My Top 5 MAC Lipsticks


I feel like MAC lipsticks are something of a controversial topic in beauty (ha!) You get people on one side saying 'OMG, they're so overrated!' and on the other side there are the people who act like literally no other lipstick brand in the world exists. I'm definitely in the camp that sits on the fence. They'll always hold a special place in my collection, because (and I'm sure I'm not the only one) they were the first 'proper', 'fancy' lipstick I ever got. Since then I've grown up a bit, have a bit more pocket money and discovered they aren't the be-all and end-all of high-end lipsticks. However, credit where credit is due: they're still a good deal cheaper than Nars, Charlotte Tilbury, YSL and so on, plus their shade range really is unrivalled. Apologies in advance if these might be a little too much in the same colour family for some people but I'm just being honest about the shades I use the most! Without further ado, these are my top 5...

5. Plumful (Lustre)

This is what I reach for when I want something a little deeper with a wash of colour that's still really wearable on an everyday basis. The Lustre finish is one of my favourites; although it isn't the most long-lasting, I love the sheer formula. Plumful, as the name would suggest is a reddish-purple plum tone. The sheer finish makes this my go-to daytime winter lip.

4. Twig (Satin)

This is an oldie but a goodie: my second ever MAC lipstick! It has a Satin finish which is semi-matte but has a little bit of a sheen. If you find matte lipsticks too drying then this formula is the perfect solution because it's that bit creamier but still has the pigmentation and lasts almost as long. Twig itself is just one of my perfect lip shades; it's this gorgeous deep, dusky pink-mauve. Every time I get it back out, I remember why I love it so much!

3. Taupe (Matte)

This is pretty much to me what Velvet Teddy is to a lot of people! Don't get me wrong, I really like Velvet Teddy but sometimes it borders on 'concealer lips' for me. This, however is my perfect brown-toned nude lip. I don't know why it's called Taupe; completely ignore the name because it's a gorgeous warm-toned caramel-brown nude. Not all MAC Matte lipsticks are created equally, but this one is just so creamy, comfortable and long-wearing!

2. Jubilee (Lustre)

I've actually almost finished this and that never happens to me! I picked this up back in the days when if Tanya Burr recommended it, I was buying it - which has actually served me well on several occasions! It's just a perfect everyday lip colour that I always grab when I'm in a rush because it's totally work-appropriate and goes with any neutral look. It's a sheer, sheeny brown-toned nude that's just a great 'my lips but better'. Again, it isn't long-wearing but the colour means it doesn't fade patchily and the formula makes it really easy to touch up even without a mirror.

1. Mehr (Matte)

Sometimes you want something that's more vibrant than a nude but more muted than a proper colour and Mehr fits the bill perfectly in that respect. It's a sort of deep, dusky rose colour. It has more of a pink tone to it than Twig and has a proper matte finish. Again, it's very creamy in texture and long-lasting. I think it's a flattering shade on so many people. It's not a really bright eye-catching colour but it gives you a really sophisticated evening look whilst also working for the day.




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69 comments

  1. Nice post,I really like the twig and jubilee shade,hope you have a nice day!

    Alexandra ~ Impavid Blog

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  2. Twig is such a beautiful shade. Love the fact that it's semi-matter and not drying! I don't actually own a lipstick!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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  3. I'm just the same: I believe I sit somewhere in the middle yet I do agree that, for the price, which is basically equal to some drugstore lipsticks (I'm thinking L'oréal), I believe the formula is gorgeous! I love Mehr and Twig as well and I'm sure it's only a matter of time before I purchase Taupe!

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  4. I love Plumful, although I've currently misplaced it :( I'd say it's definitely my favourite out of the few I own! I'd love to try Twig, it looks gorgeous!

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  5. I recently brought Mehr and I love it! Its such a pretty shade. Taupe is also one of my favourites. I need to get twig, its been on my list for the longest time! Plumful looks pretty too xx

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  6. My favourites are Mehr, Velvet Teddy and Honey Love. Velvet Teddy to me is almost bold, perks of being so pale lol Love the look of Taupe though, I keep picking it up but not buying it.

