Lipstick, Bringing Forth the Hero in You

After reading Poppy King’s article “The Magic of Lipstick” in September’s UK Vogue, I was feeling rather inspired by her encapsulation of the tubed colours of beautified empowerment.


“Tiptoeing down the hall to [my mother’s] dressing table, I knew the lipstick would change what I saw in the mirror… I suddenly became a superhero.” – Poppy King


I completely relate to the surge of confidence I receive after putting on lipstick, and M.A.C. Cosmetics has always been my go-to brand of lipstick. I have gathered a bit of collection over the years, so I’ve narrowed them down to my six favourite shades for you.


Russian Red

An iconic classic, this is the exact shade of bluish-red that Madonna wore throughout her blonde ambition tour that refuses to budge if you apply correctly. May you need a more powerful weapon in your cosmetic ensemble?

MAC Russian Red Lipstick

MAC Russian Red Lipstick


Holiday all-rounder, peachy-coral lipstick that looks great with a tan and is wonderfully mositurising after a day at the beach with its Creamsheen finish.

MAC Ravishing Lipstick coral

MAC Ravishing Lipstick


Not for the faint-hearted, this deliciously dark reddish-burgundy comes in a Matte finish and is perfect for vamping up even the most romantic outfit.

MAC Diva Lipstick vamp dark plum

MAC Diva Lipstick

See Sheer

This everyday sheen comes in a grapefruit pink that seems to go with everything, plus its Lustre finish gives it a moist appeal.

MAC See Sheer Lipstick pink neutral

MAC See Sheer Lipstick

 Lady Danger

The vivid and intense orange-red, which will lick your lips with its fiery flames.

MAC Lady Danger Lipstick orange red

MAC Lady Danger Lipstick

Girl About Town

The one I shouldn’t love, but this bright-blue fuchsia is as creamy as Prince playing at an 80’s disco. And, like all blue-tinted lipsticks, makes teeth look ultra-white.

MAC Girl About Town Lipstick pink fuchsia bright

MAC Girl About Town Lipstick

What’s your all-empowering shade? Time to share!