Today I wanted to show you through my mini MAC lipstick collection. And I say mini because I have only 3! How minimalist of me. I don;t wear a lot of lipsticks, nor do I go for really bright shades, so I only have my very favourite colours that I know suit me and that I wear over and over again. You will definitely spot a theme here, of nude, brown and pink tones! Very universal colours for me, that seem to go with any makeup look!
So from left to right, I have Velvet Teddy, Honeylove and Faux.
Velvet Teddy – This one is warm toned, pink-brown nude shade, a cult favourite colour that I know so many people love. This one is a matte finish, but wears really nicely, I don’t find it to be drying. This is definitely a blog/youtube inspired purchase, as for a while everyone was talking about this colour, so I knew I wanted to try it. It is a really pretty shade, that looks so flattering on. It is a slightly darker nude, so when I am wearing fake tan, this is more of a true nude colour, but against my natural pale skin it can look pretty dark, so I like how versatile it is. I would say this is a good MAC lipstick for your first colour, especially as you don’t really need a lip liner with it.
Honeylove – This is another warm toned shade, this time it is more of a true nude. This is a lighter shade, so I love reaching for this when I have more eye makeup on, as a more neutral lip allows the eyes to pop! This is a matte shade again, but I have to say, this one seems to cling to any dry patches more than Velvet Teddy. Out of the three shades I have, I would say this one goes with most makeup looks so I often carry this one in my bag, as I know it will always match! This one pairs beautifully with MAC Stripdown lip liner, they look so good together.
Faux – This one is a mauve-toned pink shade, but I’d still call this a nude colour. This is a gorgeous colour. It is one of those perfect ‘my-lips-but-better’ shades – it looks young and pretty on the lips. This one is a satin finish, which is my favourite lipstick finish because it feels really comfortable to wear but still dries down to have pretty good staying power. I feel like you can apply a tiny bit of this for just a wash of colour, or build it up for a more opaque, flawless look. I use this both with and without a liner – you don’t really need one but a liner is a nice addition.
Swatches from left to right – Velvet Teddy, Honeylove and Faux.
What are your favourite MAC lipsticks – are there any other colours I need to add to my collection?