I don’t know what it is about MAC lipsticks that cause me to go weak at the knees. Every time I pass a MAC counter, I just can’t pass by without going into a lipstick swatching frenzy whilst making a metal list of what shades I need to add to my collection next (Viva Glam II and Half n Half, I have my eyes on you).
In this video I share with you my current 5 favourite MAC lipsticks – the shades that I get the most wear out of. For those that find swatches useful like myself, I hope this video and the photographs in this post help you out when deciding which shade to pick up next. I’ve included a brief description of each of the shades here but for more information, make sure you check out the video.
Cosmo – Amplified
A warm, mid-tone peachy pink with a sheeny finish. It’s super comfortable to wear, packed with pigment and full opacity is easily achieved with one layer.
Fast Play – Amplified A neutral, mid tone mauvy pink with a satin finish (slightly more deeper than Cosmo). Again, the Amplified finish is super comfortable to wear, has incredible colour payoff and full opacity is achieved with a single layer.
Twig- Satin Very similar to Fast Play although it has less of a sheen due to it’s Satin finish and pulls more of a plummy pink whereas Fast Play pulls more brown by comparison. It’s comfortable to wear with slightly less slip than the Amplified finishes. The shade is pigmented and a full even coverage is achieved with one layer.
Blankety – Amplified A very light, beigy, pink nude with a sheeny finish. Despite how light it is, it still packs a punch in the pigment department and glides on effortlessly. It feels very creamy and nourishing on the lips. As this is rather on the light side, I like to wear it with a darker lip liner especially Mac’s lip liner in Stripdown.
Velvet Teddy – Matte A warm, muted, mid-tone peachy brown with a matte finish. This shade is probably the closest to my natural lip colour out of all the shades which surprises me. Although matte, it’s not dry and applies just as well as the other formulas. It actually has a similar texture to the Satin finish formula with just a tad less shine. It’s not as flat as a matte liquid lipstick. This is your entry level brown.
Mac Lipstick Swatches L-R: Cosmo, Fast Play, Twig, Blankety & Velvet Teddy
What’s your favourite Mac lipstick?
If you enjoyed this post/video then you might want to check out my video on my favourite drugstore nude lipsticks and lip liners (great for oriental/asian skin tones)
or my post 7 Perfect Nude Lipsticks for Oriental/Asian Skin Tones, a mix of affordable and more higher end lipsticks.