Brand Focus: Top MAC Lipsticks


(From left to right: Patisserie, Syrup, Shy Girl, Plumful)

MAC will always hold a special place in my heart because the first makeup product I ever bought was one of their concealers. Even though I didn’t pick the right shade and I didn’t really apply it well, I cherished that thing. Back then, to me anything that could cover up my hormonal teenage spots was pure gold. Basically for my young self discovering concealer was like discovering magic.

Over the years I’ve branched out and have incorporated a lot of different brands into my routine but I still love those bullet shaped tubes that are MAC lipsticks. 90% of the lipsticks I own are MAC so I thought I’d round up the best of them and share.

Whenever I want a good ‘my lips but better’ lipstickΒ PatisserieΒ is the one I go for. It’s a very wearable light pink shade with a subtle peachy hue. The formula is quite creamy so I usually just apply it straight from the bullet without bothering with lip balm beforehand to prime. One of the main reasons I love this lipstick is because it pairs nicely with basically any eye makeup look and it’s not really a seasonal shade so I can happily wear it all year round.

Speaking of seasonal shades, Plumful and Syrup are beautiful for autumn/winter. On my lips both are a mix of pink, plum and purple, with Plumful leaning more berry pink and Syrup more purple. I initially expected Plumful to be a little more plum as the name would suggest (duh) but after adjusting to its pink hues I’ve come to love it. If you’re like me and tend to wear a lot of black, both of these lipsticks are great for adding a nice pop of colour to your look.

For summer I can’t go past Shy Girl which is a straight up nude peach shade, no doubt about it. If your skin tone is fairer than mine (is that even possible?) then this might lean too nude on you, but I think as long as you apply with a light hand then you should avoid the ‘corpse lips’ look. For me, Shy Girl just adds a nice touch of peach to the lips which I think looks great paired with dewy skin and glowy cheeks in the warmer months.

Naturally my wish list for lipsticks is forever growing but that about rounds up my current favourites.
I’ve actually got a Back To Mac coming up so I’d love to know, what are your favourite MAC lipsticks?


136 comments so far.

136 responses to “Brand Focus: Top MAC Lipsticks”

  1. I have only just started getting into MAC cosmetics and I am loving the brand and its products, I have Plumful and it is one of my go to winter shades I think I need to pick up Syrup though it looks beautiful.

    Nicole xx |

  2. Nikki says:

    Patisserie looks amazing!!! What a gorgeous shade:) x

  3. I only have two MAC lipsticks, but I'm so in love! I definitely want to head out and get more. These colors are totally tempting me!

    Sartorial Diner

  4. I bought Plumful and really didn't like it.. I much prefer Sweetie which is a lighter version πŸ™‚

    Sarah | More Than Adored

    • Oh that's such a shame! If plumful is a little too much for you you could always try applying it lightly with a lip brush or layering it with other lipsticks πŸ™‚

  5. Seyra Rico says:

    I love all MAC lipsticks!

    Hugs from the Philippines!
    – Seyra
    Instagram: @_srico

  6. Ohh I love Shy Girl! It's one of my faves, too!

    Thirteen Thoughts

  7. I have plumful and love it! I also want to try patisserie because lots of bloggers rave about it. In general, I own more MAC lipsticks in my collection because I think they're really good and they have lots of different formulas to choose from πŸ™‚

    Β Miriam β™₯ A whole lot of serendipity

  8. Mari says:

    I've never owned a MAC lipstick but I do have my "favorite" – it's Lady Danger πŸ™‚ x

  9. I've never actually tried any MAC lipsticks but I've heard so much about them so I think I'm going to have to take the plunge. The Patisserie color sounds lovely!

  10. NYLH says:

    I love shy girl so much and velvet teddy. ( NEW YORK ✈ LONDON ✈ HERVEY BAY )

  11. Gabrielle says:

    Patisserie is definitely a shade I need to get around to purchasing, though I'm also considering Twig – it seems to suit everyone and anyone!! πŸ™‚

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  12. veebz boo says:

    I only own Syrup out of these 4 and love that. But I really want to try Patisserie now, it looks gorgeous.

