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.

MAC lipsticks

Nudes

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.

nudes

1. Flesh Pot

2. Rare Breed *

3. Japanese Maple

4. Cherish

5. Fashion Pack *

6. Barking Gorgeous *

7. Velvet Teddy

Reds

I mostly wear reds and burgundy tones in Autumn and Winter, but love these shades so much they make regular appearances in all seasons.

reds

8. Labradorable *

9. Party Line

10. Cockney

11. Viva Glam 4

12. Whirl

* = From a limited edition launch.

MAC lipstick

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?

  • You have such a gorgeous collection! Whirl is such a gorgeous colour xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    • Amy

      Thanks Hannah! Whirl is my ride-or-die at the moment.

  • Gosh, how cute is Japanese Maple!? You do have a pretty epic collection.

    T x

    • Amy

      It’s another really wearable one which you can put on pretty much anytime!

  • Yiotou_La

    This is a beautiful collection Amy! I don’t own that many MAC lipsticks but Mehr will always be my favourite shade! xx

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

    • Amy

      Thanks Yiota! Mehr is such a lovely shade.

  • You have a stunning collection of nudes! Something what I would love to have.

    Michelle Morchella

    • Amy

      I’m totally addicted!

  • Charlotta Eve

    I have only two MAC lipsticks, but I do love them. My go-to nude shade is Faux from them šŸ™‚ That Rare breed looks lovely, I’ll have to check that out at the store.

    http://www.charlottaeve.com

    • Charlotta Eve

      Ah, just realized it was from a limited edition šŸ˜€ Damn.

      • Amy

        Ahh sorry! Haha

    • Amy

      That doesn’t surprise me, as you suit pinks so well. It’s a really lovely shade.

  • The Sunday Mode

    I love swapping my empties for a free mac lipstick, it’s seriously such a good feeling!

    You have a really nice collection as well, Fresh Brew sounds perfect.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • Amy

      It’s the best! Thanks Julia.

  • leah and rachel

    You can never ever go wrong with a Mac lipstick – you can’t beat them. I loved this post. All your lippies look gorgeous! I really want to try Flesh Pot. x x x

    Cyber Mermaids | Alternative beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog

    • Amy

      Totally! I love Flesh Pot, I first bought it in something like 2008 and have been repurchasing it since.

  • Cat

    You’ve got some beautiful shades in your collection girly, I need some more MAC lipsticks in my life x

    http://www.hello-cat.blogspot.com

    • Amy

      Thanks Cat. You can never have too many!

  • Amy

    Thanks Abigail. My lipstick wishlist is endless.

  • You’re back!! That’s a great selection, I love MAC lipsticks. I’m now eyeing Cockney after reading your post! And I had no idea you can exchange lipsticks! Thanks for that!
    http://www.rougenapples.com

    • Amy

      I am! I’m hoping to be back to my usual posting now. Cockney is such a great red. I can imagine you get a lot of MAC empties so it’s well worth doing! X

  • Jordyn Pamela

    Do you think Rare Breed is more brown-toned than Velvet Teddy or more pink-toned? I’ve been looking for a new nude and I love Velvet Teddy! xx

    Jordyn // jordynpamela.com

    • Amy

      More pink toned although it looks darker on the swatch. It was a limited edition one though sadly. Velvet Teddy is one of my all time favs.

  • These shades are all so beautiful! I still need to find my go-to shade of nude šŸ™‚

    xoxo

    Ileana

    Novelstyle Blog

    • Amy

      Can’t beat a good nude.

  • Oh wow these are all so pretty! Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Amy

      Thanks Gemma x

  • I have such a love affair with my Mac lipsticks! If you like Velvet Teddy then you’ll like Patisserie as well – it’s one of my go-to shades! Shy Girl is another one of my must-have!

    Stephanie | theFantasia.com

    • Amy

      Thanks for the recommendations, they both look perfect!

  • I’ve just found out that I’m not allergic to MAC’s Matte formula (I’m allergic to ingredients in all the others), so I’m eagerly researching all the different shade options to choose my very first MAC lipstick! Velvet Teddy is currently top of my wish list, but I don’t want to rush into the decision too quickly. Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

    • Amy

      Aw that’s great! Their matte formula is my favourite actually. Velvet Teddy is the one I’d recommend, looking forward to hearing which you pick! x

  • These shades are all so pretty! I think I only own two shades from mac… need to check out their nudes!

    xoxo

    Ileana

    Novelstyle Blog

    • Amy

      I love their nudes! x

  • Mac lipsticks are one of my favorites, my favorite definitely has to be Lady Danger, it may be my favorite lipstick of all time. I love your collection, the nude shades are stunning!

    Cy | Dulce de Mango

    • Amy

      Such a lovely shade, I think i’ll be adding that to the collection come Autumn! x

  • Violette

    These lipsticks are all great! I love the colors!

    http://violettedaily.com

  • I’ve never used a Mac lipstick before but I really want to try Velvet Teddy. Those nude shades are stunning.
    Liv xx
    livslack.blogspot.co.uk

  • I’m currently going through my Mac lipstick collection as some are sooooo old it’s embarrassing and don’t even get worn anymore and it seems like the right time to back to Mac them – you’ve shared a couple that I’ll have to look in to.

    Victoria x
    FlorenceandMary.com