Makeup + Skincare

My MAC Lipstick Collection – My Most Worn Lipsticks

11th May 2017
MAC lipstick

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.

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I like nosing at people’s collections so thought I would pick out some of my most worn MAC lipsticks to share.

MAC lipsticks


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

4. Cherish

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

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?

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  • Hannah
    11th May 2017 at 5:18 pm

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

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    • Amy
      12th May 2017 at 2:16 pm

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

  • TheStyleRawr
    11th May 2017 at 6:41 pm

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

    T x

    • Amy
      12th May 2017 at 2:16 pm

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

  • Yiotou_La
    12th May 2017 at 5:53 am

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


    • Amy
      12th May 2017 at 2:17 pm

      Thanks Yiota! Mehr is such a lovely shade.

  • Michelle Morchella
    12th May 2017 at 9:03 am

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

    Michelle Morchella

    • Amy
      12th May 2017 at 2:17 pm

      I’m totally addicted!

  • Charlotta Eve
    12th May 2017 at 10:45 am

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

    • Charlotta Eve
      12th May 2017 at 10:46 am

      Ah, just realized it was from a limited edition 😀 Damn.

      • Amy
        12th May 2017 at 2:17 pm

        Ahh sorry! Haha

    • Amy
      12th May 2017 at 2:17 pm

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

  • The Sunday Mode
    12th May 2017 at 12:22 pm

    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
      12th May 2017 at 2:17 pm

      It’s the best! Thanks Julia.

  • leah and rachel
    12th May 2017 at 12:56 pm

    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
      12th May 2017 at 2:18 pm

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

  • Cat
    12th May 2017 at 1:17 pm

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

    • Amy
      12th May 2017 at 2:18 pm

      Thanks Cat. You can never have too many!

  • Amy
    12th May 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Thanks Abigail. My lipstick wishlist is endless.

  • Elena
    12th May 2017 at 2:34 pm

    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!

    • Amy
      12th May 2017 at 2:38 pm

      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
    15th May 2017 at 12:39 am

    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 //

    • Amy
      16th May 2017 at 9:42 am

      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.

  • Ileana Druetta
    16th May 2017 at 8:51 pm

    These shades are all so beautiful! I still need to find my go-to shade of nude 🙂



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    • Amy
      23rd May 2017 at 12:19 pm

      Can’t beat a good nude.

  • Jacquard Flower
    18th May 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Oh wow these are all so pretty! Gemma x

    • Amy
      23rd May 2017 at 12:19 pm

      Thanks Gemma x

  • Stephanie |
    22nd May 2017 at 5:40 pm

    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 |

    • Amy
      23rd May 2017 at 12:20 pm

      Thanks for the recommendations, they both look perfect!

  • Tania Jayne
    23rd May 2017 at 4:58 pm

    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
      24th May 2017 at 9:43 am

      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

  • Ileana Druetta
    23rd May 2017 at 11:29 pm

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



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    • Amy
      24th May 2017 at 9:43 am

      I love their nudes! x

  • Mango
    24th May 2017 at 6:28 am

    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
      24th May 2017 at 9:44 am

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

  • Violette
    24th May 2017 at 1:37 pm

    These lipsticks are all great! I love the colors!

  • Liv Slack
    24th May 2017 at 4:48 pm

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

  • Victoria
    4th June 2017 at 3:34 pm

    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