Sunday, 3 August 2014

My New MAC Lipstick Additions


You're all probably well aware that Tuesday was National Lipstick Day and, to celebrate, Debenhams were offering £5 off all the lipsticks on their website. For me, and a lot of people in Wednesday's #bbloggers chat it would seem, this was an offer not to be passed up! There were lots of MAC lipsticks still on my wishlist so I saw this as an opportunity to cross a couple off - unfortunately I went a little overboard and couldn't stop a just a couple! But these four lipsticks did cost less than three normally would, so it's ok, right?!



Pink Plaid (Matte) - Having suffered from dry lips for years, matte lipsticks have been something I've tended to steer clear of, but there were so many MAC ones I'd loved to have had in my collection. Having found a new favourite lip balm recently, dry lips have become less of a problem for me, so I thought it was time I gave some a go. I was torn between this shade & Please Me, but by the time I got on the Debenhams website my decision was made for me, as Please Me was out of stock! I'm really pleased I got this one though, as I find it's really flattering for my skin tone. Pink Plaid is a very neutral pink shade, the kind of shade I think I'd get a lot of use out of all year round.

Impassioned (Amplified Crème) - This one has popped up on blogs a lot recently, and I can see why as it's a really nice shade for summer. Impassioned is a bright fuchsia pink shade which really makes the lips pop. I can see me wearing this a lot at the moment, whilst we are still in the warmer months. Being an amplified crème formula means it's going to be really comfortable to wear too.

Russian Red (Matte) - I really wanted to add a matte red to my MAC collection and spent ages looking at swatches and videos, trying to decide which shade to go for. Eventually I settled on Russian Red, a deep, ever so slightly blue-toned red. Out of all of the swatches I saw, this seemed to be the closest to that "classic red" shade. It is a really stunning colour, but one I will be saving for the winter months, or possibly for a night out before then.

Rebel (Satin) - I really really love this colour! A lot of beauty bloggers have raved about how Rebel is one of their favourite MAC lipsticks, but it always looked so scary in the bullet, I just didn't believe them! But, after looking at a few swatches, I realised it probably wasn't as scary as I first thought - I just didn't expect to love it as much as I do! It comes out as a deep reddish-plum shade on the lips, like a more intense version of my favourite MAC shade Plumful, which I think would suit a lot of skin tones. Again, this is one that I'll be saving for the colder months, but I cannot wait to start wearing it!

l-r: Pink Plaid, Impassioned, Russian Red, Rebel
Did you buy any lipsticks on National Lipstick Day? What's your favourite MAC lipstick?

26 comments :

  1. I want Impassioned so bad! Lovely shades you got!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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  2. Wish I'd have known debenhams were doing that offer! ugh! x

    Lizzie's Corner

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    1. I know, I was lucky I got the email xx

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  3. Really tempted to add Pink Plaid to my collection - I'm definitely more of a natural lip colour girl…

    Carrie | What I Love Today x

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  4. I have Impassioned, Rebel and Russian Red and love them! I definitely recommend you get Please Me It's one of my favourites! xx

    www.bellechaton.co.uk

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    1. I may make a sneaky purchase soon haha xx

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  5. Oooh Pink Plaid looks lovely! May be my next MAC purchase!
    Sophie x

    www.sophiesbooksandbeauty.blogspot.com

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  6. Pink plaid looks so pretty. Will check it out next time I pop into mac. X

    http://speakingbeautyuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Great selection of lippys :)

    Brenda | www.brendabusybee.blogspot.com

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  8. I also gave in to the offer and bought four lipsticks... including Rebel! It does look terrifying in the tube and even when I swatched it on my arm I was like eeeeeeeeekkkk, but I love it on my lips, it's bright but not draining at all! :)

    Kitty
    www.kittyblackadder.com

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    1. It's gorgeous, could be a new favourite come autumn :) xx

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  9. Russian Red has been on my to-buy list for aaaages! I finally need to pick it up along with Shy Girl. Great selection!
    Elina | Miss Blue Eyes

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    1. Thank you, shy girl is also on my wishlist! xx

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  10. Beautiful colours I love the first one! x

    heldtogetherbypins.blogspot.com

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  11. Great picks! I really wanted to get something in the Debenhams £5 off for National Lipstick Day, but am allergic to MAC lipsticks. Debenhams didn't have either of the YSL lipsticks I want in stock on the website so I missed out. Is it sad that I've put it in my diary ready for next year so I can pre-pick a number of items?!? Xx

    www.whentaniatalks.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. No, that's a good idea haha! I had a look at the YSL lipsticks, but there were only two left in stock so I didn't bother! xx

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  12. ah no i wish i knew about this! you made some great picks, love pink plaid!

    Hayley x

    www.fashionwilleatitself.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Lovely shades! Rebel is my fave!!! Perfect for Autumn/Winter♥

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    1. Thank you - can't wait to start wearing Rebel this autumn xx

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