MAC LIPSTICKS MAKEUP COLLECTION AND WHY THEY WILL NEVER LEAVE MINE
As Mac has just released their new Liptensity -haven’t tried them yet- lipsticks and liquid lipsticks are -still- popping up everywhere, there is just something about an old-fashioned lipstick formula which remains unbeaten to me. The Mac lipsticks range, however, meets the challenges of time, with a demand which is moving from light pinks and sheer formulas to something more neutral and opaque nowadays. As I’ve just bought my tenth Mac lipstick, I thought I would explain why I love them whilst showing my collection.
I like the fact that the Mac Lipsticks don’t have a proper, fancy name, it basically tells me that I can find anything within the range, both shade and formula-wise. Anyone who’s been in a Mac shop before would find the lipstick stand rather impressive, if not a tiny bit overwhelming, yet it is something I like: if I have a specific shade in mind, I will very likely find it here. Yet my love for Mac Lipsticks also relies on their old-fashioned lipstick scent, formulas and consistencies. Whilst the Matte and Retro Matte formulas can be a little bit drying at the end of the day, the Satin finish is more comfortable to wear while having pretty much the same lasting power as the matte ones. Moreover, and without being unflattering or too cakey on the lips, their finishes always remain very true to their name. Finally, the Mac Lipsticks are my trusty lipsticks, the ones I apply in the morning knowing that they won’t smudge, move or fade away too quickly; I believe it is the main reason why I reach for them so often.
In order of appearance:
RUSSIAN RED (MATTE)
My favourite Mac red, it’s a rich, neutral red which I would still put in the vivid or Christmassy red category.
My latest addition and an autumnal shade which remains wearable as it is a rich brown with the right amount of pink and orange undertones in it.
LADY DANGER (MATTE)
The classic bright orange-red lipstick which has actually more orange than red in it. It completely brightens the complexion.
VELVET TEDDY (MATTE)
As close as I can get to nude, it is Taupe’s lighter sister.
ALL FIRED UP (RETRO MATTE)
The festive lipstick which isn’t red. This deep, bold raspberry shade would suit and elevate a lot of different skintones.
My most worn -hard to describe- Mac lipstick, it’s an old pink which almost seems to plump up the lips.
A gothic yet wearable dark and deep purple shade which is even more long-wearing than the usual Satin finishes.
RUBY WOO (MATTE)
The most spoken about vivid red shade which, whilst being stunning, isn’t, as many people describe, universally flattering. It is also the most drying of my Mac lipsticks.
In between Taupe and Velvet Teddy, Twig is the perfect introduction to brown, neutral lipsticks.
FLAT OUT FABULOUS (RETRO MATTE)
The one I don’t wear that much anymore, probably because of the barbie pink undertones in its bright purple shade, yet it would be lovely on a darker skintone.