The amount of make-up that I buy using the excuse “I can blog about this” and never do is unreal. I’ve been lagging recently when it comes to beauty posts and I really love writing about new products. I certainly have enough products to talk about! Today, I’m finally doing my MAC Lipstick collection. I got a few requests last year to do it and I wasn’t happy with my photo’s so I sacked it off. I’ve recently picked up a couple of new MAC lipsticks so I thought this would be a perfect time to do a collection post.
I’ve actually had a love/hate relationship with MAC Lipsticks. I first tried them when I was around 18 and I just wasn’t a fan. I didn’t get the hype. My problem was that I had tried a shocking pink which didn’t suit me. I then didn’t really give the brand a second chance for quite some time. It’s not the the biggest collection in the world but as you can probably tell; I gave MAC a second chance and got slightly addicted to buying lipsticks.
Velvet Teddy // Brave // Mehr
Peach Blossom // Honeylove // Shy Girl // Royal Ball from the Cinderella Collection
Candy Yum Yum // Girl About Town // Up The Amp
Viva Glam Nicki // Viva Glam Miley Cyrus // Ruby Woo
L-R – Up The Amp // Girl About Town // Candy Yum Yum // Ruby Woo // Viva Glam Miley // Viva Glam Nicki
L-R – Royal Ball // Shy Girl // Honeylove // Peach Blossom // Mehr // Brave // Velvet Teddy
Nicki Minaj Viva Glam was that shocking pink I tried and hated. I bought this when I was 18 from the MAC Store in Times Square, New York. This was my first time shopping in MAC and because of the exchange rate at the time, everything was pretty cheap. A lipstick worked out at around £8! I probably should throw this away as I’ve had it waaay too long and never even use it!
The shade Mehr is literally my ultimate go-to MAC lipstick and my overall favourite. I bought Mehr after been quite disappointed with Velvet Teddy, it just didn’t suit me! As Mehr has a slight blue undertone to it, I feel this shade is more for me! I’ve just bought Brave which is another very similar shade but in a satin finish. I wore it for the first time two day ago and I think it’s going to be a firm favourite.
Ruby Woo is such a classic red shade and I wear this quite a lot if I want to rock a bold look. Ruby Woo is also a matte finish but I find this one a little drying. Especially when you compare it to other MAC matte lipsticks.
You’ll be able to tell from the photo’s how much I love Peach Blossom as there’s not a lot left. This is my third one! Peach Blossom was my second MAC lipstick that I bought and really redeemed the brand. It’s one of those “like your lips but better” shades and as it’s a creamsheen, it gives the lips a nice gloss.
The Nicki Minaj Viva Glam lipstick would probably fall into the category, right? I’d also probably say, Shy Girl. I don’t dislike this lipstick, I just never reach for it. This is described as a “beige coral creamsheen lipstick” and it’s just a little too orange for my complexion.
For some reason, I always reach for Candy Yum Yum if I’m going on a night out. It’s a super shocking bright pink and really makes a statement. If you can’t wear this on a night out, when can you?! Other choices for a night out would be Ruby Woo and Up The Amp. I love that Up The Amp is a little different as it’s a purple shade but it’s not too in your face.
I bought Girl About Town from The Cosmetics Company at the Designer Outlet at a discounted price. It would be worth looking in there if you are looking for limited edition collections. I went last month and they had the Trolls, Charlotte Olympia and The Simpsons collections along with many other brands. Girl About Town is such a gorgeous fuschia pink shade but I just don’t wear it as much as I should!
There is always more lipsticks on my wishlist. The list keeps getting longer, especially when I see another blogger reviewing various shades. Whilst there are a few nude shades such as Twig and Whirl on my list, I know I don’t need any more nudes at the moment. I’d quite like to try some more pinks and unique shades such as Heroine, Plumful & So Chaud. I’m currently on a spending ban, so these shades will most likely have to stay on my wishlist!
Do you have any MAC Lipsticks? Which are your favourite shades? Do you own any of the ones I mentioned?