Sunday, January 4, 2015

My MAC Lipstick Collection

Hello Everyone! 

 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  
Today I bring you my long awaited, past overdue MAC Lipstick collection. By far MAC is my favorite brand of lipstick to wear. They offer so many shades, finishes, and collections that you choose. MAC lipsticks have a vanilla smell that in my opinion isn't overpowering and smells really nice.

Disclaimer: These are my own personal definitions of how I feel about each lipstick. All the lipsticks were purchased with my own money.


I don't find any of my matte lipsticks drying at all which surprised me! Application is fairly simple, this finish glides across  my lips without any issues. Since it's a matte finish, these lipsticks wear for most of the day. I really like this finish.


Matte Lipsticks


Matte Swatches

- Candy Yum Yum
- Russian Red
- No Faux Pas (LE) MAC Heirloom.  
- Heroine 
- Pink Pigeon 

*Retro Matte

Unlike the matte lipsticks, I find Retro Matte VERY drying! I have to prepare my lips with MAC's Prep+Prime before application and everything is fine. I definitely recommend using MAC's Prep+Prime or some sort of lip balm before apply these Retro Matte lipsticks. These lipsticks also last most of the day.


Here is MAC Prep+Prime that I use before applying Retro Matte Lipstick


Retro Matte Lipsticks 


Retro Matte Swatches 

- Flat Out Fabulous 
- Ruby Woo


This finish applies on my lips smoothly and has a nice sheen to them even though I've noticed that a few seem a little drying. These lipsticks wear about 5 hours.


Satin Lipsticks 


Satin Swatches

- Faux
- Snob
- Media
- Pink Nouveau
- Rebel


This is another finish I really like! These lipsticks have a creamy texture and usually last about 5 hours before I have to reapply. These lipsticks also have a gloss like shine.


Cremesheen Lipsticks


Cremesheen Swatches

- Lickable
- Creme Cup
- A Novel Romance (LE) A Novel Romance.  
- Yield To Love (LE) A Novel Romance Collection


*Amplified Creme/Amplified

Honestly, I don't see the difference between these two types of lipsticks. Both lipsticks are very creamy and pigmented. These usually wear about 4 to 5 hours.

*Amplified Creme:


Amplified Creme Lipsticks


Amplified Creme Swatches 

- Impassioned 
- Saint Germain 
- Blankety
- Up The Amp
- Dubbonet
- Girl About Town



Amplified Lipsticks


Amplified Swatches

- Pure Heroine (LE) Lorde Collection
- Show Orchid (Pro Lipstick)
- Violetta 


These two are my first Frost lipsticks from MAC. These  lipsticks are from the Viva Glam Rihanna Collection are shimmery and shiny without being too over the top, very wearable. I've worn these lipsticks about 3 hours before I have to reapply.


Frost Lipsticks


Frost Swatches 

- Viva Glam Rihanna 1 (LE)
- Viva Glam Rihanna 2 (LE)

What are you favorite MAC lipsticks?  What MAC lipsticks are you wanting to try?

Thanks for stopping by my blog!


Miriam said...

Wow I am so envious of your lipstick collection! I don't have any mac lipsticks, I wish I did though, I really want to get some though. I'm loving the purple and cherry shades!

Unknown said...

You have such a great collection Pilar!! I really want to try blankety and pure heroine. And that media color looks amazing too!!! I think my favorite finish is satin so far! I've never tried any of the amplified kinds or the Matte ones!

Jackie Harrison said...

Great collection love the shades and the brand you cannot go wrong.

Pilar said...

Lol! I really didn't start my collection of MAC lipsticks until March of last year. I really love the quality of their lipsticks. I wear other brands of lipstick, but MAC is my favorite! I love the purple and red shades as well!

Pilar said...

