MAC Lipsticks- Reviews, Photos & Swatches

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

The wide range of colors and formulations of MAC Lipsticks make them a serious favorite of mine so I thought why not talk about these lovely little creations.

The Nudes
I want to talk about the the nude-y shades that I have, these shades are great to apply and wear everyday or with a classic smokey eye.

This is my favorite nude ever. It's a pinky nude which compliments my skin. I have lost count how many I have actually had, I go through this lipstick like there's no tomorrow. It's a glaze finish which means it's not drying on the lips, more of a creamy type of lipstick which I love. It applies really nicely and lasts, ok.. it's not the best for staying put on your lips if i'm honest but I can let that go as it really is the perfect nude shade for me.

Myth is a beige nude with a creamy consistency. It has a satin finish. There’s something about the consistency that makes this harder to apply it sometimes tugs when applying. All that put aside, it is a lovely nude shade and I will continue to use.

Angel was one of the first lipsticks I had from MAC, I remember completely being in love with it I couldn't go a day without wearing it. This lipstick is a softened, pale rosy pink. It has a very creamy look with a light, glossy sheen but no shimmer. It gives lips a semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage, but those with more pigmented lips may find their lips still look quite red underneath this pink.  I know it will always be one of my favorites!

Coral Bliss
As the name would suggest, this is a really nice Coral shade and it is a Cremesheen. A really nice creamy formula means it feels light and soft on the lips, I love wearing this in summer time, looks especially nice if you have a tan.

Left to right; Hue,Myth,Angel,Coral Bliss

The Reds
Red lipsticks are a classic lip color. I have two shades that I love from MAC.

Lady Danger
The first one is Lady Danger.. a bold, brightened orange-red and is a matte finish. It leans more red than orange, but it’s not full-on red.  It’s not drying, but it can be a little unforgiving if you have drier lips. The color coverage is rich and intense so you have no problem getting a full color from it! I particularly love this lipstick as the undertone makes your teeth appear whiter!

Russian Red
Next up is Russian red this is a medium-dark red and it has a matte finish, on my lips it doesn't seem to dry considering it is a matte finish. It's nice to apply with a great color payoff and it lasts very long.

Left to right; Lady Danger, Russian Red

The Bright/Deep Shades
The rest of the Lipsticks I have are a range of tones which I would wear with a soft eye so the lips are the main focus.

I love this shade, its an opaque pretty pink lipstick. It’s a smidgen on the cooler side, but it’s a rather neutral pink overall. It has a creamy feel due to this being an Amplified finish. Like many MAC lipsticks its color-packed! One of the best things about Chatterbox is it’s a standout pink, but it’s not bright, neon, or overwhelming in any way. It’s great with a lighter smoky eye, or you can slick on a sheer nude gloss to mute the color a bit more and pair it with a smoldering eye.

Girl About Town
This lipstick is a brightened medium-dark fuchsia pink with blue undertones. It has an amplified creme finish. It has a ultra creamy consistency. This lipstick is great with many different looks especially with a fierce cat eye. Like Chatterbox its really creamy to apply and has a shine to the finish.

Candy Yum-Yum

This is a bright pink. It’s a neon, blue-based pink with a matte finish. It’s definitely a show-stopping shade that is bound to get attention. It has a matte finish, so it applies more opaquely. It is creamy enough not to tug on lips or feel like a really dry matte lipstick. I rarely wear this as it's a really tough shade to pull off but when I wear it I do love the way it looks, this is great with a bronzed makeup look.

Last but not least is Rebel, this is a deep, fuchsia berry with a glossy finish. It's a very Colour-rich lipstick with a Satin soft, semi-matte finish. Due to the Satin formula it applies easily, smoothly, and also it is a very flattering shade. It’s bold without being too dark or vampy. And it lasts a great deal on the lips!

Left to right; Chatterbox,Girl About Town,Candy Yum-Yum, Rebel

What are your favorite MAC lipsticks? Let me know in the comments!


  1. Holy moly gorgeous collection! Lady danger is on my list right now! Such a gorgeous color

    Allison from

    1. Thank you. Great choice, it's one of my favorites Lady Danger!!

  2. Really enjoyed reading this post! Great to see a variety of different colors. Really love the bright / deep shades!! X

    1. Aww thanks so much :) And me too, gorgeous aren't they! x

  3. Love this post! There are at least 5 of my MAC favorites included xx

  4. I really love this post! Xx I really love the lipstick Lady danger tho xxx

    1. Aww thank you! Lady danger is one of my faves xx

  5. Love this post! Your layout is so simple and easy to follow! I love how you've broken down the lipsticks into their colours, makes it so much easier to work through the swatches! I've never really considered it before, but Chatterbox is appealing to me here...!

    Katie xo
    Love the colours you've chosen for your palette! They're exactly the ones I would pick - very jealous! I'm desperate to start a Mac palette of my own! Are you on Bloglovin'?

    Katie xo

    1. Awww thank you !! :) and its seriously a gorgeous shade x