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.
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?
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.
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.
This everyday sheen comes in a grapefruit pink that seems to go with everything, plus its Lustre finish gives it a moist appeal.
The vivid and intense orange-red, which will lick your lips with its fiery flames.
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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.