MAC Lipstick Swatches

Hi all,

Just wanted to share my favourite MAC lipsticks.

MAC – lipsticks retail for £15.50 in the UK. They can be found on the mac website directly, Selfridges MAC counter, Debenhams and House Of Fraser also stock MAC in the UK.

Twig – from the satin range very wearable neutral shade for everyday. Pinky-brown shade that is quite pigmented. I would recommend exfoliating lips first or applying a touch of lip balm.


Craving – great for those venturing towards the more red toned mac lipsticks. Described my MAC as a burst of plum this is an amplified creme lipstick. It feels quite moisturising on the lips and again has strong pigmentation. One of my go to lip products for a dressed up evening event. Keen to try more amplified MAC lipsticks, which are more pigmented and won’t dry your lips.


Brave – from the satin range, described by MAC as pink-beige with white pearl. This is a great my lips but better shade. More of a semi-matte finish but does not feel too drying on my lips. Great for everyday where.


High Tea – this was one of my very first MAC lipsticks from the lustre range. This is in the beige-pink shade. This one gives my lips more of a frosty, shiny finish. This feels very lightweight on the lips and I do find if I do not moisturise my lips first it can apply to dry patches. This is a great nude lipstick that is very wearable.

High Tea

Velvet Teddy – a matte deep-tone beige. Another my lips but better shade for my yellow toned skin. Although this is matte it does not feel drying on my lips and it has great lasting power. This would be great for a wide range of skin tones.

Velvet Teddy

Below are the swatches – from L-R Twig, Craving, Brave, High Tea and Velvet Teddy.

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Next on my MAC lipstick wishlist: Crosswires, Amourous and Ruby Woo.

MAC lipsticks remain my favourite lip products due to the wide range of shades (170 on the MAC website to choose from!) and formulations not to mention its staying power.

My favourite ways to exfoliate my lips are either: lightly brushing over them with a toothbrush or to mix a small amount of sugar and olive oil working into my lips. I would do these either once or twice a week.

So what’s your favourite mac lipstick shade?

Thanks for stopping by!