Top 3 Red Lipsticks for the Holidays

Hi guys, gals, and non-binary pals!

One week to go until Christmas! I can’t believe it! I’m so excited because it means that once Christmas is over, the crowds will start to disappear and we’ll just have regular foot traffic at work and I can relax. I almost wasn’t going to post this week at all because I’m working so much but I’ve found a way. For this lipstick post, I’ve only included traditional, bullet lipsticks because I find liquid lipsticks messy and awful to wear when you know you’re going to be eating. Reds are already dangerous around food but at least bullet lipsticks are manageable. So, without further ado, here is my top 3 lipsticks that you should consider wearing this holiday season!

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Updated MAC Dupes list!

Hey guys!

Tomorrow is my two year blogiversary and I thought, what better way to celebrate than recreating my first and most popular post on my blog. My MAC Lipstick Dupes list is quite old now and this time around, I wanted to have it focus on lipsticks that are more easily available in Australia because my last one was like most others and it featured particular shades that we don’t have in Australia. I will list the prices beside the dupes so that you can see the saving and I will also leave links to where you can buy the dupes.  For reference, MAC lipsticks are $36 in Australia. If you know of any dupes for shades that have no dupe, please feel free to let me know 🙂 I hope this is helpful!

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My MAC Lipstick Collection 2015

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Today, I thought that it would be fun to share my MAC lipstick collection with you all. I have 13 lipsticks but as I was writing this post, the MAC Magic of the Night collection was released and I bought two more lipstick but they won’t be in this post 😩 I will share them with you guys when they arrive, if not, I’m sure I’ll post them on my instagram. I hope that you enjoy this post!

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NUDES:

Royal Ball (LE)

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As you guys will know if you read my MAC x Cinderella Collection escapades, this lipstick was really annoying to get my hands on. I’m glad that I finally have it but the colour doesn’t suit me very well. I don’t mind though because I really just wanted this as a collectors item.

Viva Glam V

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This was my first ‘nude’ MAC lipstick. I was so happy with this purchase because the lipstick suits me well and I love that the proceeds go to the MAC AIDS fund. If you know anything about me, you’ll know I love to buy products that take a portion or all of the profits and give them to charities or organisations that are doing a really good thing.

Modesty

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This is my most favourite MAC lipstick. It is the perfect nude colour and it goes with anything. I couldn’t be happier that I have this lipstick in my life.

Brave

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This lipstick is so popular and it is popular for good reason. It is the perfect pinky-neutral colour. I’d definitely recommend picking it up if it is ever available because it sells out super duper quickly. Thanks, Kylie.

Mehr

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I remember buying this colour with a friend. I’d bought Heroine and Mehr together and I was so excited because they were both so gorgeous. Now that I have Mehr and Brave, they do seem a bit similar and if you were on a budget, I’d say that you probably don’t need both shades. Mehr is a bit darker so maybe if you had deeper skin, you might like Mehr more and you’d get a similar effect to what Brave might give on a lighter skin.

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PINKS/CORALS:

Speed Dial

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I believe that I picked this shade up when I was coming back from France. I really like this colour and it is perfect for spring and summer but it isn’t a colour that I’m usually drawn to. I am, however, glad that I own this one. Good choice, past Sarah.

Crosswires

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This was another lipstick that I picked up when I was flying home from France. I had been trying to sell it for a while but now I think that I’ll just keep it. I don’t wear these colours very often but I’m sure that I can find a time to wear it.

Speak Louder

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I bought this lipstick last summer and it must have been on a whim because this is another colour that I’m generally not drawn to because it is quite warm. However, with the right makeup, this one can look really flattering on my skin tone.

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PURPLES:

Plumful

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This was my first ever MAC lipstick and I remember umming and aaahhing about purchasing it for about 3 months. I used to be able to pick it out immediately when I was looking for it at MAC counters. I was obsessed with it and then I finally bought it and lost it in the same week. It reappeared the day that I was packing for France so I brought it along with me. I still love this lipstick so much and regularly wear it.

Captive

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This lipstick is so underrated. It looks so pretty on so many people. I bought this one on a whim too when I was a bit flustered at Dubai MAC in the Duty Free. The lipstick that I really wanted wasn’t available so I just looked at the lipsticks and said, ‘I’ll take this one then, thank you’. And I’m so glad that I did! I love this colour!

