Friday 13 February 2015

Top 5 MAC Lipsticks

I love MAC lipsticks and have been slowly building up a small collection over the past few years so I thought I would talk about my favourites. I love matte shades and I just find MAC lipsticks stay put for ages. I don’t have enough to do a MAC lipstick collection post but I have enough to pick my top 5 so here they are.
 Top 5 MAC lipsticks

(L-R: Russian Red, Twig, Velvet Teddy, Relentlessly Red, Lady Danger)

MAC Relentlessly Red Swatch

Relentlessly Red

I bought this on a whim when I was in Los Angeles because I really liked the swatch and don’t really own a fuchsia red. I also bought Dynamo lip liner on the recommendation of the shop assistant which goes really nicely with this one. This is a long lasting retro matte colour. 

MAC Lady Danger Swatch

Lady Danger

Ared lipstick, however this one has more of an orange undertone. I pair this with Cherry lip liner, but I find it also works well with Brick. This lipstick is also matte and long lasting. I love to wear this in the summer as it is a slightly brighter than any other shades I own. I think this shade can be difficult to pull off and I often put it on and think it’s too much so I tend to tone down the rest of my make-up when I wear this.

MAC Russian Red Swatch

Russian Red

I spent ages looking for the perfect red lipstick and tried so many different brands but found them ending half way down my face by the end of the day or completely worn away and then I found MAC’s Russian Red. The perfect deep and rich red shade and as it is matte it literally does not budge, even after eating! I don’t find this drying in the slightest and I love it. I often team it with MAC’s Brick liner and together this is the perfect combination. This lipstick is a dream to apply and my second MAC lipstick purchase so it’s been with me from the start.

MAC Velvet Teddy Swatch

Velvet Teddy

I bought this matte nude when looking for a Kylie Jenner inspired shade and I’ve talked about this in more detail here. I love this natural shade and it’s perfect for day to day wear. I am yet to find a MAC liner to go with it though so any suggestions are welcome, I am currently using Rimmel’s Tiramisu. 

MAC Twig Swatch


This is a satin shade which is more of a neutral colour and great for wearing during the day. I got this because I heard it was another shade Kylie Jenner wears and I think it’s similar to Velvet Teddy but it’s slightly darker in colour and I think I actually prefer this one. I use Rimmel's Spice lip liner but I really want to get MAC’s Whirl but I am really struggling to get hold of it, it’s always sold out! 

I’d love to hear recommendations of other shades I could add to my collection. I’m thinking a nice pink colour? Let me know in the comments what your favourite MAC lipstick is!



  1. I'm not normally a red fan but lady danger swatched is gorgeous! maybe it's because of the orange undertone x

    han // emandhan xo

    1. I love the orange undertone, at first I wasn't sure but it works really well :) x


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