Wednesday, 4 May 2016

My first MAC Lipstick

When it comes to make up I was a late bloomer, I didn’t really gain interest until I was around 19. These days you will fight eleven year old's for the latest Naked Palette and they are online getting those Kylie Jenner Lip Kits instead of you. For all you twenty somethings, I think you will agree our make up education was a little more of the trial and error or error and error style. Once i jumped on the beauty bandwagon I quickly discovered that lipsticks were my fast favourite. I love the way that a colour can change your whole face and I pretty much want them all. I think my make up collection is heavily dominated with lip products and eyeshadow palettes with a few base staples thrown in for good measure. For some reason I've never gotten round to purchasing something at MAC. I'm a little horrified with myself to be honest as MAC has always been hyped about for lipsticks and being in the blogosphere I actually know quite a few cult shades but had never gone to purchase. Believe it or not my boyfriend was the one who asked my why I didn't own any. That changed this weekend!

The counter was, as expected, very busy. Never the less I still swatched around twenty shades before making my selection. Apparently I take cosmetic choices oh so seriously. I had intended to pick a dark purple colour, but the only shade I really liked was one of the limited edition colours and I wanted to go for one of the original MAC shades. Thanks to my girl Taylor Swift red is my staple lip colour choice. It makes me feel all powerful woman and who run the world? Girls! I did swatch Ruby Woo which most of you will know as a cult favourite but I prefer darker toned reds. I narrowed it down to two and bravely let my boyfriend choose. I’m fairly sure he would have picked out anything to speed up the selection process but as a graphic designer I like to think he chooses good shades anyway.

The shade I bought is called Russian Red. It’s a popular shade but it’s so perfect for me, I don’t care if I’m a cliché. I tend to lean to more matte colours as I have quite a dewy complexion and don’t want my entire face to have shine and shimmer. It comes out slightly darker than it looks in the packaging but its so pretty I wish I could wear red everyday. 

In terms of packaging, it’s very simple as are all the MAC lipsticks. Unlike MAC a lot of other higher end brands have gorgeous product packaging. For example the gold YSL lipsticks are heart achingly beautiful before ever seeing the colour inside and are a bit of a collectors item. I am curious as to why the branding is so plain but my guess is that its designed to not detract from the lip colour inside.

More importantly it applies beautifully! I’m really glad I didn’t bother getting a lip liner as my Barry M red one works perfectly and was only £2.99. I actually think this is my perfect red, my soulmate of a lipstick. The only slight problem I have now is that I want to go and buy more. I might go buy that purple one. They have some new collections coming out. This could get expensive…

What MAC products would you recommend? Or do you have another favourite lipstick brand? 


  1. Looks beautiful! It's good to choose the best tone for your irrespective of the fact it might be a cliche, and actually the most popular ones usually match many people and that's why they are so popular. :)

    From high end I have couple YSL lipsticks and one Christian Louboutin. They are great lipsticks and basically the packages are piece of art. However it would be nice to buy a Mac or two to compare. :)

    Best, Nora /

    1. YSL are my favourite, I'd really like to try Tom Ford too.

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