I’m often asked about what MAC lipsticks I recommend for a newbie to the brand and I’m always a little stumped because I am careful shopper who likes to carefully select colours for myself/others. These four are always ones I come back too recommending and are very well loved by me.


Ruby Woo is a matte bight, blue based red that is well known for being a very dry formulation. It is a pain to get on so proper lip preparation and a good lip brush is vital for applying however once it’s on – amazing! Not only does this make your teeth look incredibly white but it also lasts throughout the night because of that super dry formulation. If you’re after something that lasts well then it’s a fantastic one to grab! Another matte I adore is Diva a dark vampy shade that looks gorgeous on the lips. Despite having the same matte finish as Ruby Woo this is actually super easy to apply straight out of the bullet and doesn’t feel drying on the lips throughout the day.


My first ever MAC lipstick was Rebel – a satin finish it’s absolutely stunning worn very pigmented and glossy or patted down for a bit more of a stain. Although I don’t wear this as much now, I prefer to go matte if I’m wearing something bold, it is still a firm favourite. Who else remembers the days where this was THE lipstick to own from MAC?!? Last up is easily my most worn and probably the lipstick I’ll end up repurchasing before any other and it’s Creme Cup. This is the only Creme Sheen I own and I love the formula – very creamy and moisturising making it really easy to wear day-to-day. I tend not to layer this up as I find it a little too pink but when worn lightly it just gives a ‘hey I’m wearing a light pink lipstick but it’s nothing cray’ feel.


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What are your favourite MAC lipsticks? Any must-try’s?



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    I love Rebel too :) My current favorite is Twig, goes with everything :) x


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    Diva looks really stunning! I love that it’s matte too, I really need to pick that up! Perfect for fall and winter.


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    Rebel was my first Mac lipstick too! It’s still a staple colour for Autumn/Winter for me. Love Diva, I went to get that and ended up leaving with D For Danger instead, it’s just a little more wearable for me. Love Ruby Woo too, anything matte is a favourite for me. x

    Megan | http://www.meganjean.co.uk

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    Great picks! I always recommend Plumful because I feel it’s a flattering shade on everyone. I am still yet to try Creme Cup, must put it at the top of my list!

    Kate | themintedblog.com // more.themintedblog.com

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    Love love LOVE Creme Cup! I’ve been looking for some great vampy shades and Diva and Rebel seem to keep appearing so I think I might just go have to make up sneaky purchase! xx

    Chantalle | cece & grace

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      How good is it?! Oh my gosh they’re both beautiful but Diva is my fave because of the finish… Matte lips 4eva

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    I have Rebel and it’s my favourite thing to wear, I swear I wear it everytime I leave my house haha x

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    I usually stick to my matte nudes like Velvet Teddy from Mac but Diva is calling me!!! Love the photo xxxx

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    My first MAC lipstick was Speak Louder and it’s still probably my favourite. I tend to gravitate to the cream sheens but recently got Ruby Woo and use it with MAC cherry lip liner.

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      I have Speak Louder but haven’t got into it (yet) I have also recently fallen in love with their lip liners! SO GOOD x

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    I don’t have many MAC lippies (maybe four?) but I keep reaching for ‘Brave’ which is a great everyday shade!

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