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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

My Mac Lipstick Collection

Swatches | L - R | Top Row: Velvet Teddy / Shy Girl | Second Row: Plink! / Creme Cup / Saint Germain | Third Row: Speed Dial / Viva Glam Nicki / Costa Chic | Bottom Row: Ravishing / Saigon Summer / Lady Danger

There's something about a row of lipsticks that I find rather pleasing to the eye, so forgive me for the photo heavy post - but I've also just received my new macro lens for my camera so to say I got a little bit snap-happy is an understatement!  I thought it would be the perfect time to do a Mac Lipstick collection post - as they are something I personally like to have a nosey at on other blogs as they give me ideas for my next purchase and new colours to add to the ever growing wishlist! I thought I'd give you a rundown of the colours I own and hopefully help a few of you pick your next in line - or maybe even your first one! I have a grand total of 11 Mac lipsticks.. which I think is a nice amount to call it a 'collection' if I don't say so myself. Although I must admit I cannot wait to make it 12.. there's something about odd numbers that doesn't sit right with me... (please reassure me I'm not alone with this hatred of odd numbers!)

Velvet Teddy (Matte) - A deep brown-ish nude. I find this to be a 'your lips but better shade', although on me it does look quite noticeable.  Great for those days where you don't want to be too over the top but still want the lips to stand out. The matte finish means it is quite pigmented and paler skins might find it a little too dark for a nude shade.

Shy Girl (Cremesheen) - One of my absolute favourites. I've had this for a couple of months and it's been used more than some of the others I've had for longer! A peachy nude shade that looks so flattering on paler skin and really awakens a dull complexion. If you're after an everyday shade and need a bit of warmth then I really recommend this one (post here)

Plink! (Lustre) -  A warm 'seashell' pink. The newest addition to my collection and a favourite of Mollie King from the Saturdays (if it's good enough for Mollie then by heck, I'll be having me some of that!). A very sheer wash of colour due to the lustre finish but one that is very glossy and flattering. A fabulous everyday pink. If you like a bit of gloss to your lippies then look no further.

Creme Cup (Cremesheen) - Another old favourite of mine. Similar to shy girl but pink instead of peachy toned. Great for everyday wear and those who like pinky nudes will love Creme Cup. 

Saint Germain (Amplified) - Not for the faint hearted. A very bright, bubblegum blue-toned pink that is very 'in your face'. Personally I love it, although I must admit i feel very 'Barbie-esque' when I adorn this lipstick. Definitely a fun addition to your makeup collection. The amplified formula is the most pigmented of the bunch so rest assured you will be getting your colour pay-off with this one, it's completely opaque and covers the lips instantly.

Speed Dial (Cremesheen) - The first Mac lipstick I ever bought and one that I will continue to repurchase. A mid-tone blue-ish pink that's understated enough to be worn everyday but bright enough to make an impact. A very good little all-rounder and the cremesheen finish makes it a dream to apply.

Viva-Glam Nicki (Satin) - An extremely bright pink and surprisingly wearable. It's superly-duperly pigmented and lasts very well on the lips. I struggle to wear this through winter but it's a gorgeous summery pink if you're into your bright colours!

Costa Chic (Frost) - I think this has to be one of my summer favourites and if i had to pick one lipstick to last me all summer it would be this.  Just seeing it reminds me of sunny afternoons sipping pina coladas by a pool and walks on the beach at sunset (can you tell i'm craving a holiday right now?). It's just the perfect eye-popping coral and it really does look amazing with a tan. Trust me on this one - if you're jetting away to sunnier climes this year, you need this in your suitcase...

Ravishing (Cremesheen) - Mid-tone coral. A lovely wearable shade if you're scared of going for full-on orange! It looks lovely even with paler skin (I've been wearing it through winter) and it a great option if you like warmer tones on your lips.

Saigon Summer (Cremesheen) - Part of the new range available at Mac. It has a slight frosty finish to it but is amazingly pigmented and is a super bright orange tone. I set out to buy 'Morange' but I saw this one and preferred it! It's amazingly bright - the camera doesn't pick it up to be as bright as it is in 'real life'. I urge you to go and swatch it! It's beautiful. Definitely going to be a summer staple for me!


