Updated: Nov 14, 2021
My MAC lipstick obsession started around the same time I started watching YouTube. Beauty YouTubers with drawers full of makeup made me, shamelessly, want the same. I bought my first MAC lipstick (Ruby Woo) and fell in love with the soft, buttery lipsticks there and then! Since then, my collection of makeup has both grown and lessened as the years have passed. I went from hoarding loads of makeup products to then decluttering loads of (embarrassingly out of date) stuff. But the one thing that has always remained constant is my MAC lipsticks. I'm not gonna lie, some of these are probably out of date (how long do lipsticks last?) and I maybe shouldn't still be using them, but I can't bear to part with them. They're a staple for whenever I'm going 'out out' (or even just out for the day!) and never let me down.
So, here is my current MAC lipstick collection!
(FROM LEFT TO RIGHT)
GOLD STAR (KISS OF STARS LIPSTICK)
This one gives quite a sheer, sheen look to your lips, so it's not very pigmented at all. It does give off a lovely, glittery shimmer in the sunlight though!
Another one that isn't too pigmented on the lips - kind of like 'your lips but better' if that makes sense! Ravishing just makes your lips stand out a little bit more.
PLEASE ME (MATTE)
This one looks super bright in the photo but it's not that bright in real life! Slightly softer than Barbie pink, Please Me is the perfect pop of pink.
Whirl is one of my all time favourites! Again, it looks a lot more red toned in the photo than it does in real life. It's like a slightly darker nude, which I love!
(FROM LEFT TO RIGHT)
RELENTLESSLY RED (RETRO MATTE)
A slightly pinker, brighter red, Relentlessly Red isn't one I tend to reach for too often, as I think with this one you have to go for either very pale or no eyeshadow to balance it out.
SO CHAUD (MATTE)
So Chaud is a slightly more orange toned red, but I still love it! I always take this one with me on holiday because it's the perfect in-between of red and orange (although I'm not sure it always goes with my sunburn!)
LADY DANGER (MATTE)
Lady Danger is a lipstick that I think every 'beauty guru' YouTuber had and would rave about back in the day! A classic red - can't go wrong!
RUBY WOO (RETRO MATTE)
The best red which, I think, would flatter every skin tone. I think mine is definitely out of date, but I just can't let go of it!
RUSSIAN RED (MATTE)
My most worn lipstick! This one was constantly in whichever bag I was taking out when I was in uni. The perfect, slightly darker red, which is great to wear around Christmas time!
OBLIVION (ROCKY HORROR COLLECTION)
Oh my god, this lipstick. I've always loved musical theatre, so when MAC announced the Rocky Horror collection, I was all over that! I remember sitting in a lecture at uni (yes, this one is probably too old to use too!) refreshing the website to try and grab this. Unfortunately, the collection sold out in minutes and I was devastated. Fast forward to when I was working at Walt Disney World, I finally found this lonely lipstick sitting in a beauty outlet shop and grabbed it! I don't use it too much (because it's so beautiful!) but I'm so glad I found it.
What's your favourite MAC lipstick? Do you religiously stick to expiry dates on lipsticks, or are you like me?