My Mac Lipsticks…the story so far

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.

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From top to bottom. Ruby Woo Creme Cup High Tea Velvet Teddy Snob

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

 

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