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(From left to right: Patisserie, Syrup, Shy Girl, Plumful)

MAC will always hold a special place in my heart because the first makeup product I ever bought was one of their concealers. Even though I didn't pick the right shade and I didn't really apply it well, I cherished that thing. Back then, to me anything that could cover up my hormonal teenage spots was pure gold. Basically for my young self discovering concealer was like discovering magic.

Over the years I've branched out and have incorporated a lot of different brands into my routine but I still love those bullet shaped tubes that are MAC lipsticks. 90% of the lipsticks I own are MAC so I thought I'd round up the best of them and share.

Whenever I want a good 'my lips but better' lipstick Patisserie is the one I go for. It's a very wearable light pink shade with a subtle peachy hue. The formula is quite creamy so I usually just apply it straight from the bullet without bothering with lip balm beforehand to prime. One of the main reasons I love this lipstick is because it pairs nicely with basically any eye makeup look and it's not really a seasonal shade so I can happily wear it all year round.

Speaking of seasonal shades, Plumful and Syrup are beautiful for autumn/winter. On my lips both are a mix of pink, plum and purple, with Plumful leaning more berry pink and Syrup more purple. I initially expected Plumful to be a little more plum as the name would suggest (duh) but after adjusting to its pink hues I've come to love it. If you're like me and tend to wear a lot of black, both of these lipsticks are great for adding a nice pop of colour to your look.

For summer I can't go past Shy Girl which is a straight up nude peach shade, no doubt about it. If your skin tone is fairer than mine (is that even possible?) then this might lean too nude on you, but I think as long as you apply with a light hand then you should avoid the 'corpse lips' look. For me, Shy Girl just adds a nice touch of peach to the lips which I think looks great paired with dewy skin and glowy cheeks in the warmer months.

Naturally my wish list for lipsticks is forever growing but that about rounds up my current favourites.
I've actually got a Back To Mac coming up so I'd love to know, what are your favourite MAC lipsticks?

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  1. I have only just started getting into MAC cosmetics and I am loving the brand and its products, I have Plumful and it is one of my go to winter shades I think I need to pick up Syrup though it looks beautiful.

    Nicole xx | www.nicolesbeautybabble.blogspot.com.au

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    1. If you like Plumful then I think you'll really like Syrup too :)

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  2. Patisserie looks amazing!!! What a gorgeous shade:) x

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    1. It is a beaut, it's been my go-to shade lately.

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  3. I only have two MAC lipsticks, but I'm so in love! I definitely want to head out and get more. These colors are totally tempting me!

    Sartorial Diner

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    1. Just being in the mac store always tempts me, so many options!

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  4. I bought Plumful and really didn't like it.. I much prefer Sweetie which is a lighter version :)

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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    1. Oh that's such a shame! If plumful is a little too much for you you could always try applying it lightly with a lip brush or layering it with other lipsticks :)

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  5. I love all MAC lipsticks!

    Hugs from the Philippines!
    - Seyra
    www.pavementsarerunways.com
    Instagram: @_srico

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  6. I have plumful and love it! I also want to try patisserie because lots of bloggers rave about it. In general, I own more MAC lipsticks in my collection because I think they're really good and they have lots of different formulas to choose from :)



     Miriam ♥ A whole lot of serendipity

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    1. I'm the same, sometimes I feel like collecting mac lipsticks is like Pokemon, gotta have them all! Haha

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  7. I've never owned a MAC lipstick but I do have my "favorite" - it's Lady Danger :) x

    www.randomstein.com

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    1. My sister has that shade, it looks like such a beautiful bold and bright red!

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  8. I've never actually tried any MAC lipsticks but I've heard so much about them so I think I'm going to have to take the plunge. The Patisserie color sounds lovely!
    -Krissy
    www.allthedetailsblog.com

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    1. If you're after a shade that's really easy to wear then Patisserie is the one I'd say to go for :)

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    1. I hear so many people raving about Velvet Teddy, that might be the next one I need to pick up.

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  10. Patisserie is definitely a shade I need to get around to purchasing, though I'm also considering Twig - it seems to suit everyone and anyone!! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

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    1. Haven't heard too much about Twig so I'll give it a good google!