Lady Danger (Matte) - Another new addition! Amazingly pigmented orange-toned red. If you're after a bright red then look no further.  I prefer orangey reds as opposed to blue-ish reds on my skin tone.. and this one is just the perfect addition to my collection.


And there we have it.  My collection as it stands. In a few months I will probably have to do another since I'm planning on updating it over the next couple of weeks or so (I have no willpower whatsoever when it comes to Mac lippies..) I think it's fair to say I do like my mid-tone corals and pinks.. I really need to get more daring with my lipstick - but I much prefer classic reds if i'm going to go for a bright colour (hence why Lady Danger is the only 'darker' colour I own!) I have a few more on my wish list and definitely want to expand on the darker colours slightly.. I really want 'Russian Red' and 'Sunny Seoul'.. and I'd really love to add 'Up The Amp' to my collection too since I don't own any of Mac's purple-y shades!

Whats your favourite Mac Lipstick?

62 comments:

  1. What an amazing collection! My favourite MAC lipsticks are Crosswires and Dark Side, I'm yet to find the perfect nude for me (none seem to show up on my lips) so I tend to just buy bright or dark colours!

    xxxx

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    1. Thanks Amy! OO i need to own Dark Side! I really wish i'd bought it a while back as i can never find it now for some reason!
      Hmm i must admit some nudes don't show up well on me - Shy Girl and Creme Cup are about the lightest i can go! x

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  2. That's a whole lotta lipsticks! Definitely gonna get my hands on lady danger, it's beautiful xx

    www.charissarae.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Its gorgeeey isnt it :) Definitely a must if you like your reds :) x

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  3. AMAZING collection!!!! xx

    xelliealicex.blogspot.com

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    1. thankyou!! :) Its taken a long time to build up 11! haha - and ive seen girls with almost twice this amount! I cant wait for the day when i have a drawer full :) x

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  4. Speed dial, Costa Chic and Ravishing look gorgeous. I only have one MAC lippie, Creme Cup and i adore it :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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    1. Creme cup is such a good little everyday lipstick - couldnt live without! x

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  5. i have literally just been looking through reviews and reviews of mac lipsticks then yours just appeared on my blog feed! what a lovely collection! think ill be investing in shy girl asap! :)

    withkittyinmind.com xxx

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    1. Yaaaaay! Love it when this happens when youre after something inparticular! OO definitely do - i think it has to be a favourite - will repurchase it as soon as i run out xx

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  6. Creme cup is my favourite! Amazing collection I'm so jealous hahaa x

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    1. Aw thankyou! Its taken a long time to build it up! :) xx

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  7. Amazing collection. I love lady danger! Saint Germain always looks good on blondies, unfortunately it doesn't suit me at all. X

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    1. ahh yes i think if my hair was any darker it would wash me out to be honest but it's a very good 'fun' option to have in the lipstick drawer! :) xx

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  8. You are not alone with the hate of odd numbers i too am like that haha :) but i am bad with colours they have to be bright to life my mood or even make my day which is abit odd?!! You have taken some gorgeous photos so the lens does it justice :) I am very ashamed to say i dont own any MAC lipsticks :( but thanks to your lovely post i have inspiration in finding my first one yayyyyyy!!!

    Love Emily xx

    http://love-x-beauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. haha jolly good! I cant wait til i can rush out to buy my 12th one! It will relax me no end once i do.. ;)

      aw thankyou! Im so chuffed to bits with my lens - makes photographing things close up such a doddle!

      Yaay jolly good! Youll have to let me know when you get your first one and which one you decided on :) xx

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  9. Oh my goodness! what a brilliant collection!
    Thank you for going into detail for each shade :) I know which one I want now!

    xo

    http://verrism.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. yaay thanks Heather - which one have you decided on? :) glad it helped! x

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  10. Ooh such a lovely collection Beth and pleased to see you got Lady Danger ;) so beaut isn't it!! I need to get around to doing my MAC collection post - its been on my list for ages but I have so many I can imagine it being a total mission haha!!

