I recently did a ‘Liquid Lipstick Favourites‘, but as I know many people don’t like liquid lipsticks I wanted to do a top 5 ‘regular’ lipstick post. I’m not overly adventurous when it comes to different brands of lipstick, I do tend to stick to Mac lippies. I just love their formula and as I’ve started a collection, I like to add to it. Anyways, let’s get started…
First up is my newest Mac lipstick and that is:
I went into Mac looking for a really Autumnal shade and this is what I decided on. My Favourite lipstick formulas are mattes and satins but this is an amplified formula which had the intensity of a matte but a shiny finish. I don’t love the finish so I tend to use a translucent powder to matte it down. I’d describe this shade as a deep wine, burgundy. On the website, they describe it as a deepened claret. I’ve been really lusting after shades like this lately.
I don’t own any other shade like this, and to be honest, I wasn’t too sure I’d be able to pull it off. But with the right makeup, it looks amazing. Personally, I think a simple eye with a sharp wing looks best. I think the lipstick talks for itself. It’s a muted greyish taupe brown and is a matte finish.
This was my first ‘colourful’ lipstick when I wanted to step away from the nudes, or as I like to call them, ‘safe’ colours. It’s a pinkish-plum, it’s a lot deeper and eye-catching than any of my other pinky toned lipstick. It’s a satin finish which is my favourite finish; Satins just seem to plump my lips and make them look poutier. This is my most go-to Winter shade. It works with everything and really compliments my skin tone.
What other shade to wear around Christmas than a bright red?! It was a fight between this and Ruby Woo, but Russian Red just won as its slightly brighter. It’s an intense red with blue undertones so it makes your teeth look bright white. The matte formula has staying power so you won’t need to keep retouching your lips. I also find with this lipstick that you don’t get a huge amount of transfer either -bonus!
This is the most subtle of the 5. It’s described as a dirty blue pink. and is so wearable if you want something a little deeper, but still quite nude.
Let me know if there are any Mac lipsticks you’d recommend for Winter.