21 March 2015

MAC Lipstick Collection

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I remember back when I very first started blogging three years ago when I had never heard of MAC, sacrilege I know. I had never gazed at the vast array of lipsticks and eye shadows on offer and I had certainly not experienced the hustle and bustle of the MAC counter at Selfridges. Fast forward three years later and I have now managed to accumulate a few MAC lipsticks into my collection. If there is one thing I think about when it comes to MAC then it is the lipsticks, whether it is the various finishes or the sheer array of shades on offer I believe that there is a MAC lipstick out there for you. Once upon a time I heard that they used to cost around £10 however these days they will set you back £15.50, perhaps even £17 if you opt for a limited edition shade from a collection.

Being a typical beauty blogger through and through I thought it was about time I shared with you the shades that I have. It'll already be quite clear to you that I very much urge on the side of caution with my lipstick choices as most of these are all nudes and easy to wear pinks if I'm honest, although I actually can't quite believe that I found myself looking at Acai today from the new Julia Petit collection, maybe there's an adventurous lipstick wearer in there somewhere after all! So jumping straight into it I'll give you a quick low down on the MAC lipsticks that I currently own, starting off with my only MAC red.

1: Salon Rouge - I feel slightly awkward starting off this with a limited edition shade as I know it's not available any more. Just one of the shades that was available from the MACH Heirloom Mix Collection this was the one that caught my eye the most. This is currently my only MAC red and it is one that I simply adore, it's a matte finish and has a cool undertone to it which I think suits my complexion much better in comparison to a warmer red. Like most matte lipsticks in my experience they are always slightly drying yet I do find this to be pretty comfortable to wear. It's a beautiful berry toned red and is one that I have a dedicated review to if you'd like to know more about it; find that here.

2: All Fired Up - This was my first matte lipstick from MAC and was one that actually won in a giveaway held by Julia. This is a bright fuchsia matte which surprisingly isn't as cool toned as you would think with it being fuchsia as, in my opinion it does have quite a warm tone to it. Again like the previous matte finish it is again drying so lip balm is a must, in fact I'd also say that I find this more drying in comparison to Salon Rouge. All Fired Up will be an awesome shade for the summer time, my top tip for this lipstick would be to keep your lips moisturised and exfoliated in order to show off this gorgeous shade in all its glory. Once again I have a dedicated review to this lipstick here.

3: Plumful - Last year I wore MAC Plumful pretty much none stop alongside Patisserie. It's such a beautiful lipstick that is so incredibly easy to wear on a day to day basis. Being a lustre finish I find that it provides enough colour without it being too much maintenance, it's sheer to an extent but can be built up, as well as this it also feels extremely comfortable on the lips as it isn't drying in the slightest. However on that note I have found that other lustre finishes I have tried have been a little drying at times yet for some reason unknown to me I have never had this problem with Plumful. As the name would suggest there is a plum tone to this although it's still very much based around the pink spectrum, it's very different to the other pinks I own as it is darker without it being too vampy; again this is another beautiful shade for the summer and indeed autumn.

4: Hot Gossip - This is my most recent MAC lipstick seeing as I only purchased it around two weeks ago. Hot Gossip is a cremesheen finish which like lustre I find to be extremely comfortable to wear on the lips overall. I've read that people can find this finish drying although I've never really had any major issues personally, although I guess there is a first for everything. Hot Gossip is a relatively soft pink with a cool undertone, in fact in comparison to Plumful I feel like this is its baby sister almost as to me they almost look as though they are just a a few shades different in intensity.

5: Patisserie - Without a shadow of a doubt this is my most worn MAC lipstick to date and will most likely be the shade I repurchase first. Patisserie is a muted pink with a hint of brown, it is for me the perfect nude. It's the lipstick that I always reach for when I'm wearing heavy eye make up or when I have no idea what to wear, I know I can simply pop it on and reapply it just as easily throughout the day. If I had to sum it up I'd call it a fuss free nude, it's beautiful! If I'm honest I'd be quite lost without it.

6: Creme Cup - If there was one MAC lipstick that I had heard the most about then it would be Creme Cup. It's funny that this was a shade that I wanted really badly but these days isn't one that I reach for very often; I'll have to address that as it really is a very pretty pink, especially for this time of year. It's definitely one of the palest pinks that I own although it does not lack pigmentation. Like Hot Gossip this is a cremesheen finish making it extremely easy and comfortable to wear, again this formula alongside lustre I would argue are my favourites because they make wearing lipstick easy. Being a cremesheen finish longevity isn't its strongest point however I'm more than happy to reapply something more frequently if it means the product being more comfortable to wear in the first place.

7: Plink - MAC Plink was my very first lipstick from MAC therefore it holds a rather special place in my make up collection. This was a prize I won in a giveaway by Emma all those years ago, it still seems like yesterday when I received her email telling me I'd won my very first MAC lipstick, oh the excitement! Plink is quite a sheer lustre on me, especially in comparison to Plumful which I think is actually quite pigmented considering it is a lustre finish; they're quite notorious for being sheer. I do find that if I'm not careful with this shade then it can end up looking a little frosty on me whilst building it up which isn't a look I like to achieve. I'm still yet to find a way to make this work for me so it has for a while sat being a little unloved, it's time to dig this back out to see what I can pair it up with.

So there we have it, my MAC lipstick collection. Overall I'd say that my favourite finish is lustre although it's a close call between that and cremesheen as I really do like an easy lipstick that feels comfortable whilst wearing it.

