I'm Kelly, a twenty-something marketer living in Cambridgeshire. I've been blogging in my spare time since 2013, covering everything from books to travel. As a millennial, I also like to write about life's little ups and downs, and ways that we can ground ourselves as each we try to carve our own paths.

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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 Teddy

This 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.

Persistence

More 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 I

One 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 Blossom

This 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.

Retro

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!

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  1. My most worn Mac lipstick is Red Balloon which I think was limited edition (aren't the ones you fall in love with always?) swiftly followed by the Miley Cyrus Viva Glam and Up the Amp. I don't suit the nudes as much!

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    1. I love the look of all the Viva Glam shades but I know I'd spend years getting through them if I bought them!

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