Thursday, 10 May 2018

My Mac Lipstick Collection

Mac lipstick collection

| My Mac Lipstick Collection! |

Mac lipsticks have had a cult status in the beauty industry for years and although there are many new lipstick formulas available on the market from various different brands, Mac is still one of my favourite brands for lipsticks. I bought my first Mac lipstick around three years ago and I've added a few more shades to my collection since then so I thought I'd share my stash in today's post.

Cremesheen:
My first Mac lipstick was Modesty which is from the cremesheen line so I have a lot of love for this formula. I often get severe dry lips so creamy, nourishing lipsticks are essential and this formula is perfect as the lipsticks are creamy, nourishing, they don't accentuate any dryness and they feel comfortable to wear. As for the shade, it's a classic nude hue with a blend of pink and brown undertones so it doesn't look too dark or too light on the lips. It's the ideal nude for my fair complexion!

Another cremesheen favourite is Creme Cup. This light pink hue complements a dark smoky eye and it looks lovely paired with a darker liner to make the lips look a little bit fuller. 

Satin:
The satin formula is another favourite because these usually last a little bit longer on the lips than the cremesheen formula but they still feel comfortable to wear and they don't make the lips feel dry. Brave is a cult classic shade as it was deemed one of the 'Kylie Jenner' lip shades a few years ago and the deep pinky mauve-toned hue certainly makes my lips look more luscious when paired with a brown-toned liner.

A recent addition to my collection is Good Health which was from the limited edition Lunar New Year collection at the start of this year. The limited edition packaging is definitely the star of the show but the lipstick inside is also pretty incredible. It's a peachy nude with deep rosy pink undertones and although it looks quite strong in the bullet and when it's swatched, on the lips it's toned down a little and it's actually an easy to wear shade so there's no need to worry about what makeup or clothes to pair with it.

Mac lipstick collection

Matte:
Moving on to my least favourite Mac formula, the mattes. I don't usually wear matte lipsticks often as I find them too drying and I don't like that uncomfortable matte feeling on the lips. However, I'm partial to donning a bright lip every now and then, especially in the Summer, and when I do I usually opt for a matte finish. My favourite bright lip option is Tropic Tonic, a vivacious coral with strong orangey-red undertones which is a shade that screams Summer!

Another bright lip option for when I'm feeling wild is Aim For Gorgeous, a vibrant cool-toned fuschia hue. This was sadly a limited edition shade for their Summer 2016 collection but the shade is quite similar to Nars Yu.

Amplified Creme:
The amplified creme formula is not mentioned as much as other Mac formulas and it's so underrated if you ask me. This finish has a stronger pigment with a creamy finish so it's a great range for nudes as the colour payoff on the lips is incredible!

Mineralize Rich:
And last but not least is Pure Pout from the Mineralize Rich range. I really like this formula, it's creamy, ultra-nourishing and it' amazing for when my lips are dry, in the Winter especially. However, the lipsticks from this range are €8 more expensive than the regular lipsticks and I honestly don't think it's worth the extra money. Stick to the cremesheen formula as they're just as good and you save €8!

What's your favourite Mac lipstick?

Love,
Cliona xx


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