Monday, 31 January 2011

MAC Lipsticks

When I go into a MAC store, I spent the most amount of time drooling over the lipsticks.  It’s a dangerous place for me to be, in front of those many rows of lippies!  I have bought a fair few over the past year and I will share them here today. 

I know how aggravating and hard it is sometimes to find a decent swatch of certain lip colours so this is to aid those in search, and to also show you the kind of colours I like in a lipstick.

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Please Me, Chatterbox, Patisserie, Pretty Please, Rozz Revival, Morange, Toxic Tale, Jazzed, Ever Hip

Please me - I kept seeing swatches of this and fell in love so I couldn’t resist getting it for myself.  Its really wearable and I’ve been wearing it most days to just add some colour to my face.  Its a pink but quite a subtle, sexy one.

Chatterbox - I asked a friend to pick this up for me as she was going to Westfield's and I wanted a new lippie, and I’d say it was risky for me to purchase something without seeing it in the flesh first.  When I first received it I wasn’t too keen, I expected it to be brighter and lighter in the flesh than it was, but I have grown to love it.  Its a gorgeous pink that really suits my skin type, although I’d say its a darker kind of pink than I usually wear. 

Patisserie - My most used MAC lipstick (I’ve just bought my second!) as its a very natural colour, my lips but better.  I really don’t think that this lipstick gets as much recognition as it deserves, hardly anyone talks about it!  The reason I actually bought this lipstick was because I took my favourite Estee Lauder lipstick (Crystal Baby) to my local MAC and asked the MUA to match the shade up, and the closest happened to be Patisserie. (I’ll do a dupe post soon!)  Anyway, gorgeous nude pink shade, lasts well, smells delicious and is very moisturizing.

Pretty Please - The one I won over at Laurens Dressing Room.  Completely different to any other lipstick of mine and its nice to have a change from wearing colours!  This adds a gorgeous pearly shine to your lips, its very pretty although pale, and kind of reminds me of 60’s makeup, worn by Twiggy.  I also like that I can apply this on top of my other lip colours to add a shine.

Rozz Revival (DISCONTINUED?!) - My first ever MAC purchase!  I have a feeling this is discontinued (which isn’t very helpful for you guys!) but its a pretty sheer, shiny red which I pull out on special occasions.  This is the second time MAC have discontinued something which I like (the other being my favourite contour blush, Strada) – annoying!  Although I like this red, I probably wouldn’t have repurchased anyway because I’d want to try another red instead!

Morange - My newest addition!  My best friend bought me this a few weeks ago as a little random act of kindness (best friend ever huh!).  Morange has been on my wish list for ages but I’ve never plucked up the courage to get it, so I’m so grateful that I own it now – Its stunning!!!!  I’ve heard that orangey-reds are very in in 2011 so I will be sporting this lots.  Its the most beautiful orange red which looks classically stunning and I’ve been wearing it almost everyday recently!

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Toxic Tale - I’ve wore this lots towards the end of 2010, the colour is stunning and very unique, I think.  It instantly glams up my whole face and outfit and I just love it!

Jazzed - Another favourite, similar to Ever Hip but more orange, I’m sure you’ve seen this all loads already also!

Ever Hip - Love this lipstick so much that I’ve stopped wearing it as I don’t want it to run out!  Came out with the Liberty of London collection, I love the colour and the packaging, everything about it.  I’ve spoken about this lippie so much on my blog so I don’t want to bore you talking about it any more!

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(If anyone would like to see swatches of these on my lips, then please just ask and I’ll take photos when I next get a chance!)

WISHLIST - Ravishing, Kinda Sexy, Vegas Volt, See Sheer.

What are your favourite MAC lipsticks?  Recommend me some! XXX

20 comments:

  1. WOW! They're really nice colours! Great post!
    Thanks!
    Bex xXx

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  2. Morange looks fabulous. I recently just purchased Lavender Whip from a blog sale been wanting it for a while so I hope it doesn't disappoint .

