My Mac lipstick collection!

I've been planning to gather up my Mac lipsticks in one single post for months... But today I was a good girl and conquered my procrastinating issues, so here they are!

It's a small collection as I'm quite new to Mac- but it's definitely, positively bound to grow and flourish! I looove me some Mac lipsticks, haha

    Creme d' Nude: pale muted peach shade (Cremesheen)

One of Mac's best-seller lipsticks, and yet Creme d' Nude is a tricky shade to pull off: for it to be worn on its own the "right way", it requires the darkest and most dramatic smokey eye- but if you top it off with a pinky/peach lipgloss, it's far more versatile with eyeshadow combinations. If you own a vivid lipgloss shade and want to show it off at its best, Creme d' Nude works brilliantly on blanking out your lips beforehand! Cremesheens feel moisturising and give an almost glossy shine to the lips, while offering opaque colour.

    Hue: soft pale pink (Glaze)

Another Mac best-seller, Hue is a much more wearable pinky nude lipstick that matches any eyeshadow shade, be it warm- or cool-toned. It's my absolute favourite, most worn Mac lipstick! I call it my "safety" lippie, as it's the first thing I grab when I'm in a hurry or not sure which shade to wear. It's a glaze finish, which means that the natural lip colour shows through the lipstick, however it can be built up to a more opaque coverage; that's why I always throw it in my travel makeup bag- as depending on the layers I wear, I can enjoy two lipstick shades with one product. Highly recommended to Mac begginers!

    Angel: soft pink (Frost)

A Kim Kardashian favourite, Angel is a very pretty blue-toned pink shade that is flattering on all skin tones. Notably, I consider it a "first-date appropriate" lipstick, as it doesn't stray that far from the lips' natural pigmentation, but gives a girly blue-based shade of pink that instantly brightens up the face. It's odd that Angel falls under the Frost finish category, as there's no visible shimmer either on the bullet or when applied on the lips.

    Pink Nouveau: bright pink (Satin)

Pink Nouveau is a bright pink with violet undertones; it got hyped up when Lady Gaga spoke about it as her favourite Mac lipstick during her teens, and her inspiration behind her signature Viva Glam lipstick. Nicki Minaj followed Gaga's footsteps with her Pink Friday lipstick, thus making Pink Nouveau ever so popular. It's a perfect choice for the nude lipstick lover wanting to experiment with brighter lipsticks; Pink Nouveau is a daring bright lipstick but it's a pink, so it feels much more comfortable to wear than purple or fuchsia lipsticks. It's a satin, which stands for semi-matte finish with a small amount of shine to it.

    Impassioned: amped-up fuchsia (Amplified Creme)

Not for the faint-hearted! Unique shades like Impassioned are so hard to describe; I would say it's a vivid, almost neon coral-watermelon pink... Confused? What I mean is that there's definitely some warmth to it, making it stand out from fuchsias like Show Orchid, but not enough so to classify it as a warm-toned lipstick. It enhances a tan like no other colour and needs lots of contouring and highlighting, as it's sooo bright that it takes away all dimension on the face. Amplified Creme lipsticks give opaque colour with a fair amount of shine.

    Vegas Volt: full power coral (Amplified Creme)

In 2 words: true coral. Not orange-milky-peachy, nor pinky-coral.
Vegas Volt is the real thing! Period. It requires lots of bronzer if your face is not that tanned, and seems like it needs some definition with lipliner. By the way, a Mac makeup artist suggested to me a dark brown lip pencil to go with it... Is this normal? Vegas Volt is my least worn lipstick because as much as I love its colour, I've found that cool-toned lipsticks look better on my Mediterranean olive skin (shoker!). Again, it's an Amplified- which provides opaque coverage with a shiny finish.

And here's a few swatches shown together:

    From left to right: Creme d' Nude, Hue, Angel

   From left to right: Pink Nouveau, Impassioned, Vegas Volt

   Impassioned really pops out from the rest shades, don't you think?

So, do you own any of the lipsticks pictured above?
Which is your all-time favourite Mac lipstick?

Oh! and if you happen to know a nice "my-lips-but-better" Mac lipstick in the Lustre family, I'd love it if you let me know about it!

Kisses xx



  1. Very nice swatches!I quite like vegas vault!It is officially on my to-buy list of MAC lipsticks!! :)

  2. What a great post since you have gathered some of the best sellers that everybody is talking about !! I'm not a fan of Mac lipsticks, I think along with their mascaras are not the company's strongest products. And although the last one I got ( rebel) is quite nice actually, still when it comes to lipsticks I prefer other brands

  3. Great swatches!!
    To Vegas Volt fainetai teleio!!
    Tha einai sthn wishlist mou fainetai!

  4. Ψάχνω με μανία το Lady danger, μάλλον έχουν κάποια καθυστέρηση με τις αποστολές στην Ελλάδα.Μετά το impassioned και το gotta dash! νομίζω θα γίνει το αγαπημένο μου - αν ποτέ το βρω..
    ps πολύ ωραίο και κατατοπιστικό post!

