I hope you’re all doing well! Welcome to Blogmas Day 5! Today’s post is an updated version of my MAC lipstick collection! You all seemed to love last year’s so I thought I would turn it into a Blogmas tradition and show you my newest additions.
When it comes to lipstick, I rarely venture beyond the realms of MAC Cosmetics. I’ve tried looking for dupes and I’m yet to find anything that ticks all of the boxes. I fell in love with their iconic and sleek black packaging and there’s no going back now! I can appreciate that at £15 (roughly) they’re pretty pricey and understandably for some that can be offputting. However, they regularly have sales with huge discounts plus they are now available on ASOS, so with student discount, you can grab yourself a bargain! I tend to buy their lipsticks gradually, so that I can save up and treat myself when I most need it.
This was the first MAC lipstick that I ever had. It was given to me as a gift and I think it was the reason that I got hooked! Taupe is a warm, muted brown shade with a matte finish. It’s so pigmented, which is why I’m still not even halfway through, as I only seem to need the tiniest amount! I particularly love wearing it during Autumn as it’s got some warm colour undertones but it’s also quite dark. It also carries me through to Winter, with it’s cinnamon-like undertones. If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know how much I love to wear warm toned eyeshadow, so Taupe ties in perfectly!
See Sheer is one of MAC’s lustre lipsticks and it’s a warm coral, almost grapefruit pink. I felt like I was really branching out with this shade when I bought it. I used to go for nudes and neutrals so this was a step out of my comfort zone! I find that it adds a perfect pop of colour and really brightens up my face, which comes in handy when my skin is as dull as dishwater during Winter. It glides on, providing sheer to medium coverage, but it’s definitely buildable! I just love the formula as it’s so creamy and moisturising and it’s so easy to apply. It doesn’t last all day, but I don’t mind reapplying it every now and again.
Everyone was raving about this lipstick – I have a feeling it has something to do with Kylie Jenner, and before I knew it, I had bought it! This time last year, Velvet Teddy was my favourite matte lipstick and as you can see from the photos above, it’s looking pretty well loved! I don’t use it anywhere near as much, but I do still love it. It’s a warm brown with a red undertone – perfect for autumn! Although it has a matte formula, it’s not drying whatsoever. I usually never have to touch it up either as it stays on all day!
Cosmo is probably one of the lipsticks that I wear the most. It’s a warm peachy pink with brown undertones and it’s a great one for pairing with simple everyday looks. I just love the glossy satin finish and the way that it adds a subtle pop of pink – not too much! I tend to wear this everyday to uni as it’s glides on quickly and isn’t high maintencance once I have it on.
I managed to get hold of Muscu-linity, in last year’s Black Friday clearance, so unfortunately it’s no longer available to purchase. It’s a warm but muted beige-brown and it has a sheer finish. Again, I love the glossy look of this formula – it’s a great one for summer as it compliments my tan. It also keeps my lips looking hydrated too.
I also picked up Testosterone in the Black Friday sale last year, so it’s no longer available now, but still there’s lots of alternatives to choose from. It’s a gorgeous warm coral shade and I’ve been obsessed with it during Winter. It adds a pop of vibrant, glossy colour to my lips without going too overboard, which is exactly what I love on those days where I’m not quite feeling a red yet. The finish is so dewy and creamy, it’s got to be one of my favourite formulas.
Patisserie is one of my newest lippies from MAC! I absolutely love this shade – it’s a neutral pink with a hint of brown – making it my perfect natural shade. I wear this one all year round, on any ocassion and it always pulls through! If you’re looking for a classic staple to add to your collection – this would be it.
Spirit is a pinky-warm brown with a satin finish. It’s rich in colour and dries semi-matte and still leaves my lips feeling moisturised. I love wearing this colour during the sunnier months for a less intense and more natural look. I tend to pair Spirit with bold eye makeup if I want the focus to be on my eyes.
My dad gave me Retro for Christmas and it’s now one of my go-to Winter shades! It’s a beautiful warm plum shade – perfect for any festive functions! It’s a great transition shade from Autumn to Winter as it’s not quite a full on red and it still has some subtle brown undertones to tide you over.
Persistence might just be the perfect Autumnal shade ever. It’s a warm, peachy-brown cinnamon shade with a matte finish. I always opt for matte shades in Autumn as that’s usually the time of year that I’m snacking and drinking the most coffee (deadlines and stressv do this to me) so I want my lipstick to stay put.
I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed writing it! I’m sure I’ll see you in a year with another updated version as my addiction to MAC isn’t going anywhere fast. Let me know in the comments what your favourite MAC lipsticks are and whether you think I need to add any more to my collection.