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 matteΒ 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:


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.


The classic bright orange-red lipstick which has actually more orange than red in it. It completely brightens the complexion.


As close as I can get to nude, it is Taupe’s lighter sister.


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-Β 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.


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.


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.




  • Taupe, Mehr and Twig are three of my favourite lipsticks and definitely my most-used ones from MAC πŸ™‚

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    • Glad to hear that, Taupe is definitely becoming my favourite for this time of year!

  • Oh my goodness, it’s nice to know that there are some out there that still enjoy MAC lipsticks, some of the shades you have mentioned are still some of my faves.

    Lady Danger reminds me of Summer 2011! My venture into the world of bright lipsticks, Winter 2012, it was all about Russian Red along with Smoked Purple. Ahhh, wonderful memories.

    Great post, lovely.

    F A S H I O N I C I D E

    • Thank you πŸ™‚ I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who associates certain shades with certain months, seasons of my personal life!

  • I love the Satin formula, but I was a little disappointed by most of the Cremesheens I have tried. Yet I agree, MAC lipsticks are among my favorites as well, and I have been used a lot of their shades for ages now. None of the ones you have mentioned above though.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • I’ve never tried the Cremesheens, but the satin formula is definitely my favourite!

  • Aiko Cunanan

    Such pretty shades! I love their matte lipsticks too

  • I went through a phase where all I would wear was MAC lipstick and now I haven’t touch mine for a year or more already. I have too many lipsticks but don’t tell my husband that. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I also go through phases where I don’t wear them, but I always come back to them at some point and it is usually during that time that I realize how much I love them!

  • TBH I’m not the biggest fan of MAC lipsticks :/ On the other hand, I think they’re at a really unique price point and I do like them for the price. They’re better than many drugstore lipsticks, but not as good as some pricier ones. They do have a cult following though! So many of the shades you have are total classics! Mehr is totally on my wish list πŸ™‚

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

    • Yes, I’ve actually forgotten to say it but I really love their price as well! Mehr is really gorgeous and, so far, I haven’t found anything similar in the market!

  • MAC has such a beautiful range of colors and textures, I love a lot of their lipsticks. Ruby Woo is probably my most worn red lipstick, and Velvet Teddy as an every day option πŸ™‚

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    • Does Ruby Woo dry out your lips? It does with mine! Velvet Teddy and Mehr are perfect for an everyday basis!

  • I love MAC lipsticks too – the packaging doesn’t excite me much but I generally like every formula I have tried. Great collection! xx

    Beautylymin| Urban Decay Bundle Giveaway

    • Thank you πŸ™‚ Yes, their packaging isn’t great, especially when you store all of them in the same place (guilty!) as it becomes so hard to find your shade quickly!

  • The Sunday Mode

    Some great shades here, some of my personal favourites are Patisserie and Shy Girl, oh and Plumful and Syrup!

    • I’ve tried Plumful before but I didn’t really like it on my skintone, Syrup looks gorgeous though πŸ™‚

  • You’ve got such a lovely collection with a wide range of shades! I only have one MAC lipstick and it’s velvet teddy πŸ™‚

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes | Giveaway

  • Gorgeous collection! I have several of these :). MAC lipsticks will always be a part of my collection as well. They’re classic in my eyes!

    Nida | Caked To The Nines

  • That’s so weird, I did a video recently about matte lipsticks and spoke about how drying – and unflattering – Ruby Woo can be!
    I think I can pretty much map out my personal style just by looking at how my MAC lipstick choices have changed over the years – so I really enjoyed this, it was fun to read πŸ™‚

    francesca | xx

    • I’m so glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t particularly like Ruby Woo, I wouldn’t say it is bad, I just think it is very overrated! Glad you’ve enjoyed the post πŸ™‚

  • I have about 6 at the moment and I got my eye on the Velvet teddy and Mehr.

    • I cannot recommend Mehr enough, and I also feel that if you like Mehr, you will probably like Velvet Teddy as well πŸ™‚

  • You have a lovely collection! I only have 2 MAC lipsticks, I really need to get on it and get some more! I really want to get my hands on Velvet Teddy, and Mehr looks gorgeous too!

    Kirstie | Behind The Scent

    • Thank you πŸ™‚ As I said in the post, Mehr is my most worn one so I cannot recommend it enough!

  • Deborah

    You have a beautiful collection! Ruby Woo can be drying, but it is one of my favorite red lipsticsks