New In: 4 MAC Lipsticks

This time a year ago, I hadn’t actually tried any MAC lipsticks at all, which is quite shocking really since I’m a beauty blogger and lipsticks are pretty much my weakness in life. However, I finally got round to it and bought my first one back in Autumn in the shade Mehr. I fell completely in love with it, the shade is perfect and the formula is amazing, so I knew I had to pick up some further shades and try out their other finishes. Since Christmas I’ve got my hands on a further 4 MAC lipsticks, so in the next instalment of my ‘New In’ series, I’ll be talking to you about these utter beauties.

New In MAC Lipsticks emilyloula beauty blog Whirl Twig Only You Verve

New In MAC Lipsticks emilyloula beauty blog Whirl Twig Only You Verve

(L-R Twig, Whirl, Ellie Goulding’s Only You & Verve)

Twig – Satin

Out of these 4 lipsticks, Twig is definitely the one that I’ve worn most often, and I would imagine that this will continue as I do think it’s my favourite from the bunch. I would describe it as a dusky pink browny nude – a very wearable lipsticks that goes with a multitude of makeup looks. It’s extremely pigmented, as you can see from the swatches below, and as it has a satin formula, it’s long wearing but not drying. I wore this out to dinner the other day, and was obviously eating and drinking throughout, but afterwards my lipstick looked exactly the same – I was genuinely so impressed! This is the type of lipstick that I’ll wear on a daily basis and the shade is very ‘me’ so if you have any other MAC Lipsticks that resemble Twig I’d love some recommendations!

Whirl – Matte

After seeing that MAC had bought out a sister for their famous Whirl lip liner, and reading various rave reviews, I knew I needed to add it to my collection. My sister was kind enough to buy it for me for Christmas, and since then it’s become a favourite within my collection.Whirl is a medium rosy brown that again has warm undertones, and the matte finish means it’s pretty long wearing. This shade works really well with my skin tone, and isn’t too brown for me, as it has a rosier finish rather than a flat basic brown. MAC’s matte finish is one of my favourites, as it’s not too drying like other similar formula’s but it definitely is a true matte, which I love.

New In MAC Lipsticks emilyloula beauty blog Whirl Twig Only You Verve

Ellie Goulding > Only You – Cremesheen

I honestly can’t remember the last time I bought a lipstick in this type of shade, as light pink or corals just aren’t something that I normally opt for. However when I saw that Ellie Goulding was going to release a collection with MAC, I knew I wanted to get my hands on at least one of the products. When it was finally released and I saw the gorgeous packaging I placed an online order the same day – I think it’s one of my favourite MAC collections to date! I only actually picked up one product from the line, although I did want a lot more, and that was the Cremesheen lipstick in ‘Only You’, which was the slightly darker lipstick out of the two that were released. Only You is a beautiful light coral shade, that has slight warm undertones and leaves a really pretty pink sheen to the lips with a little bit of a shimmer. I didn’t think that this would be a lipstick that I would get a lot of wear out of, as I rarely opt for lipsticks that have shimmer in them, however this really does look stunning on the lips. The shade is really pretty, and the shimmer just adds that extra dimension making my lips look fuller – an effect I obviously really like! As you can see from the swatches the pigmentation is more on the sheer side, but you can build it up with a few swipes if you so wish.

Verve – Satin

Verve is the darkest lipstick on this list, and probably one that I will get the least amount of wear out of, purely for this reason. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s an absolutely lovely shade, and it’s unlike anything else I have in my collection but only on certain occasions will I wear such a dark colour. I would describe it as a deep brown with maroon undertones, with a beautiful satin finish. This is a shade that I would use when the rest of my makeup is more neutral looking, as I think it really finishes of the look, but would be too much if I had a full on smoky eye as well – but of course, each to their own!

New In MAC Lipsticks emilyloula beauty blog Swatches Whirl Twig Only You Verve

So those are the new MAC Lipsticks that I’ve added to my collection recently, and I’m really happy with all four of them! Next up I’ve got my eyes on Brave, Taupe and the classic Velvet Teddy, but as per usual I’m always up for recommendations!

What are you favourite MAC lipsticks? Have you tried any of the shades I’ve mentioned here or would you like to? As always I’d love to have a read of your thoughts in the comments and thank you so much for reading!

emily x

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  • Nameless Gap

    Twig is such a beautiful shade! It looks amazing x
    Paula |

  • the Ellie Goulding one looks great even so I don’t like her musics I certainly love her lippy 🙂

  • Ahhhhh I wish I could afford MAC lipsticks! Twig looks so gorgeous xx

  • I’m a bad blogger too – right now I only have 1 MAC lipstick! I love it though and it’s my most used in my whole collection. I’d love Twig, and also the Ellie Goulding shade, it looks like something I’d wear a lot in the summer!
    Rebecca | The Two Twenty Somethings

  • emily couture

    All of these lipsticks look amazing 🙂

    emily xx

  • aditi
  • I love Mac lipsticks, whirl is on my wish list right now! Twig looks really nice but I have a similar one already.
    Nice picks!

    Miriam ? A whole lot of serendipity

  • They are absolutely gorgeous shades, I think I need Whirl in my life! I’ve just bought Mehr and it’s my current fave! xo

  • I need all of these in my life but Twig looks the best to me! Lovely post as always hun!

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  • I love the look of Twig and I’ve been dying to my hands on whirl for what feel like forever! My favourite shades at the moment are Taupe and stone xx

  • Such gorgeous shades!! I need that Ellie Goulding one in my life pronto!!

    Kate | kate emma loves.

  • I recently got whirl and I love it, it’s such a gorgeous shade, perfect Kylie Jenner nude!

    Just Little Things xo

  • I own nothing from your collection except for Twig! Love all your collection. Verve looks pretty brown on ya, too! You should do a lip swatch 🙂 I would love to see how it looks on ya, Emily xx

    Hana | Bold-Expression

  • Eek you know I love a good MAC lipstick post 😉 Twig is such a gorgeous shade and one of my favourites, I agree it’s just such a wearable shade 🙂 verve looks absolutely stunning, but I know what you mean it’s one of those that you can’t wear everyday.

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

  • OOOOOOOH I definitely want to try Verve after seeing it up close and swatched!! I have Twig, which i love; but I’m really getting into darker shades at the moment. There’s so much inspo on Instagram at the moment. A really lovely selection of shades; perfect for this time of year

    N xxx

  • I definitely need Twig in my life, I love those mauve pinks! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  • sophie

    They all look great! Whirl has been on my list for a while think need to make a purchase come pay day!


  • Becky Bedbug

    If you like these, you will LOVE Velvet Teddy! Also, have you tried Bombshell? Judging by these, I think you’d really like it. It’s a pinky nude with a slight frost- not as scary as it sounds!! It’s my all-time favourite, especially in the springtime

  • The EG lipsticks is gorgeous! I love her packaging! I think her collection with MAC was a great one.

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  • That Ellie Goulding shade is amazing!

    Sophie x

  • I think Twig is my favourite out of these 🙂 I’ve never really fallen in love with MAC lipsticks, or actually any MAC products! I do like their Rebel lipstick, but then was so put off when I bought Creme Cup as it’s just too pale for my lips and I just can’t make it work!

    Kirstie | Behind The Scent

  • Ayu Chandradyani Nusantari

    My favorite is Chilli, I always got compliment everytime I wear it. But one shade is never enough for MAC!

  • kim neville

    I don’t have any MAC lipsticks yet but I love the shade of the ELLIE GOULDING ONLY YOU

  • I have twig and verve and I adore them!! I’ve been eyeing up whirl though for ages, so that’s next on my list! Great post Xx