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  11. I only own Syrup out of these 4 and love that. But I really want to try Patisserie now, it looks gorgeous.

    - www.veebzboo.com
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    1. It's a perfect everyday lipstick if that's what you're looking for :)

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  12. And I forgot to say, my favourites at the moment are M.A.Cs' Kinda Sexy and Honeylove!:)

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    1. Thanks for letting me know! I'll write them on my wish list and swatch them the next time I'm in mac x

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  13. I love both Syrup and Plumful :) Lustre has to be my favourite MAC finish xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Same here, I think it's the easiest finish to wear as well.

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  14. Plumful looks like such a gorgeous shade! x

    http://whiteshirtchic.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. If you like berry lipsticks then you'll most likely love plumful!

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  15. Patisserie does truly look like a "my lips but better" color. I love the name too, makes me think of French Macarons. Shy girl also looks nice. I'm pretty fair skinned myself and love a nude lip.

    Much Love!
    -Stephanie Eva
    www.stephanieheva.blogspot.com

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    1. It reminds me of some kind or French treat as well, that probably makes me like it even more.

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  16. Those are such pretty colors!
    So beautiful.
    http://www.dianavilic.com/

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    1. They're probably the most wearable shades I own as well!

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  17. I've never even hear of Patisserie and looking at it now against Shy Girl (which is wear all the time) it looks like the perfect softer shade. You may have just found me my new favourite.. :)

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    1. Let me know if you end up getting it, I think it's such a perfect every day shade :)

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  18. I've never used any MAC lipstick, but Ruby Woo and Velvet Teddy are on my wishlist!

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

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    1. I have Ruby Woo but I find it a bit too drying for my lips, Velvet Teddy sounds nice though- that's on my wish list as well.

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  19. MAC lipsticks definitely have a special place in my heart since that was where I got my first lipstick from. I'm with you that majority of my lipsticks actually are from MAC, the variety of colors and price can't be beat. My favorite MAC lipstick is definitely Twig, I like that it can be worn casually and dressed up!

    Cindy // www.cindyhyue.com

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    1. Agreed, for me walking into a mac store is like walking into a candy store- especially with the lipsticks and eyeshadows. I'm hearing a few people mention Twig, I'll have to look into it!

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  20. I love the post so much! Have a wonderful weekend:)

    irenethayer.com

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  21. I own so many MAC lipsticks, but I haven't tried any of these! Plumful looks beautiful!
    xx
    Caked To The Nines

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    1. It's a great shade for the cooler months!

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  22. I have syrup!!! It's my go to when I don't want to wear a nude that's brown!!

    This Damsel Loves Blog

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    1. I love it, it was a total Lily Pebbles enabled purchase.

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  23. syrup is such a pretty shade. its on my mac wish list right now.


    loovelle.blogspot.com

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    1. I think you'll love it, it's such a wearable shade x

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  24. Love MAC lipsticks - I think I have a bit of an obsession. I've never seen Plumful before - looks gorgeous.

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. It's a lovely shade. I actually got it through back to mac so it feels like I got it for free which makes me like it even more.

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  25. Is it sad that I am yet to own any MAC lippies?! I think that gotta change soon.. I will be sure to check Shy Girl out! :)
    ♥NY
    Yours Truly, NY



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    1. I'd definitely say to go for it and try them out! The lustre finish is my favourite finish and the easiest to work with in my opinion, so maybe get a lustre to start with :)

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  26. All such gorgeous shades, thanks for sharing
    Patisserie is probably my favourite shade ever

    What Raj Wants

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    1. I think it's quickly becoming my all time favourite as well!

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  27. I'm a big fan of Shy Girl! Patisserie is looking really pretty <3

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    1. I was totally enabled by Vivianna from Vivianna Does Makeup but I'm so glad I caved and bought it!

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  28. These are such pretty colors! I use none of them but I'd LOVE to have some of them haha

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    1. You should try out some of their lipsticks! I think MAC have some real gems.

