So I know MAC lipstick collection posts are usually written about much larger collections, but I really wanted to show you mine even though I only have eight. If you want to hear about and see swatches (on my lips!) of all of them, keep reading.
Starting with the most “nude” of the bunch, we have Patisserie, a Lustre formula. This is one of my favorites and perfect to throw on with any look. It’s the most perfect nude for me because it gives just enough pink that I don’t look dead - in fact, this one is so perfect that up until a couple weeks ago it was the only true nude I owned.
Next I’ve got another Lustre formula, Viva Glam V. This could also be classified as a nude I guess, but it’s got much more brown in it, making it appear a tad deeper on the lips. This was one of the first MAC lipsticks I bought (along with Russian Red) and one I should really dust off and wear more often.
Yet another Lustre formula (my favorite formula of theirs it seems) is Syrup. If I just had to choose one favorite, this would be it. It’s the perfect everyday pink, and the subtle purple tone to it really complements and brightens my skin.
Next is a Satin finish and a new(er) addition to me, Brave. This is one of those now super famous Kylie Jenner shades, along with Velvet Teddy (which is next in the list). I love the pinky-mauve shade of this one, and I’ve been loving it in spring makeup looks paired with rosy shadows on the eyes like from my Naked3 Palette. This pairs really nicely with the Soar lipliner from MAC and is very similar to the NARS Audacious Lipstick in Anita (see swatches of both here).
Velvet Teddy, a matte finish, is probably one of the hardest MAC lipsticks to get a hold of at the moment. It’s that perfect 90s nude, but it’s still super flattering on many skintones. Despite being matte it really adds a fullness to the lips. This is one I’ll break out more in the fall, but I’ve really been loving pairing it with an eye look from the Naked2 Palette. It pairs perfectly with MAC’s Whirl lipliner.
The last of the neutrals/nudes/MLBB’s (my favorite kinds of shades) is Creme in Your Coffee, a cremesheen finish. This is really similar to the more popular Twig, just creamier - if you don’t care for MAC’s satin finish you should try this instead. I think this one might be the most flattering on me, and it’s a close second behind Syrup as my favorite. It gives a lovely flush of neutral color to the lips that stands out without being too in-your-face bold.
I don’t go for bolds much, but the first MAC lipstick I ever bought was Russian Red. Everyone needs at least one red in their collection, and this one is perfect for me. It’s quite cool-toned, so it works perfectly with the undertones of my skin and makes my teeth look whiter. Despite being a matte finish, it applies really creamily and isn’t drying.
Lastly, I have Rebel, a satin finish. It’s a super bold berry purple shade that I really wish I had the guts to wear more often. It’s the most perfect shade for fall, but I’ve been wearing it quite often as a stain (how I usually like to wear my bold lipsticks, see my Lived-In Lip post here). It stains the lips a lovely bright pink that really brings life to the complexion and will not budge (seriously, luckily I swatched Rebel last because it took scrubbing with olive oil and then a lip scrub to finally get the stain to come off).
Are there any MAC lipsticks you think I need to add? What’s your favorite?