  13. veebz boo says:

    And I forgot to say, my favourites at the moment are M.A.Cs' Kinda Sexy and Honeylove!:)

  14. I love both Syrup and Plumful πŸ™‚ Lustre has to be my favourite MAC finish xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  15. Plumful looks like such a gorgeous shade! x

  16. Patisserie does truly look like a "my lips but better" color. I love the name too, makes me think of French Macarons. Shy girl also looks nice. I'm pretty fair skinned myself and love a nude lip.

    Much Love!
    -Stephanie Eva

  17. Diana Vilic says:

    Those are such pretty colors!
    So beautiful.

  18. Megan Denton says:

    I've never even hear of Patisserie and looking at it now against Shy Girl (which is wear all the time) it looks like the perfect softer shade. You may have just found me my new favourite.. πŸ™‚

  19. May Cho says:

    I've never used any MAC lipstick, but Ruby Woo and Velvet Teddy are on my wishlist!

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

  20. cindyhyue says:

    MAC lipsticks definitely have a special place in my heart since that was where I got my first lipstick from. I'm with you that majority of my lipsticks actually are from MAC, the variety of colors and price can't be beat. My favorite MAC lipstick is definitely Twig, I like that it can be worn casually and dressed up!

    Cindy //

    • Agreed, for me walking into a mac store is like walking into a candy store- especially with the lipsticks and eyeshadows. I'm hearing a few people mention Twig, I'll have to look into it!

  21. Irene Thayer says:

    I love the post so much! Have a wonderful weekend:)

  22. I own so many MAC lipsticks, but I haven't tried any of these! Plumful looks beautiful!
    Caked To The Nines

  23. Lisa says:

    I have syrup!!! It's my go to when I don't want to wear a nude that's brown!!

    This Damsel Loves Blog

  24. syrup is such a pretty shade. its on my mac wish list right now.

  25. Tiffany Legg says:

    Love MAC lipsticks – I think I have a bit of an obsession. I've never seen Plumful before – looks gorgeous.

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  26. Natalie Y says:

    Is it sad that I am yet to own any MAC lippies?! I think that gotta change soon.. I will be sure to check Shy Girl out! πŸ™‚
    Yours Truly, NY

    • I'd definitely say to go for it and try them out! The lustre finish is my favourite finish and the easiest to work with in my opinion, so maybe get a lustre to start with πŸ™‚

  27. Raj says:

    All such gorgeous shades, thanks for sharing
    Patisserie is probably my favourite shade ever

    What Raj Wants

  28. Stacey says:

    I'm a big fan of Shy Girl! Patisserie is looking really pretty <3

  29. These are such pretty colors! I use none of them but I'd LOVE to have some of them haha

  30. Emma Spencer says:

    Oh I love Mac lipsticks! They're my faves along with Nars and Chanel. I just can't get enough of a berry lip so Plumful would definitely be one I'd pick! Thanks for the tips lovely! Xx

  31. I have syrup and love it so much, the perfect everyday, natural shade!
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

  32. I love mac lipsticks and really want some more! These colours are lovely xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

  33. Eden Mint says:

    I haven't tried too many MAC lipsticks, but these shades are so pretty!

  34. Kay says:

    Mac lipsticks are the best! Plumful looks like my kind of colour, thank you for sharing πŸ™‚ <3


  35. That patisserie lipstick! <3 so lovely!

  36. That patisserie lipstick! <3 so lovely!

  37. I love love love MAC lippies – Patisserie has got to be next on my list!


  38. MAC lipsticks still tend to be some of my favorite lipsticks to wear. Honestly, I just tend to alternate between MAC and NYX lip products only – totally different prices but the products both work amazingly for me. Love the colors of the ones you have posted here – def. some colors here that I do not own as well so I will be adding these to my wishlist!

    Rae of Love from Berlin
    Bloglovin' // instagram

  39. I love Mac lipsticks! Particularly Twig and Velvet Teddy but I really want to get Shy Girl πŸ™‚

  40. Syrup looks to be such a beautiful shade. It looks to be such a lovely plummy brownish shade which is great this time of year.