Flat Out Fabulous

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This shade is a favourite for a lot of people. It is so flattering and highly pigmented. Funny story, I was creating the first image in this post and as I opened this tube of lipstick, the lipstick part flew out of the tube and I had a mini heart attack. $36 dollars flashed before my eyes. Luckily, It is alright, as you can see, I took the individual photo after the rocket launch. It just doesn’t completely close into the tube anymore so I need to be a bit careful with it.

Heroine

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I love this purple from MAC. It is super gorgeous but sometimes I find it a little hard to pull off. I thought that it was because it was very purple but since wearing Jeffree Star’s I’m Royalty, that isn’t the reason. It might just be too pink of a grape purple to be as flattering as it could be. Nonetheless, I still love this lipstick. I just need to get into the habit of wearing it more!

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REDS:

Russian Red

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I love this red lipstick so much that I bought drugstore reds that were a similar colour to this so that I wasn’t always wearing this colour and wasting it. That sounds so stupid but I don’t want it to run out haha. I was tossing up between this shade and Ruby Woo but because this one is more comfortable and has more depth, I went with Russian Red and I’m really happy that I did.

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I also had two more shades, Chatterbox and Sweetie but I sold them on Depop. Sweetie was too close to Plumful and I just didn’t like it as much and Chatterbox was a little too warm for me to really enjoy it on my skin tone so I am glad that they’ve found new homes ❀

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I hope that you enjoyed this post! What are your favourite MAC Lipsticks?

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Liptember Week 1!

Hey guys!

Today I wanted to share my first week of Liptember lip colour choices! I also want to talk about my experiences and how successful this challenge has been. If you don’t know about Liptember, you can read about it here, and if you do and you would like to support, you can do that here! On to the lip colours!

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Day 1 – JEFFREE STAR – BLUE VELVET (Purchase here)

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Day 2 – Australis Velourlips – TOK-I-O

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Day 3 – Australis Velourlips – NY-CEE

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Day 4 – JEFFREE STAR – BLUE VELVET (Purchase here)

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Day 5 – Australis Velourlips – MAL-I-BOO

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Day 6 – Shanghai Suzy – Miss Ally AMETHYST (Purchase here)

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Day 7 – MAC – Russian Red

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I got to talk quite a lot about mental health this week. I spoke about it a lot with family, which is awesome! I got a tonne of compliments on my lip colours, even people on the bus stopped me to tell me that they were loving my lipstick. I absolutely LOVE the Jeffree Star lipsticks! I had to wear it twice in the week! I will have a review post with swatches and comparisons up very soon!

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Fall/Winter Lipsticks!

Australia may be coming into Summer right now, but I love Autumn (Fall) and I don’t think I made enough fuss about the beautiful colours that people where in these seasons. I love Autumn because it is not too cold and I love the fashion and the makeup that go along with this time of year. I do want to point out that you don’t have to wear these colours in Autumn and Winter exclusively. Makeup is for anyone and everyone and you make the rules, so if you want to wear dark lips all year, go for it! If you want to wear brights all year, there’s nothing stopping you.

Here are my favourite Autumn and Winter lip colours:

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When I think of this time of year, I think of Plums and Burgundy for my lips. I’m still not SUPER confident wearing a really dark lip (think MAC’s Cyber or NYX Soft Matte in Transylvania) but these are the lipsticks I would recommend from my collection. I also have a few more products that I would have added in here but they were more or less the same colour as the others so I will just mention them as opposed to showing them. I also have a photo to go with most showing them on the lips.

L’Oreal Caresse in Milady:

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This is probably my favourite colour in the L’Oreal Caresse line. Its a beautiful plum-purple, glossy shade.

MAC lipsticks: Captive, Plumful, Russian Red

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Captive

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Plumful

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Russian Red

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These are some of my favourite MAC lipsticks. Plumful was my first ever MAC lipstick, so it is really special to me! Captive is a satin, reddened plum, Plumful is a lustre, sheer plum, and Russian Red is a matte, brick red.

Milani Color Statement in Sangria:

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I love this lipstick to bits. This and the Rimmel lipstick that I will mention later are dupes for MAC’s Rebel except this one is Matte and I believe Rebel is a Satin. The Rimmel one is a cream so I suppose this would be a closer dupe.

NYX Round Lipstick in Snow White, Soft Matte Lip Cream in Prague and Monte Carlo:

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Prague

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Monte Carlo

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NYX Round Lipstick in Snow White is really pretty but it is almost too creamy? It slides around and I often have it on my teeth as a result but it is really beautiful and if you can find a no-fuss way to wear it, let me know! The Soft Mattes are some of my favourite lip products and Prague is one that I am constantly drawn to!

