Top 5 MAC Lipsticks

When I think of my favorite makeup – my desert island, must-have, can’t-live-without-it product – I think MAC lipstick. No matter how tired I am or how little time I have to do the rest of my makeup, a swipe of red lipstick will always save the day.

Although I wear a variety of brands, MAC is really a staple in my lipstick collection. The formulas are great and the shade range is massive. Many of their lipsticks have reached cult status and I can see why – when I need a pick-me-up, I find myself turning to the same 5 shades over and over again.

My favorite is usually a red lipstick but really, any of the following lipstick shades make me feel instantly more put together and ready for the day.

To note, I am a nw 25 skintone but many of these lipsticks are famous for their ability to flatter any skintone.

Swatches from top to bottom: Twig, Whirl, Ruby Woo, Viva Glam and Retro

Swatches from top to bottom: Twig, Whirl, Ruby Woo, Viva Glam and Retro

  1. Twig (satin) – a cool-toned, rosy taupe
  2. Whirl (matte) – a classic 90’s supermodel brown
  3. Ruby Woo (retro matte)– vivid, super-matte, cool red.
  4. Viva Glam (matte) – rich, neutral-toned, brick red.
  5. Retro (satin) – neutral brown, a little 90s, a little now.
MAC Ruby Woo lipstick

Minimal makeup, messy hair and MAC Ruby Woo lipstick


As you can tell from the swatches – I tend to prefer cooler tones at the moment. Honorable mentions include Lady Danger and So Chaud.

What are your favorite MAC lipsticks? I love discovering new shades – and there are so many “unsung heroes.” Share in the comments below!


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