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  7. I have only 2 Mac lipsticks and while I have some shades on my wish list there are so many other brands that I want to try their lipsticks that Mac has taken a back seat :) They have become a cult product but, for me, there are so many other fantastic lipsticks and it's hard for me to understand those who have an army of Mac lipsticks :) x

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  8. Ahh Mehr is my favourite lipstick of all time - it was even my wedding lipstick. I've never seen Jubilee before but it looks perfect for an every day look x

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    1. Oh wow you must really love it :) I can imagine it being beautiful for the occasion xx

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  9. I feel similarly about Mac lipsticks, and my favorite formula of theirs is the retro matte, which lots of people don't prefer. I just love how long lasting they are, and I put some lip balm on top (or under) to combat any dryness. I love Taupe as well, there was a time where I wore that lipstick every day for like a month straight!

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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  10. I love Plumful, Mehr, Brave, Please Me & Creme Cup! Like you, I'm in the middle of the two camps you mentioned! xx

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  11. I really want to pick up twig!! I really dont know how it will go with my skin tone though!! <3 Lovely post!

    Amelia | http://amelia-g.blogspot.com.au/

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  12. I have Twig and its one of my favourites but Mehr and Taupe both look so colours I wear, I may have to pick them up soon! xo

    Samantha’s Beauty Loves

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    1. I think if you love Twig then you'll like those two :) xx

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  13. I own 3 out of the 5 you listed. My favourite MAC lipsticks are, Creme in your coffee, See Sheer, Plumful, Brick O La, and Soar.

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    1. I swatched both Brick O La and See Sheer recently and really liked the look of them :) xx

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  14. I love Mehr and Velvet Teddy. Definitely need to look into buying more x
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  15. I own Twig and I really like it! Mehr looks like a great shade - will definitely have to check that one out xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Mehr look's like such a lovely shade!! Ahh I want it. Jubilee also look's great for everyday wear xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. I like verve applied lightly for everyday nude shade. .captive is an awesome plummy pink.. i ordered taupe recently. .have to see how it's look on me..

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    1. I will have to check out Verve :) xx

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  18. I don't have any of these shades but Jubilee & Twig are both beaut! Definitely going on my wish list as I feel like my Mac Lipstick collection needs expanding aha! x

    Just Little Things

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  19. All of these look stunning, I can see the color family you're going for! :) My absolute favorite MAC lipstick is Kinda Sexy, it's my ultimate nude when I have no idea what to pick. xx

    Klaudia // klaudiam96.blogspot.com

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  20. Can you believe I only have one MAC lipstick!! I bought the shade Brave, but I was so close to getting Twig instead, Velvet Teddy is next on my to buy list!

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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  21. I don't think I have tried enough MAC lipsticks to form a real opinion about their quality. But as you say, they are cheaper than other brands so I'm more likely to get one of these if I want to treat myself, rather than a more expensive Nars lipstick! Taupe is a gorgeous shade, I'd never seen it before! I have not tried their matte lipsticks yet because I've heard some of them can be quite drying, but the texture of both Taupe and Mehr sounds great!

    Julia x
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    1. They're definitely two of the good ones :) xx

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  22. Jubilee looks really pretty! I think either the cremesheen formula or the matte formula is my favorite, Honey Love is my Velvet Teddy! x

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  23. I really want to pick up 'Mehr'. It looks like such a pretty shade! Now that summer is almost here I've been getting a lot of use out of 'Lady Danger' and 'Tropic Tonic'.

    xo, Liz
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  24. I only just got into MAC lipsticks when I started blogging to be honest and I agree they are not the best lipsticks out there, but for the mid range price you can't go wrong as there's such a huge shade selection. Need to get my hands on Mehr next, so gorgeous x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. That's definitely one of the good ones :) xx

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  25. Lovely shades! I really like Mehr :)

    Nicole | In The Life of NM

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  26. Lovely post! I have never tried a Mac lipstick but I really want to! Plumful and Mehr look right up my street! X

    Amyx Makeupwithmissa.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. I am obsessed with MEHR! It is so gorgeous!

