MAC lipstick collection: a collab with Clarina Beauty

Hello my loves! Today’s post is a collab with the beautiful Claire over at Clarina Beauty! After she won my MAC giveaway lipstick, we had talked about doing a MAC lipstick collection collab, but with my Chile trip looming on the horizon, we just didn’t get around to doing it before I left! As soon as I got back, I contacted her to get it done ASAP because I was so excited for it. Make sure to head over to Claire’s blog to read all about her MAC lipstick collection!

So let’s get on with it, yes?


Aaaah, my beautiful MAC lipsticks… They’re really like my babies, and I treasure them with my life. Looking at this picture, I feel like I’m really missing some purples and plums in my collection, but to be fair, I had Heroine and gave it to Kira because I really didn’t use it and they would appreciate it more. Next on my list to get will be some plum shades for sure!

As you can see, I have a total of ten lipsticks and I love them all. If you noticed, there is a MAC lipstick box in the background of the picture, but that’s actually the color Syrup and I sold it to a friend so I could get a different lipstick, since it’s too similar to Brave and I wouldn’t wear it.

But enough chit chat and let’s move on to the swatches!


First are the nude, MLBB shades. From top to bottom, we have Whirl, Velvet Teddy, Brave and Please Me. Whirl, Velvet Teddy and Please Me are all matte finishes, while Brave is a satin finish. Lucie once described Whirl as the darker, bolder older sister of Velvet Teddy, and she’s definitely right. On me, it’s a beautiful brown nude and my newest addition to the collection! Velvet Teddy is an essential in anyone’s lipstick collection, a perfect nude that looks good on anyone, and Brave and Please Me are more muted nude-ish pinks.


And now for the pinks and reds! From top to bottom, we have: Candy Yum Yum, All Fired Up, Full Fuchsia, Impassioned, Lady Danger and the infamous Ruby Woo. Most of these, except for Candy Yum Yum and Ruby Woo, I got from my ex… at least one good thing to come out of that relationship! Candy Yum Yum and Lady Danger are matte finishes, All Fired Up and Ruby Woo are retro matte finishes, and Full Fuchsia and Impassioned are amplified finishes.

There you have it, folks, my MAC lipstick collection! What do you think I should get next? Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to go read Claire’s post!



20 thoughts on “MAC lipstick collection: a collab with Clarina Beauty

  1. Love love love MAC lipsticks! I am guilty of having more mac lippies than any other brand lol! I just always get pulled in when walking passed a mac counter lol. I have impassioned, brave, and please me from your collection. I have been wanting velvet teddy and whirl more velvet teddy though since it looks great for every day:) I think you should check out amorous I think that’s what it’s called. It’s like a plummy pinky shade I love it!

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    • You should definitely get both Velvet Teddy and Whirl, they’re definitely must haves in anyone’s collection! Velvet Teddy is much more of an everyday color but Whirl isn’t all that dark either! xx


  2. I think I might have to get Brave! It’s so pretty and such a wearable shade. I have some stuff to Back to MAC so I might trade in for that!
    And wowee, Candy Yum Yum just seared a whole in my retina! :P


  3. I have Whirl and Brave and I love them so much! I definitely like the fact that whirl is bolder than velvet teddy and I love the way it looks on! I really want to try impassioned as I am missing a pink but I think a lot of pinks look a bit rubbish on my skin tone! I am more an orange/red kinda girl. Great post though, I am in love with mac lipsticks, it’s becoming an obsession! xxxx

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  4. Thank you for doing this collab with me – I absolutely love your collection and the photographs are beautiful! I think I need Whirl in my life – I got the lip liner but the lipstick flew off the shelves too quickly :( Xxxx

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  5. Amazing collection! I have a Wishlist alone of Mac Lipsticks! I currently own Viva Glam 3 and Flamingo. I cannot choose which one I love more because they are SO different! I love my mac lipsticks. I am obsessed. Some on my wishlist are Plumfull, Ravishing, and Vegas Volt.

    Cannot wait to see what you get next!

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