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Do I need MAC lippies?

Honestly, a girl can't have too many tubes of lipsticks right? I have never had any experience with MAC as a brand, but there a ton of good things going on about their lippies right now. So it gotta be great right? I mean, I reallllllllllly want to try their lipsticks, but do I actually realllly NEED to?


I do love my natural matte pinks and reds for lipsticks? Ladies, can y'all gimme some color suggestions of nice matte reds and/or natural pinks and nudes?

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Ladies, can someone briefly explain the different formulas MAC lipsticks come in? Especially amplified creme, retro matte and cremesheen? And the difference between frost and luster? satin and glaze?

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Matte - basic matte formula; no shimmer, no sheen, sometimes a little drying, longest wearing

Retro Matte - a little creamier than the basic matte but just as flat, long wearing (newer formula)

Pro Longwear Lipcreme - creamy, opaque, matte coverage, very drying IMO

Satin - halfway between a creme and a matte, usually no shimmer, opaque but has a bit of a sheen, moderately long wearing (6-ish hours?)

Amplified - a creamy matte lipstick, less drying but doesn't wear as long as even the satins, IMO

Amplified Creme - glossy finish, opaque coverage (can have glitter or shimmer)

Frost - heavily pearlized, full coverage lipstick (not always opaque, but full coverage)

Cremesheen - a little sheer, definitely creamy (I find that these need to be reapplied more frequently) no frost or glitter, usually

Cremesheen Pearl - the Cremesheen formula with pearl added, not quite as heavy on pearl as a frost but noticeable

Lustre - more sheer than Cremesheen, a little more glossy

Sheen Supreme - gloss/lipstick hybrid. Very glossy, very sheer, not very long lasting


I don't have any experience with the Mineralize Rich lipsticks. 

I hope that's helpful! I tried to list them from most matte and opaque to glossiest and sheerest. 



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VERY VERY helpful! Thank you so much!

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My wallet is full of tears just looking at all the pretty colors... but I am loving the suggestions! Thanks!!

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MAC is great simply because they're so easily accessible, have a huge colour range (although still have some gaps) and are very affordable compared to high end brands. I adore MAC reds. My favourites are Diva (berry-red), Viva Glam I (rusty-red), Russian Red (true vintage blue-red) and Lady Danger (bright orange-red), all mattes. I also really like the colour of Dubonnet, but I don't like that it's so creamy and it doesn't have the lasting power of the mattes. I've eyed their nudes off a few times but nothing seems to quite work for me. They do have a great selection in all finishes though.

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I loveeeeeeeee MAC--my all time favorite lipsticks! 


Must haves in neutral territory--


--creme cup



-pink plaid ( matte) 


-- peach blossom


Smiley Happy)) have fun! 


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LOVE faux!

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Yes! And honestly, they're quite affordable when you consider how much other brands cost. Plus their deal where you return 6 empties for a free new one is neat Smiley Happy


Good staying power, and a nice variety of colours. My fave is Rebel... it's a really neat magenta/purple and Russian Red! 

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Both of these colors are among my favorites!!! Absolutely love MAC Rebel!

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Yes you need at least one in your life Smiley Wink

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YAAAAAAASSSSSSS. MAC is my go to for lipsticks. St. Germain and Snob are my go to pinks (but they aren't very matte sorry) but Russian Red is a gorgeous matte red. 

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I think it's worth a shot. I just got their St. Germaine and I'm madly in love with it. I've also used (but never owned) Myth, which is a fabulous nude. I'd definitely try them, at least once, they may end up being your favorites, and the lippies are surprisingly affordable. I'm used to paying at least $20-$30 on a good lipstick, but the SG was $16 and had free two day shipping (which may have ended by now, I'm not sure) but that's not too bad at all to have found my perfect pink!

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Did you buy it directly from the MAC site?

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I did! And @HelloCoffee that is great to know, shipping is a big thing for me, so I may have to splurge there more often!

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Mac's website usually offers free 2 day shipping. And if you like matte shades, especially pinks and reds, Mac is definitely  brand to check out! Also, I agree with the other ladies here, when compared to other brands, Mac is actually very affordable.  

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Yes, I get e-mails from them very often with the free shipping offer. I would say at least once or twice a month I get those e-mails!  They are doing free 2 day right now as we speak!  I just ordered my Full of Joy blush!

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