Good morning class,
I think I’m going to go for a “lip week” theme for this week, and then a foundation week next week? I quite like themes – I think it’s a teacher thing. Let me know if there’s a ‘theme’ you’d like me to feature on the blog? Drugstore? High end? Brushes? Shopping? etc.
Anyway, this is my current Mac Cosmetics lipstick collection! Oh so exciting, and I know it’s a popular sort of a topic, so I thought I’d give it a go. I’ve done some lip swatches as well as arm swatches for you. The lip swatches are a bit average because my makeup wasn’t lookin’ great, it’s the last day of the school holidays, lighting was bad, I need a new camera, my lips hurt after like 3 lipsticks etc. You get the picture – enough with the excuses – (my parent’s always told me I should be a lawyer because I’m so good at arguing my case and coming up with excuses) – let’s get into it!
Okay so from left to right my lipsticks are as follows;
Myth, Oxblood, Snob, Saint Germain, Dodgy Girl, Candy Yum-Yum, Vegas Volt, Impassioned, Viva Glam Miley, Phoromenal, Ruby Woo, Rebel
Here are some arm swatches for you 🙂
Now I’ll show you the lovely lip swatches and talk a little bit about each lipstick!
First up – Viva Glam Miley (Amplified); This is SO wearable! Super similar to Impassioned it’s a gorgeous medium pink. Not too bright, not too not bright (if that makes any sense). I have been wearing the heck out of this one since I bought it recently. I love that the profit from it goes to a good cause. I love that it’s designed by Miley (or helped designed by). I love the way it looks on me! Go buy it. It’s pretty much donating to charity – guilt free!
This is Dodgy Girl (matte) from the Kelly Osborne range so it is a limited edition one – sorry! Unfortunately for you guys it’s also my favourite Mac lipstick from the collection and it’s in the running as my favourite lipstick of all time! It’s the most amazing lavender colour and I think it’s really flattering. I love it for a bit of a bright lip! It’s matte but it’s really not drying at all. It lasts for ages as well! ♥
Sorry team! Another limited edition! This time it’s from the Toledo collection – you may have seen it in a previous post but it’s Oxblood (matte) and it’s another one of my favourites! I find the matte formulas on the limited edition lipsticks are much nicer than the regular mattes. This one is so creamy and it lasts for ages! It’s like a slightly lighter Kylie Jenner lip. SUPER wearable though. I love it. ♥
Oooh now this is a Miss White colour if I’ve ever seen one! You guys know I love bright pinks and this is the Queen of bright pink! Candy Yum-Yum (matte) is such a gorgeous colour and I don’t wear it enough. I think the problem is that it’s quite drying on my lips and I have other colours which are less drying and look almost identical. However I still think it’s a must-have for pink lovers!
Myth (satin) is probably my favourite nude by Mac – although I only own two of them. (I did own Creme de Nude but it was too sheer for my lips). I absolutely love it though. It’s like the perfect nude for me. It’s almost too light but I think I get away with it! Usually I’d wear it with the Chi Chi Totally Nude lip liner underneath to jazz it up a bit. I probably wouldn’t recommend this one if you’ve got darker skin than me as it may wash you out. I love the formula though, it lasts a long time and it’s just that little bit glossy which suits the colour well.
Pheromonal (Sheen Supreme) was in fact gifted to me by a male – I was super impressed! It’s not like any other lipstick I’ve got – and I think that’s because I usually stay away from lipsticks with sheer in the name because my lip colour is too dark for them. However I think this one has just the right amount of pigmentation and it leaves a gorgeous glossy finish on the lip. It doesn’t last for very long, but it looks darn good before it wears off. I like this one for a bit of gloss – it’s hard to apply on my lips though because the lipstick is rounded at the top and my lips are quite pointy as you can see.
Vegas Volt (Amplified) is a gorgeous coral orange. I’m not hugely into corals because I think they look weird on me for some reason but this is the only one I’ll wear. It’s sort of slightly pinky enough that it doesn’t wash me out too much or look too weird. I don’t get a lot of wear out of this one just because I’m scared of the colour but I should wear it more often I think. It’s got a fab finish (love those amplified’s!) and it’s nicely pigmented.
Bless! Saint Germain (Amplified) was my first ever Mac lipstick! Of course I was hooked in by Shaaanxo as it happens to be her favourite Mac lipstick. My younger brother bought it for me for my birthday and it’s got the most wear out of any of my lipsticks! Damn did I rock this when I first got it. It is on the light side but I think it looks really nice! I love a good baby pink and this one is the right colour for me. I would 100% recommend. Wears nicely.
Next one is Impassioned (Amplified); This is a gorgeous pink! It’s not too crazy bright, but it does come off quite dark on my lips. It’s super wearable and not drying. I love this one for an everyday look – and the kids at school like it too! I need to wear it more often!
Obviously I was getting sick of the poses so I am getting a little crazy it seems. This gorgeous number is probably my second-most-worn Mac lipstick and it’s Snob (satin). I LOVE this colour! I think it’s the most wearable of all. It’s just like the best muted pink ever made. I’ve bought about a million dupes but honestly nothing comes close to the real thing. It wears so well, and it looks damn good. I think you need this one gals.
Ruby Woo (Matte) is such a gorgeous red for light skin tones. It just looks crazy flattering. It’s the first red I bought (yes, I used to be scared of red) and it’s still my favourite red of all time. The only problem with this one as it’s about as dry as the desert. It’s SO dry. It drys out my lips instantly and it does not glide on. I have to use a lip balm before it or a gloss over top or else it just makes my lips look horrible. I wish it was a nicer matte formula but that’s okay.
Rebel (satin) is another one of my faves. I didn’t think it was going to look like this on my lips to be honest. It comes up a little more plumy than I’d hoped (I was hoping for more of a vampy purple). However I’ve grown to like it. It looks extra good with a darker lip liner (I like Leather by Colourpop). As always, it’s a pretty good formula and it wears okay. Not super long-lasting but it doesn’t come off instantly. It’s the perfect colour for autumn and I think I’ll be getting some more wear out of it very soon.
Well that’s it guys! That’s my Mac lipstick collection. Let me know what you think below! What’s your favourite Mac lipstick? More importantly are there any more that I NEED in my collection? I can’t wait to make it grow! Let me know in the comments section 🙂
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