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  29. Oh I love Mac lipsticks! They're my faves along with Nars and Chanel. I just can't get enough of a berry lip so Plumful would definitely be one I'd pick! Thanks for the tips lovely! Xx

    www.theemasphere.com

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    1. Happy you liked the post Emma. I actually haven't tried any Nars or Chanel lipsticks but I love Nars as a brand so I really should delve into their lipsticks.

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  30. I have syrup and love it so much, the perfect everyday, natural shade!
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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  31. I like the shade Plumful! x

    http://thegirlwiththeunicycle.blogspot.nl/

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    1. It seems to be a lot of people's favourite!

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  32. I love mac lipsticks and really want some more! These colours are lovely xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

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    1. They're all really wearable picks if you're after a new mac lipstick :)

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  33. I haven't tried too many MAC lipsticks, but these shades are so pretty!

    http://www.mintnotion.com

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    1. I'd definitely recommend the lustre finish of the mac lipsticks if you're looking to try some out :)

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  34. Mac lipsticks are the best! Plumful looks like my kind of colour, thank you for sharing :) <3

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I agree, I think they have some of the best shades!

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  35. That patisserie lipstick! <3 so lovely!

    ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

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  36. That patisserie lipstick! <3 so lovely!

    ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

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  37. I love love love MAC lippies - Patisserie has got to be next on my list!

    ARABELLA.CO.UK

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    1. It's brilliant if you're after a really wearable shade x

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  38. MAC lipsticks still tend to be some of my favorite lipsticks to wear. Honestly, I just tend to alternate between MAC and NYX lip products only - totally different prices but the products both work amazingly for me. Love the colors of the ones you have posted here - def. some colors here that I do not own as well so I will be adding these to my wishlist!

    Rae of Love from Berlin
    Bloglovin' // instagram

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    1. I'm really interested in trying out some NYX lip products, I hear so many good things about them.

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  39. I love Mac lipsticks! Particularly Twig and Velvet Teddy but I really want to get Shy Girl :)

    http://emmaboughtwhat.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I've heard a lot about Twig and Velvet Teddy so I'm definitely going to be on the lookout for those shades.

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  40. Syrup looks to be such a beautiful shade. It looks to be such a lovely plummy brownish shade which is great this time of year.

    Keisha xo
    www.thechrysalisgal.blogspot.com

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    1. Definitely, I loved wearing it in the winter time especially.

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    1. It's a really beautiful and super popular shade!

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  42. omg I love patisserie and plumful! I feel like patisserie is so underrated, but it is so lovely as it is subtle but pretty too x

    http://wonderfulandweirdbeautyandlife.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm with you there, it's such a perfect pink shade that not enough people talk about!

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  43. Love the new look - it's so bright and lovely now!!! How cute are all these colours too….slightly addicted to them! They really look gorgeous but since MAC entered the Chinese market they now test on animals which makes me rather sad! :(

    Hope you're well hun! Now you're heading towards summer, we're going for winter - it's so cold now! :)

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk
    http://www.youtube.com/sprinklesofstyle

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    1. I know! We're always going to be in opposite seasons so one of us will be freezing while the other is sweating, haha

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    1. It's such a lovely shade! I think it looks great on brunettes especially.

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  45. Plumful looks gorgeous!!

    Charlotte - http://www.alifeofacharlotte.com/

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    1. It is! It's brilliant if you love berry shades as well.

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  46. Oh my gosh this post has made me want all four of these immediately! Must.stop

    Ceann x http://www.ceannnnn.blogspot.com

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    1. Apologies for the enabling, but they're all gorgeous shades!

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    1. Agreed, it's perfect for everyday wear.

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    1. It's probably the only peach shade that suits my pale skin!

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  49. Patisserie and Shy Girl look like great lip colours to have!

    Emily | Always Emily | Bloglovin'

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    1. They're two great everyday shades to have in your makeup arsenal!

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  50. I'm always new when it comes to make-ups. I purchased last month a mac lipstick and i really love the quality. Great post! <3

    Have a nice day!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Shaira, glad to hear you're liking your mac lipstick! :)

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  51. I really need to snag Patisserie, everyone raves about it and I still haven't added it to my collection!

    xx

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    1. You'll love it, it's quickly becoming my all time favourite lipstick.

