My MAC Lipstick Collection (+ Swatches)


MAC lipsticks hold a special place in my heart as they were the first 'proper' lipsticks I ever invested in. Although they're slowly creeping up in price, they still sit nicely in-between drugstore and high-end. People do have a tendency to think they're the be-all and end-all of lipsticks, and whilst I have been exploring other brands more in the past year the huge selection of shades and finishes as well as the overall quality keep me coming back.


I did ask and the vast majority of you seem to prefer these kinds of posts to be done by finish so I've done that. However I've also included some comparison swatches of similar shades that are maybe different finishes so you can see them side-by-side and decide which you prefer!

All of these standard MAC Lipsticks cost £15.50 and can be bought here. Without further ado, let's get stuck in! 

Lustre


This is one of my favourite finishes as it adds a hint of colour but is still overall a sheer lip. They're not very long-lasting however they're really effortless to re-apply.

Jubilee

This is one of my all-time most-worn lipsticks as it's just that perfect 'my lips but better' brown-nude sheer. I often wear this to work or if I just don't know what to go for as it works with everything. I'm running a little low on it and will definitely be re-purchasing when it runs out.

Syrup

This is one I wanted for ages, then when I finally picked it up I barely wore it! It's a sort of pink-mauve sheer lip. It's one I really do need to get more use out of as it's a really pretty everyday shade that in't too much of anything.

Passion Charge

I actually got this in a Limited Edition set so apologies! It's an orange-toned coral that's really pretty for Summer. I kind of forgot I had this one but I will definitely be wearing it as much as possible whilst it's still in season.

Plumful

I really didn't like this shade when I first got it for whatever reason! However I've really rediscovered this bright sheer plum shade recently and it's love. It's great if going for a full-on bright is a little out of your comfort zone but you still want something Summery. It's also the most pigmented Lustre shade in my stash.



Cremesheen



This finish pretty much does what it says on the tin! It's creamy and pigmented whilst having a slight sheen to it.


Creme in Your Coffee

This is another sheeny nude lip but more on the dark caramel side. It's not my favourite shade in the world but it's nice enough for an everyday look.

Fanfare

This is a really lovely nude-pink. I really struggle to find nude pinks that aren't really light and peachy but Fanfare really fits the bill for me. It's my perfect natural pink lip and I've worn it quite a lot during Spring and Summer. Definitely an underrated shade.

Party Line

I'm looking forward to wearing this during the Autumn Months as it's a lovely wearable berry shade. It's perfect if you don't want to go full-on vampy as the colour isn't too deep and dramatic and there's a nice sheen. The only downside is that it does tend to transfer as it's a creamy formula in a deep shade.



Amplified



As the name suggests, this is a vibrant, pigmented formula with a little bit of a glossy sheen. Most of the shades in this formula are also bright.


Viva Glam Miley

This is seriously the least 'me' colour in the world but something drew me to the neon pink. It's got a nice sheen to it and is more wearable than you think. I don't get loads and loads of use out of it however I wore it on holiday and it looks great with a stripy top and black skinny jeans to add a pop of colour. Also, after VAT, every penny of the price goes to HIV/AIDS research so you're basically donating to charity and getting a free lipstick for your time. It's almost morally wrong not to really...

Dubonnet

This is such a stunning colour, I really wish I had more opportunities to wear it. Again it's a super-pigmented shade with a bit of a sheen. This is a deep, vampy red without any sort of purple tone to it. It definitely packs a punch. The dark shade and glossy finish does mean things can get messy but it's so gorgeous I really don't mind!



Satin



This is one of my favourite finishes as you get all the benefits of a matte but the formula is just that bit creamier and less drying.

Faux*

This is a really nice pink nude with a hint of mauve. It's definitely one of the lighter nudes I own but I really like wearing it with a slightly darker lip pencil underneath.

Twig

This was my second-ever MAC lipstick and is still one of my absolute favourites. It's a gorgeous dusky pink-mauve colour that's perfect for everyday wear or for if you're trying to play up your eyes or you're wearing an eye-catching blusher. 

Paramount

I'm not sure what made me pick this up last year but maybe I'll get some use out of it come Autumn/Winter. It's essentially a rich chocolate-brown shade. It's definitely an evening colour for me but I'm just not sure if it suits me.



Matte



Fairly self-explanatory but I really like MAC's matte formula. Some are drier than others but overall they're very easy to work with and long-lasting.

Velvet Teddy

I caved into the hype! This is you're classic brown-toned nude matte lip. I actually don't think this is my favourite nude on me personally but I just had to see what all the fuss was about! It can verge on concealer lips on me but I tend to pair it with a lip pencil and with Whirl underneath, it's killer.

