We’re all fairly familiar with one of the most iconic makeup brands known worldwide – MAC Cosmetics. Their makeup is the staple of professional makeup artists, and are used on the globe’s biggest celebrities. It’s no wonder, as their products are renowned for their superior formulas.
Whenever we visit a MAC boutique store, the first thing that we encounter is a sea of different shades of lipsticks. Rows upon rows of shades that may look somewhat similar, but can totally make or break your makeup look if chosen incorrectly. Not forgetting that MAC lipsticks have tons of formulations – from glossy satin to pure matte – which can be rather confusing, especially for the average consumer.
With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list, exclusively for you, highlighting 10 of the greatest MAC lipsticks you should have in your collection RIGHT NOW!
Looking for the best red lipstick is quite hard when there are tons on the market. However, your search for the ultimate red lipstick has come to an end. MAC’s Ruby Woo remains the best of the best, as it’s the perfect shade of red for any and all skin tones. The ultimate universal red lipstick that is perfect for all, with a totally matte finish and a long-wear duration that will last you all day without fading.
Velvet Teddy by MAC is a cult favourite for its gorgeous warm terracotta colour that is perfect for light to dark skin tones. It was formerly one of MAC’s best-selling products, and for good reason: it’s widely regarded as the holy grail for many because of its beautiful nude tone. The formulation is creamy and rich, with a lot of colour payoff – one swipe will cover your luscious lips completely.
A mauvey-tone lipstick is a must-have in everyone’s collection, and MAC’s matte lipstick in Mehr is the perfect choice. It’s the most beautiful pink rose colour, and it’ll make your lips seem extra plump. Plus, you can easily accomplish the “my lips, but better” look with this shade of lipstick, which is ideal for a minimal makeup aesthetic. The formula is really creamy, making it quite pleasant to wear all day on your lips.
A cool tone brown is a little more difficult to pull off, especially for those with warmer undertones, but you know MAC has our backs, for sure. Bad N’ Bare by MAC is a cool caramel hue that’s excellent for our golden babes. With its silky texture, this colour won’t wash you out and will make your lips seem very lush and beautiful.
Twig is an excellent alternative to Mehr if you want to broaden your mauve lipstick collection. It’s a little lighter than Mehr, but it’s still a great option. A vibrant lipstick hue suitable for all skin tones and those who enjoy wearing the prettiest shade of pink on their lips. This lipstick has a lovely formulation that plumps up your lips and almost has a cushiony feel to it, making it incredibly easy to wear all day.
Marrakesh-mere is the choice for a stronger, redder lipstick for daring ladies. A bold lipstick that not only delivers a punch in terms of pigmentation, but also in terms of colour. Because of the vivid tint of this lipstick, people will be able to notice your gorgeous lips from a mile away. MAC’s Powder Kiss range is a moisture matte weightless lipstick that gives your lips the appearance of being super blurred and plump in just one swipe.
If I’m feeling like a firecracker that day, this is my personal favourite for a more orangey-red lipstick. Devoted To Chili is a warm brick red lipstick that gives just the perfect amount of pop to your look if you want to spice up your daytime makeup. Combining this lipstick with a neutral eyeshadow draws attention to your lips, which, let’s be honest, isn’t a terrible look to serve on any given day.
Another personal favourite of mine that I certainly feel should be included in your vanity – MAC’s Powder Kiss Lipstick In Turn To The Left. If you wish to go for a cool brown look from your eyes to your lips, then this cool-tone dark lipstick is the perfect way to finish off your look. With this shade, your look will lean towards a more vampy and sultry vibe. The perfect intense cool brown shade for all skin tones.
Why buy lip gloss when you can get MAC’s Lustreglass Lipstick In See Sheer, which can be used as both a lipstick and a lip gloss? The perfect amount of pigment and sheen that instantly moisturises and plumps up your lips. This is the great go-to colour for when you’re wearing minimal makeup and want your lips to appear moisturised and silky in one stroke.
Let’s be frank here, we could never get enough of nude no matter how many different shades we have in our collection. For a more high-sheen and glossy finish, opt for the Lustreglass Lipstick In Thanks, It’s MAC! The peachy-pink hue works almost like a tinted lip balm, making it the perfect colour for more natural-looking lips. The feel of the formula is super comfortable on the lips, which makes your pouters look even plusher.
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