In theory, a great idea. In practice, sore lips and subsequently, poor application here n there (apologies!).
I don’t talk much about MAC here but I do appreciate the incredible variety that MAC delivers. The Back To MAC program arouses a lot of interest in MAC lipsticks so here is some inspiration! Additionally, five solid minutes of me tilting my head like a lunatic. Enjoy ;)
Hi, everyone. Today, I'm going to be doing something a little bit different. I'm doing a showcase of my MAC lipsticks. Now this may be helpful for you if you love the MAC lipstick formulation or perhaps if you have back to MAC empties and would like some inspiration. I suspect that some of the nuances in color may not translate to video so I'm going to be posting lots of swatches and pictures in a blogpost that will be listed in the description box below. Skin tone wise, I'm about an NC25 and everything that I'm wearing on my face and on my nails will be listed in the description box also.
Let's start with NATURALS and NUDES:
Hug Me - a fleshy muted pink. I richly shade a lot and it's a great nude shade for those who have pigmented lips.
Freckletone - a light beigy peach with a creamy consistency.
Half and Half - a pinky brown on the tube but a more natural shade on the lips. This reminds me of Hug Me but it is a little bit browner.
Syrup - a sheer cloudy pink. Very easy to wear.
See Sheer - a sheer and muted coral. A good natural lipstick for those who have warmer complexions.
Kinda Sexy - a neutral pink. Lovely shade but nude mattes don't really do me any favors.
Love Forever - a cool tone fuchsia.
Show Orchid - vibrant fuchsia with a purple sheen.
Insanely It - a watermelon pink with magenta shimmer.
Impassioned - a bright warm pink. This has no shimmer. It reminds me of Insanely It but it's a little bit more opaque;
Violetta - a pinkened violet shade with a purple iridescence.
CORALS & ORANGES
Morange - a vibrant orange with a cream finish and no shimmer.
Korean Candy - an orangey red with a glossy finish.
Vegas Volt - a creamy orange coral that applies opaque.
Coral Bliss - a muted pink coral lipstick. This finish has a small amount of frost but it's tolerable.
So Chaud - a vibrant red lipstick with prominent orange undertones.
Dubonnet - a deep red with brown tinge. No shimmer but a little sheen.
Cockney - a sheer but buildable orange red. This contains very subtle red shimmer.
Cyber - for the brave of us. A deep and reddened purple. This probably would be more wearable if worn as a stain.
Good To Be Bad - a reddened burgundy with a semi gloss finish. Not as pigmented as Cyber.
Rebel - a deep fuchsia berry. Super popular as it's wearable while retaining that vampy feel.
Dark Side - a deep cool tone burgundy. This one is super, super opaque.
That was long. If you made it to the end, then give us a thumbs up and just reiterating that swatches and extra information will be posted on my blog. And I'll leave that link in the description box below. I hope you'll find this helpful and have a wonderful week. I shall see you next time.
Arm swatches will appear here soon
Naturals and Nudes
Hug Me (Lustre)
Fleshy, muted pink.
Light, beigey peach.
Half and Half (Lustre)
Brown-ish in the tube but pinky brown on the lips. Picture…lost. Oops.
Sheer, cloudy pink.
See Sheer (Lustre)
Sheer and muted coral.
Kinda Sexy (Matte)
Neutral pink. Not a fan, if I’m entirely honest.
Love Forever (Pro Longwear Lipcreme)
Cool toned fuchsia.
Show Orchid (Amplified Pro Shade)
Vibrant fuchsia with purple sheen.
Insanely It (Sheen Supreme)
Watermelon pink with magenta shimmer.
Bright warm pink, no shimmer.
Violetta (Amplified Pro Shade)
Pinkened violet with purple iridescence.
Corals and Oranges
Vibrant orange with a creme finish, no shimmer.
Korean Candy (Sheen Supreme)
Orangey red with a glossy finish.
Vegas Volt (Amplified)
Orange coral that applies opaque. Has a somewhat ‘white’ base.
Coral Bliss (Cremesheen)
A muted pink/coral shade. Minor amount of frost.
So Chaud (Matte)
Vibrant red with prominent orange undertones. A personal favourite.
Dubonnet (Amplified Creme)
Deep red with a brown tinge. No shimmer but a little sheen.
Sheer but buildable orange red. This has very subtle red shimmer that lends a cooler tone.
Whoaaa. Deep, reddened purple.
Good To Be Bad (Sheen Supreme)
A reddened burgundy with a semi gloss finish.
This has quite a cult following. Deep fuchsia berry.
Dark Side (Amplified Creme)
Deep, cool toned burgundy. Highly pigmented.
What I’m wearing on the rest of my face:
Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Foundation in shade 2
By Terry Touche Veloutee Concealer under eyes
Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush #5
SUQQU Brow Pen
Rouge Bunny Rouge Angelic Cockatiels, MAC eyeshadows (Smut, Haux, Copperplate)
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Velour Lashes in “Complete Me”
Nail Polish I’m wearing in this video:
Ciate Fade to Greige.