Thank you! Next to Faux, Blankety is my second favorite nude shade! I really think they should have added Lorde's Pure Heroine to their permanent line because it's a gorgeous shade. The one thing I like, (but sometimes find annoying lol) about MAC is that a lot of their colors are similar. At least if you miss out on a collection you can probably find a dupe. I say it can be annoying sometimes because a lot of their colors really seem redundant because they're so similar lol! It's still a great brand nonetheless! Satin is one of my favorite finishes! I really like all the finishes that I've tried. Retro Matte is the only one I have to use a lip balm before application because it's so dry! I hope this post helped if you get some more MAC lipsticks!

Pilar said...

Thank you and I agree!

Unknown said...

I know what you mean about their shades being similar!! I feel like all the ones I own look so much alike lol!!! Another ones of my favorites is called Hug Me!

Pilar said...

I feel that way about some of the pink shades I own lol! Hug Me is a pretty shade too!

Amelie said...

Wow that is such a great collection. There are so many that I would love to try.

Pilar said...

Thank you!

Kaasja said...

Great post, nice colection !Would you like to follow each other?

Pilar said...

Thank you!

willsingformakeup said...

Great description of all the different formulas! I find that the cremesheens that I have tried end up breaking at the base of the bullet. It's almost too soft! I love the formula, though. Has that happened to you, or am I just beating mine up? lol

Naturalle Drea said...

Great collection. I have one too many of Mac lipsticks anyway lol. I would love to get Heroine.

A Very Sweet Blog said...

I've been waiting on this post Pilar! What a collection! I'm building on mine. I think I only have 4? LOL I am loving No Faux Pas, Faux, Lickable, Impassioned and Show Orchid. Absolutely gorgeous array of colors!

Shireen L. Platt said...

You're making me so jealous with this collection, Pilar. It's really fabulous! I agree that Retro Matte is drying but gosh, I can't get enough of Ruby Woo, it's seriously my favourite red.

Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

Unknown said...

I've got Twig, Amorous and Brick-O-La, all three of which I love and use constantly. And you're right - the mattes aren't drying for me either.

Poppy Miau said...

This is such a great post! :)
x from Poland, Poppy

Pilar said...

Thank you! I agree, the Cremesheen lipsticks are soft! I haven't had one break (hopefully I won't have one break), but I almost broke one when I first used it lol. I try to apply the Cremesheen lipsticks delicately!

Pilar said...

Thank you! I just added Heroine to my collection when I did my pre birthday haul. It's a beautiful shade of purple.

Kelsey&Kenecha said...

Love these colors!! The brighter the lipstick the prettier they are hehe :D
Would you like to follow eachother on twitter?

Pilar said...

Thank you! I wanted to add a few more shades last month before I posted my collection. That's why I waited until now lol. I didn't plan on having this many lipsticks from MAC, but I love the quality and all the colors! I have to give Ashley credit for Faux being in my collection! She recommended it and the color is absolutely gorgeous! I consider it one of my perfect nude lipsticks! No Faux Pas is a gorgeous pink it's so vibrant! I love the other shades you mentioned as well!

Marie said...

So many beautiful shades! The reds, and pinks are so pretty! I like those Viva Glam Rihanna shades!

Pilar said...

Thank you! I just got Ruby Woo last month and I love it just as much as Russian Red! I always use MAC Prep+Prime or a lip balm under Retro Matte lipsticks They are just too drying!

Pilar said...

I haven't tried those colors yet, but I like Twig! I've seen swatches of it and it's a pretty shade. I don't have an issue with MAC Matte lipsticks, it's just Retro Matte that is incredibly drying!

Pilar said...

Thank you!

Pilar said...

Thank you! I love bright lipsticks too especially pink! I would follow you ladies on twitter, but I don't have an account.

Pilar said...

Thank you! Those Viva Glam Rihanna are my first lipsticks I have from the Viva Glam Collection.


You have beautiful colors :)

Pilar said...

Thank you!

Kristen Alpert said...

Nice collection. I really like the Russian Red lipstick.

Pilar said...

Thank you! Russian Red was my first red lipstick I purchased from MAC, and it's one of my favorites!

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