(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.
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.
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.