18 July 2015

MAC Lipstick Collection

Regular readers of my blog will be aware that my favourite lipsticks are MAC lipsticks. I think the colours that MAC come up with are absolutely stunning, and they offer a huge range of shades for all occasions. I own 6 MAC lipsticks at the moment, and in this post I'm going to give you a little look into the ones I have!

Cyber is a dark, purple toned vampy colour. Cyber is a colour that I love to wear in the autumn and winter months, as it has warm tones and pairs well with darker, more warm clothing as the weather starts to bring is us into colder season. As someone with a fairly pail complexion, I love how dark this colour looks on me, as I am fond of a dark bolder lip. With one swipe of this lipstick you can get a fairly light colour, and a few more swipes can give you a bold, dark purple lip. This lipstick has an satin finish, which mean is glides on super easy and has a soft, creamy feel on the lips. The wear time is a little shorter than MAC's matte lipsticks, but you get a good 4-5 hours out of it would having to reapply, slightly less if you are eating and drinking a lot. You can read my first impressions of this lipstick here.

Dark Side is another darker shade from MAC. This one has more of a deep burgundy undertone, almost a very deep red. I describe it as a very deep wine colour. I think this colour looks amazing on all skin tones, and I love it on my lips. I think it is amazing in the autumn months as it isn't too dark, and it isn't too bright s it is the perfect shade for the changing season. With and amplified finish, this lipstick glides onto the lips effortlessly and has a rather impressive staying power from an non matte lipstick. It leave the lips feeling hydrated and soft, and not at all sticky or tacky. It can last around 4-5 hours on the lips with minimal retouching, but if you are going to be eating ot drinking you will need to reapply or touch it up after you eat.

Viva Glam I is a very bold, deep red lipstick from the MAC Viva Glam collection. This lipstick is my holy grail red lipstick, and it is the one I always reach from when I wan a red lip. I love this colour,and I wear it very often during the winter months as I think it is the perfect colour for that time of year, when the weather is cold and snowy. It is the perfect lipstick to a add a bright and bold pop of colour to a simple make up look. Viva Glam I is a matte finish, which is my absolute favourite finish for MAC lipsticks, and this one is really a very matte lipstick. The lipstick isn't drying on the lips, and doesn't tug or pull your lips when applied. The lipstick glides on very smoothly for a matte shade, and has amazing lasting power. This lipstick can be applied in the morning and last all day, right through until I am taking my make off at night with minimal touch ups, and that includes eating and drinking throughout the day. I pair this lipstick with MAC's 'Trust In Red' lip liner for a crisp, stay all day lip and it really works! If you would like to see this lipstick on my lips, you can see that I am wearing it in this post.

Taupe is a nude colour that I think has slightly brown undertones, that I think makes it a perfect nude shade, and one that I reach for farily often when I want a nice and simple muted lip. The colour is quite bold on the lips, but in contrast to darker colours and bright colurs, it is bold in a more muted way that isn't as in your face as some other colours. Taupe is a matte finish, but applies very smoothly to the lips, and has a much creamier formula than Viva Glam I, which you can tell right away is a matte. As it is slightly more creamy in formula than Viva Glam I, it does have a slightly lower lasting time, sitting more around 5 or 6 hours than all day.

Velvet Teddy is my holy grail, go to nude lipstick. With a very soft, light brown, almost slightly pinky look on the lips, this colour is extremely versatile and wearable with a lot of looks. the shade suits my pale skin very well, and I think it would look amazing on all skin types. It is one of those shades that can be worn on it's own or with very little make up, or can compliment and entire face of make up with ease. Velvet Teddy is a matte lipstick, and it has a great lasting power. I have worn this lipstick for a of different occasions in a variety of weathers and it has lasted amazingly each time. It didn't dry out my lips on colder weather and it didn't get sticky or slide off in hotter weather. It is very wearable and versatile. The lasting time for this lipstick is about 5-6 hours and doesn't transfer onto things such as bottles or coffee cups as easily as some of the other finishes I have.

Brave is the first pink shade I own from MAC. Pink lip colours don't tend to suit me very often. Brave however, suits my very pale complexion wonderfully. It as a very 'your lips but better' quality to it that was part of what attracted me to it. I love that it is one of those colours that can be worn on a day when you want er minimal make up but still want some colour in your lips, and it can be work every day and loom amazing no mater where you are going or what you are wearing that day.

Do you own any of these lipstick shades?
What is your favourite MAC lipstick?

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