19 November 2014

Guest Post - Top Five Winter MAC Lipsticks

Winter MAC Lipsticks Winter MAC Lipsticks

(Photo L-R: MAC Rebel, MAC Viva Glam Rihanna, MAC Plumful, MAC Velvet Teddy, MAC Viva Glam IV)

Hi everyone, my name is Charlee and I'm really excited to be guest posting for the lovely Amy! Thank you so much for the opportunity! Over the past year I've grown more and more confident with experimenting with different lip colours, and venturing from the once overly worn safe nudes to brighter and bolder shades. For me MAC are my go to brand for lipsticks, not only do they stock a wide range of shades but I have yet to come across a lipstick that disappoints.

MAC Rebel

Rebel is one of those shades that is truly unique, and I think this is the main reason that it is one of my favourite Mac lipsticks. This is a gorgeous cream plum with hints of fuchsia, and to be honest in the bullet can appear a bit shocking as it is one of those purple vamp shades. However when you swatch or apply this lipstick it’s a whole different story, and gives off more of a berry shade making it the perfect wintery plum for a night out.

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna

The Viva Glam Rihanna was probably the first lipstick from the Viva Glam range to really excite me and for many different reasons. The lipstick is described as a frosty blue red, and I find that this really suits my skin tone. Red lipsticks are something I used to stay away from as I felt I could never find one that suited. I like that this is once again one of those lipsticks that can easily take you from day to night, dab it on slightly for a daytime deep pink and then apply properly for a dark red. 

MAC Plumful 

I’d describe Plumful as Rebels younger sister, as I find the colours quite similar just not as bright. However that is what I love about this, whereas Rebel is quite in your face this is described as a blossoming rose-plum and is a little more conservative meaning that this is the perfect everyday winter shade. This does look a little dark in the bullet but once applied this is a little sheerer, but with saying that this makes Plumful my first choice for an everyday plum. 

MAC Velvet Teddy 

Velvet Teddy has quickly become a cult favourite thanks to the 90s lip trend. For me a dark nude is essential for the winter, and is one of those shades that can easily take you from day to night. Once applied this gives the ‘your lips but better’ effect, which I love. I always find that with this particular lipstick it always enhances my bottom lip giving it a more fuller look. Velvet Teddy is a matte lipstick, and surprisingly isn’t drying on the lips and applies smoothly on the lips. 

MAC Viva Glam IV 

A second Viva Glam lipstick has made it into my top 5, this time I have chosen Viva Glam IV. This lipstick is described as a mid-tone rose with gold pearl shimmer, and what I love most about this lipstick is that it’s a great everyday reddish/brown shade with a stunning lustre finish. I don’t think this lipstick really gets the recognition it deserves especially this time of year as for me it is one of my most used everyday winter shades.


  1. Rebel and Viva Glam IV look stunning! x

    Sophia // sophiebysophia.blogspot.com

  2. Velvet Teddy looks so beautiful! I really need to pick this up!

    Jodie xo // La Lune Song

  3. I love Plumful, it's one of my most worn Mac lipsticks. I'd definitely like to try more - I've asked for Cyber for Christmas, I'm loving really dark lipsticks at the moment xx

    One Little Vice - UK Beauty Blog

  4. Madeline Morrissey19 November 2014 at 13:35

    Velvet Teddy is always my go-to shade but I think I may change it up this season to Plumful. Such a gorgeous shade.

    Madeline | http://alittlebitofmaddie.blogspot.com

  5. Velvet Teddy looks beautiful, although I have to admit to being a lover of safer nude shades for my lips :)

    Jess xo

  6. I have always loved Velvet Teddy, such a classic shade!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  7. Loved this post! I'm definitely convinced now, I need Rebel in my life! I think it might have to be my next Back to MAC treat. ;) XO Camey

  8. Hi Charlee, these are very nice picks! Now, I am gonna buy Viva Glam IV next time! :O


  9. I love MAC lippies. Rebel is my all time fave. xx


  10. Pretty shades!


  11. I'm really loving the look of Plumful lately... May need to be my next MAC purchase...


  12. Oh my goodness, Plumful is gorgeous!! I think I need it...

    Ivory Avenue

  13. They do don't they, Rebel is my favourite here :) x

  14. I wouldn't mind having a closer look at this myself in store :) x

  15. I wear Plumful myself so so much, it is my favourite MAC lipstick aside from Patisserie x

  16. Plumful is amazing Madeline x

  17. Deep down I'm the same Jess, I adore my nude shades too :) x

  18. I had never even heard of Velvet Teddy until this post, I really want to have a look at it in store now x

  19. Rebel looks really nice doesn't it x

  20. She chose some fantastic shades didn't she! :) x

  21. I think I need to investigate MAC Rebel, everyone seems to really like it x

  22. It took me a while to own my first one too, they really are very nice although there are some fantastic high street options too x

  23. They really are lovely choices for this time of year x

  24. Me too, I'm wearing it such a lot at the moment x

  25. Isn't it just! I love that shade myself :) x


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