    Xx.

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    1. How many Mac lippies have you got now missy?! I bet its a tonne! haha Yess even photographing 11 was a mission! :P So glad you posted about Lady Danger - Im in love with it. i wear it in the daytime even though its mahoosively bright - its such a beauty x

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  11. aah this post totally excited me Beth! Your photos are great, I have such a love for MAC lippies at the minute, my wishlist is already huge and now shy girl and ravishing are up there too! xx

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    1. Yaay thanks Rachael! Still getting to grips with my lens but its made it so much easier for photographing products :)
      Yay! Really recommend those two - theyre fabulous if you like your corals and orangey-peaches ! :) haha x

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  12. Absolutely amazing collection here! You have some gorgous colours! I only have 5 MAC lipsticks at the moment but I am definitely going to put some of these colours on my list to try :) My fave ever MAC lipsticks are definitely Girl About Town and Vegas Volt though :) xxx

    http://xosarah-loves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. OO thankyou Sarah! I realllly want Vegas Volt - but have told myself i have far too many corals and oranges now... ill probably end up getting it as soon as summer rolls round :P xx

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  13. I had the nicki lipstick, but I felt like it wasn't that wearable for me. I ended up swapping that. I still prefer Lady gaga's viva la glam the pink one. I too love posts like this so it's okay that you're a bit snap happy. I like it. I was gonna get Saint Germain but I think that's not for me. I'm a little faint of heart when it comes to bright lipsticks. It looks to purplely for me. I have snob but sometimes that's not so wearable for me.

    PS I found you from twitter.

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    1. i felt that at first too - its not one of my most used but ive got used to its brightness now! It looks better when i keep my makeup neutral.. OO i want Snob - it seems like a more wearable version of St Germain.. xx

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  14. I am so jealous! I only own 4 mac lip sticks lol I need to get some more :D

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    1. oo 4's a nice amount though! I need some more too! I dont think this obsession will ever actually end :)x

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  15. Oh my god.... this post is amazing, and you have made me *need* to shop. I'm planning on getting a new MAC lipstick at the weekend, and this has made that so much harder. I love them allll <3
    Your camera is amazing Beth! xxx
    Gem xx | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. aww thanks so much Gemma! this has made me smile no end! It's the first time i've used my lens too! Love it :) Just need a better background now - getting bored of plain white!

      Eeek i know - mac posts always make me want to shop - ive bought so much stuff because of blog posts! xx

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  16. Velvet teddy looks so nice x

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    1. its such a lovely dark nude shade :) x

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  17. Nice collection! I don't mind the overload of pictures, I also like the way it looks. all those lovely colours together.

    My favourite colour from your collection is "Shy Girl". On myself I like more natural colours.

    I own only one Mac lipstick. One from the Viva Glam collection and I didn't like it at all! It really dries out my lips. :S
    I don't know if it's just the one I got? But it keeps me away from buying another Mac lipstick.

    XxX

    Katrien

    www.bowsarecute.be

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    1. aww thankyou! Yes i quite liked the colourful-ness of them all together!

      Oh definitely try them again - i find the Satin and Matte finishes very drying on me and i much prefer the cremesheens and lustres.. if youre after decent pigmentation definitely try a cremesheen :) xx

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  18. OH EM GE! where do i begin ? I love all these mac lippies, Beth, my bank balance is going insane :P haha I love all them except Velvet Teddy - i don't suit browns :/ but on the other hand i love my nudes, corals & pinks. I love Shy girl, i've been wanting to buy it for ages, but never gotten round to do it, might need to save up some more pennies :(
    At the moment i'm looking for dupes to some of these, so i hope i can get them for the time being :)

    I love blogs with photo overloads! i swear these pics are amazing, my fave one is all the lipsticks in a line! :D very expert ;)

    love chloe
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    1. oo yaay thanks Chloe my bloggery buddy! :) glad you like the photos - yes i rather like them in a line too - it was quite satifying to set up! hahah