Mehr

This is a fairly new purchase but I already can't stop wearing it! It's a deep pink shade with a very slightly plummy tone. It's a perfect everyday colour, especially with Soar lip pencil. The formula is just so creamy as well, it really doesn't feel like a matte.

Taupe

Another absolute favourite! I feel as though for my skin tone, this is what Velvet Teddy is to a lot of people. It's a warm caramel-brown nude lip that's pretty much my perfect matte 'my lips but better' shade for me. I love how creamy the formula is and cannot wait to get wearing this constantly again for Autumn. I really recommend this for medium-deep skin tones.

Chili

My first ever MAC lipstick! I rarely do reds but when I do it's Chili; it's red with a hint of terracotta and I love it paired with the slightly more muted Chicory lip pencil. It is a little dry in comparison to my other mattes but it's still easier to work with than most. Fun Fact: this isn't my original Chili, I lost it on a night out and was so gutted my boyfriend got me a new one so I'd shut up about it!

Diva

A classic MAC shade! It's a deep, vampy purple which is pretty much my thing on Winter evenings. As with Chili it can be a little dry but it's so long-lasting and dramatic, this doesn't bother me too much.



Similar Shade Comparisons

As promised, I've also done some swatches to compare shades I think are pretty similar and you probably don't need both of!



Jubilee is a Lustre, so obviously less pigmented and has sheen, however it's in that brown-nude colour family so I thought that if you like Velvet Teddy and Taupe you might like this as an easy-to-wear option. Velvet Teddy is a brown-toned nude matte that isn't too cool or too warm toned. Taupe (really misleading name!) is darker as well as warmer in tone. Personally I prefer Taupe on my skin tone to Velvet Teddy.


I justify owning all three of these as the mauve lip is my go-to look on a day-to-day basis! Faux* is a dusky-pink nude with a Satin finish that's a perfect option for lighter skin tones. Twig is also a Satin finish but is deeper with a more dusky pink undertone. This is an all-time favourite of mine as I think it suits me best. Mehr is a Matte finish and it's a pretty new addition but I already love it! It's definitely more rosy-toned than mauve (like Twig) and the finish is a little less sheeny.


I thought I'd show you how Velvet Teddy looks against Faux. They are actually pretty similar, though of course Velvet Teddy has a brown tone whereas Faux is more pink. Faux is a Satin so has more of a sheen too. I think if you like one then you'll probably like the other!


Finally I thought I'd compare my more vampy shades. Party Line is a Cremesheen, and has that red/berry tone but is a little more sheer. Perfect if you're a nude lip lover and don't want to try anything too dramatically outside your comfort zone. Dubonnet is more of a red colour and is considerably more pigmented and glossy, being an Amplified shade. Diva is similar in colour to Party Line but has a super-pigmented, slightly deeper tone and a Matte finish.

I hope you enjoyed having a nosey at the MAC lipsticks in my stash! I also have a few of the lip pencils so if you'd like to see a post on my favourites and the lipsticks I pair with them, do let me know!

Which are your favourite MAC lipsticks and which are on your wish list?


 


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76 comments

  1. I love this post and I need to book mark it for when next I am thinking of purchasing new MAC Lipsticks!! I can totally wear all the lipsticks in your collection and you have such an amazing collection!!! Thanks for sharing especially for showing swatches as well!!...xx

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    1. Thank you! :) and you're very welcome! xx

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  2. Faux and Twig are my favourite shades right now!
    What an amazing collection you have honey..quite jealous!

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  3. Really lovely collection. I love the Plumful shade. But i have to say that it is quite close to my natural lip colour so maybe that is why i find it less daring. I will definitely take a look here before i purchase my next lipstick.

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  4. So I now want Plumful, Mehr, Twig & Fanfare! You have a great collection! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. You won't regret those purchases ;) xx

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  5. I LOVED this post! I'm a sucker for a Mac lipstick and there were so many in this post that I'd love to add to my collection x

    Blushhx

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  6. Loved this post, you have an awesome collection :)

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  7. Ooh these are all so gorgeous! I have a massive craving to head out & stock up on new lipsticks now...

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    Small&Blonde ♥

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  8. Gorgeous collection! We only have 3 shades in common; Velvet Teddy (of course haha!), Creme in your coffee and Diva. I've totally not just added party line to my wish list, haha the swatch looks beautiful and I can see me wearing this a lot in the A/W months if I manage to go and purchase it! Viva Glam Miley is also on my list as it's a dupe for the GBV lipstick in 'tats' which I was unable to get! I'd definitely love to see a lip pencil recommendation post, I only have a couple and definitely need to get some more!