Revlon Balms: Moisture Stain in Crush and Matte Balm in Standout

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I didn’t get anywhere near enough wear out of Crush while Autumn and Winter were here in Australia! I hope that there are still a few gloomy days left so that I can whip it out before Summer hits Australia like a tonne of bricks. Standout is my favourite of the matte balms! I have both reds and I really want the purple, that is something I would have added to this list if I had it!

Rimmel Lasting Finish 120 Cutting Edge, 128 Starry-Eyed. Kate 29. Kate Velvet 107.

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120 – Cutting Edge

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107

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107 is a staple for me, no matter what time of the year. Its one of my absolute favourite lipsticks, the Kate Velvet lipsticks are fantastic, I own 3 and wish I owned all of them because there is nothing bad that I can say about them. 120 Cutting Edge is the other Rebel Dupe that I own, but as I said earlier, its a cream finish. It looks awesome though.

The other colours that I wanted to mention were L’Oreal’s Matte lipstick in Bloody Mary, it looks a lot like Russian Red and Snow White, and Savvy’s Matte Lip Cream in the purple shade.

I hope that you found this post helpful! I plan on making one for Spring and Summer colours very soon, so look out for that if you’re looking for some options for Spring and Summer!

ArrivederLa xxx

MAC Lipstick Dupes~

I have compiled a list of MAC Lipstick dupes that I have seen on the internet and in person. I will probably continually update this as I’m very picky about what I would consider a dupe and what I would just consider similar and I will also update this if I find more dupes. I own 13 MAC lipsticks and I’ve compared friend’s collections, I also have a very large lipstick collection. I will highlight the lipsticks I own and if I have tested them side by side I will say how they are different.

