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.)
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.
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. 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 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.)
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.
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 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)
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.
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!
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.