Do you have any personal favourites from MAC?
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48 comments

  1. Great picks, pink is my absolute favourite shade when it comes to lip products. I received Creme Cup for Christmas last year and it's such a pretty shade, now I know what all the fuss was about :)

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  2. Patisserie is one of my favourite shades too, so so pretty!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  3. That red shade is beautiful! I've been eyeballing Patisserie for a while now, it looks to be such a beautiful shade!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

    xx

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  4. A lovely, modest collection! I only have a few MAC lipsticks as well, and they're all bold shades so I don't get too much wear out of them. I really want to pick up a few more wearable, everyday shades. Plumful and Patisserie will be mine!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  5. Of all of these shades, I only have Salon Rouge! The majority of my MAC lipstick collection consists of Limited Edition shades, because the packaging always gets me!

    lauren / lipstick & lacquer

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  6. Such pretty shades and I just love all the pink ones. I've been looking into new shades to try and I think Creme Cup is the winner for my next purchase.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  7. A beautiful collection, love salon rouge!

    Alisha x

    http://alishaxa.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Salon Rouge looks stunning - I wish I could get my hands on it! I have Patisserie & I'm obsessed with it too :) x
    Elise @ Elise Dopson

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  9. Lovely collection Amy, Patisserie looks lovely! I also love Creme Cup but Chatterbox is one of my favourites. xx

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  10. Plumful is gorgeous! Love them all, great collection

    thebeautybloss.com

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  11. You've got some beautiful shades for your skin tone. Complimentary. I'm trying to think favourites, I do love Lady Danger and Smoked Purple, which has reminded me I've never done a look with *shocked face* xo

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  12. I remember the days of the £10 MAC lipsticks, and I have to admit over the past year I’ve become more adventurous with lipstick shades. Salon Rouge is so gorgeous and such a wearable shade :) I really want to try All Fired Up as it looks like such a gorgeous pink lip. My favourites are: Creme Cup, Rebel, Velvet Teddy and MAC Viva Glam Miley :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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  13. I love checking out everyone's MAC lipstick collections and getting an idea of which ones I'd go for next. All Fired Up was my first MAC matte lipstick as well, I don't wear it often, but I use it for special occasions! :) I really want to add Plumful and Hot Gossip to my collection, but my favourite is definitely Brave. :)

    Olivia x
    Beauty from the Fjord

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  14. Nice selection! I love bright pinks, so All Fired Up looks like a must-have! xo

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  15. I love reading mac lipstick collection posts! They all look so pretty! I haven't really paid attention to patisserie but definitely caught my eye from this post! Going to put it on my wish list x

    han // emandhan xo

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  16. They are gorgeous! I love plumful, such a nice color! x

    Sophia / sophiebysophia.blogspot.com

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  17. My face MAC lipstick is Woodrose but unfortunately it was limited edition. Curse you MAC! x
    Becoming Becca

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  18. Lovely collection! Patisserie is on my list heh. I don't have many MAC lipsticks but they're definitely my fave high end lip products.

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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  19. You have such a lovely collection! I love my MAC lipsticks and they're definitely the best I own. :)

    https://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com/

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  20. Lovely collection! I have been hearing Patisserie and Plumful alot lately - MAC trip! Mac lipsticks were £10?! I was a late bloomer since my first lipstick a few years ago was around £14, I believe they increase the price by 50p every year.
    EricaRosa

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  21. Me too, I was never a pink kinda girl either which I find odd x

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  22. Thank you Alice. Creme Cup is beautiful I agree, I'm going to wear that one today :) x

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  23. I have worn it so much, it'll be the first one to run out that's for sure x

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  24. It's lovely isn't it and I know I think seven is a good point to stop for now x

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  25. I could not recommend Patisserie any more if I tried, it is so nice Heather x

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  26. Thank you Tasha. I'd argue that out of all of these those two shades are my most worn, they're gorgeous x

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  27. My only limited edition shade here is Salon Rouge and I love it! I wanted to pick up one from the Osborn Collection but could not decide and by the time that I did they had all sold out x

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  28. Creme Cup is a great choice Jackie x

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  29. I wear Patisserie all of the time at the moment, it's just so effortless x

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  30. Thank you! I have never had a look at Chatterbox in store, I'll try and remember to next time I'm there x

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  31. Thank you very much :) x

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  32. Thank you! You should definitely do a look with those, particularly Lady Danger x

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  33. There are just so many choices from MAC, I find it quite overwhelming at times. At the moment I don't have any more on my wish list so to speak, I'm quite content with what I have although I'm waiting for the summer collection to launch as I like the look of those x

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  34. I'll look up Brave Olivia, thank you! Plumful is one to check out if you get the chance :) x

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  35. Thank you Jennifer! :) x

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  36. I hope you like it Emily if you decide to check it out, it is a beautiful nude x

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  37. Plumful is awesome, I really like wearing that in the autumn as it's still quite low maintenance but adds that nice bit of plum colour x

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  38. Oh that's a shame! I have never even heard of that one, I'll have to Google it out of pure interest x

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  39. They really are lovely, I can't yet decide if they are my favourites but they are certainly right up there x

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  40. Yup they sure were, it's hard to believe isn't it. I don't think I could justify paying much more for them though you know x

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  41. What a great collection you have! I got excited over owning one never mind 7!! I do love a mac lipstick :)

    I have blankety which is a very wearable nude! Like the sound of creme cup :)

    Emma xx

    http://alittlefreckle.blogspot.co.uk

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  42. Love seeing mac lipstick collections! yours is very nude based, its given some ideas of what to go for next! mine is mostly bold colours! lovely collection :)
    Kat x

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  43. Thank you Emma! I have heard a fair bit about Blankety, it sounds really lovely x

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  44. I love seeing MAC lipstick collection posts, I don't have any of these shades in my collection so it was nice to see some different ones :) I really like the look/sound of 'Hot Gossip'
    Natasha x
    www.natashaparisblog.co.uk

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