(L-R) Candy Yum-Yum
Just like everyone else, I love MAC lipsticks and think they are my favourites out there. There are so many different shades and finishes that they have one for every occasion you can think of. At the moment, my MAC collection is full of brights as I am not really a nude lipstick wearer (I prefer a lip balm or crayon) so here are my 5 favourite MAC lipsticks. So I'm not going on saying the same things over and over again, they are all really long-lasting (I usually re-apply once a day tops) and also even though I have a few matte finishes, they are not drying at all. Amazing!
First of all, a classic bright, Candy Yum Yum. This is a matte formula which I prefer to anything else but it is actually very creamy. I think a matte lip looks really classic and stylish and this colour is beautiful - certainly not a shade to blend in with the crowd! This got the most wear when I was at uni and experimented with pink hair - it looks amazing with bright hair!
Next, another matte and another classic, Russian Red. I think most people have this as a staple red in their collection and gosh do I know why! A gorgeous colour which I love with my (very) pale skin and light hair. I wear this a lot for nights out and sometimes during the day, usually in winter and always at Christmas!
Relentlessly Red is a fairly new addition to my collection and is the only Retro Matte finish I own. It is a little bit more drying than the normal matte formula, however, it is a gorgeous colour. Definitely more pinky than red but great for any occasion really! Ooh and I just realised it smells like tic tacs...
The last two are the Amplified finish which is much more creamy but still relatively long-lasting. Saint Germain is my first EVER MAC lipstick which I initially loved and wore to death inspired by a Destiny's Child era Beyonce baby pink lip. Now, I am not Beyonce (believe it or not) and this did not flatter my skin! It is a very purpley-bluey pink tone and because I am very pale already, it kind of made me look like a ghost... But, you can't let go of your first love and this will stay in my collection for a long time.
Finally, my only ever MAC lipstick repurchase - Impassioned. Very similar in colour to Relentlessly Red but I much prefer the look of it and it doesn't make my lips look as dry. My first Impassioned sadly melted in a left-in-the-car-in-hot-weather-related incident (remind me not to get a pet dog) and I had to buy it again.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my favourite MAC lipsticks and let me know which yours are! I'm definitely going to add some more neutral shades soon because I want to try out more day time looks with lipsticks so please recommend! Also, I hope the swatches were helpful because they made me look like a burns victim for about 2 days....