Sunday, February 26, 2012

My MAC Lipstick Collection Part 1

Twenty?! That's how many MAC lipsticks I have. Even though I got most from bringing empties Back To Mac, I'm still in shock. I'm a lipstick girl which you can probably tell by the amount I have. If I had to choose between lipgloss and lipstick it would certainly be the latter, I have hardly any lipglosses. Don't get me wrong I like how they look on but they just aren't for me at all. I find that I have to apply them way more than lipstick and there too sticky. I don't have a favourite finish, if I like the colour I'll probably end up buying it.

I'm in love with MAC lipsticks. They just have such an amazing range of shades and finishes. I've made some bad lipstick purchases which you will see throughout. I don't have a favourite finish, if I like the colour I'll probably end up buying it. I've decided to break down my collection into three seperate posts cause I do have alot and I don't want to bore you too much with my rambles. This post is going to contain all my lustre lipsticks!

Lustre - Glossy & Demi-sheer
I'm a big fan of sheer lipsticks so it makes sense that I have eight of these. They could quite possibly be my favourite finish. I also find lustre lipsticks mositurising which is great as I have dry lips.


Naturally Eccentric
Buying this lipstick was a mistake on my part. When the Surf, Baby Collection came out I was all for getting this lipstick, I seriously should have left it in the shop. When applied it looks like concealer, it erases my lips completely which was definitely not the look I was going for at all. I've never actually used this lipstick once since I bought it so it was such a waste of money.

Lush Amber
A limited edition from the Semi Precious collection, I'm not too sure on this one. When I bought it I thought I would have worn it alot more than I actually did. It's a peachy brown shade that almost doesn't show up on my lips at times. I'm going to try to put this in my makeup bag more so I get more use out of it.

Marquise D'
Another limited edition lipstick, Marquise D' was launched with the Wonder Woman collection. First up I love the packaging, my favourite in a while. A perfect pinky nude shade for everyday. I bought one of these for my sister too because I love it so much myself. This is my favourite lustre lipstick so I'm trying to make it last. If you know any good dupes for Marquise D' let me know!


Quiet Please
If Marquise D' is my favourite, Quiet Please has to be my runner up. It's a nice pale pink shade, again great for everyday. As you can see I've used up quite alot of it already. I can see myself repurchasing this one.

Hug Me
I read in a magazine that this was a favourite of Molly from The Saturday. When my boyfriend was in Manchester last year he bought this for me in the airport. A sophisicated dark nude I can see why some people may like this. I wore it alot at first but now not so much.

Patisserie
This is a dark horse lipstick, I'm surprised I haven't read much about it as it's such a beautiful shade. When I was getting my makeup done at MAC, they used Patisserie and I fell in love with it. This lipstick is not written about enough, if you haven't tried it swatch it the next time your at a MAC counter.

Viva Glam Gaga
This is my first Viva Glam lipstick. My Mom and Dad gave me a MAC Christmas set that contained both Gaga lipsticks. When Viva Glam Gaga was first launched I contemplated getting it for an age before deciding not to. After seeing it featured in so many Youtube videos and blog posts I regretted that decision. I was so delighted I got this for Christmas. For someone like me who doesn't particularly like really bright colours I think this is great.

Syrup
I bought Syrup after it was used on me at an event. The makeup artist mixed this and Lickable together to create a unique shade. I was planning on buying both lipsticks the next time I was at MAC, but Lickable was brighter than I expected. We all know how scared I am of pulling off a bright lip. On the other hand, Syrup is a dark pink shade which I wouldn't usually go for, but it actually looks really beautiful. On my lips the shade looks vaguely similar to Korres Plum lip butter  in my opinion. The latter being that tiny bit darker.

Top Row - Naturally Eccentric, Lush Amber, Marquise D', Quiet Please
Bottom Row - Hug Me, Patisserie, Viva Glam Gaga, Syrup

As you can see from the swatches, I like to wear a neutral lip. When Lush Amber and Quiet Please   look identical, you could say they were the same lipstick.

Do you own any of the above Lustre lipsticks? What's your favourite?

Laura<3

22 comments:

  1. What a great collection you have!! :) The Viva Glam Gaga is such a lovely shade!!

    xox

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    1. I know I love it. I didn't think I would at first that's why I held off on buying it. I'm glad I got it for Christmas now, it's definitely more wearable than I thought it would be originally xx

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  2. You sure have a lot of MAC lipsticks :)
    Syrup looks so nice,

    Shannen Xx

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    1. I know I didn't realise I had so many, sort of lost count! Syrup is so nice, it wouldn't be a colour I'd usually go for but it looks lovely on the lips. The shade actually reminds me of the Korres Plum lip butter which is a favourite of mine. If you get dry lips you should try their lip butters, there the best xxx

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  3. OH wow these are lovely! I really like Patisserie!
    xx
    http://changingtidesofsummer.blogspot.com/

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    1. Patisserie is BEAUTIFUL!! It's not talked about enough xx

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  4. so pretty, id love to try viva glam gaga some day it looks gorgeous xx
    My Blog: Boho Vanity

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    1. It's so nice!! At first Viva Glam Gaga wasn't a shade I could see myself liking but after trying it I certainly changed my mind on it completely:) xx

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  5. i still don't own any mac makeup, lol. i like the top middle 2 you swatched!

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    1. Really?? You should definitely try their lipsticks Jenn, I love them. There's so many shades to choose from at MAC too so you're bound to find something you like xxx

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  6. I saw Essie button talk about Syrup, its lovely. great collection. I got my frist Mac 2 weeks ago and now im hooked!

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    1. I love Essie Button's blog it's amazing! I love Syrup, it's such a nice shade. I wasn't too keen on it at first but I wear it so much now. This lipstick is similar to Korres Plum lip butter in my opinion which is another favourite of mine xxx

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  7. I have recently heard quite a bit about Syrup but couldn't find any great swatches, but you have now made me really want it! xx

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    1. I love it! At first I wasn't too sure about it, but I quickly changed my mind. You should have a look at it the next time your in MAC:) xxx

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  8. Love your collection, I am guilty of having one or twenty too many mac lipsticks also! x

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    1. Thanks hun, glad you like it:):) I always see ones I like when I go to MAC, may need to go on a shopping ban xx

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  9. Gorgeous collection, i love nudes and light pinks myself:)
    prettyinpinkox.blogspot.com

    Ellie
    x x

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    1. I just don't feel like I can pull of the bright and bold shades too well xxx

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  10. You have remarkable lipstick taste x

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    1. Aww thanks Stacie I'm glad you think so:):) xx

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