MAC are one of those makeup brands who are just coveted online for their Lipstick offerings. Their extensive range of permanent lipsticks plus their constant stream of limited edition collections tends overwhelm me to be honest, however over the past couple of years I've managed to accumulate 8 of these lipsticks, and I thought I'd swatch and share them with you!
Hue, Cremecup, Hug Me, Lustering, Craving, Impassioned, Party Parrot and Lady Danger
Hue, Creme Cup, Hug Me, Lustering, Craving, Impassioned, Party Parrot and Lady Danger
For anyone who has never tried MAC Lipsticks before, they are available in a heap of different finishes, including Cremesheen (cream finish), Matte (matte finish), Lustre (sheer finish) and many more. They come in plain black tubes, with a vanilla scent. I find that the printing on the inside of some of my tubes is starting to wear off (as seen with Impassioned) but overall the packaging is very sleek.
Hue - Glaze Finish
Hue is a semi sheer, pink leaning nude. I tend to reach for Hue whenever I want to blank out my lips in favour of a more dramatic eye look. It's not one of those nudes that makes your lips look super full however it's still one I reach for fairly often.
Creme Cup - Cremesheen Finish
Creme Cup is a cream finish, light warm pink lipstick. This is quickly becoming one of my favourite lipsticks. It's just warm enough to be more flattering on my skin-tone than cooler, blue toned pinks.
Hug Me - Lustre Finish
Hug Me is a sheer, brown toned nude. Sadly, Hug Me isn't as flattering as on me as I thought it was when I first bought it. The more I have worn it, the more I think it would suit someone with a darker skintone better. I will probably go ahead and sell this one.
Lustering - Lustre Finish
Lustering is a sheer medium pink. I don't use Lustering as much as I should because it is a beautiful colour and super flattering on the lips. I can imagine this lipstick would be flattering on any skintone as it can be sheered out or layered to it's full colour capacity.
Craving - Amplified Finish
Craving is an opaque plum berry. I don't like how craving looks with my skintone and hair colour. I think it looked a lot better on me when I had brown hair for some reason. It's a pretty shade but just not my thing. I want to sell this one too.
Impassioned - Amplified Finish
Impassioned is an opaque, warm toned hot pink. There was a point about a year ago when I was wearing Impassioned nearly every day I was so in love with the colour. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an out there lipstick to try!
Party Parrot - Matte Finish (Limited Edition)
Party Parrot is a matte, warm toned hot pink. Party Parrot is essentially the matte version of Impassioned. I find I prefer the matte finish of Party Parrot rather than Impassioned but, I do doubt my sanity in purchasing the same shade of lipstick twice.
Lady Danger - Matte Finish
Lady Danger is a matte, orange toned leaning red. I like Lady Danger as a red, but I don't wear it as often as the more blue based Nars Dragon Girl. It isn't as super matte as I like in my matte lipsticks either, it feels as though it still has a little sheen, and so does Party Parrot.
If you have any shades you would recommend, please let me know in the comments!
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