I think sometimes beauty fanatics can get obsessed with owning ALL the shades of one product. That’s why I’ve decided to share with you my top five MAC lipsticks. Three of these lipsticks are very much cult MAC favourites, one is a famous shade in their lip liner formula, and there’s one in here you probably wouldn’t expect. The lipsticks cost £16.50 each – so mid-range in terms of price and come in all different formulas and so many different shades.
Here’s my five picks:
MAC Lipstick – Creme D’Nude | Link
A good nude is always necessary – that’s what I say ! Creme D’Nude is a perfect nude for fair skin – it’s a pale, muted peach-beige, meaning that it’s neutral enough to flatter a pale complexion. Also, because it’s a cremesheen the formula is more buildable and also hydrating – so you can’t go too over the top with ‘white-out’ lips. The scent they came out with to match the shade also smells wonderful as a bonus.
MAC Lipstick – Velvet Teddy | Link
To me, Velvet Teddy is a bit of a chameleon lipstick – it looks different on everyone I’ve ever seen wear it. It’s described as a ‘deep toned beige,’ on me this lipstick looks more like a mid-toned rose colour. Velvet Teddy is a matte formula so it has some serious staying power, so it’s an ideal work shade.
MAC Lipstick – Stone | Link
Described as a ‘muted greyish taupe brown’ – on me, ‘Stone’ pulls very grey. On its own this lipstick can make me look slightly dead, but I love to use it over/under other lipsticks to make them less warm toned. I also use this regularly through my brows if my hair has just been dyed – I’ve not found anything that has quite the same staying power (it’s matte) and is as grey. I know that that’s a bit of an unusual use, but, as they say, makeup has no rules !
MAC Lipstick – Rudy Woo | Link
Ruby Woo, what can I say about Ruby Woo? This is MAC’s most famous red and it’s a ‘retro-matte’ finish, meaning that it’s SUPER matte, which in all fairness can be quite drying. However, if you’re fair like me this will look fabulous on you because it’s so blue-toned. As a bonus it also makes your teeth look very white, which is ideal.
MAC Lipstick – Film Noir | Link
This is probably my most unusual pick to a lot of people – it’s not one of MAC’s very famous shades and it’s probably not the most wearable to some people, but I love it. If you’ve got a very deep skin tone this will be a beautiful nude on you, on me it’s a lovely deep, warm brown. Aptly named ‘Film Noir’ this shade harks back to a bygone era and looks perfect with sharp winged eyeliner and lots of lashes. It’s a satin finish, so it has less intense pigment than a matte but is also less dry.
What do you think of the five lipsticks I’ve picked ? What are your favourites ?