2 May 2015

MAC Lipsticks for Spring

A picture of MAC lipsticks
Top Row L-R: Costa Chic, Pink Plaid, Vegas Volt, Snob
Bottom Row L-R: Saigon Summer, Chatterbox, Up The Amp
When it comes to spring one of the things I change the most is my lipstick. I think it's safe to say most face and eye products can be worn pretty much all year round, despite the stereotypical shades of each season, but it's much harder to pull off a warm and vampy berry shade in the height of summer, just as it's harder to pull off spring appropriate pinks and peaches in winter.

My go-to brand for spring lipsticks is easily MAC. I own a silly amount of MAC lipsticks, a lot of which are paler, more subtle and more toned-down shades than other brands in my beauty stash. I seem to gravitate towards MAC lipsticks a lot more in spring and summer, too, finding the shades I have completely unrivalled when it comes to gorgeous shades with intense colour pay-off and great lasting power. These are my favourite MAC lipsticks for spring (and they're all permanent shades, too!).

Snob has a satin finish and is a lovely muted pink that sometimes I love when going for a more toned-down look. It's such a lovely shade for spring, with a deliciously creamy texture that glides on effortlessly.

Pink Plaid has a matte finish and is a touch warmer in tone than Snob, but another one that works well with a more neutral makeup look.

Chatterbox has an amplified finish that gives it a lovely sheen that's subtle and flattering, a vibrant pink that's not too loud, with subtly warm undertones that makes it one of my favourite go-to shades for both spring and summer.

Vegas Volt is another amplified finish, a touch brighter than Chatterbox, it's the perfect mix of pink and coral that goes so well with a bronzed look.

Costa Chic has a frost finish that's has a little more sheen to it than the amplified finish, a bright coral with warm undertones that keeps it from being too harsh. I find frost finish lipsticks harder to pull off, but Costa Chic is such an easy shade to work with and I adore this with a light contour, subtle highlight and golden bronzed eyes. 

Saigon Summer has a cremesheen finish which gives it a lovely subtly sheer look, with a very slight fine shimmer. A coral with vibrant orange undertones, it's the perfect shade for those who want to add an orange to their lipstick collection but don't want to go all out with a bright and bold shade like Morange. 

Up The Amp has an amplified finish and is one of the few bolder shades I reach for in spring. It's a lot darker in tone than the other shades I've included, but one of my favourite MAC shades ever! A pale berry with lavender undertones, I personally think this is one of MAC's more daring shades as it's quite an unusual shade to pull off, but I absolutely adore it. For me, it's one of MAC's most beautiful and stand-out shades.

Do you have any favourite MAC lipsticks for spring-time looks? Are there any MAC shades you think I should add to my lipstick collection this spring? 

Available at www.selfridges.com, RRP £15.50.

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  1. These are really pretty shades. I especially love the one in the middle, on the first row. I don't own any MAC lipsticks... way behind the bandwagon x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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    1. I think every beauty adorer should give MAC lipsticks a try at some point :) xo

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  2. I really like Heroine in the Spring for a bold lip but something like fast play or velvet teddy otherwise :) xxx

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    1. Velvet Teddy is should a beautiful shade, one of my absolute favourite MAC shades xo

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  3. Saigon Summer and Vegas Volt have been on my wishlist for the longest time now, I think I will definitely be picking them up now!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx
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    1. Let me know if you add them to your beauty stash :) xo

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  4. I have always had my eye on Morange when it comes to an orange MAC lipstick, but Saigon Summer sounds just as good but a little more subtle, and through in Vegas Volt too.
    Great post, making me want to visit the MAC counter now.
    -Rumbie Love - xx

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    1. I adore Morange, but I definitely think Saigon Summer is an easiest shade to wear! Thanks lovely, glad you enjoyed xo

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  5. These are all such lovely shades and super appropriate for the spring! x

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  6. Vegas Volt is such a gorgeous shade, I'm obsessed with it at the moment :)

    Style Sunrise ☀

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    1. It's such a beautiful shade, and works so well in both spring and summer! xo

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  7. Up the Amp and Saigon Summer look amazing, I just don't know if I have the guts to rock a bright! xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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    1. I think a bright lip would look so lovely on you Jasmine! xo

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  8. The middle pink shade is gorgeous, i really need a spring lipstick x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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    1. Chatterbox is such a pretty shade, I adore it! xo

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  9. I have Chatterbox and I love it, been using it so much recently! I love the look of Costa Chic. Lovely post xx

    Beauty Girl

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    1. Thank you lovely, really glad you enjoyed my post! Let me know if you add Costa Chic to your beauty stash :) xo

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  10. There are some great shade choices here :) I love the look of Vegas Volt! x
    KMales

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    1. Thanks Katie, I'm glad you like my picks! xo

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  11. These shades are all gorgeous, must try a few out- I have been meaning to purchase some new mac lipsticks!

    Lucy | Ooh La Luce

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    1. You can never have too many MAC lipsticks! xo

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  12. I just bought 4 Mac lipsticks in Vegas and now this has made me want more!
    Vix Meldrew

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    1. You can never have too many MAC lipsticks... What shades did you pick up in Vegas? xo

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  13. Saigon Summer is my fave of the bunch :) I do want them all though. These shades are gorgeous!

    Creepers and Cupcakes

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    1. It's a beautiful shade, isn't it? Let me know if you decide to add any to your beauty stash :) xo

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  14. chatter box is such a gorgeous, girly colour! x
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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    1. Definitely a very girly shade :) xo

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  15. I need Saigon Summer!!!!!


    www.chedsneh.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's such a beauty and perfect for spring xo

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  16. Up The Amp is one of my all time favorite! Such a pretty shade for spring :)

    Annie | DrugstoreDreamer

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  17. I have my eye on Peach Blossom - even the name sounds perfect for Spring :-) xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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