I don’t know if you’ve noticed but my blog has had a pretty radical makeover. I’m honestly so excited it’s finally done and I can share it with you. I have been keeping this a secret for the longest time and I’m the absolute worst at keeping secrets! So, to celebrate I thought I’d do something fun. Who likes the sound of a MAC Lipstick Giveaway?
Thought you might!
All you have to do to enter, is follow me on Twitter (@melharding) and share this tweet. You can share it as many times as you like between now and 6pm on the 31st August! The more times you enter, the more chances you have of winning.
Each winner (they’ll be THREE of you!) will get to pick a MAC lipstick of their choice, which I’ll send absolutely anywhere in the world, no matter the cost!
With winning in mind, to help get you thinking about which lipstick you might pick if you win, here’s a little root around my MAC lipstick collection…
I picked this shade up on my 22nd birthday, just before heading to my Taylor Swift themed party. How bloody perfect!
It’s definitely one of those ‘must have’ shades for your collection. If there is ever a perfect red lip, then this is it! It’s super bright so great for summer, it’s part of the Retro Matte collection so lasts all day too. But, it’s also the perfect Christmas red too! It made it to the top of my top 5 Xmas Red’s, last Blogmas!
I talked about this lippy recently in my ‘All time Favourites’ post. Of all the MAC shades I own, this is without a doubt my favourite one! It’s a vampy, plum shade which is a staple in the Autumn and Winter. I’m actually fairly surprised I haven’t dramatically dented the nip yet! Mind you, it is my second stick, I seem to loose things a lot!
This was the first nude-esque shade, I ever picked up. If you can call it a nude as it’s a fairly dark, teddy bear brown colour. Definitely not your average nude but I’m definitely more of a bold lippy kinda girl anyway. I don’t have a swatch for this one because even though I wore it just the other week, I seem to have placed it somewhere and forgotten where that somewhere is! Praying it pops up soon and doesn’t end up in the same place my first Dark Side bullet did.
This shade is a little bit more out of my comfort zone than I’m used to. It’s a blue toned pink with hints of purple in there too. It’s harder to wear because of the cold hues to it, I have a fairly warm skin tone so I reserve this shade for the pits of winter! You know, when you’re dressed all in black and snuggled in woollen hats and scarves. It’s a great pop of colour then when Dark Side is too dark, works beautifully…
If you read my ‘What I bought in Duty-Free‘ then you’ll know all about this one already, so I won’t go into it in too much detail, you can check out more over there. It’s pretty new to my collection (obviously) and unlike anything I already own, as you can see from the swatches above. I love the texture, I love the shade, I love the durability. I love this lipstick. It’s my runner up, favourite!
This was kind of an impulse by in New York last year. It’s part of the Cremesheen range from MAC which comes off a lot more sheer than I tend to like. However, if you’re not quite as brave with bold colours, then a shade from this range would be great to help you build up your confidence!
This particular shade, however, is such a pretty rose pink, you can wear it with anything and absolutely anywhere! So, so versatile. Like a nude but prettier!
I’m not going to lie, this is without a doubt the least worn shade in my collection. It’s a bright, fuscia pink shade. Very, very pretty. But it’s just not very ‘me’. Like Plumful, this one is part of the ‘Cremesheen’ range too which would be perfect if you prefer a little shine to your lips. I’m just more of a no-fuss matte sort of lipstick!
I’ve also since picked up Rebel which is kind of similar to Dark Side and Evening Rendezvous. In fact, if those two lippy’s had a baby, it would be Rebel. It’s more blue toned than Dark Side but darker than Evening Rendezvous. I don’t have a swatch because I naughtily picked it up after taking these photo’s but you should definitely Google it. It’s so, so beautiful! I can’t wait for Autumn, because I’m pretty sure I’m going to live in it!