Can I just say…I only have 5 😢. My #maclipstickgoal is considerably higher.
Out of the five I do own, the first one I got treated to I thought I would love but alas I don’t and that is snob. I do love the formula though, it is a satin, my only one and its creamy but stays on for a good while. It’s not entirely disagreeable so I don’t want to get rid of it but I find it too garishly pink for my taste, like a barbie pink almost 😑. It was a present so it is here to stay but little used.
Because of the ‘mistake’ with the first one I asked a friend to recommend the second. You may at this point be thinking just try them but where I live is nowhere near a Mac store….there is very little choice so it’s generally done online by recommendation. My second choice was the staple which has to be my favourite, Velvet Teddy. It’s a nude but leaning to the browner end. It is matte in formula so stays on and would compliment all skin tones I think.
The third one I searched in a Mac store in Bruges last year. It was my first time in one and I was blown away by the choice. I honestly felt a little overwhelmed so browsed around but felt it was hard to pick unless you had something in mind which I did not. I swatched High Tea and took note of the name and ordered it when I got home. Out of all of them it’s not easy to show on camera what it’s like. It’s a lustre, very sheen, light but catches the light. I like it as it’s almost like a balm and I love my balms! But you have to reapply it a lot as it slides off.
My fourth was found on You Tube, I watch this girl called Dramatic Mac, her real name is Aisling, and she has a very mellow Irish accent. She has a love of nude lipsticks and one of her favs is ‘Snowcap’ by NYX which I also love so this is one of her other favs. So it’s called Creme Cup. I really like it, it’s a cremesheen which is not unlike the lustre. It has pink tones rather than brown but not overbearing and feels soft on your lips.
And last my new purchase Ruby Woo. A classic, again under recommendation by another You Tuber. This one is a matte also and for this reason alone it will last longer than my others. It is a true deep red which for some reason I am drawn to more than pinks. Check out the swatches. It does however bleed a little so a lip pencil will help with this and of course with any matte lipstick try dry brushing your lips so any dead or flaking skin is removed.
My next purchase I think will be Viva Glam II which is another nude!! I do love my neutrals. Which have you got?
Love Em x