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  3. Fab collection! Morange looks hot<3

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  4. Great post!
    My fave is impassioned! I definitely need some more though :)

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  5. My favs are Fleshpot and Pink plaid. I tend to prefer matte lipsticks on myself all the time, and if I want a bit of shine I'll add gloss separately. Mac lippies are oh so good though, eh! :D

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  6. Hello Katie, I really love the look of Pretty Please - can't seem to find a swatch of it on your lips on the blog, but maybe I'm just not searching well... If you could post a swatch, that'd be fantastic :) It looks like an interesting alternative to beige-nude colours! xx

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  7. i love Chatterbox, it's my all time favorite lipstick from MAC! great post =)

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  8. I love the look of Rozz Revival and as my name is Roz, it'd be a great one fo rme to have but yeah, I think it must be discontinued as I haven't seen it in store. Rubbish.

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  9. Bex-4-Ever - They are beautiful huh!!

    LaalaaMonroe - Ahh I've also heard so much about Lavender Whip, let me know if its nice!!

    Holly - Morange has definitely become my favourite red lipstick! XX

    Emma Jade - Ohhh I want impassioned too, I need to add that on my list aswell, ahah!!
    XX

    Raffles Bizarre - Oh they are good, so addictive to get! You'd probably like Please Me then because thats matte, I'm def gonna check Pink Plaid and Fleshpot out! Thank you! XX

    Ola - I don't think I've posted a pic of it before, but I will get one up in the next week for you :) Its really gorgeous, I'm sure you'll love it!
    XX

    MakeupMajesty - Ahhhh yay! I need to start wearing Chatterbox more!! XX

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  10. They all look gorgeous! I've had my eyes on morange for a while, the colour is beautiful! xo

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  11. I love the look of Chatterbox! xx

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  12. I need Please Me! My favourite is Kinda Sexy, you definitely have to get it :) x

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  13. Patisserie looks lovely, this will be my next Mac lipstick, either that or Modesty.

    I can't decide!

    Sarah xx

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  14. thanks for the swatches!!
    im loving Patisserie and ever hip!! such pretty colors

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  15. First: I apologize for the length of this comment. :)
    Katie, I would love to see pictures of you wearing these lipsticks, especially Please Me and Patisserie, and perhaps Chatterbox too - those are the ones I like the most out of your collection at the moment (although I like the other ones too! too bad some of them are LE). Sometimes, peachy lipsticks appeal to me the most, sometimes nude or red lippies, and I guess right now the light pinks/nudes. My lips are rather pigmented so I don't like very pale lipsticks though. The nearest place to purchase MAC products is really far away from my hometown (I don't live in the UK) so I like to consider what I want from MAC before I go there.

    The MAC lipsticks I already own are Impassioned and Vegas Volt. Both are of amplified finish which I love. I do wear Impassioned more often, though, because VV tends to look a bit too bright orangeish on my warm toned skin. It's a fun color though. The reason I bought VV in the first place was because I wanted to get Toxic Tale and it was already sold out, so I and the shop assistant figured VV was the closest match to TT (sorry about using these abbreviations, but it's so much quicker, haha). I then also got Impassioned because I find that if I mix VV and a bit of Impassioned and blend them together I get a shade that is close to Toxic Tale.

    Awesome post :)
    xoxo Nora

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  16. oh i looove ur lipstick collection!

    I recently bought please me and it looked soo nice in the store.. But when I went home i kinds looked dead (i'm an NC30).. I'm tryna wear it now with a lip liner to slightly darken the colour a lil.. But it's still a lovely lipstick..

    I looove MAC's Ruby Woo, Russian Red & Impassioned

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  17. oh i looove ur lipstick collection!

    I recently bought please me and it looked soo nice in the store.. But when I went home i kinds looked dead (i'm an NC30).. I'm tryna wear it now with a lip liner to slightly darken the colour a lil.. But it's still a lovely lipstick..

    I looove MAC's Ruby Woo, Russian Red & Impassioned

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  18. That's a lipstick collection that i sure going to make every woman envious.It is good to have a shade fir every mood and season.

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  19. MAC Cosmo is a fab shade - doesnt get enough credit

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