My 5 Favourite MAC Lipsticks

We all love MAC lipstick, right? That's just, like, the rule of blogging! I have my fair share (19 isn't too many is it? Is it?) but there are a few that I reach for time and time again. These, ladies and gentlemen, are my Golden Five*.
In true Top of the Pops style, I'm going to countdown to my number one. Spoiler alert: I like pink.


As you will shortly discover, I have a thing for matte lipsticks. Matte lips are my thang. Pink Plaid matches the natural colour of my lips almost exactly- a deep, blue-based pink. When I want a subtle but polished look, this is the shade I go for.

Full review here // Buy it here


You know those days when you feel on top of the world and you want to shout it out to the world? Candy Yum Yum is made for those days! It's the brightest, boldest, most fun pink ever. This lipstick is a staple for bright summer days.

Full review here // Buy it here


As you would expect, Viva Glam Nicki is pretty much pink perfection- a little flirty, a little attention seeking but still subtle enough to wear as part of a casual day look. Generally speaking, this is the lipstick I reach for when I attend blog events, or any other events where I want a little confidence boost.

Full (terrible, old, needs-to-be-redone) review here // Discontinued (Boo!)

Please Me is the most perfect everyday peach-rose shade. So perfect, in fact, that I wore it on my wedding day. True facts right there.

Full review here // Buy it here

Oh, Bombshell! Lovely, wonderful, underappreciated Bombshell. Confession time: I always wear this lipstick when I see my doctor. It's my please-fancy-me lipstick. If I were a fan of clichés, I'd say it was a your-lips-but-better nude with a hint of frost, which is surprising given my matte leanings. 

Full review here // Buy it here

I'm not going to pretend this was easy. I felt like Louis Walsh looking down on my lipsticks and telling them that they're all great but just didn't quite make the cut (only without anyone losing out to Wagner). In fact, at time of writing, I've only got 4 lipsticks in my top 5 because I just can't decide which to have fifth. Hopefully by the time this post is published, I'll have made my mind up!

*Totally just made that name up. I like it. It can stay.

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  1. Happy to see Viva Glam Nicki in there, my favourite! I think Pink Plaid is gonna be my next one from MAC :)
    Maeve // Thrift O'Clock

  2. Ooh I've been looking for the perfect nude-pink, I was swaying towards Please Me but I'm not sure now as this list has me torn!! If it's good enough for your wedding day though... xx

  3. Oooooooooo. So if I were to invest in my first ever MAC shade (i'm a terribad blogger oop) then it would definitely be one of these 5. Pink Plaid looks so cute and Please Me is somethign I think I now really really need. Damn.

    Fii xo || little miss fii

  4. Ahh, so much pink MAC envy! Also a big fan of the Wagner reference, obviously.

    Claire | | xx

  5. Ooh I love seeing top mac lipstick posts, it's always interesting to see different people's favs. This is such a gorgeous selection, you've made me want Pink Plaid, I love matte lipsticks too! <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile

  6. Viva Glam Nicki and Candy Yum Yum are my favorite lipsticks in my collection! I accidentally ran over both of these, so now they are melted down into a pot :( I just have a thing for very bright (pink) lipsticks. I've been wanting to head over to my MAC counter to try and find a shade that matches my natural lip color but I think it's going to be hard!


  7. I love the Bombshell lip colour, it's the perfect nudey-pink for the Summer! Really like Pink Plaid as well!

    Courtney |

  8. hehe nice to know im not alone in my lurve of mattes :D

  9. They all look like colours I would wear! I havent got any of those shades but I absolutely love Twig, Jubilee and Syrup from my own MAC collection xx

    Lauren |

  10. I need a MAC lippy in my life! Bombshell sounds like the perfect day shade

    Hannah x hannatalks

  11. I recently purchased my first Mac lipstick (I went for 'Diva-ish' which is a new one, but I think its lovely) I debated on please me and bombshell so I might have to go back for one of them!

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

  12. Great selection. I have Please Me too and I agree that it's a lovely shade. One of my all-time fave MAC mattes is Mehr. If I'm unsure of what lipstick to wear, I always grab that one. It goes with errrything. xxx

    Kirsty - Effortlessly Excessive

  13. Candy Yum Yum looks incredible! x

  14. I'm the only person I know that got a MAC lipstick due to all of the hype and praise and felt disappointed. I got the Diva shade which is great in colour but the texture was so dry, it faded in a very unattractive way :(

  15. These are all beautiful shades! Great post!

  16. 19 is definitely not enough ;) I love Pink Plaid so much!

    Sarah x |

  17. You really do like your pinks don't cha? Then again, mine are all red pahaha!

    Dannie x

  18. A gorgeous little countdown and I adore the way you did the photos :)

    Hannah Simpson Writes

  19. Candy Yum Yum is one of my favorites as well! I love bright shades.

    xx Izzy


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