Let’s talk lipsticks! I love a good one and typically reach for one rather than gloss. So I thought it would be fun to share with you today some of my favorite MAC lipsticks! I feel like MAC lipsticks are typically consistent and never fails me. I own about 20 so far. But, these are my top five or six lipsticks that I constantly reach for and love every time I put it on! I think my favorites covers every shade one typically looks for when it comes to lipstick shade: red, nude, browns, mauve and dark. As a woman of color, its so important for me to see how a lipstick shade will translate on my skin tone. Lets face it, not all nude lipsticks are created equal! So I think I have a nude shade a lot of you will love! From matte to satin finish and shade variety, MAC lipsticks typically fit the bill and gets my coin. It is what it is people!!
So lets break down each shade and why I love it shall we?
MAC lipstick in “Chili”
I know some of you are surprised that I did not say the very popular “Ruby Woo” by MAC. I have “Ruby Woo” and never reach for it. “Ruby Woo” has a blue undertone to it and I like my red lipsticks to have more of an orange base rather than blue. I feel like orange base reds suits my skin color better and I always love how it looks on me. “Chili” has a matte finish and I usually pair it with any red lip liner I have in my vanity.
MAC lipstick in “FreckleTone”
This is like a peachy nude shade and I love it so much. Its like your lips but better! I love it on my skin tone. The peachy tone stands out, but not in a crazy way. Every time I wear it, I’m always so surprised by how good it looks! I usually pair this with “Cork” lipliner by MAC. But, you don’t really need to do a lipliner in my opinion. Freckle tone is a satin finish. Sadly, its discontinued! The nerve (clutches pearls)!! I’ll link a dupe for you below at the end of this post.
MACs lipstick in “Captive”
This shade is a pretty mauve tone that I purchased earlier this year. I love mauve lip shades and was in search for the perfect one. This isn’t exactly what I am looking for, but pretty darn close. Its like a deep raspberry shade and I really love how it looks on my lips. I paired this with a neutral color lipliner, so you really don’t need a lipliner to match this exactly. Its a satin finish and just gorgeous on! Grab it ladies!
MAC lipstick in “Verve”
Verve is a hard shade to describe. So I had to go to MAC website to help me out. Its described as a muted brownish plum and they are exactly right. The brown undertones definitely pops against my skin tone. Honestly, I cant pinpoint exactly why I like this shade, but it always looks so good on and stays in my purse! Verve is a satin finish lipstick. I pair this with “Cork” lipliner.
MAC lipstick in “Whirl”
Y’all, I love Whirl! I forgot I had this shade and found it in my bag the other day. Its another brown but not as deep as Verve. It has more of a reddish brown tint to it. Its just so darn pretty! Whirl also has its own lipliner so I pair it with it as well. Whirl is a matte shade and I just checked MAC website and its described as a dirty rose, not a reddish brown like I just did. Ok, whatever its just a darn good one! Give it a go!
MAC lipstick in “Rebel”
Its vampy, its sexy, its perfect for Fall! I recently grabbed this and had to add it to my list. Its so pretty! Its described as a creamy plum and has a satin finish. I paired it with “Nightingale” lipliner and it looked perfect. This is a statement lipstick that I would wear for a night out. But, if you wanna rock it for daytime, go right ahead girl! Everyone will be asking what is that lipstick you’re wearing because its so good!
MAC lipliners in “Cork, Nightingale and Whirl”
Ok, so “Cork” has been around FOR-EVER! I remember having it in high school (1998-2000) and wearing it with “C-thru” lipglass. The combo everybody and they mama was rocking back then. Cork is perfect lipliner to pair with lipstick shades that are too bright or light and you need to transition or blend the shades together. Unfortunately, “Cork” is being discontinued. Why?! I did manage to find one retailer who still has it in stock, which I linked below. So stock up if you can! I have “Chestnut” but its a bit too dark for my skin tone. Nightingale is perfect for your deep vampy shades and Whirl is a good pinky tone neutral liner you can rock too. Out of these three, I’d highly recommend Cork. I wear it so much and can’t be without it! I’ll definitely have to get a few before they are no longer available.
What are your favorite MAC lipsticks?
I hope you enjoyed this post! Please let me know if you have any questions. Also, share your favorite MAC lipsticks and lipliners too. I love trying new ones. As if I need any more!
MAC “Freckletone” dupe Rimmel in “Nude Delight”