27.6.15

My MAC Lipstick Collection

Hi my name is Toni and I am a lipstick addict. 
Particularly, a MAC lipstick addict. My collection of 7 MAC lipsticks may seem small compared to most but I cannot exactly afford to splurge £15.50 on a lipstick every month as much as I would love to I don't think my bank balance would agree with me, haha! 7 MAC lipsticks to me is definitely a reasonable amount, although there are still more on my wish list I now have a couple of different finishes and felt my collection was definitely big enough to share with you all now. As I mentioned, I am a bit of a lipstick addict so no doubt this collection will have grown again by the end of the year and I'll definitely post an updated collection some time in the near future!







Creme D'Nude 
Starting off from the lightest to the darkest shade in my collection, this shade is definitely one of the most talked about in the blogosphere. This shade comes in a 'cremesheen' finish which is super creamy and buttery on the lips. This finish is definitely one of my favourites as it's perfect for someone like me who tends to suffer with dry lips and matte lipstick options are definitely not always the best for me. The colour of this is definitely one of my favourite nude shades, which a peachy/coral undertone I can see why it's definitely the bloggers favourite. My biggest worry with this shade is with it being so light I felt it might look like foundation lips on me but thankfully it's far from that! 

Japanese Maple
Also in a 'cremesheen' finish this lipstick is very similar to Creme D'Nude except with a slight more pink-ish undertone, when swatching this on my hand I noticed it does appear to have a very subtle hint of glitter running through it which I think is just super lovely and girly, matching of course the subtle glitter finish of the packaging of every MAC lipstick. The biggest difference between Japanese Maple and Creme D'Nude is the undertone within the nude. JM is almost like a salmon nude whereas CDN has a subtle coral finish.

Velvet Teddy
No MAC lipstick is complete without this beauty in it. I find with this shade it does tend to look different on every person so definitely be sure to swatch it before you purchase. On my lips it does have a slight reddish undertone very subtle, almost quite like a burgundy but the brown is predominantly the main colour to this shade. As I mentioned earlier with matte lipsticks my lips do unfortunately tend to dry out so I've been getting into using lip glosses for this purpose a little bit more recently and Benefit Dandelion is a perfect match for this shade. 

Creme in your Coffee
This shade basically sums me up. I am definitely your typical coffee/starbucks/costa addict and I won't lie, I did basically buy this shade for the purpose of the name. But this is definitely so gorgeous on and is very unique in my collection. The shade isn't quite burgundy nor brown nor red it's just somewhere in between the three. That probably makes no sense at all but it's genuinely so hard to describe, unless you own this shade you won't really quite get what I mean. Alongside my favourite 'cremesheen' finish this lipstick is definitely one of my favourites in my collection.

New York Apple
My first 'frost' finish, yay! I was definitely very worried about the sparkles in this being overpowering but they were far from it, they are definitely noticeable but in a subtle way. The colour of this is just stunning, I can definitely see why it's referred to as 'New York Apple'. Not quite pink, not quite blood red. I find sometimes a blood red shade can be quite intimidating but as this is on the more subtle side of things, to me it's definitely much more wearable for the daytime.

MAC Red
As this is a 'satin' finish I find it is of course very soft on the lips and so perfect for someone like me who is prone to dryness. This lipstick matches perfectly with the lip liner 'REDD' and surprisingly has quite a subtle pink undertone to it. I feel as though I have said that with literally every shade, haha! Unlike the 'cremesheen' finishes this does not have any sparkles throughout it however and so is a gorgeous statement red, I surprisingly didn't opt for a red lip last christmas and so I think this one might just be my go to this year. This shade is very similar to 'Carmen' by NARS except Carmen is slightly more on the blood red side.

Diva
This is another one of those not quite brown, nor red, nor purple, nor burgundy shades. The best way to describe this is, a burgundy shade with a purple undertone. As this is a matte shade of course I have to wear a lipgloss with this beauty, as this shade is so bold I tend to opt for a clear lipgloss with this one. A great dupe for this shade is the Topshop lip bullet in 'Wine Gum'. It's almost identical in fact, as you can see from the swatches above. 


