The MAC lipstick shades you NEED in your life
OK, maybe I started off a bit strong there with the title of this post but hey, it's lipstick. I'm surgically attached to the stuff these days. I really never used to be a lippy person, but since I discovered that paying a little extra for a black tube of MAC goodness meant that it doesn't slide off after an hour.
I know that some beauty bloggers have huge collections of MAC, but I'd never use them all if I had them. They'd just sit in drawers in all their glory. Instead, I've built up a modest collection of shades that I know suit me and can be worn over and over for different occasions.
Velvet TeddyThis is probably the ultimate wearable lipstick - I've never found another like it. Velvet Teddy is a warm nude in a matte formula that makes your lips look like a super sexy version of themselves.
PersistenceMore of a brown/terracotta shade, Persistence is the first MAC lipstick I ever bought. The matte texture reminds me of the 90s, but in a good way.
Viva Glam IOne of the only reds I feel genuinely comfortable wearing and it's another throwback shade. The original Viva Glam shade has a matte finish and blueish tones running throughout. I honestly think it would suit anyone!
Peach BlossomThis is definitely the coolest-toned of the bunch. Peach Blossom was given to me for Christmas by my sister and I'm in love with the soft cremesheen finish. I can see myself using this up pretty quickly as it's a great shade for work/daytime.
Another new addition and a classic hue, Retro is subtly different from the other nudes in my collection in so far as it's more purple-pink in shade. It's a satin finish which means there's a subtle sheen, but with the staying power of a matte.
I'm sure there are more shades out there to add to my collection, but for now I'm quite content with this set of seriously good lippies in my arsenal!