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TOP 10 MAC LIPSTICKS FOR FAIR/LIGHT SKIN

 
I know that it may seem like I am on a lipstick kick lately and that's because I am! I don't know what's gotten into me, but I feel like I should change my blog name to Lipstick Addicts Anonymous! :)


This post has been requested a couple times by my readers but I haven't written it until today for a few reasons. First, I think it is hard to suggest 10 universal colors -- so I geared this post for fair/light skin. Most of these lipsticks would look great on a variety of skin tones though! Secondly, I am very particular when it comes to my Top 10's and I was never fully satisfied by my picks until today!


If I have done an individual review or lip swatch on a particular lipstick there will be a link below. I plan on reviewing all of them with lip swatches in the future, so keep an eye out for those! Oh, and I was pretty bad at photographing lip swatches back in the day, so no judgments... you live and learn ;)





(l-r) Hue, Shy Girl, Crème Cup, Fanfare, Viva Glam V

 
 
HUE (Glaze) -- a sheer pinky nude that looks beautiful with a smokey eye. I think Hue works on just about anyone!

SHY GIRL (Cremesheen) --  a mostly opaque peachy nude that has become a new favorite of my mine! I typically can't pull off lipsticks with much orange to them, but Shy Girl is the exception! Like Hue, this lipstick looks great on a variety of different skin tones.

CREME CUP (Cremesheen) -- a semi opaque light slightly cool toned pink. Crème Cup looks great with a  smokey, neutral, or natural look! Definitely a must have!

FANFARE (Cremesheen) -- a semi opaque warm midtone pink. This was suggested to me by one of my readers, and I have loved it since the day we met! Fanfare looks beautiful on very fair to very tan yellow toned skin. My current #1 favorite!

VIVA GLAM V (Lustre) -- a sheer dusty, pearly, pink with a slight brown undertone. This is the perfect MLBB lipstick that is a "throw it on and go" kind of color. It goes with anything and is appropriate for any situation. Cult status for a reason!


  
 

(l-r) Lovelorn, Chatterbox, Craving, Impassioned, Ruby Woo




LOVELORN (Lustre) -- a semi sheer cool mid-tone pink. Lovelorn was one of my first MAC lipsticks so it will always have a place in my heart. I feel like this one is a very basic color that would suit ladies with cool complexions best.

CHATTERBOX (Amplified) -- a fully opaque quintessential pink -- bright but not neon. If I want to be a little daring but I'm not in the mood to go for something way out there I always pick Chatterbox. It's perfect!

CRAVING (Amplified) -- a fully opaque plummy pink. Craving is gorgeous for Fall!

IMPASSIONED (Amplified) -- a fully opaque, neon watermelon pink. This looks great with winged eye liner and is definitely a statement lippy. Impassioned is one of those colors that would look beautiful on ANY skin color!

RUBY WOO (Retro Matte) -- a bright neutral red. Even though Ruby Woo is incredibly dry to apply, it is the most universally flattering, true red that I have found.






Well ladies... that's it for my Top 10 MAC lipsticks! I hope you found this helpful :)



Would any of my picks make your list?




Much love,

Sarah

39 comments:

  1. I've actually yet to pick up any mac product (shame on me!), but man, 'Fanfare' is beautiful, and I would pick it up in a heartbeat if I did wear lipsticks.

    Some of these shades are gorgeous--thanks for the picks and swatches! :D

    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry ʘ‿ʘ | Makeup & Silly things

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    1. *gasp* NO WAY! Fanfare is a great place to start :)

      And you're welcome doll!

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  2. oh these all look so gorgeous! I actually only have 2 mac lipsticks and impassioned is one of them! It's such a gorgeous pinky color, but craving does look like a must have for fall! so pretty!

    sundays grace

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    1. I can't recommend Craving enough! :)

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  3. Ruby woo and craving are my favorites! My sister just got Ruby woo and it is OMG beautiful. I'd love to wear it on my wedding day...


    ps: if i ever get married

    LOL

    flo x

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    1. Lol, I thought you were moving to Sweden with your bf... sounds pretty serious to me girl!! ;)

      I would be too scared to wear red lips on my wedding day, but it does look so classically beautiful!

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  4. Wow that's a lot of Mac lipsticks! I like how you put the more neutral colors at top and then the bolder ones at the bottom =)

    makeupminimalist.blogspot.com

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  5. Viva Glam V is one of my all time favs [:

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    1. It's so beautiful, and for a great cause! :)

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  6. I am so pleased that I have a few of these :D I had no idea, Shy Girl was so orangey! I think I'll have to give it a swatch or two next time I'm in the MAC store xx

    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie ♥

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    1. Shy Girl doesn't appear as orange on the lips... more like a peachy nude color. It's beautiful!!!

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  7. Fantastic post! I'm lusting over Craving now I've seen a swatch :o
    Impassioned, Ruby Woo and Creme Cup are 3 of my all time favourites too :)

    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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    1. I hadn't heard of Craving until I found it at my local MAC counter... it's an awesome shade!

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  8. These lip products are beautiful! Thanks for the recommendations Sarah :D The only one of these that I have is Impassioned, I will definitely pick up others if I ever get the chance!
    <3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

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  9. They are all gorgeous and I want them! Well I have Creme Cup, so now 1 down, 9 to go ;)

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  10. Screw this, I want to wear them all, despite my medium skin! ;-)

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    1. Lol! I think most if not all would suit medium skin as well ;)

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  11. love fanfare!!! which finish is your favourite, cremesheen? x

    www.AvneeshnKaren.blogspot.com/

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    1. Probably Cremesheen or Amplified! :)

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  12. Great post! I have fair skin too so it's nice to see some picks that will suit me :) I want to try them all now haha xx

    http://jasminecara.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thanks Jasmine! I'm glad it was helpful!

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  13. i want all of these and im as dark as they get ^_^
    but they are all so pretty :)

    from Brigitte at // BreezeyBee Blog | BlogLovin'

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    1. I think most, if not all, would look lovely on any complexion :)

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  14. OMG! so many lipsticks! I love the colours from the second set of swatches. I think they will suite my medium skin better. :)

    Olivia xxx
    Beauty from the Fjord
    Current giveaway: Beautecobox (beauty box)

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    1. The second set of swatches are pretty universal shades... I bet they would look gorgeous on you!

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  15. Don't know what it is with Shy Girl, so many people love it but I can't seem to get it to suit me.
    Been lusting after Impassioned for so long, it's gorgeous. x

    Rachael | beautypea.com

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    1. What a shame about Shy Girl... But Impassioned would look beautiful, I'm sure of it!

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  16. I think I need Ruby Woo.... (need is used here in the loosest sense of the word..)
    Love them all though!
    x

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  17. Fanfare looks so gorgeous!! You should do a top 10 drugstore lipsticks as well if you haven't already :)

    http://ncboodah.blogspot.ca

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    1. Great idea! I may have to do a Top 5... but I will be sure to post that soon!

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  18. Lovelorn, Hue and Fanfare are definitely on my wish list after reading this! Lovely and informative post :) xx

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    1. Thanks Vicky, I'm glad you found it helpful!

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  19. I'm an NC15 (I actually have pink undertones, but NW15 isn't pale enough), and I looked dead the one time I tried on Hue (the girl at MAC agreed, hehe). So it probably shouldn't be bought untried! :)
    Fanfare looks beautiful though, I may have to try it the next time I'm at a MAC counter. :)

    Love your website, by the way!

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