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  52. Plumful and syrup are so pretty! I don't have any of these shades and I will definitely be checking them out when I visit MAC the next time :) x

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. Make sure to save up your empty mac containers so you can snag a free lipstick!

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  53. I love their lipsticks, they have such great pigment!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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    1. Definitely, I think mac lipsticks are some of the best on the market- depending on what you're looking for and what kind of finish you're after or course!

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  54. I looooove MAC lipsticks! My current fave is Heroine, but I used to love this orangey-brick red hue that I cannot seem to find anymore! =) You have some nice hues!

    - Che

    www.style-che.com

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    1. My least favourite thing is when you find a product or shade you like and they discontinue it!

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  55. I'm obsessed with mac lipsticks. I'm always wearing very nude shades - which they luckily have a massive range of. I'm loving Viva Glam in the shade A45 at the moment, its definitely one to try out!

    lovely blog.

    Maija Lily Xx
    http://greenteavogueandme.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I haven't actually tried any of the Viva Glam shades, I should have a look into them.

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  56. I'm going to try the Syrup also. It is such a great shade for brown skin, thanks!
    www.pippihepburn.etsy.com

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    1. No worries Pippi, hope you like Syrup as much as I do!

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  57. I really like the look of Patisserie. Is this one moisturising? I never remember which of Macs lipsticks are more moisturising.

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    1. I find the lustre finish to be the most moisturising formula that Mac offers and Patisserie is a lustre finish! :)

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  58. I love the shade Plumful. Planning to pick it for the season.
    xoxo

    ksabeautyhaul.blogspot.com

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    1. Good choice, it's perfect for autumnal weather.

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  59. How have i not seen Patisserie before? It's literally the colour i've been searching for! i am currently on a Velvet Teddy hype, with Double Shot for nighttime! But really want a lighter shade and the name just tops it off :)

    Writing Possibility

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    1. I'm definitely a sucker to a good lipstick name as well, especially when they're pastry based...

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  60. I have Syrup too and love it :) Been wanting to pick up Patisserie for a while now, I need a good everyday lipstick! x

    Brigitte | brigittehayley.com

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    1. You'll love patisserie then, so wearable!

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  61. Love the selection of colours! Surprisingly haven't tried any MAC lipsticks before, but will do in the future!

    lisa | lisaxbeauty

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  62. I'm just recently jumping on the MAC lipstick hype, so I love reading these sorts of posts to see which ones I need to try next! All four of these shades look like ones I would love!!

    www.denajayne.co.uk

    xo

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    1. I'm the same, whenever I do a back to mac especially I always spend so much time reading about each lipstick and looking at swatches!

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  63. I always want to grab Shy Girl when I see it but for some reason I never do! I figure I have shades that are similar but now I'm kind of anxious to pick it up! Maybe I will! Great post, Xx

    http://www.rosycheeks.org

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    1. I think you should! It's such a lovely wearable shade and literally the only peach toned shade that looks flattering on my pale skin. x

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  64. Love Syrup - it's one of my first MAC lipsticks so it holds a special place in my heart! I love Ravishing for this time of the year, but Velvet Teddy and Spirit are my go-to nudes. x

    Daniela | MissNewBeauty.net

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  66. I love Shy Girl, its been a staple in my lipstick collection for years! I'm super fair and it works on me. I definitely need to try Syrup. It looks beautiful!

    Becca | A Dash Of Becca

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    1. You definitely should, it's a great shade.

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  67. These are all colors I've heard a lot about & have never purchased because I feel like so many people have them! I need them though because they're SO beautiful! xx, adaatude.com

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    1. Yep they're definitely highly talked about shades and sometimes that means things are overhyped, but not with these gems!

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  68. Great picks! Have you tried peach blossom? Looking at your preferences, that may be worth checking out :)

    Sincerely, Sarah xx
    www.sincerelysarah.net

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    1. I haven't! I'll swatch it next time I'm in a MAC store :)

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