    Toni x
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    1. Party Line is lovely :) if you like Diva I'm sure you'll love it as it's that bit more wearable xx

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  9. Great post! I plan to finally purchase my first MAC lipstick very soon and this has provided some great shade inspiration x

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  10. Oh I am so jealous of your collection! Thank you for the swatches though as it's made up my mind of what Mac lipsticks I want to order next :) x

    Jordan | Keep Dreaming ♡

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  11. Such a great post Jasmine! My favourites from here would be Taupe, Twig & Mehr. I don't actually own any MAC lipsticks some how, but this has definitely mad me want to pick at least one up! Loved this post x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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    1. I'm sure you would love any of those three as much as I do :) xx

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  12. Wow you have a great collection, I only own three Mac lipsticks but I love Ruby Woo :) Such a great colour for the Winter.

    Pams Stuff and Things

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  13. Love this post! Fanfare is my favourite shade at the moment, it's so underrated! I love the look of Plumful, Twig and Mehr, definitely the next on my list to buy xx

    Beaut Honesty | Bloglovin

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    1. I agree - it deserves more fanfare haha xx

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  14. Great post, I love Diva! I also really like their lipliner in nightmoth used as a lipstick such a dark and vampy colour.
    Mantenso xx
    She's AbouThat Life

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  15. My favourites are Taupe and Amorous!xx

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  16. I've just bought Brave and Velvet Teddy and they are my first ever MAC lipsticks, this post makes me want more!
    Jodie xo // Jodie Loue

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  17. I need Twig & Mehr in my life! Such gorgeous colours! Love this post!

    Lauren // The Beauty Ideal

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  18. Wow so many fantastic favourites! Love Syrup it's one of my favourites:)

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  19. You have such a nice collection! I definitely want to continue to grow mt MAC lipstick collection, they're all so nice!


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  20. I love all of them! I really need to get some MAC lippys! You can't beat them!
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  21. Mehr is such a gorgeous shade :) I saw you post on instagram that you couldn't stop wearing Mehr and Soar together which looks like such a gorgeous combo. I think I have seen Lily fro Lily Pebbles mention the combo in her videos too :) x

    Brenda BusyBee | Win a Travalo Perfume Atomiser

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    1. I think that's where I got the recommendation from actually! :) xx

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  22. Great collection! MAC lipsticks definitley are my favourite in terms of colour range and pricing. I really want Velvet teddy and jubilee in my collection. My all time fave mac lipstick will have to be 'Hue' I've repurchased it a few times now!

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  23. Jubilee and Plumful are my two favorite Mac lipsticks, they are so gorgeous!

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  24. You have so many beautiful shades, I love MAC mattes, as they are the longest lasting on the lips x

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  25. Syrup, Plumful, and Twig are all at the top of my list now! Great post Jasmine- the swatches are always so helpful!

    She Likes to Shop

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  26. This has been so helpful! I'm still trying to decide on a colour for myself so I loved looking at the comparison swatches!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  27. Your collection is amazing *all the heart emojis* and you've got so many gorgeous shades, I don't even know where to look haha. I only own 3 MAC lipsticks but I agree for the price they are a great option with such a huge variety to choose from. I think I need to get my hands on DIVA for winter x

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    1. It's seriously the perfect deep berry lip :) xx

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  28. Mac lip shades are always so gorgeous, I have never tried one myself yet but eventually would love to! http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. Diva just looks divine! xo

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  30. Excellent collection you have there. I've been wanting something like Twig or Taupe. I did a MAC lipstick swatch session a few months back but I've added a few new ones since then. Of course. :-)

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. They're two of my overall favourites :) xx

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  31. Velvet Teddy & Faux are definitely colours I'd love to try! I do like MAC lippies, mainly because they have ever colour under the sun!!

    Kat | www.kathorrocks.com

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  32. Twig looks so pretty! It's not a shade I'd usually go for but it's definitely the next I want to buy :) x

    Jordan Alice

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  33. This couldn't have come at a better timing, I have my top MAC lipsticks on my blog tomorrow, so it was nice to see what are your favourites too x

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  34. So many beautiful shades, such a helpful post x

    Lucy | www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk

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  35. I have Twig as well and it is hands down my favorite MAC lipstick! I have Plumful and Party Line which I am ready to whip out in Fall. The one lipstick on my wish list right now for MAC is Ruby Woo. It's such an overhyped color but I love the retro vibe it adds. Jubilee looks beautiful as well, I may need to go swatch that next time I'm in a store!

