We all know that feeling. Walking into Debenhams and seeing that sleek black counter, staring you in the face. The familiar wash of love as you lament over the different shades of eyeshadow, the foundations, the lipsticks… yes, we’re talking about the MAC counter. It can often be difficult to choose amongst all those gorgeous lippies, so we’ve compiled a top five list of the essentials. Because no one has time to choose between all those nudes.
1 – Ruby Woo.
The mattest lipstick in Gods own land. Ruby Woo is the perfect red, and is ideal for day to night transitions with just one swipe. This lippy will also last you all day without budging, you may need to top up slightly after you’ve demolished a greasy burger, but a part from that you can rely on Ruby. Word to the wise – be sure to have a reliable make up remover with this one, otherwise you may find yourself with stained lips.
2 – Velvet Teddy.
Ah the Kylie Jenner effect. Before Ms. Jenner admitted to plumping up her lips on the sly, she swore that her pout was down to Velvet Tedz and some clever lipliner trickery (did any of us really fall for this?) This gorgeous, deep nude is perfect for a vampy evening look teamed with a dark lipliner, or a chic nude look during the day if you want to slay in your work meeting. One that you’ll buy until the end of time.
3 – Honey Love.
If you’re not quite into the nude tones of Velvet Teddy, then Honey Love it perfect for you. Honey Love is the ideal every day shade, giving you that gorgeous nude lip effortlessly. Doesn’t matter if you’re sat in your pyjamas, or hitting the tone, Honey Love is there for you. Team with ‘Barely There’ lipliner for the ultimate fresh face.
4 – Rebel.
Every girl needs that lipstick shade that makes them feel a little bit like a rockstar, and Rebel is definitely the shade that will help you embrace your inner Avril Lavigne (she’s still the best rock star in our eyes). This purple toned shade gives you that look that will give you the confidence to sass around town like you own the place. High Wycombe won’t know what’s hit it.
5 – Pink Plaid.
And one for the girly girl in you. A pretty pink shade that will sort out all your pastel dreams. Easy to wear, and pink is still definitely a shade worth having in your make up bag despite nudes reigning the lipstick kingdom. A great shade for work, posh dos, or playing the perfect girlfriend when you meet your other halves parents for the first time. Killer.
All shades available at www.maccosmetics.co.uk