A few Saturdays ago Lauren and I ventured off to Bristol for a much needed shopping trip! I had decided that I wanted to finally take the plunge and treat myself to a MAC lipstick… or two!
I had a few ideas of the ones I wanted to get (which naturally were completely forgotten due to the sheer excitement!) so I got swatching to see which colours I liked and suited me best. I really couldn't decide whether I wanted to get a bright, stand out colour or a subtle nude which are always my "go to"... So I got both, and I could not be smugger.
The Nude - Shanghai Spice Cremesheen Lipstick
I was completely overwhelmed by the choice of nudes that were in MAC, and it wasn't even large compared to some of the stores! After much umming and arrring I went with Shanghai Spice. It was the only one I kept picking up time and time again forgetting I’d swatched it, so went with my gut instinct despite not reading much about it before hand (shock horror, I usually like a good few reviews to give me an idea of the purchase ahead). It's a lovely warm pinky peachy nude, and is a warmer version of my favourite ever nude lipstick (Rimmel Kate moss 03... blog post to follow!!) it suits my warm skin tone really well and isn't overly drying. Some nude lipsticks can make you look like you’ve got chapped lips or can look really light and painty (if you know what I mean... Concealer smeared lips anyone?) But this one applies so well, which I completely expected from MAC! A definite repurchase for when this one’s gone!
The Bright – Morange Amplified Crème Lipstick
There are many bright staple MAC lipsticks that are lusted over in the world of beauty blogs like Lady Danger, Ruby Woo and All Fired Up. Taking a practical and sensible approach to the selection (faint) I discounted any "similars" that I already had (*cough* enough reds to last me a life time *cough*). Morange was one I had seen on many beauty blogs and videos, and my choice was swayed once swatched. A lovely orangey red, perfect for my warm skin tone and the summer ahead! One swipe of colour and this baby is opaque on your lips leaving a bright, punchy summer pout.
£30 for two lipsticks certainly isn't high street drug store prices, but are well worth it in my opinion. I can feel that these two lovelies are going to be my ‘go-tos’ this summer and are perfect for taking away but having both "bright and natural" lip bases covered. Easy! I can't wait to build my MAC lipstick collection up further!
What are your favourite MAC lipstick colours? Are there any more you think I definitely need to try?