    Parie x
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  28. I'm eyeing up Mehr and Jubilee! I only have Plumful and it's lovely but I'm on the fence too, was expecting more because there is so much hype over MAC lipsticks!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  29. Twig is one of my go to Mac lipsticks!!

    JennyLovesBeauty♥

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    1. Mine too :) though I haven't worn it in a while, I need to! xx

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  30. MAC virgin here, I always see so many people praising but but I always forget about it. Really pretty colors.

    Nereyda│ This Girl Is Obsessed

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  31. I only have two mac lipsticks (so far!!) i have Brave and Velvet Teddy. I really want to get Plumful as i've heard so many good things about it and your swatch looks beautiful ^_^


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  32. I love Mehr shade. Looks fantastic

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  33. Twig is so gorgeous! Added to the list! I love shades like that.
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  34. Plumful is my favourite shade for days where I want something a little more special. Jubilee looks amazing, might be next on my list!

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    1. I reach for it so much on work days :) xx

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    1. I honestly belong with the former, I'm recently starting to think that they are indeed a bit overrated. While they still lead when it comes to color selection, I find their formula less than desirable (save for the satin ones). I realized I'd rather spend more on a better formula such as Chanel, or NARS Audacious, or a good liquid lipstick. So I've destashed most of my MAC lipsticks (around 10 or so) and only retained Russian Red (I love the color but hate the formula) and Twig (color and formula are good! hooray for satin!) I still find myself visiting their boutiques an swatching now and then, though. LOL. Only means to say I'm not totally closing my doors on them MAC lippies, just not so into them right now. :)

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  36. Plumful was the first mac lipstick I bought, still a fav about 4 years on! x

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  37. My local Mac doesn't seem to have Mehr in stock, whenever I go there they are always out of stock which is annoying. Brave is one of my favourite, it is perfect for everyday wear. x

    Ela BellaWorld

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  38. I love Plumful and I am totally with you on the fence. I do love MAC lipsticks, but I love some other lipsticks more, but their shade range is fab and like you said, will always hold a place in my beauty heart! I don't have the biggest MAC collection, but what I do have are pretty fab x

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  39. Great tips! Lipstick is one of my favorite accessories!

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  40. I love the look of Jubilee and Twig, I personally love Brave and Mehr xx

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  41. You're right, the shades are gorgeous but I find them too drying.
    I am in love with my Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipsticks:
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  42. Twig looks stunning! I really want that one! Mac always have the best shades don't they? I really need a haul soon!
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  43. I still haven't tried out a Mac lipstick! I love the look of Twig and Jubilee! xxx
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  44. I have Twig and Mehr and love them both so much! Plumful looks amazing. I'm really into lustre finishes at the moment so I need to pick this one up!

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    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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  45. Those are great colors! I'll definitely try a Plumful one! As of now, my favorite shade is Girl About Town - it might be a bit too bright shade of pink for some girls, but I absolutely love it!

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  46. My favourite Mac lipstick is All fired up. I think after reading you post I am going to get Twig it looks beautiful!
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  47. Thank you for your comments :) xx

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  48. I definitely need to pick up Jubliee and Mehr. Jubliee has been on my wishlist ever since Tanya mentioned it years ago. I never got around to purchasing it because other shades always overshadowed it. Plumful is one of the first MAC lipstick I ever bought and it will always have a spot in my collection. My all-time favourite MAC lipstick is a toss up between Faux and Syrup. Syrup is the lipstick that started my love affair with MAC lipsticks and Faux is my go-to everyday shade.

    JoJo | mademoisellejosee

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    1. I think you'll like Jubilee if you like Syrup :) xx

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  49. Twig is such a beautiful shade! I need to pick a new shade up soon I might get Twig or Brave I'm not sure now! x

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  50. Jubilee looks like a great shade, they are all too pretty! Lovely post xx

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    1. It's the one I always reach for when I'm in doubt! xx

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  51. I really like the look of twig! My MAC lipstick collection is growing but I do feel like they are a frivolous spend. They just last longer than high street brands you know?

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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  52. OOOOH! I only own one MAC lipstick and I'm so bad that I don't even know the name of it! haha! I love the colours in your Top 5 and they definitely look perfect!! May have to buy myself another one!

    Dee | PromptsbyDee

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