Hello lovely ladies!!
I've been meaning for AGES to compile a lipstick collection for you and today i FINALLY got started taking the photos! It has become clear that this is gonna be a pretty EPIC post so i have decided to do one dedicated purely to my MAC lippies and do the others as a separate post later in the week. So here i go with my MAC lipsticks!!
I'm relatively new to lipstick. I always used to wear the same gloss most days. Either that or just a bit of lip balm and nothing else. In the last few months my interest in lipstick has grown CONSIDERABLY and i now own quite a few!! In compiling my collection it has become apparent that i favour MAC lipsticks over other brands. Don't get me wrong, I like other brands too, but there is just something EXCITING about MAC lipsticks and i have looked forward to buying EVERY one that i own.
First up.... Spirit (Satin)
This isn't a colour i would automatically go for as it looks rather DARK just to look at the bullet BUT.... I find this such a GORGEOUS naturall, purple-toned brown shade. It's not too dark and not too pale and i love it for that. I bought this last week so its one of the newest additions to my lippy stash but i have reached for it A LOT! Way more than i thought i would! It's a Satin finish which, to be honest, isn't my favourite and i find it slightly drying but, as with any dry formula lippy, i just pop a layer of Carmex over the top and i'm good to go!
Next is Viva Glam Gaga 2 (Amplified)...
This is definitely my new favourite of all the nude lipsticks i own (and i do love a good nude). I think i WANTED this more than i have ever wanted ANY lipstick and it did not disappoint me. Its a wonderful, creamy beige toned nude which isn't TOO pale on me (I'm NC30). I've been trying not to wear it to death because i want it to stay feeling 'special'. I will probably have to purchase a back-up of this before it disappears forever in Feb 2012 (sob).
Onto Hue (Glaze)...
I knew i wanted Hue after i first saw the swatch of it. I've had a few misses with pinks in my time and this just looked like the most perfect, pink nude. On me, this is one of those 'My lips but BETTER' shades and it one of the most flattering shades i own. I don't find it too pale, unlike some people i have spoken to about it. This is just a great everyday pink and i'm so glad i own it.
Speaking of Pink Hits and Misses.... Here's St Germain (Amplified)
I just ADORE the colour of this lipstick from the bullet.... NOT so sure about it on my face. It just leans so BLUE!! (It looks even more blue in this photo as the sun had decided to go in at this point). I've warmed to it a bit more since i dyed my hair brunette again, for some reason the brightness of it is subdued a little by my dark hair (phew). It's still not one that i reach for often, but it does have its own special place in the collection and this was one of the first ever MAC lipsticks that ever caught my eye (from the Quite Cute collection.)
Onto something just as BRIGHT!! It's Morange (Amplified)
This was my first ever MAC lippy. I was just so attracted to it (orange is one of my all time favourite colours) and it screamed summer to me. It's not the most wearable of shades but i LOVE it and i have been known to take it out just to admire it from time to time. It can look quite RED in photos but i can assure you this is a VERY bright ORANGE shade!!
Here's Morange's more wearable sibling.... Vegas Volt (Amplified)
This is a lipstick that i have worn a LOT over the summer. It's like a pinkier, more wearable version of Morange. MAC describe it as 'Full Power Coral' which i totally agree with and i LOVE me a coral lippy! It's certainly in my Summer Top 5 products shortlist!!
Last up is my Liberty of London Lipstick in Bloomin Lovely (Amplified)
You'd be forgiven for thinking that this was another photo of St Germain but this one IS meant to look this colour. I just wanted a purple lippy because i didn't own one and i picked this up from a blogsale. Total bargain. I do like it and think it's VERY pretty but, as a warm toned lady, it's not my go-to colour. Again i have liked this better since i've been brunette again. I also like how purples and purple tones make my green eyes go POP!!
So thats my MAC lippy selection SO FAR.... There are a million more that i WANT but, as my mum is constantly reminding me, I've already got what she describes as 'Too Many' lipsticks!! Is there such a thing?? I feel its my duty to sample all the different finishes (I do also own Lovelorn which is a Frost finish BUT it was AWOL for this post and i have no idea which handbag it's hiding in)
Where should i go next with my MAC lippy obsession?? Which are your favourite shades/formulas??
Disclaimer: I am aware i am sporting some very fine facial hair in these photos. EVERY time i think i have de-fuzzed, it seems to pop back up again. FAIL!!