My MAC Lipstick Collection!

These are hands down my favourite blog posts to read by beauty bloggers, and since I've collected a fair few lipsticks I thought it would be a good time to show you all!
I want to start by saying I am in no way bragging about the amount I have, some people have lots more and some others would never have as many as me, it's just personal; I love MAC lipsticks (i mean, who doesn't?!), I love the quality, feel of them on my lips, and all the beautiful shades and finishes!






I currently have 16 lipsticks, and only 2 of them are limited edition.


Left to right: Creme d'Nude, Hue, Viva Glam V, Creme Cup, Plumful, Please Me


Creme d'Nude: This is a cremesheen finish, and the nudest lipstick I own. It's a kind of peachy beige nude. I only bought this recently (well actually, my boyfriend bought it for me), and it looks really nice on the lips, however I can't have chapped lips when I wear this as it shows any lines in my lips. I like wearing this with a super smoky eye, and it looks good with a peachy lipgloss over the top.

Hue: Hue is a glaze finish and probably my favourite nude, it's a sheerer pink nude and is really easy to wear, especially as an everyday lipstick. 

Viva Glam V: This is my only Viva Glam lipstick (if you didn't know, all the proceeds from these lipsticks go to the MAC AIDS Fund, which is great!), and it's a lustre finish, however it does look quite frosty. It's a neutral bronze pink shade, and it feels quite moisturising and lasts for a couple of hours. 

Creme Cup: This was the very first lipstick I got, and I have kind of a love hate relationship with it. It's a pale nudey blue based pink, and I sometimes love it and sometimes think it doesn't look too good on me. The cremesheen finish means it's pretty moisturising but also quite opaque.

Plumful: Plumful is a lustre and is a kind of light berry purple shade; I actually really like it however I never thought I'd like purple lipsticks. It's nice because it's quite sheer but still gives a nice sheen. 

Please Me: This is one of my favourite lipsticks, it's a light-medium warm pink on me, and has a matte finish, which makes it last for a long time, but it still doesn't feel drying on my lips at all.

Left to right: Pink Nouveau, Mystical*, Costa Chic, Crosswires, Lickable, Red Balloon*. 

Pink Nouveau: This is a satin finish and unfortunately probably my least liked lipstick; it's a light-medium very blue based pink with almost a purple tone to it. I looked at swatches of this and ordered it online, but I kind of wish I didn't. When I wear it I like to tap it on my lips and then sheer it out with some lipbalm or Vaseline. It does however feel nice on the lips and lasts pretty well.

Mystical*: This is from the Alluring Aquatic collection, and one of my favourite lipsticks. It's a cremesheen and is a darker pink with a plummy kind of undertone to it; I love this, especially when I had darker hair! This will look great all year round. 

Costa Chic: Costa Chic is a frost coral shade, and looks great, especially in the summer. It's kind of warm, but not too dark a colour, and I love how it looks, although I usually don't like frosts.

Crosswires: This is a cremesheen (can you tell I like cremesheens?), and is quite similar to Costa Chic, although this is much more dark pink undertoned rather than orange. I love this lipstick, and enjoy wearing it all year round!

Lickable: This is again a cremesheen, but one of my least loved lipsticks, I mean don't get my wrong it's pretty, but because I have quite warm toned skin (I'm NW15 for reference), it looks quite off because once again it is very very blue toned medium-dark pink. 

Red Balloon*: This was from the Playland collection more recently and is much more up my alley. Some say it's almost the same as Lickable, but it's actually much more warm toned and more of a raspberry pink. I am in love with it, it looks so beautiful, and because it's an amplified creme lipstick, it lasts for a long time and isn't dry at all.

Left to right: Rebel, Viva Glam Rihanna, MAC Red, Russian Red

Rebel: Probably my most recent lipstick but WOW is it beautiful! Everyone knows of Rebel, it's a classic! It's definitely not as scary as it looks in the bullet, it's more of a deep fuschia plum colour, and I think it definitely looks different on everybody's lips. This is a satin finish and I love it! Semi matte but not too drying, lasts for hours and fades to a pretty pink stain.

Viva Glam Rihanna: Now this was limited edition at first but now they've made it permanent due to it being so popular. I got this pretty much the day it came out online simply because I love Rihanna (probably a bad idea) but it's a lovely colour. It's a classic red but because it's a frost it gives it a kind of twist. This is a little harder to wear, but I love it all the same, however it's definitely not my most loved red.

MAC Red: I mentioned this in my birthday 2014 post along with Rebel and can I just say WOW. Like WOW. I am in love. This is my perfect red, it's got a slight warm undertone and looks really good on me (cocky? I don't even think so!) This red is so underrated and seriously doesn't get enough love as say Russian Red and Ruby Woo, but I adore it. It's a satin again and is really easy to apply - I can wear this without lip liner and it doesn't bleed. Also, this lasts all fricking day; I wore this to a birthday meal and it lasted through eating, drinking, talking and didn't even budge all night. AND it stained, which I quite like! This is quickly becoming one of my favourite lipsticks!

Russian Red: Last but certainly not least, the infamous Russian Red. Probably one of the most popular MAC lipsticks out there, and for good reason. It's a deep blue based red, perfect for winter but I wear it all the time anyway, especially when I go out. This just pulls a look together; looks smart, sophisticated and lasts so long. I don't find this to be drying either, even though it's a matte. This lipstick just looks good on everybody.

Swatches top to bottom: Creme d'Nude, Hue, Viva Glam V, Creme Cup, Plumful, Please Me, Pink Nouveau, Mystical*, Costa Chic, Crosswires, Lickable, Red Balloon*, Rebel, Viva Glam Rihanna, MAC Red, Russian Red 



Close ups.


I really hope you enjoyed this post even though it is pretty long. 
Let me know what your favourite lipstick was and if you're adding any to your wishlist! Do you like these posts? Do you have a MAC lipstick collection post of your own? I would love to read it!

xo, Sophie

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  2. This post totally made me want to go to the nearest MAC and pick up a few lippies!
    Rita x
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