My Top 5 MAC Lipsticks

March 18, 2010

MAC has dozens of lipstick colors and although I’m always buying new shades, there are five lipsticks that I always go back to. Here are my top five MAC Lipsticks:

From left to right: Viva Glam V, Blankety, Angel, Russian Red, Show Orchid
  1. Viva Glam V. This is one of those “your lips but better” colors since it is a sheer, natural wash of color with a bit of shimmer. It is the perfect everyday lipstick shade and works on just about every skin tone. It gives your lips instance shine and is even moisturizing, which is completely different from MAC lipsticks since many of them tend to be on the drying side. I use this lipstick a lot over other lipsticks to add a hint of shimmer and keep my lips moisturized. I go through this stuff like crazy.
  2. Blankety. A perfect nude lip that won’t wash you out. Many nude lipsticks make me look sickly so I typically need more color on my lips. But with Blankety, my lips can be nude and it looks natural. I really love this color.
  3. Angel. Kim Kardashian claimed that this is her go to lipstick and its no wonder with its perect nude shade and just a hint of pink. This is also a great everyday shade that works with any makeup look, from day to night. It looks incredible under any nude or light pink lipgloss. Kim pairs it with NARS’ Turkish Delight lipgloss for her everyday look.
  4. Russian Red. Not much to say except the perfect red lip. This blue-based red looks great on tan and fair skin tones and can vamp up any makeup look. Think Gwen Stefani’s empeccable red lips. MAC has a couple of red lipstick shades, but this matte red is my absolute favorite because you only need about two swipes of this color and your lips are painted a heavy red. And thank goodness for the great color payoff because two much of this matte lipstick can seriously dry out your lips. So just two swipes work and then lightly pat on some lip balm or chapstick to prevent your from lips drying out.
  5. Show Orchid. Although re-released in February with MAC’s Riveting collection, this lipstick is permanently available through the MAC Pro Website and stores. I love this lipstick because it sticks out from every lipstick I own. This shade is a SUPER bright fuchsia that packs some major color payoff. Just like Russian Red, only a swipe or two over the lips is needed to get a strong bold lip. It also works great paired with MAC’s Lip Pencil in Magenta and topped of with Lipglass in True Babe, a limited edition Lipglass released with the Riveting collection.  
Lipstick swatches from left to right: Viva Glam V, Blankety, Angel, Russian Red, Show Orchid
What are you top MAC lipsticks? Share in a comment below!
  • she walks iin beauty
    November 13, 2010 at 8:33 PM

    I'm a new follower. (: Some of those lipsticks are definitely my all time favorite!