  5. @Athina, thanks sweetie! Yeah Vegas Volt is such a great colour for summer xx

    @stella, oh really? Personally I LOVE the Mac lipsticks cause they offer amazing colour payoff in a reasonable price. Although I wouldn't mind splurging in a Rouge Coco lipstick ;)

    @Artemi, I'm glad you like it, hun! It's a very pretty true coral lipstick xx

    @Dimpet, ναι έχω παρατητήσει ότι σε μερικά Mac corners έχουν απίστευτες ελλείψεις! Εγώ, η πονηρή, πάω στα πιο απόμερα για να βρίσκω στοκ στα σίγουρα... Έχω κι εγώ το Lady Danger στα υπ'όψιν αλλά το φοβάμαι λίγο, πρέπει να είναι πάρα πολύ έντονο!

  6. nice collection! i don't have any MAC lippies...yet! haha. And yes, the Impassioned lippies stands out a lot! Very pretty! ^_^

  7. Pink Nouveau just went into my wishlist, what a lovely colour!!

  8. Πολύ ωραία συλλογή! Είναι κάποιο από αυτά "Satin"; Μου αρέσουν πολύ τα hue και vegas! Έχω το angel και το impassioned και τα λατρεύω και τα 2!!! =))

  9. i don't remember if it's a lustre but my lips but better is hug me. i have a bit pale skin, though. i'm a nc20 in mac.

    could anyone suggest a more intense lipstic by mac? i mean, i'm stuck in nudes and my-lips-but-better shades in lipsticks and coral ones for summer. i would like to try sth more intense in colour. however, i 'm afraid of reds.

  10. @bee., oh you should go get some Mac lippies! They're among the best out there! xx

    @NatalieDouka, I'm glad you like Pink Nouveau! It's my favourite shade to wear when I go out at night ;)

    @Argyrousa, το Pink Nouveau είναι satin. Και ομολογώ ότι μου αρέσει πολύ αυτό το finish! Ναι δεν είναι πολύ ωραίο το Impassioned? Λίγο έντονο, βασικά ΠΟΛΥ έντονο, αλλά ωραίο! lol

    @evi, hug me, you say? I'll check that!

    As for the other Mac lipstick you're asking about, maybe you should check on the fuchsias and hot pinks? Or purple listicks, since they're more appropriate for this season? Bright lipsticks are so much fun, I'm sure you'll get used to wearing them once you get started! I would recommend Pink Nouveau as it's bright alright, but it's pink. Much more comfortable to wear than reds and burgundys. It shows up more pink in real life- my camera picks up all the blue tones in it and makes it look more purplish than it actually is! xx

  11. το vegas volt κρίμα που δεν το φοράς πολύ! Μου άρεσε πιο πολύ απ' ολα!Στις εκπτώσεις θα πάω να δω το brick-o-la! δεν φαίνεται να είναι πολύ δημοφιλές ,άλλα είναι ακρως φθινοπωρινό :)

  12. I have fallen in love with all your colors !! Please tell santa to bring me them all ! They are exactly the type of colors i would wear on my lips ! I have never tried Macs lipsticks , i really need to get some !! xo

  13. πολύ ωραία όλα!
    το Vegas Volt μόλις μπήκε στη wishlist μου, ειδικά για το καλοκαίρι πιστεύω θα είναι τέλειο! :)

  14. What a great collection! I love them all and I want them all :)

  15. @afro, brick-o-la? Δεν έχει ακουστεί καθόλου αυτή η απόχρωση, χμμ είναι κάπως περίεργη... Αν τελικά το πάρεις, ρίξε ένα σχόλιο για το πώς σου φάνηκε! xx

    @glittermeup, ah girl, you're missing some great Mac lipsticks! You're gonna fall in love with lipsticks all over again once you try them, I guarantee that! xx

    @Daphne, ναι το Vegas Volt είναι το απόλυτο καλοκαιρινό κοραλί! Το προτείνω ανεπιφύλακτα!

    @Kasia M, haha don't they look lovely alltogether? ;)

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  17. Hue and Angel are my favorite, along with Creme Cup!

  18. Out of those above, I have creme d'nude. However it melted and it's now too soft to apply from the bullet.. :S

    Vegas Volt looks great on you! :D


  19. Lovely post!! Nice swatches and descriptions! I've been wanting to get Vegas volt and Impassioned but i've been postponing it....so now summer is over lol! Now i'm excited for the winter redish/brownish/berry shades! It's my thing :) . My all time favorite lipsticks from Mac are Viva glam 1 and Dubonnet and that's because they are shades so hard to come across! Cool toned , dark reds without being neither too 'brown' nor too 'berry'. Plus if you use them sparingly you can create an excellent day time appropriate redish stain. :)

  20. teleia kragion k polu wraia swatches@ :D

  21. I have vegas volt, but my favourite is viva glam cindy.I'm at my second lipstick and I only have one backup.It's the greatest strawberry-red ever.
    Do you know if glamour greece is going to have a shopping card in the november issue, like last year?

  22. @G A B Y, Creme Cup looks great, it's on my list!

