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My MAC lipstick collection

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My MAC lipstick collection has recently reached the grand total of 10 and I thought I would ‘celebrate’ (I have a lot of free time, don’t judge me) by posting pictures (and swatches) of my collection. Don’t expect to have a lot of reading to do, this is purely for the sheer pleasure of looking at lipsticks (and we shouldn’t feel guilty about it). You will notice there’s a bit of a red pattern going on (which I’ve already touched on with Shan here.)

Ruby Woo (Retro Matte)

My mac lipstick collection ruby woo swatch

MAC took a looong time to open stores outside of Brussels and when the first one opened in my hometown, it was my godsent mission to get my hands on the famous Ruby Woo shade. I’m not disappointed. In my book, it’s a must-have for everyone and a cult classic. 

Forever, Darling (Versicolour Stain)

my mac lipstick collection versicolour stain forever darling

To my knowledge, this one isn’t available in the US and, to be fair, you’re not missing out. The Versicolour Stain is supposed to be the ultimate fusion of a lip gloss and a stain. I don’t like it much because it comes off as quickly as a cheap lip gloss (without leaving much of a stain) and really enhances the texture on your lips. Definitely my least favourite in my MAC lipstick collection.

MAC R.E.D. (Satin lipstick)

my mac lipstick collection MAC R.E.D. swatch

MAC R.E.D. is a beautiful vivid blue-ish red with a satin finish. It’s super creamy and easy to apply and the payoff is wonderful. 

Dozen Carnations (creamsheen lipstick)

my mac lipstick collection dozen carnations

Dozen Carnations is a balmy kind of lipstick that’s extremely comfortable to wear. The coverage is slightly buildable, but you’ll never get full opacity with it (not the point of a cremesheen lipstick, anyway.)

New York Apple (frost lipstick)

my mac lipstick collection new york apple

A frost lipstick has (buildable) medium coverage and has a semi-lustrous finish. This one is the perfect autumn to winter colour and I cannot wait to dig it out of my collection to finally wear it on the daily. 

D for Danger (matte lipstick)

my mac lipstick collection D for danger swatch

Another no-shine matte colour that’s perfect for the season (or any season, really). Although mattes aren’t the most comfortable thing to wear, they are super classy (more so than liquid mattes in my opinion, sorry Nath) and D for Danger is one of the best in my MAC lipstick collection.

Cordovan (liptensity)

my mac lipstick collection liptensity cordovan swatch

Cordovan is (yet) another deep rose red and it’s most likely my favourite shade after Ruby Woo. I find the bullet more much difficult to deal with than the ones on regular MAC lipsticks and if you are messy (as I am), you should tread carefully when applying a liptensity.

Hey, boy, hey! (matte lipstick from the Patrick Starrr x MAC Spring collaboration)

my mac lipstick collection hey boy hey swatch patrick starrr

I wish it showed more on the picture (and I did my best to keep the colours true to life, believe me), but this is a beautiful warm purple with a matte finish. It was a limited edition, of course and the flowery packaging is really cute. It came with a beautiful gloss that makes the lipstick look even better. Very typical Patrick Starrr. I wrote a post about that Spring collection a few months ago and you can find it here

Brick Dust (Liptensity)

my mac lipstick collection brick dust liptensity swatch

This is the only brown shade in my MAC lipstick collection and and I don’t think I’ll ever go through this one as it’s so intense!

Mehr (matte lipstick)

my mac lipstick collection mehr swatch

The MAC website describes this one as a ‘dirty blue pink’ and I couldn’t have said it better. I’m very picky when it comes to pink lipsticks as lighter pinks tend to make me look like a bloated rotten Barbie doll, but this one is my absolute fave. I use it on top of the MAC lip primer and the Soar lip liner, and I’m good for hours. Pretty sure that combo would resist a nuclear attack. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post about my MAC lipstick collection. Do you have any MAC lipsticks? What’s your favourite shade?

A cute pin for your beauty boards:

my mac lipstick collection

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  • Reply
    Sophia Ismaa
    October 20, 2018 at 5:03 am

    Mehr looks beautiful but D for Danger takes the cake. The shade has such a delicate and soft feel to it, very feminine! I have an “elegant face” so strangers tell me, I can definitely see myself suiting that shade.

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      October 21, 2018 at 10:36 am

      You do and that shade would suit you perfectly!

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    October 8, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    One of my favourite things to do is swatch makeup, every now and again I will go through my collection and just swatch them. Great colours Kate I love brick dust, beautiful.

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      October 8, 2018 at 12:44 pm

      Yeah me too. I think I started a blog so that I could have an excuse to swatch makeup.

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    Glossnglitters (@Glossnglitter)
    October 7, 2018 at 7:47 am

    I love playing with lipsticks too my dear. I like to swatch and take pictures. It is so much fun when you are alone. haha. I have a few MAC lipsticks and love them Ruby Woo, Heroine, etc. 🙂

    Via |

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    October 5, 2018 at 1:30 am

    I think I have around 12 MAC lip products! I have Ruby Woo too and it is such a perfect red <3 what differences are there between Ruby Woo and Red other than the formula? Mehr looks so pretty 🙂

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      October 5, 2018 at 2:58 pm

      I’m not surprised you do! MAC red is a bit more blue-ish I’d say.
      Mehr is beautiful, totally recommend it!

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    Connie Werner Reichert
    October 4, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    I love Mac lipsticks! Another good brand I really like is Lipstick Queen.

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      October 5, 2018 at 2:49 pm

      I think I saw it on Cult Beauty or was it Beauty Bay!

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    Shan Ellis
    October 4, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Hello Cordovian! Wow cherry red lips and I think you might have a bit of a red lipstick addiction! I’m there with you lady!

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      October 4, 2018 at 5:09 pm

      I know!

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    October 4, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Unfortunatly the Patrick Starrr Collection never arrived to my country, but the lipstick looks beautiful!
    But girl…you really love a red lipstick!! I have so much red lipsticks but I think thats the color that I use the less. I liek to say that’s because of my work but it’s really because I’m a nude-color girl 🙂 xx

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      October 4, 2018 at 4:51 pm

      Oh, what’s your job and where do you live? Yeah I do have a think for red lipsticks although I don’t wear them every day, but I can’t resist buying them 🙂

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        October 4, 2018 at 8:08 pm

        I’m from Portugal and I’m pharmacist 🙂 Unfortunatly we didn’t received any Patric Starr x Mac collection in here (hopefully one day)!

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          October 4, 2018 at 8:56 pm

          Oh, I’m surprised to hear it’s not available in Portugal! I thought it was throughout Europe!

          • Beautyworkers
            October 5, 2018 at 1:32 pm

            No, unfortunatly is not in Portugal!

          • Kate
            October 5, 2018 at 2:49 pm

            Damn :/

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