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My MAC lipstick collection

I certainly don't have the biggest MAC lipstick collection (I can't afford that!) but I thought you might like to take a little nosey at my collection, we all love having a nosey don't we!

Yes I'm one of those people that keeps all the lipstick boxes!  I don't know why I've kept these ones as they're basically all exactly the same, the only thing that's different on each one is the name written on one end.  There's even a limited edition here and it still has the same packaging, although as I'm sure you're all aware some of MAC's collections do have different packaging. 

The first MAC lipstick I ever purchased was Impassioned.  I think I paid something like £13 for this (I may be wrong though) and as I've only been wearing lipstick for about a year and a half this shows you how much their prices have increased recently (a standard MAC lipstick is now £15.50). This is an amplified creme described by MAC as an amped-up fuchsia, which I would agree with.  This is a pretty bright shade, just the sort of shade I love, so not really one for somebody who shies away from a bright lip.

My second purchase was Lickable which is a cremesheen and described as a bright clean blue pink.  I'm not particularly good at describing shades but I don't think this is quite right, I would say it's slightly more of a light plum/berry type shade.  How would you describe it?  As you can probably see on the photo in the bullet this has a silver look shimmer in it but I don't tend to find that this shows on my lips.

Next up was a giveaway win but unfortunately I can't remember whose giveaway it was (shout up if it was yours please).  I'm not really a huge fan of matte formulas as I suffer with naturally dry lips but as it was a win I decided to take a chance on Viva Glam I.  I do tend to find this one a little drying so what I usually do is apply a coat of Revlon's Berry Allure lip gloss over the top and this helps stop it being as dry.  This is described as an intense brownish blue-red (which I would agree with) which makes it quite a winter shade so it's not one I wear at the moment.  

Next up we have Red Balloon which is quite a recent purchase from the Playland collection.  You may remember back in June I blogged about heading over to see the lovely Rose who is the beauty personal shopper for Selfridges in Birmingham.  I wasn't intending to make any purchases that day but to be honest who was I kidding? I was in Selfridges with a MAC counter there in front of me (the closest MAC counters to me are all about an hour away) and I had some birthday money so a lipstick purchase had to be made!  It was only when I got home that I discovered that this is really quite similar to Lickable.  MAC describe this as a hot fuchsia, which in theory should make it similar to Impassioned, but as I said I think it's very similar to Lickable but leaning slightly more to the red side than plum/berry side.  Oh and this one's an amplified creme.

As you can probably tell from photo I haven't actually used Hue yet!  This was part of a very generous giveaway prize from Laura over at Laura Louise Beauty but to be honest I'm really not a nude lipstick kinda gal.  I've never really understood why you'd want to go to the effort of applying a lipstick when you can't really see it.  For me you either apply a lipstick people can see from half way down the street or just go for lip balm.  I will of course try this at some point, but being pale I always run the risk of concealer lips/looking ill/dead. 


Wow, look at the hairs on my hand.  I'm like a blonde gorilla!  As you can see (or technically can't see!) Hue barely shows on my skin, but all of my other shade choices you can definitely see.  MAC lipsticks are one of my favourites and when I do have the money to treat myself or there's an offer on I think they'll probably always be my choice, that is as long as the price doesn't go up any more!

What's your favourite MAC lipstick shade?

 
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20 comments:

  1. I love the look of Impassioned, definitely swatching that next time I'm at Mac xx

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    1. Impassioned is one of my top favourites out of my whole collection. It's a fab bright shade x

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  2. Impassioned looks gorgeous! As do the others too of course!

    Laura x
    BVL Fashion & Beauty Blog

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    1. I think Impassioned is a popular shade x

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  3. I'm the same, I kept the boxes to mine too! My favourite at the moment is Ruby Woo :) I also like Jubilee for nude lips (if I ever want them!)

    Danniella x
    www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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    1. I'm not a huge red or (MAC) matte lip fan but I saw Ruby Woo on somebody on their blog a few days ago and it looked amazing so I am tempted now! x

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  4. Ooh, these all look gorgeous! I actually really like the look of Hue, I'm still on the hunt for my perfect nude lipstick.

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor

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    1. If you are a fan of nude shades Hue does look like a nice one x

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  5. Loooove looking at people's mac lipstick collections, gives me the inspiration to pick which shade my next buy will be! x x x

    kassiella.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. That's how I decide what shades I want as well! x

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  6. I have Hue but really haven't used it that much - it is more sheer than I expected xx

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    1. I really need to give it a try but as well as nude shades I'm not really into sheer shades either x

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  7. You have a lovely collection of shades. I love the look of Lickable - such a pretty shade xx

    Gemma // missmakeupmagpie.com

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    1. It's small but perfectly formed! x

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  8. Oooh, all the colours look absolutely beautiful - MAC really do have some gorgeous creamy lipsticks!! Can't get enough!! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. The trouble with MAC lipsticks is there's just too many shades to choose from so you have a wish list as long as your arm! x

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  9. I don't have any of these, but they look really pretty! I've been wanting to get Impassioned for a while now. xx

    theamberspyglass.co.uk

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    1. Impassioned is a very popular shade I believe x

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  10. MY favourite ever MAC lipstick is the Creme Cup, its such a 'boring' colour but literally goes with anything and looks good when you have smoky eyes.

    www.Jenems.blogspot.com - Beauty, Lifestyle & Fashion Blog! x

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    1. One of the first shades I bought was a nude shade, Please me I think it was, but I never used it so I sold it on! x

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