    @Jacq, ha Creme d' Nude melted on me, too! It doesn't show on the pics cause I covered it nicely ;)

    @dimitra, ah I see Dubonnet is an amplified? Nice! I'll keep that in mind for when I get bored of Russian Red- see, I haven't bought it yet and I'm visualising my next purchase! Yeah those reddish lipsticks look amazing as stains on cheeks and lips! xx

    @FashionSugarBubbles, thx doll, I'm glad you like them! xx

    @andreana, Viva Glam Cindy is such a lovely colour, I would get it if it wasn't LE. There's something about LE Mac that turns me off! I don't know anything about the Glamour shopping card! I only shop at Mac when they have 25% sales, so it must be the same ;) xx

  23. Glamour offers once a year 30% off at mac stores.I think it's in the november issue

  24. I adore mac's lipsticks!among those my favorite is vegas volt!lucky girl!

  25. LOVE your collection it's so nice to see that we have the same taste :)
    i have pretty much all of them and love them to bits (how sad) except for creme d' nude which melted and broke about a year ago and haven't repurchased it ever since :) xx

  26. εχω ήδη το pink nouveau,που δεν το αλλάζω με τίποτα!!

  27. @dinmitra @afro. i think that in my next stop at mac i'll try both brick-o-la and dubonnet.

    dubonet is described in makeupalley as "Fantastic movie star red lipstick for those of us with yellowish undertones". i'm intrigued now....

  28. vegas volt is the best!!!!

  29. To Pink Nouveau einai teleiooo!

  30. enter me!

    vegas dagwto!!teleio dwraki!!


  31. exo to snob, playtime, hug, kai ena me ti hello kitty. pano sou mou aresei to impassioned, etsi toulaxiston opos to vlepo stis foto. pantos den tha elega oxi sto vegas volt....

  32. @andreana, oh thanks for the info! xx

    @Reaction, Vegas Volt looks great! It's a summery colour though, so I won't be wearing it until May! :(

    @fashion written with a lipstick, yeah Creme d' Nude melted on me too! I mourned for 2 days! lol xx

    @myStickland, χαίρομαι που σου αρέσει το Pink Nouveau! xx

  33. @evi, omg now I want Dubonnet too! xx

    @Selehna, glad you like Vegas Volt!

    @xrisoulitsa, βρε πολύ χαίρομαι που αρέσει το Pink Nouveau, είναι το αγαπημένο μου από τα 3 brights!

    @λειντι ντι, έχεις το snob? Εγώ το φοβάμαι λίγο, μου φαίνεται πολύ μωβ... Φοριέται εύκολα;

  34. Awesome awesome post!!!

    I'd love to see you wear Impassioned doll, I think you'd look stunning with it on!
    From these swatches I love Angel on you, and it's not a shade that stands out imo, love it on you though!

    I.still.don't.have.Hue. *slaps wrist*

    PS: Since you mentioned the blue toned red thing, have u seen the red lipstick from MAC's upcoming holiday (glitter and ice is it?) collection? It's supposed to be 2/3 Russian Red plus 1/3 Ruby Woo, which I'm guessing could be THE ideal mix for you...


  35. Haha you HAVE to get Hue! It's so easy to wear and goes with everything!

    I've seen the Mac holiday collection and to be honest, this white packaging puts me off :/ And the thing is, now I'm much more drawn to Mac's Violetta than Russian Red! If it doesn't make my teeth look yellow, I'm so getting it for Christmas! xx

  36. i want that fuchsia lippie!

  37. Yeah, Impassioned looks awesome ;)

  38. polu oraia OOOLLLAAAAA!! tha forousa to vegas

  39. Χαχα, το Vegas Volt είναι τελικά πολύ δημοφιλές! xx

  40. If you're still looking for a MLBB shade in the lustre family, I suggest Jubilee whic is slightly brown or Hug Me which is slightly pink. Both are similar but it depends if your lips have a more brown or pink undertone :)

  41. Yes, I'm still on the hunt for a MLBB shade! Thanks so much for the recommendation huniii! xx

  42. εγω εχω το angel και το costa chic αλλα μετα απο λιγη ωρα γινονται σαν κομματακια πανω στα χειλη :( αν και δεν εχω ξηρα χειλη..φταιει η υφη τους?(frost)δεν ξερω..μηπως με lip gloss απο πανω θα σωζοταν η κατασταση?αν και τα φοβαμαι λιγακι γιατι δεν μ'αρεσουν καθολου τα κολλωδη

    1. Αχά... Μπορεί να οφείλεται στο ότι τα Mac κραγιόν ξηραίνουν λιγάκι τα χείλη, πρέπει να είναι ενυδατωμένα με το παραπάνω πριν από την εφαρμογή, για να είσαι σίγουρη. Ένα gloss από πάνω θα βοηθούσε- δεν έχω δοκιμάσει τα Mac lipgloss αλλά έχω διαβάσει ότι τα cremesheen δεν κολλάνε τόσο πολύ όσο τα lipglass!

    2. Θα το δοκιμάσω!!Σ'ευχαριστώ πολύ!!


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