You may have already seen this on my Instagram, but MAC recently sent me possibly the best blogger mail ever. I brought this heavy box upstairs expecting it to be coffee. Then, to my pleasant surprise, I unboxed this chest of drawers with nearly 100 lip products. MAC gifted me their bestselling lipsticks, Lipglasses, lip pencils, and Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolors. Yes, it really was a dream come true.
After trying on (a lot of) them, I’ve found some favorite shades. I usually choose more subtle colors, but when you get ~100 lipsticks in the mail, there’s no better excuse to try a few shades that are out of your comfort zone.
Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolors: Back in Vogue (far left) and Burnt Spice (second from left) are my favorite of the Retro Matte shades. They’re both coral/pink with brown undertones.
Lipglasses: Cultured (third from left) and Pink Lemonade (fourth from left) are my top picks for subtle shimmer.
Lipsticks: Classic lipsticks are definitely my favorite for everyday wear. Captive (fourth from right) is a beautiful berry color for an edgier, but still daytime appropriate look. Matte Pink Plaid (third from right) is a soft feminine shade that I think would be flattering on any skin tone. All Fired Up (second from right) is a classic shade of red when you’re feeling a fierce pop of color. Pink you think? (far right) goes on much subtler than you would think. It’s slightly sheer and sparkly.
This was my first time “swatching,” so please forgive the mediocre photo. I tried to take this shot at least 20 times and couldn’t get one that looked less awkward.
Left to right: Purple Mocha Lipglass, Cultured Lipglass, Back in Vogue Retro Matte, Pink you think? Frost lipstick, All Fired Up lipstick, Bronze Shimmer Frost lipstick, Soft Hint lipstick, Pink Plaid Matte lipstick, Captive Satin lipstick
I hope you enjoyed this post! What’s your go-to lip shade?