  • MAC Amorous: Rimmel – Stare At Me
  • MAC Angel: ELF – Classy, Avon –  Pout, Maybelline – Born With It (exact), Revlon – Pink Pout, Rimmel – Airy Fairy, NYX – Sky Pink
  • MAC Blankety: Essence – Creamy Nude
  • MAC Bombshell: NYX – Georgia
  • MAC Brave: NYX – Thalia, Maybelline – Pink Brown
  • MAC Candy Yum Yum: Milani – Rose Hip, Maybelline – Fuchsia Flash, NYX – Shocking Pink, Sportsgirl – Mad About You
  • MAC Captive:
  • MAC Chatterbox: NYX – Louisiana, L’Oreal – Pink Fever, Milani – Fruit Punch
  • MAC Cherish: Rimmel Kate – 03, Revlon – Fleshtone, Rimmel – Nude, W7 Mega Matte – Nude
  • MAC Chili: Maybelline – Fatal Red, Revlon – Raspberry, Revlon – Crimson, Maybelline Superstay – Red Passion
  • MAC Cosmo: Rimmel Kate – 06/08
  • MAC Costa Chic: Revlon – Coralberry, Maybelline – Hola, NYX – Margarita
  • MAC Craving: Maybelline – Party Pink, Milani – Plumrose
  • MAC Creme Cup: Maybelline – Born With It (more sparkle), Maybelline – Pink Please, Avon – Pout
  • MAC Creme d’Nude: ELF – Natural Nymph, Revlon – Nude Attitude, Revlon – Soft Nude
  • MAC Creme De La Femme: Rimmel – Asia, Revlon – Satin Plum, Milani – Pink Chiffon
  • MAC Creme In Your Coffee: Maybelline – Blushing Brunette, Maybelline – Rose Velvet
  • MAC Crosswires: NYX – Berry, Covergirl – Fairytale
  • MAC Cyber: Revlon – Va Va Violet, NYX – Almost Black, Rimmel Kate – 04
  • MAC Dark Side: Revlon – Black Cherry, Revlon – Wine Not, Rimmel – Starry Eyed
  • MAC Diva: Rimmel Kate Velvet – 107
  • MAC Fabby: Revlon – Satin Plum
  • MAC Fanfare: NYX – Tea Rose, Rimmel – Rose Blush
  • MAC Faux: Maybelline – Pinky Beige
  • MAC Film Noir: L’Oreal – Hot Fudge
  • MAC Flat Out Fabulous:
  • MAC Fleshpot: ELF – Natural Nymph, NYX – Echo, NYX – Nude
  • MAC Freckletone: Revlon – Creme Brulee
  • MAC Gel: Revlon – Sparkling Cider
  • MAC Girl About Town: Maybelline – Hot Plum (more neon), Covergirl – Spellbound (tiny bit more purple), Revlon – Fuschia, Rimmel – In Vogue, Revlon Lip Butter – Lollipop, NYX – Chloe
  • MAC Heroine:
  • MAC High Tea: Rimmel – Airy Fairy, Milani – Amaretto, Revlon – Champagne on Ice, Maybelline – Nearly There
  • MAC Honeylove: L’Oreal – Fairest Nude, Rimmel Kate – 14
  • MAC Hot Gossip: L’Oreal Pucker Up Pink, Revlon Lip Butter – Sugar Plum
  • MAC Hue: Rimmel – Foxy
  • MAC Hug Me: Revlon – Blush Chrome, Maybelline – Beige For Good
  • MAC Impassioned: Revlon – Love That Pink, Rimmel Kate – 06, Milani – Flamingo Pose, Chi Chi – Fashion Police
  • MAC Kinda Sexy: Revlon – Mauve It Over, NYX Soft Matte – Stockholm
  • MAC Lady Danger: Revlon – Fire and Ice
  • MAC Lickable: Rimmel Moisture Renew – Violet Pop
  • MAC Lovelorn: Revlon Lip Butter – Strawberry Shortcake
  • MAC Lustering: Revlon Lip Butter – Sorbet
  • MAC Red: NYX – Electra, Milani – Berry Rick
  • MAC Mehr:
  • MAC Midimauve: Revlon – Smokey Rose, Maybelline – Totally Toffee
  • MAC Modesty: L’Oreal – Forever Frappe
  • MAC Morange: Rimmel Moisture Renew – In Love With Ginger, NYX – Sunflower
  • MAC Myth: Elf – Natural Nymph, Revlon – Nude Attitude
  • MAC O: Revlon – Copperglow Berry, Jordana – Bahama Bronze, Prestige – Fudge Brownie, Revlon – Mulled Cider
  • MAC Patisserie: NYX Soft Matte – Istanbul
  • MAC Peachstock: Revlon – Nude Attitude, NYX – Orange Soda
  • MAC Pink Nouveau: Revlon – Stormy Pink, NYX – Summer Breeze
  • MAC Plastique: L’Oreal – Sandstone
  • MAC Please Me: Jordana – Pink Passion, NYX Soft Matte – Istanbul, Revlon – Pink Pout
  • MAC Plumful: Maybelline – Yummy Plummy
  • MAC Politely Pink: Revlon – Luminous Pink
  • MAC Pure Zen: Revlon Lip Butter – Creamsicle
  • MAC Ravishing: Revlon – Smoked Peach, Revlon – Peach Me, Sportsgirl – Fruit Tingle
  • MAC Rebel: Milani – Sangria, Rimmel – Starry Eyed, Revlon – Black Cherry
  • MAC Ruby Woo: Australis – Diva, Rimmel Kate Velvet – 111 Kiss of Life
  • MAC Russian Red: Prestige – Fatal Red, Rimmel – Red Fever, Revlon – Really Red, NYX Soft Matte – Monte Carlo (Lighter)
  • MAC Saint Germain: Innoxa – Baby Doll
  • MAC See Sheer: ELF – Seductive
  • MAC Show Orchid: L’Oreal – Wild Plum
  • MAC Shy Girl: Revlon – Just Enough Buff, Rimmel – Nude Delight, NYX – Pumpkin Pie
  • MAC Sin: Rimmel – Bordeaux
  • MAC Snob: Revlon – Pink Pout, Revlon – Primrose (creamier), NYX – Pale Pink, Revlon – Blush, Maybelline Superstay – Perpetual Peony
  • MAC Speed Dial: Rimmel Kate – 05, Revlon – Carnation, NYX – Paris
  • MAC Speak Louder:
  • MAC Sweetie:
  • MAC Syrup: Rimmel Moisture Renew – Vintage Pink
  • MAC Twig: Avon – Twig, Prestige – VIP, Maybelline – Afternoon Tea, NYX – Twig
  • MAC Up The Amp: Revlon – Berry Haute, Rimmel – Heavenly, Maybelline – Braisenberry
  • MAC Vegas Volt: Revlon – Coralberry
  • MAC Velvet Teddy: Revlon – Mauve It Over, Rimmel – Spotlight Beige, ELF – Praline
  • MAC Violetta: Milani – Magenta Madness, Covergirl – Divine
  • MAC VIVA GLAM V:

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I hope this is helpful! If there are any other dupes that you think I should, try, feel free to send me an email 🙂

ArrivederLa ❀