So that is my MAC lipstick collection for you folks! I am in no means bragging by the lipsticks I own and I am grateful for each and every one. There will be people out there with much bigger and also much smaller collections than mine. It should be in no way a contest as to who has the biggest collection and I just thought it would be nice to have a little discussion about lipsticks below as clearly, I'm addicted. 

If you have any lip liner suggestions for any of the above shades please do let me know! 
Until next time..


What MAC lipstick shades do you have?!
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26 comments:

  1. Diva is such al classic :) I can't wait to get it back out in Autumn/Winter! Creme in Your Coffee is also one I have and am loving at the moment xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  2. Ahh they're all so gorgeous! But yes I do prefer to save my dark lips for the A/W months xx

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  3. Wow you have many shades of MAC lipstick, did u leave the shop empty? hehe They are lovely xx
    www.travelera.es

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  4. Haha, gosh imagine! Noo, I've purchased these over a long period of time! Thanks lovely :)xx

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  5. You definitely have a good variety of shades. :)
    I lost one of my favourite MAC lipsticks and I have none left now.

    Ellen,
    http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

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  6. Oh no, that's such a shame! I'd be gutted!! x

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  7. Yeah I was. The lipstick was "Up the Amp" which is really different to any of the lipsticks you have shown there. It is kind of pinky and purply. I would recommend checking it out,

    Ellen,
    http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

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  8. Ooo I've heard pretty good things about that shade! Maybe you'll be lucky and find it somewhere really unexpected haha!

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  9. Oh wow you have such a lovely range of shades!


    saltandchic.com

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  10. Sophie Athawes29 June 2015 at 14:58

    WOW! What an awesome collection! I collect MAC lipsticks too! I have Velvet Teddy and Yash which is kind of similar and they are my absolutely favourites. Great post and photos xx


    Sophie Elizabeth
    www.popcornandglitter.co.uk

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  11. amazing blog post :)

    I have shared your post :D

    Jadiee'sLittleBlog

    Jade

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  12. Thank you, Velvet Teddy is definitely a cult favourite! Every blogger should have this shade in their collection! xx

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  13. The Beauty Residence1 July 2015 at 11:58

    I love creme in your coffee! Such a gorgeous shade! I was about to get Velvet Teddy but ended up with Kinda Sexy. Starting to regret it a bit.. haha! x


    thebeautyresidence.net

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  14. Ahh, I love them all haha! You should definitely get Velvet Teddy it's an absolute must have shade! x

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  15. Your MAC lipstick collection is incredible! Loving the New York Apple and the Japanese Maple - they're stunning shades!

    Courtney | http://courtzmelv.com

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  16. Thanks lovely! It's so hard to choose a favourite, MAC do such a range of beautiful shades!! x

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  17. The only one we have in common is Diva. :-) My collection is at 14 at the moment. I was trying to keep it to 12 (the amount the fits into my smaller acrylic lipstick holder) but alas, it didn't happen. I'm trying really hard to maintain the current number but there are a few that have been calling my name as of late. :-) Velvet Teddy, for example.

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  18. 14?! Wow!! A girl can only dream haha your collection sounds amazing! Yes, Velvet Teddy is a must have for any beauty addict!! x

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  19. I love Velvet Teddy, It definitely shows up differently on everyone. I really want to get Diva now too, Its been on the wish list for a while now and it gets more and more beautiful every time I see it!


    Eloise x // www.mallowbeauty.co.uk

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  20. It really does, it's a very dark brown on me but with a lipgloss over the top it cools the intensity down haha! You really should, I can't wait to start wearing diva again in the A/W months! x

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  21. Hi, I'm Sarah and also a lipstick addict. Mac Cherry lip liner, Stone, Soar and Subculture ;)

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  22. Haha yes join the club!! ;) Thanks for the recommendations, I'll definitely check those out!! x

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  23. Oops forgot to mention that Portside is a good lipliner for Diva :) xxx

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  24. Ooo somebody is a fab daughter haha! In all honesty, I wasn't overly in love with Velvet Teddy when I first got it as for some reason it's a super dark brown on me but I've really grown to love it!! Yeah that's cool, I'm glad you like photos :) And thanks for the suggestion, I'll definitely check that out!! xxxxx

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