6 of the Best: MAC Lipsticks

22.2.12

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Clockwise from top left: Girl About Town, Speed Dial, Vegas Volt, Please Me, Cut A Caper, Russian Red
So upon counting my collection, I found that I now own 28 MAC lipsticks...enough to wear one a day in February without duplicating!  For those who don't have a compulsion when it comes to buying their lippies, I've whittled it down to my top 6.

Girl About Town
This was my first ever MAC purchase and it's been treasured ever since.  A beautiful statement shade that started the love ever....it couldn't not be in my top 6!  It's an Amplified formula, which for me equals amazing colour payoff.  A gorgeous fuschia that tops Impassioned for me and creates a perfectly polished look. 

Speed Dial
I've long considered this my favourite daytime shade and judging by how much is left, this is definitely my most used lipstick.  Speed Dial is a cremesheen which means it's soft and creamy to apply....perhaps explaining how I've got through so much?!  It's not a true nude, but looks great with all manner of looks making it a must-have for any girl.

Vegas Volt
Another Amplified finish, this shade is far more vibrant than the swatch would suggest.  It's a gorgeous orangey-red which looks amazing with low-key winged out eyeliner.  This is the lipstick that I'm always drawn to in stores, only to be disappointed/pleased when I realise I already own it!

Please Me
Matte finishes are notoriously drying, but I don't find that to be the case with Please Me at all.  It looks quite bright in bullet form, but transfers to a surprisingly wearable everyday shade. 

Cut A Caper
Without a doubt, my all time favourite lipstick.  It's a beautiful coral/pink shade which looks nothing like the swatch!  I'm gutted this was limited edition (with the Tartan Tale collection) and despite the fact that I always look at my make up and think Cut A Caper would finish the look off, I try to use it sparingly.  I'm always on the hunt for a dupe but sadly am yet to find it.  If you know of any, please let me know in the comments!

Russian Red
The ultimate red for me.  I don't find this to be too drying, and with an application of lip liner underneath it has amazing staying power.  The matte finish helps this lipstick to be surprisingly wearable, whilst the blue undertones help avoid the dreaded yellow-tinged teeth!

Do you own any of these shades?  Which would make your top 6?

22 comments

  1. Mine would have to be... Hue, Blankety, I Like it Like That, Real Doll - and ohhhh I don't know if I can pick two more! x

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    1. I don't own any of those! I can never remember if it's Hue or Myth that I swatched and never bought...I need it! x

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  2. Love this post! I made my first MAC purchase last week and got Girl About Town and Shy Girl - I love them both so much! Can't wait to add more to my collection! :)

    Rhiannon xxx

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  3. I love MAC lipsticks! These all look like gorgeous shades. It's a shame Cut A Caper was limited edition, it sounds lovely! xxx

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    1. Cut A Caper is the most perfect shade....my fingers are crossed in the hope that they decide to re-release it x

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  4. I need some of these lipsticks:):) Girl About Town looks lovely xxx

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    1. It's such a dreamy shade, apparently one of Cheryl Cole's favourites! x

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  5. Great great post - I LOVE LOVE LOVE Ramblin' Rose!

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  6. I think you've just persuaded me to buy speed dial. I only have two mac lipsticks - a lustre and a creamsheen and the latter is by far my favourite. It's creme cup though which is nice but can sometimes look a bit foundationey if worn with fake tan. Speed dial looks a little bit pinker. GIMME

    xx

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    1. Yeah sometimes I find it looks more pink than other times. It's a lovely shade, give it a try :) x

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  7. I'm still a Mac lipstick virgin! Need to change this pronto I think :)

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  8. I love MAC lipsticks, but only own 4. I need to add more to my collection, 28 is impressive! x

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    1. lol impressive/borderline obsessive! x

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  9. My make-up artist used Russian Red on me for my wedding day and then let me keep it. It is by far my favourite red lipstick. x

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    1. It's so nice, I want to try Ruby Woo or Mac Red next though x

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  11. My first MAC purchase was just last week. I got Viva Glam 1 because it suits the shape of my lips better and my skintone is just fab with this shade. I will definitely work on building my collection of this brand! =)

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