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    MAC Lipstick Collection and Swatches!

    This post isn’t to show off in any way; I thought it would be fun to do. Posts like this are one of my favourites. It allows you to be nosey into someone else’s collection. Plus you can get ideas of shades to get.

    I will be swatching the products, and listing them by finishes, as I think that will be easier to follow.

     

    This is my MAC Lipstick Collection and Swatches!

    Matte


     Matte lipsticks give a really good colour pay off, but with no shine.They can be a little drying too.

    Velvet Teddy



    One of the most recent additions to my collection. I’m sure that everyone has heard of this shade, as it is probably one of the most talked about. It’s the famous Kylie Jenner nude that everyone went mad about. I must admit that I did give in to the hype, but I do love nude shades so it works out. This is a really pretty deep toned beige. I have heard a few people say that it doesn’t suit them, so trying before you buy is a good suggestion.

    Lady Danger



    Another one of my newest purchases, and I must admit that I am a little scared of this shade. Red is a little out of my comfort zone. It is more of a coral red than a classic red, and I am a fan of coral reds; especially in the summer. I got Velvet Teddy and Lady Danger in the same, MAC haul.

    Diva



    This shade is quite similar to Rebel, so if you prefer a Satin finish then Rebel may be more up your street. Diva is stunning for Autumn and Winter, as it is a deep reddish burgundy, which everybody loves in the colder months.

    Left to Right: Rebel, Lady Danger, Velvet Teddy

    Satin

    I am a fan of Satin lipsticks, as it is Matte with a slight sheen, so it isn’t as drying, but the colour pay off is still there.

    Brave



    Brave was my very MAC lipstick, as it is quite similar to Velvet Teddy, but not a definite matte. It is more of pink-beige, where as Velvet Teddy is a deep beige.

    Faux

    I’m pretty sure that this wins the award for my favourite MAC lipstick. It is pretty similar to Brave, but where as with this one you can actually tell that I have a bit of lipstick on, where as it’s harder to tell with Brave. It’s still a My Lips, but Better shade, but it is a mauve pink. I also have a full review of this, if you’d like to see more about it.

    Twig



    This nearly didn’t make the cut, but I couldn’t resist it. Twig is a muted brownish pink, so I’m sure it will look a little darker than Faux. I am yet to try it properly, as I haven’t owned it for the longest time.

    Rebel

    I have done a review of this lipstick, so I won’t go in to too much detail. It’s a plum like shade, and is popular in the Autumn. I love wearing this, and need to get more use before Spring arrives.

    Snob

    I am yet to try Snob, as it is new to my collection. It looks like a neutral pink, definitely blue toned. So if blue toned pinks aren’t your thing, then this won’t be for you. It does look a little vibrant when it’s on from what I’ve seen from pictures, but I’m looking forward to giving this a try.

    Left to Right: Brave, Faux, Twig, Rebel and Snob

    Frost

    Frost lipsticks have good colour pay off and have a slight shimmer to them, which means they can be quite sheer.

    Angel

    This apparently is one of Kim Kardashian’s go to lip colours. Whether it still is, I obviously have no idea. I haven’t tried it on my own lips yet, as I haven’t owned it for that long, but it is a lovely soft pink with a little bit of pearl, so the frost doesn’t seem to be that noticeable. I’m sure this will be a great nude for daytime.

    Cremesheen 

    Cremesheen is a creamy formula. That is extremely comfortable to wear, but doesn’t last all day.
    Speed Dial


     

    Speed Dial isn’t too strong in pigmentation, but it can be built up to be stronger. It is a blue toned pink, but a colour that is easy to wear.

    Fanfare



    I don’t hear much about this shade which is a shame, as it is such a nice colour. It’s a salmon pink, but there is a hint of coral, I’d say this is a perfect day time shade, especially in the Spring.

    Creme Cup



    When I got this I really expected to love it, but I’m not feeling it. It looks like such a gorgeous colour in the bullet, but because I have natural darker lips, this colour doesn’t show up. After giving it a good go, I get a little colour. I know I should expect that with a cremesheen formula, but I will play around with it.

    I could line my lips lighter and then apply this, but I can’t see myself putting that much effort in. As I had high exceptions for this, I will play around with it, to find something that works. It’s a light pink with blue tones, but it has a good balance between nude and pink, I just wish it would actually apply to my lips.

    left to right: Creme Cup, Fanfare and Speed Dial

    Amplified Creme

    Amplified is a good category for those who don’t mind having to top up their lipstick throughout the day, as it doesn’t tend to last very long, but they are creamy and glossy with great pigmentation. As this is a creme, that means it doesn’t dry out the lips, so definitely a winner there.

    Vegas Volt



    I love this shade, and it is perfect for Summer, as it is a pure coral and with it being an amplified finish the pigmentation is really there. It has pink undertones which are really pretty and give it a lovely finish. As it is not completely neon orange, it is good for those who don’t want to have bright orange lips, but would like to test the orange waters beforehand.

    Cosmo

    You can really tell that I like my deep pink nudes, from this post, as here we have another one. MAC describe this as pink coco. I have heard that this lipstick suits a range of skin tones, which is always a good thing, as buying lipstick on someone else’s recommendation can be a little tricky, as your skin won’t be the same as theirs, so the shade may look different, but if the lipstick suits a range then everybody’s a winner.


    Chatterbox



    This shade is pretty similar to Speed Dial. After swatching the confusion is over, as Chatterbox is a bright red-pink, so it looks different when applied. (Another reason why you should swatch or research before you buy). I’d say this is more pink than red, and is a nice wearable shade

    left to right: Chatterbox, Cosmo and Vegas Volt

    Lustre

    Lustre lipsticks don’t have the lasting power, as they are very glossy and have that wet look. The pigmentation is there though.

    Plumful



    This is more of an Autumn/ Winter shade, and a really pretty one at that, as it isn’t too deep, so it is great for during the day, or if you aren’t ready to wear deep and dark berry tones, as this is more of a rose plum.

    I hope you enjoyed this post, as I have not enjoyed removing all of this lipstick from my arms.

    What’s your favourite MAC lipstick?

    Thank you for reading!

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    16 Comments

    1. 11th February 2016 / 5:57 pm

      Really want to pick up plumful and Lady Danger. My favourite out of my collection at this point in time is possible Twig.
      Alicia

    2. 13th February 2016 / 10:21 am

      They are both stunning! Ah, Twig is such a gorgeous shade! x

    3. 13th February 2016 / 11:35 am

      Shy Girl by Mac (No idea where mine is tho). I agree with you on Creme Cup btw – Was just disappointed as my lips are really dark 🙁

      Eleanor
      elleanorwears.com

    4. 14th February 2016 / 11:51 am

      Wow,quite a collection you have there 😀
      My favourites must be Diva and Twig.

      aluminah.wordpress.com

    5. 14th February 2016 / 10:07 pm

      I need Diva as the last lipstick to fill in my lip palette! I love the Mac matte formula because those stay on my lips for so long.

      RachelShuchatMakeup

    6. 15th February 2016 / 10:54 am

      Shy Girl is such a beautiful shade! I'm glad I aren't the only one! x

    7. 15th February 2016 / 10:55 am

      I know! I think I need to stop haha! They're so pretty x

    8. 15th February 2016 / 11:09 am

      Thank you! All of them are so pretty! x

    9. 15th February 2016 / 11:39 am

      It is such a gorgeous shade! Yeah, the staying power on their matte lipsticks are incredible! x

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