach colour but leans a lot more to the peach side and toes the line between being a lovely nude shade and being too matchy matchy with my face, I find it works best for me if I have a slight (fake) tan. Again Cremesheen finish, Love it.

Vegas Volt - This is probably the most unique colour in my whole collection, including my non Mac lipsticks as I don't tend to go for orange shades but this has a slightly neon quality and looks amazing with a tan in summer so I just had to buy it. As I am pale as a milk bottle I tend not to wear it all that often but once I have bothered to fake tan I love taking this on nights out with me. Like Girl about Town it has an amplified finish which means this little one is bright so if you love a bold lip with a twist then give this one a try.

Do you own any mac lipsticks? What's you favourite? Let me know if you've written a post like this as I love to read them.


  1. What a great collection you have - I only have 2 MAC lipsticks at the moment, but I have a list of probably 20 shades I want to try :o). Xx

  2. I own around 14 mac lipsticks and funnily not one we have are the same lol x

  3. Such a great collection! I have Vegas Volt too, totally agree that it looks best in summer :) I'm intrigued by Peach Blossom though! I've never really heard much about it before! Aimée Xx

  4. ah so jealous, i want all of these! great post :) xo

  5. my favourite one from mac is "japanese maple"

    xx Vivi

  6. Ooooooooooooh your red lipsticks collection is making me weeeeeeep!! I'm like drooling Rosalie, what have you done to me haha?!
    Lady Danger uuffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff!!!!!!!!!!

    Holly Mixtures

  7. Eeek, such pretty photos! <3 I have just two MAC lippies, Plumful & Rebel, but I love them to bits. Also have Creme Cup but it melted and looks terrible on me. :( x

    Živa from Nothin' Fancy. Really.


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