20 Mac lipsticks swatched plus their dupes

My assortment of Mac shades could be very atypical. For one I solely have three correct Mac lipsticks which are within the common traces, plus I’ve one shade left from the Viva Glam vary – Woman Gaga’s model from a number of years in the past, so I did not embrace it right here. The remaining are all samples that I bought from The Physique Wants which sadly would not exist anymore. I’ve 19 of these, however two shades are already discontinued, so I excluded these, however they’ve been swatched earlier than as have all of Mac lipsticks in my assortment. I have been planning to reswatch them for some time, not simply because I’ve a significantly better digital camera now, but in addition as a result of I like seeing issues organised and in a single place, plus I’ve a sense many of the shades are on their final legs, so that is in all probability my final probability. I included all of the dupes I may discover as nicely, I even have them in earlier posts, so they won’t be new to you. 

Only for reference for many who may be new: my skintone is NC/W10 – Match Me 110 Porcelain or particularly reasonable with a impartial undertone. 

 My three correct Mac lipsticks: Fantasy, Hue and Creme Cup.

 My Mac samples. Ranging from the left: Peach Blossom, Patisserie, Shy Woman, Please Me, Sunny Seoul, Coral Bliss, Impassioned, Relentlessly Pink, All Fired Up, Harmful, Woman Hazard, Ruby Woo, Russian Pink, M.A.C. Pink, D for Hazard, Insurgent and Diva.


Fantasy is a peachy, correct nude shade with a satin-matte end. It could make you look lifeless for hundreds of years in case you do not pair it with the precise make-up, so a smoky eye. Although on my pale pores and skin tone, the peachiness retains it from being utterly draining. 


Hue is a milky pale peachy pink with a creamy end (it is a glaze method). It was once my absolute favorite lip color, however I since discover it has an excessive amount of of a white base and I want the extra “vibrant” Peach Blossom.

Peach Blossom

Peach Blossom is a pale peachy pink shade with a creamy shine. It is one among my favorite shades and it really works with any look. 


Patisserie is a pale muted peach shade with some pink tones and fairly massive gold shimmer. It is in style for a purpose – it’s totally simple to put on and really flattering on most pale, mild and medium pores and skin tones. I hear it is a in style wedding ceremony shade.

Shy Woman 

Shy Woman is a pale peach shade with a creamy end. It is a peachy model of Hue, however with out the white base. It is a shade that can swimsuit primarily heat pores and skin tones.

Creme Cup

Creme Cup is a pale impartial pink with a creamy end. It is a shade darker than Hue and with much less of a white base. Mac’s Angel is alleged to be related, however I swatched each and I discover Angel is cooler with frost.

Please Me

Please Me is a lightweight heat pink with a matte end. It is an incredible on a regular basis shade for many who desire a bit extra color than simply one thing nude and impartial.

Sunny Seoul

Sunny Seoul is a lightweight brightened pink with a creamy end. It is a Cremesheen + pearl end, so it is barely totally different than shade like Creme Cup from Cremesheen, as it’s has extra shine.

Coral Bliss

Coral Bliss is a lightweight peachy shade that on darker skintones than mine will look extra pink. It is one other Cremesheen + pearl end, however has much less of a pearly end than Sunny Seoul.


Impassioned is a watermelon pink with a creamy end. 

Relentlessly Pink

Relentlessly Pink is a vibrant coral pink shade with virtually a little bit of a neon base to it. It is a retro matte end which makes it fairly a dry method and it begins to dry because the lipsticks will get outdated, mine can barely be used (it is a small pattern). Ruby Woo has an analogous texture.

All Fired Up

All Fired Up is a heat magenta with a retro matte end. It is a better method than Relentlessly Pink.


Harmful is an orange crimson with a retro matte end. It is a extra matte, a bit extra crimson model of Woman Hazard, however principally they give the impression of being so related you’ll be able to’t inform them aside. In the event you’re selecting between the 2, I might select Woman Hazard as a result of it is much less dry.

Woman Hazard is an orange crimson with a matte end. A well-liked summer season selection, I discover it too orange for my pores and skin tone. 

Ruby Woo

Ruby Woo is a vibrant crimson with a matte end. It is a cult favorite, however the method is like retro mattes very dry and the lipstick itself dries too. In case your lips are dry, spare your self the difficulty, although the color is a real stunner.

I discovered a dupe in Bourjois’ lip liner in rouge Soyeoux, however I can not discover it on-line anyplace, so I am guessing it has been discontinued.

Russian Pink

Russian crimson is a cool crimson with a matte end. It is a tamer sister of the punchy Ruby Woo and one other cult favorite. The method is far smoother and simpler to use than Ruby Woo.

I’ve a dupe, nonetheless, it will not aid you a lot as a result of it was a wierd restricted version, however it’s an H&M lipstick, so they may nonetheless have an analogous shade now that they’ve a complete line. My different crimson Jordana Fashionable Matte Lipstick 12 Matte Type is cooler, with a pink base.

M.A.C. Pink

M.A.C. Pink is a cherry crimson with a satin end. It has a cherry base which makes is a considerably pink model of crimson.

D for Hazard

D for Hazard is a deep pinky crimson shade. It is a retro matte end, however it’s not as drying as Ruby Woo. It is one among my favorite shades ever.

I haven’t got a dupe, however Colourpop’s Extra Higher is a extra purple, vibrant model (comparability swatches within the publish)


Insurgent is a pinky purple with a satin end. It is a shade that tends to look much more pink in case you aren’t ghostly pale like me.


Diva is a heat deep burgundy with a satin end. It is a basic vampy shade, however there are such a lot of related colors.

I discovered an ideal dupe in Maybelline Matte lipstick in Divine Wine. I wore one on the highest lip and the opposite on the underside and there may be virtually no distinction between the 2, besides Maybelline’s is simpler to use. Usually talked about as a dupe is Moist n Wild Cherry Bomb, however based mostly on my side-by-side comparability I can say that it is a shade darker and extra purple.

Now that was a variety of work! I remorse not having any of the at the moment extra in style shades like Courageous, Syrup or Mehr (although, I did used to personal full sizes of Honeylove and Viva Glam V), however my colors had been purchased in one other time, pre-90’s revival. I hope you discover it useful and have an incredible day!

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