Makeup trends come and go, as do brands and products but one continuous staple in my makeup bag over the past decade has been the trusty MAC lipstick.
Have you ever heard the -probably false- fact about spiders, which states you’re never more than ten feet away from one? In this house that’s the case with MAC lipsticks. They’re stuffed in my handbags, pockets … Down the side of the sofa. I frequently panic when leaving the house that I’ve forgotten my keys or left my straighteners on but am never in any doubt as to wether I’ve got a lipstick in my bag, as it’s like a weird second nature.
I like nosing at people’s collections so thought I would pick out some of my most worn MAC lipsticks to share.
My go-to lipstick is forever going to be a nude. I’ve tried almost all of the nudes in MAC’s permanent collection and have to remind myself I don’t need any more when a new collection features one.
1. Flesh Pot
2. Rare Breed *
3. Japanese Maple
5. Fashion Pack *
6. Barking Gorgeous *
7. Velvet Teddy
I mostly wear reds and burgundy tones in Autumn and Winter, but love these shades so much they make regular appearances in all seasons.
8. Labradorable *
9. Party Line
11. Viva Glam 4
* = From a limited edition launch.
Whilst I wear all of these constantly, I find myself reaching for Velvet Teddy and Whirl a lot at the moment.
My recommendation for anyone wanting a really easy to wear nude lipstick would be Fresh Brew. It’s not included in my list as it’s quite sheer and subtle but I actually wore it on my wedding day.
Don’t forget you can recycle 6 MAC empties in-store and swap them for a MAC lipstick from the permanent range. Win. Who doesn’t love free stuff?