So I thought it would be fun to share with you today some of my favorite MAC lipsticks! I feel like MAC lipsticks are typically consistent and never fails me. I own about 20 so far.
But, these are my top five or six lipsticks that I constantly reach for and love every time I put it on! I think my favorites covers every shade one typically looks for when it comes to lipstick shade: red, nude, browns, mauve and dark. As a woman of color, its so important for me to see how a lipstick shade will translate on my skin tone. Lets face it, not all nude lipsticks are created equal! So I think I have a nude shade a lot of you will love!
From matte to satin finish and shade variety, MAC lipsticks typically fit the bill and gets my coin. It is what it is people!!
So lets break down each shade and why I love it shall we? MAC lipstick in “Chili” I know some of you are surprised that I did not say the very popular “Ruby Woo” by MAC.
I have “Ruby Woo” and never reach for it. “Ruby Woo” has a blue undertone to it and I like my red lipsticks to have more of an orange base rather than blue. I feel like orange base reds suits my skin color better and I always love how it looks on me. “Chili” has a matte finish and I usually pair it with any red lip liner I have in my vanity. MACs “Chili” MAC lipstick in “FreckleTone” This is like a peachy nude shade and I love it so much. Its like your lips but better! I love it on my skin tone.
The peachy tone stands out, but not in a crazy way. Every time I wear it, I’m always so surprised by how good it looks! I usually pair this with “Cork” lipliner by MAC. But, you don’t really need to do a lipliner in my opinion. Freckle tone is a satin finish.
Sadly, its discontinued! The nerve (clutches pearls)!! I’ll link a dupe for you below at the end of this post. MACs “Rebel” MAC lipliners in “Cork, Nightingale and Whirl” Ok, so “Cork” has been around FOR-EVER! I remember having it in high school (1998-2000) and wearing it with “C-thru” lipglass. The combo everybody and they mama was rocking back then. Cork is perfect lipliner to pair with lipstick shades that are too bright or light and you need to transition or blend the shades together.
Mac Cork Lip Liner Dupe Colourpop
Unfortunately, “Cork” is being discontinued. I did manage to find one retailer who still has it in stock, which I linked below. So stock up if you can!
Mac Spice Dupe
I have “Chestnut” but its a bit too dark for my skin tone. Nightingale is perfect for your deep vampy shades and Whirl is a good pinky tone neutral liner you can rock too. Out of these three, I’d highly recommend Cork. I wear it so much and can’t be without it! I’ll definitely have to get a few before they are no longer available.