    Cindy // www.cindyhyue.com

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    1. I really wanted Ruby Woo as everyone seems to love it but it didn't suit me at all :( I'm hoping to get lots of wear out of Party Line when Autumn comes round! xx

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  36. I love this post! Dubonnet is such a gorgeous colour that now you've got me wanting to go to a MAC store! I think my favourite shade from MAC is Lady Danger - it's the perfect orangey red xx

    Love and Marmalade

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  37. I love the shade Party Line! My favourite is Ruby Woo but I definitely have to check these shades out! Lovely swatches girl!! xx

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  38. Beautiful collection. You've got me desperate to get my hands on Twig and Paramount now!

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

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  39. Wow this is quite some collection! My favourites would have to be Velvet Teddy, Twig and Diva. They're such lovely colours!

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

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  40. you have such a lovely collection! might need to get my hands on plumful, i've seen so many people talking about it and i'm really loving the look of it! x

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    1. Thank you lovely! I really recommend it :) xx

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  41. I used to really like MAC but after they entered the Chinese market they started animal testing which I'm against as it's something to do with the law in China.

    There are some lovely dupes out there though which I do find especially in Boots and the colours are similar - however I miss the old MAC! :(

    Layla xx

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  42. Matte is definitely my favourite finish, I need Velvet Teddy!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

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  43. Absolutely LOVED this post! Is it bad I don't own any MAC lipsticks!? Hopefully one day I'll have a MAC lipstick in my collection! :) In the meantime I'll just gaze lovingly at everyones collections! <3
    - Molly x

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  44. I always forget about how pretty Taupe is, I think that'll be the next one on my list!

    brooke | brooke elise

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  45. So Many gorgeous shades hun, I have to agree MAC lipsticks hold a special place in my heart also. Cremesheen and Amplified finishes have to be my favourite, and I’m loving the new Viva Glam Miley looking forward to the release of the second one :) Faux is definitely on my wishlist to pick up next :)

    Charlee CharmedCharlee | XO

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  46. Syrup has to be my favourite of the bunch! You have a pretty collection :) Xx

    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock

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  47. I love the look of these lipsticks! Great swatches, Jasmine!

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  48. Thank you for your comments! I loved hearing your favourites and I hope you discovered some new shades :) xx

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  49. Yep, I'm going to have to go on a Mac spree. As if I need more lipsticks! Need to get my hands on Syrup, Mehr and Creme in your Coffee. Beautiful shades. Shame Passion Charge isn't available, it looks like the perfect sheer coral! Thanks for this post! Loved it! :) xx

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    1. It is such a shame! Mehr is fast becoming a favourite of mine! xx

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  50. These swatches are fab! I love Twig and Plumful!!! I just recently bought Mehr after wanting it for ages and it's such a lovely colour on.

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  51. Oh god your MAC lipstick collection is to die for! Love this post and your blog is beautiful!

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  52. Omg I want them all! Velvet Teddy and Hot Gossip are few of my favourites. Passion Charge looks so amazing *adds to wishlist* :)x

    Anu♡ | My life as Anu | bloglovin

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  53. Love your collection, you have so many pretty shades :-D

    I really like Brave, Fabby, Taupe and Play Time. So many more shades that I want to add to my collection, my wishlist never ends haha :-)

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  54. Twig and Velvet Teddy both look like lovely shades!

    Emily x
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  55. Your collection is amazing Jasmine! We have so many similar shades. I always reach for Spirit, Velvet Teddy and Taupe - you can tell I love my nudes. Syrup is another everyday shade I love, it's not that special but I always like it when I wear it. At the moment I'm wanting to check out Cosmo and Verve. xx

    Daniela | MissNewBeauty.net

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  56. I love MAC collection posts, your swatches are fab :) I need to get my hands on Diva, what a gorgeous colour!

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  57. Definitely need to get my hands on Dubbonet!! That is beautiful! The amplified formula looks and feels amazing too, one of my faves <3 We've done a MAC lipstick collection post on our blog too, please check it out if you get the chance xoxo http://beautifulbedlamblog.com/?p=593

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    1. I definitely need more Amplified ones! xx

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  58. I absolutely love Mac lipsticks! Faux is my 'everyday' lipstick :) I would recommend you pick up Russian Red or Rebel next time you're looking for a more out there shade. They are seriously beautiful xx

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  59. Some fantastic suggestions here! I LOVE MAC :)

    I love Paramount, Film Noir, Sin, Diva at the moment, those vampy darker shades :)

    Taupe looks lovely here, I think this would be one I would reach for also.

    Laura www.shehearts.net xx

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  60. I got MAC Chilli and Dubbonet! Their formula that fits in my lip are reason why I ever invested in.Love your review and I already put it on my bookmark!

    xxx

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