    Keisha xo

  41. Hannah Lucy says:

    Plumful is the lipstick I have my eye on!

    Hannah | Oh January

  42. omg I love patisserie and plumful! I feel like patisserie is so underrated, but it is so lovely as it is subtle but pretty too x

  43. Love the new look – it's so bright and lovely now!!! How cute are all these colours too….slightly addicted to them! They really look gorgeous but since MAC entered the Chinese market they now test on animals which makes me rather sad! πŸ™

    Hope you're well hun! Now you're heading towards summer, we're going for winter – it's so cold now! πŸ™‚

    Layla xx

  44. taislany says:

    Syrup is my fave!

    BLOG | Taislany

  45. Such a lovely post! Adorable!

    Diana Cloudlet

  46. Ceannrs says:

    Oh my gosh this post has made me want all four of these immediately! Must.stop

    Ceann x

  47. Yes, Patisserie is a beautiful shade

    Chaste & Beautiful

  48. Emily Trinh says:

    Patisserie and Shy Girl look like great lip colours to have!

    Emily | Always Emily | Bloglovin'

  49. I'm always new when it comes to make-ups. I purchased last month a mac lipstick and i really love the quality. Great post! <3

    Have a nice day!


  50. faith pierce says:

    I really need to snag Patisserie, everyone raves about it and I still haven't added it to my collection!


  51. Plumful and syrup are so pretty! I don't have any of these shades and I will definitely be checking them out when I visit MAC the next time πŸ™‚ x

  52. Kelly says:

    I love their lipsticks, they have such great pigment!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  53. Chezka Cenon says:

    I looooove MAC lipsticks! My current fave is Heroine, but I used to love this orangey-brick red hue that I cannot seem to find anymore! =) You have some nice hues!

    – Che

  54. I'm obsessed with mac lipsticks. I'm always wearing very nude shades – which they luckily have a massive range of. I'm loving Viva Glam in the shade A45 at the moment, its definitely one to try out!

    lovely blog.

    Maija Lily Xx

  55. I'm going to try the Syrup also. It is such a great shade for brown skin, thanks!

  56. Phoebe says:

    I really like the look of Patisserie. Is this one moisturising? I never remember which of Macs lipsticks are more moisturising.

  57. Anam Baig says:

    I love the shade Plumful. Planning to pick it for the season.

  58. How have i not seen Patisserie before? It's literally the colour i've been searching for! i am currently on a Velvet Teddy hype, with Double Shot for nighttime! But really want a lighter shade and the name just tops it off πŸ™‚

    Writing Possibility

  59. I have Syrup too and love it πŸ™‚ Been wanting to pick up Patisserie for a while now, I need a good everyday lipstick! x

    Brigitte |

  60. lisaxbeauty says:

    Love the selection of colours! Surprisingly haven't tried any MAC lipsticks before, but will do in the future!

    lisa | lisaxbeauty

  61. I'm just recently jumping on the MAC lipstick hype, so I love reading these sorts of posts to see which ones I need to try next! All four of these shades look like ones I would love!!


  62. Shay Bella says:

    I always want to grab Shy Girl when I see it but for some reason I never do! I figure I have shades that are similar but now I'm kind of anxious to pick it up! Maybe I will! Great post, Xx

  63. Daniela says:

    Love Syrup – it's one of my first MAC lipsticks so it holds a special place in my heart! I love Ravishing for this time of the year, but Velvet Teddy and Spirit are my go-to nudes. x

    Daniela |

  64. I love Shy Girl, its been a staple in my lipstick collection for years! I'm super fair and it works on me. I definitely need to try Syrup. It looks beautiful!

    Becca | A Dash Of Becca

  65. Adaleta says:

    These are all colors I've heard a lot about & have never purchased because I feel like so many people have them! I need them though because they're SO beautiful! xx,

  66. Great picks! Have you tried peach blossom? Looking at your preferences, that may be worth checking out πŸ™‚

    Sincerely, Sarah xx

  67. I loved the shades of these top mac lipstick. And these shades are totally unique and highly talked during my parties. Very popular!!

    melissa@Dermology anti aging cream and serum

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