I though that I'd share with you all my MAC lipstick collection. I, personally, love these types of posts as it's less about the accumulative collection and more about showing off the swatches. I want this post to help those who are away to buy a new MAC lipstick and are unsure of what shade looks good.
MAC lipsticks were one of the first high-end lipstick that I owned. It seems to be a right of passage that all makeup lovers go through; MAC being that first step into higher-end makeup. The shade range that MAC offers is incomparable to any other brand as there is so many to choose from.
My first memory of MAC lipstick was my MAC Ruby Woo: I paid well over the retail price for it, but I had no regrets. Just one hit of the vanilla scented goodness and I was hooked. I now have thirteen shades in total, so I thought it'd be nice to split my collection near enough in half and make this a two-part post. I'll do my reds and nudes in this post and the next part will be my pinks and purples. From left to right there is: Velvet Teddy, Viva Glam II, Rihanna Viva Glam II, Ruby Woo, Kanga Rouge, and Rihanna Viva Glam I.
Rihanna Viva Glam I (Frost Finish)
The Rihanna Viva Glam I is a warm-toned bright red with a golden frost finish. It leans towards having a warmer, more orange tint than the others in my collection. This packs a lot of punch with it's colour, but it's not as strong as the other two red lipsticks. I think that its the frost finish that makes it less 'high intensity'.
Kanga Rouge (Cremesheen Finish)
Kanga Rouge is a limited edition lipstick from the 2011 Holiday collection Glitter and Ice, which is why it has such pretty white packaging. It is a cooler toned red, on the blue toned spectrum, and very bold. The Cremesheen finish makes it a very moisturising lipstick, but it is more prone to slipping and bleeding of of the lipline.
Ruby Woo (Retro Matte Finish)
This is the perfect middle between Rihanna Viva Glam I and Kanga Rouge. It is the most like a true, classic bright red; leaning neither too orange or too blue. It is a retro matte, which makes it a very drying lipstick compared to the rest of the MAC formulas. It is the best, however, for if you need a super long lasting lipstick.
Rihanna Viva Glam II (Frost Finish)
Rihanna Viva Glam II is a dark bronze metallic colour with lots of silver shimmer. On my skin tone it appears to be a lot more ashy and cool toned than it looks in the tube. Not a colour that I would find it easy to wear in public, but at the same time I love putting it on.
Viva Glam II (Satin Finish)
This is probably my most worn, everyday favourite out of all of my MAC lipsticks. a pinky-brown toned nude colour. It appears very similar to Velvet teddy, but the colour is less vibrant, more dulled down, and the under tone is pink. The other difference is that the Satin finish has more shine and slip, than the matte.
Velvet Teddy (Matte Finish)
Velvet Teddy is a warm toned terracotta brown nude colour. It was made to be super popular by Kylie Jenner (a name that I thought would never appear on the blog!). This was the lipstick that made me realise that the MAC Matte formulas were one of the best they offered.
Hang in for part two, which will be on the rest of my collection. The pinks and purples are where my heart truly belongs.
Louise x x