Monday, 18 July 2016


As a lover of all things drugstore, I find it extremely hard to justify spending a large amount of money on higher end brands when I know that somewhere in Superdrug is something much cheaper that will work just as well. However, when it comes to lipsticks I have to admit that I've never found anything that compares to the colour range, pigmentation and comfort of the ever so famous MAC lipsticks. 

I only have 8 lipsticks as I'm not the most adventurous when it comes to experimenting with colour but I can assure you that the 6 nudes shades that I own are the prettiest shades you'll ever see. I do encourage you all to just pop into a MAC store or a counter so you're able to swatch all the colours so you know exactly what one will suit you the most,there is nothing worse than buying a lipstick without testing it first to find that it isn't your shade.

From top to bottom:

MAC VIVA GLAM ll | Matte 
Out of all the Mac lipsticks I own I have to say that this shade is my favourite, I wear it near enough every day, so much that I went out and bought a back up just in case I lost it. It retails for £15.50 which is a tad bit expensive compared to the lipsticks you can find in the drugstore but all the money goes towards the Mac Aids fund which helps men, women and children living/affected by aids. I'm not really the best person to ask when it comes to talking about undertones and colours but I would say that this 'Your lips but better' shade of lipstick is perfect for any occasion and would suit a vast amount of skin tones.

I've only ever worn this lipstick once, I'm a pale gal and I have to admit that coral shades just don't suit me unless I have a tan. If you're from the UK then you will know that the only way you will catch a bit of a tan is by faking it until you make it and this is something I seriously fail at. I just don't have the time or the black bed sheets to keep fake tanning every week just so I can wear a lipstick. Hopefully when my holiday comes round next year I'll remember to take this with me. 

Do I even need to mention why this lipstick is in my collection? This was sold out for months all over the country at one point because Kylie Jenner or her makeup artist had mentioned that this was one of the colours she wore on her lips to make them appear bigger. I actually picked this up in Paris and I can't even explain the happiness I felt when the mac artist told me they had lodes in stock, I think they thought I was crazy for how excited I was getting over a lipstick. It's not my favourite lipstick in my collection but the formula of the matte lipsticks are one of the most comfortable formulas I've ever tried, this lipstick to me is perfect to throw on in the Autumn months as it contrasts well against pale skin and gives a simple look some depth.

WHIRL | Matte
I just can't help myself when it comes to the dark colours, I'm just one of those girls that would gladly live in black for her entire life until they come out with a darker colour. The 'Dirty Rose' shade has quickly become a staple in my collection and I can tell I will definitely need a back up of this as I use it all the time. I desperately wanted the lipliner before the lipsticks were ever released but now that I own it I would say that you don't actually need a lipliner, the lipsticks matte formula doesn't bleed on me and the lipsticks are incredibly easy to achieve the perfect lip line with. 

HALF 'N' HALF | Amplified Crème
This was a lipstick I'd never heard of until I bought the 6 modern browns palette from MAC a year ago. If you were to see my palette now you would be able to tell just how much I love this lipstick as I've practically hit pan on it. The finish of it is completely different to any other lipstick I own and if I'm being honest it's not my favourite. I much prefer to apply this with a lip brush instead of using the actual lipstick as I find the formula to be too creamy for me, by applying it with a brush I am able to blend it into my lips without having that glossy finish. If they bought it out in a matte formula this would definitely be taken everywhere with me.

This was my first ever mac lipstick, it was gifted to me as a christmas present when I was around 14 years old. I know what you're thinking 'yo sare it's like 6 years old it's time to throw it away and move on' but I just can't, it does have some sentimental value to it and it doesn't smell or look weird so I'll still use it until otherwise. It has a matte finish (surprised?) and it has a blue-ish undertone to it so it compliments my pale skin well. I used to wear this all the time to whatever party was being held at the weekend but since my social life isn't what it used to be I just haven't picked it up since. I don't own any other red lipsticks, this is my holy grail item for those special occasions where you just need a pop of colour to complete the look.

STONE | Matte
This shade has to be one of my favourites! I wore it constantly in the Autmn/Winter months and I was sad to put it down when Spring came rolling by. MAC's matte formula is certainly something to rave about, they just feel so comfortable on the lips and last near enough all day! If you're not a fan of the darker shades I think you should still go and try their matte lipsticks as they are a game changer when it comes to the whole matte lip trend. It has a greyish-browny hue to it so it is the darkest nude I own but I feel that the darker shades really compliment the majority of skin tones.

If you really think about it, lipstick is such a personal thing! Everyone has their staple colour that they can't leave the house without, it's like your trademark really. I really enjoyed talking about my minuscule MAC collection as now all I want to do is wear them all, maybe I'll have a cheeky nose around the MAC website just in case there is a shade I don't have... 

Do you have any fave lipsticks? If you do then leave me a comment down below, I would love to check them out!




  1. I have stone and whirl and I absolutely love them, although stone can seem quite intimidating at times! I really want Kinda Sexy, and at the moment I'm wishing for a MAC lipstick in the shade 'Syrup' - great post, I love your photos :)

    Em ||

  2. All these lipsticks are so pretty oh my! Kinda sexy and velvet teddy have to be some of my favourite all time lipsticks and I think I might have to add whirl to my wishlist :) x

  3. I have Viva Glam III and Whirl and they're sooo good! Great post and that picture is just beautiful! Xx

  4. My sister has Whirl and it is probably one of the most gorgeous colours ever ! Should I be honest ? I own one Mac lipstick (!!!!!)... I really want to increase my collection though.. I will definitely try some that you have mentioned !!


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