Thursday, February 14, 2013

My Mac lipstick collection

My Mac lipstick collection is quite extensive-currently standing at 31 (it was 31 when I first started this post now its) 35 in total and that doesn't include the vast amounts of Mac glosses I own!  Thought I would do a quick post and swatches of my collection!

My favourite formula is definitely Cremesheen and my favourite shade is Crosswires.  My least favourite formula is Lustre (even though I own a lot of Lustre formulas!)  Syrup for example is undetectable on my lips-just looks like I have smeared them with vasaline.  Having said that, Naked Paris is one of my all time very favourite Mac lipsticks and that's a Lustre.  If you're a newcomer to Mac or are confused about the various formulas, Adrienne at The Sunday Girl did the best post EVER on Mac formulas-click the link to read her brilliant blog post about Mac lipsticks.

This has been a good exercise as it has reminded me of shades I haven't worn for a long time and love-I'll definitely be dusting them off.

What's missing from my collection-what shades do you love that I don't own? (yet!)

24 lipsticks in my lipstick holder

The 7 that don't fit into my lipstick holder

The Cremesheens-Sunny Seoul, Vivid Imagination. Brave Red, Ravishing

Sunny Seoul, Vivid Imagination, Brave Red, Ravishing

More Cremesheens...Speak Louder, Creme in Your Coffee, Speed Dial, Crosswires

Speak Louder, Creme in Your Coffee, Speed Dial, Crosswires

Even more Cremesheens....Hibiscus (LE), Lickable, Hot Gossip, Apres Chic (LE)

Hibiscus (LE), Lickable, Hot Gossip, Apres Chic (LE)

Amplified-Impassioned, Girl About Town, Cosmo, Brick-o-la

Impassioned, Girl About Town, Cosmo, Brick-o-la

One of each formula, Sheen Supreme in New Temptation, Glaze in Hot Tahiti, Matte in Russian Red

Satin finish-Retro, Twig

New Temptation, Hot Tahiti, Russian Red, Retro, Twig

Frost finish-Sandy B, Ramblin Rose, Costa Chic, Bombshell
Sandy B, Ramblin Rose, Costa Chic, Bombshell

Lustre finish-Lovelorn, Syrup, See Sheer, Lustering, Charismatic, Sinister, Naked Paris
Lovelorn, Syrup, See Sheer. Lustering, Charasmatic, Sinister, Naked Paris

And finally-here are a sneaky 4 I picked up at the airport when I flew to Cairo last week.  I'd written this post at the weekend before my trip so I'm just inserting these ones at the end-love every one of them!!

Amplified in Craving, Lustre in Plumful, Cremesheen in Pink Pearl Pop and Amplified in Chatterbox
Craving, Plumful, Pink Pearl Pop and Chatterbox
What else do I NEED in my collection??


  1. I like pink pearl pop that you just picked up!
    If you like bold colors, vegas volt would be great for summer!

    1. Hi Angela, I've been debating owning Vegas Volt for months now!!

  2. Wow! What a big and beautiful collection you have! Some of these I have and some I am dying to try. Craving and Speak louder look gorgeous! As for ones I have and love: Vegas Volt, Viva Glam I and Ronnie Red.

    Love your pictures as well. :)

    1. I think I'm going to have to pick up Vegas Volt! Did you buy anything else from the Archie's Girls collection?

  3. Lovely post :) thank you so much for the link so appreciated :) x

  4. WOWSERS girl!!! LUSH collection! I have Vegas Volt is a great colour but I think I need to work on it! I can't pull it off how I would like- It goes on sooooo much brighter on me- You need this in your life though X Did you find a tester of Burbery Cameo? xxx


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