      Yess i can only get away with velvet teddy if i have a bit of colour in my cheeks - if not it looks a bit daft! Im going to save up again now so i can have a splurge in a few months time :) xx

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    2. Aww bloggery buddies! - thats so cute hehe :) i do, i love the satisfaction getting the right photo - even if its 5 or more of the same product - i feel proud of finally hitting the publish button :D

      i only suit pinks, bright colours & nudes - never browns - i look ill :P i don't know if i suit purple tones or colours if i wanted to try out the vampy look, hmm need to swatch some darker colours :P

      still need to wear my kate moss dark red lipstick still! :P

      xx

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  19. fab collection you have going on here miss, you have so many pretty shades and I want my little beauty mitts on them all haha. Lady Danger is next on my list, it looks amazing.

    Loving the pictures gorgeous xx

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  20. Impressive collection, I'm so jel! My fave here is creme cup, but my favorite MAC lipstick shade ever has to be Rebel, I just love it!

    -Lucy xx
    http://make-up-mogul.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. Ohhh such a nice collection of MAC lipsticks, my favourite mac lipstick is snob and angel x

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  22. I'm so jealous of your collection, it's gorgeous. I only have 4 MAC lipsticks and they are pretty neutral and my favourite is Angel, I've just put Creme Cup on my wish list :) x

    bluebutterfly80.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. Aw I wish viva glam nicki was wearable on me! It just looks awful on me :(

    U such a good collection.... Fab picks xxx

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  24. I LOVE your collection and your pictures. I want Creme Cup and Shy Girl. I adore Velvet Teddy, one of my faves x

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  25. I do have most of these! But Saigon Summer looks AMAZING! I'm definitely getting it now :) xxx

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  26. Such gorgeous colours!!
    I love MAC lipsticks, they are my fave! :)

    egtx3.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

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  27. Amazing collection!! I only have three of these despite having 20 MAC lipsticks!! Can't wait to get some others now!

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  28. Costa Chic is a beautiful colour. Can't believe how bright the Viva Nicki lipstick actually is but typical from here ;) xx

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  29. You have an amazing collection of Mac Lipsticks, id literally want all the shades you have!
    I have 5 in total, and the only one i have the you have is Creme Cup which is one of my favourites :)
    Natalie xx
    youralmostalice.blogspot.com

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  30. love the Orange tone one however don't know if I could pull it off x

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  31. I love Speed Dual too! And I think I also have eleven Mac lipsticks! :)

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  32. I loveee MAC lipstick posts! My favourites in my collection are Diva, Russian Red, Impassioned, Lady Danger and Angel! (just cant decide) xxx

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  33. Oh my god, I can't believe you have 11 MAC lipsticks! So jealous, love Ravishing best xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  34. I LOVE the look of Velvet Teddy, Shy Girl and Ravishing! will definitely need to purchase in the future xxx

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  35. you have so many so jealous x

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  36. Mac Rebel is defenitly my favourite lipstick at the moment, though I will say Hue is one of my all-time favourites, Lady Danger looks amazing :)

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  37. I love Mac lipsticks! Girl about town and impassioned are my favourites at the moment!

    http://polkadotsandroses-x.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  38. I love this post, great collection, I think its worth having a good collection of good quality lipsticks as they can really make a look. I'd have to say that my favorites are probably 'lady danger' and 'viva glam nikki'. Nice blog, I'm following :)

    fashionbyfreddie.blogspot.com

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  39. Great collection post. I recently went on a MAC spending spree and got 4 new lipsticks (in addition to the 3 I own)... so now I'm at 7... and yes, I like even numbers too, so I'm anxious to get to 8! lol
    I just bought Creme Cup and Viva Glam Nicki, in addition to Girl About Town and Chatterbox. I'm loving all of them; Creme Cup is definitely my day to-go, and Nicki makes me long for summer... Can't wait to wear it!

    Allie
    http://ordinaryallie.blogspot.ca

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  40. Oh my god. I wish I had seen this yesterday - I adore Saint Germaine! I NEED this in my life <3

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