Tuesday, 7 September 2010

MAC Lipstick Collection

This isn’t a bragging post but I have a pretty alright lipstick collection. Lots of drug store lipsticks and a few higher end brands.  I do however have a nice collection of MAC lipsticks. Is 9 lipsticks a collection??

Anyway I thought I'd do a mini review or give my personal thoughts about these glossy babes.  Do you want to meet the gang???

Back row: Cute-ster, Angel, Sweetie, Speed Dial
Front row: Pretty please, Snob, Hue, Politely Pink
Far right: Plink
(Picture with flash)

They are all the in the permanent line lipstick collection, with the exception of one. Let me introduce you closer up to who they are...

Sorry for the dodgy photo, only way to fit them all in :- ) Taken with flash.

So here's my thoughts:

Hue (Glaze)
This is my most recent MAC lipstick purchase. I was torn between MAC’s Hue and Crème de Nude and this was the winner. Which I’m really glad about. I probably used this every day and it's on the top spot with my Plink lipstick.  It's always in my handbag.  When this runs out, I am so repurchasing!  A prefect not in your face nude, exactly what I wanted.  It looks glossy too as it's a Glaze finish.

Speed Dial (Creamsheen)
A gorgeous hot pink notice me lipstick.  If you love a hot pink, I completely recommend you check this out.  It's a creamy lipstick that glides on smooth.  A raspberry colour which has a very very fine, almost unnoticeable shimmer in it.  It's a bit bright for work or school etc, but prefect for a night out on the town with friends.

Pretty please (Lustre)
I’ve never been too sure with this, its nice and gives you a wet lustre lipstick look. It looks like a white pinky pearl colour (if that makes sense).  It's a strange colour to swatch, as it doesn't really show in pictures unless you have flash or bright sunlight.  It might be a better lip combo lipstick, a bit of Snob and this over the top?? Dunno really, but this is not one of those statement lipsticks.  But worth a look, if you want to create a quite natural look though.

Politely pink (Lustre)
This is very similar to Plink, so similar it's quite hard to tell them a part sometimes.  Politely has a more a beigey pink tone where Plink is more coral pink.  Polietly is more pearly looking though, compared to Plink.  So it looks more shiny.  A beautiful soft pink, prefect for everyday looks.

Sweetie (Lustre)
I remember getting this, me and my Hubby2b were at MAC in Convent Garden and he said to me 'do you want something'.  Me Miss panic grabbed the first lipstick that looked ‘good’.  I regret it now, as MAC do so many wonderful lipsticks and this one is just doesn't quite do it for me.  It's a nice colour; a raspberry red wine colour, but on my lips it doesn't look right.  I don't know if thats because it's a Lustre, if it was a Satin it might be better.  Who knows, but once I've used this I probably won't repurchase.  The colour pay off isn't worth the price.

Snob (Satin)
I was typical follow the crowd with this and bought from online without swatching.  I initially hated this. But now I actually like it. I like to wear this by applying a gloss to my lips first then adding this on top.  I do that because, i find if i apply this to my lips on it's own it can look a bit full on.  It has a blue/purple undertone which looks nice but less is definately more.

Angel (Frost)
I’ve only used this a few times. I’d heard tonnes about this lipstick being the bees knees, so I had high expectation that it’d be ‘wonderful’. I have never really seen it’s full potential.  So it's been in my makeup draw for months gathering dust.  But getting it out of the draw for todays post has made me have a little play about with it.  It's not so bad after all.  Like the Snob lipstick, less is definiatelty more.  You can't cake this on, unless you're trying to look like Barbie!

Plink (Lustre)
This was the first ever MAC lipstick I bought (well it was a Back2MAC actually). This is my holy grail, love of my life pinkie natural lipstick. As you can see I’ve used and abused it. When I do a Back2MAC soon, I’ll be repurchasing this as I looveeeee it!!!!

Cute-star (Lustre) *L/E Hello Kitty collection*
Limited edition pink/coral coloured lustre with a Hello Kitty on it, need I say more?  This gives you a wet looking lip.  The consistancy is very wet and soft, so it has broken in half in the container ....boooo!  It has a coral coloured fine glitter/shimmer in it, so it is very reflective.  Sadly it was L/E so there is no more once it's all gone :- (

I recently noticed on Milly’s Pearls and Poodles page that she did a Back2MAC. I’d been told at a MAC counter ages ago that Back2MAC had been stopped in the UK. So happy days it hasn’t, because i’ve got tonnes of depotted eye shadows and blusher containers.  If you don't know what Back2MAC is, you collect 6 empty MAC containers (eyeshadows, blusher, paint pot, brush cleanser, fixed +....you name it) return it to a MAC counter and tell them you want to do Back2MAC.  You then exchange the empties for either a lipstick or lipgloss.  A very rewarding way to recycle indeed!!!

Do you have favourite MAC lipstick?  Or another brand lipstick?  When I do my Back2MAC, what do you recommend to have a peek at???

Bye for now blogger friends,

~ Angela xoxo


  1. I really need to get myself hue me thinks!! Great collection...i think Viva Glam Gaga would look lovely amoung those beauties :) xxx

  2. @ MissKatie: Hue is gooooregous! When it runs out I'm buying another one. I wanted to get Gaga but it was sold out :(

  3. I have a fair few of these myself.
    I have to say though what really grinds my gears with Mac is the way there Lipsticks melt! Im forever putting mine in the fridge just to keep there shape. lol. Haha rant over.
    Nice blogpost. xx

  4. plink looks like it's on it's last legs lol i heard somewhere they're discontinuing it?! :|
    lovely blog xx

  5. Looove your collection, I'm totally bookmarking it for when I need to decide which lipstick to buy next from MAC!



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