Top 33 Best MAC Lipsticks of All Time
Mac Lipsticks hands down has some of the most iconic shades, colors, and finishes! With the wide spectrum of Mac Lipsticks in the market, it’s hard to pick which one is worth your money or at least the hype. We’re seriously taking the burden off you and listed the best-rated and top-selling Mac lipstick colors. We’ve picked from a wide range of lipstick shades from nude to the darkest available, including celebrity favorites. Take your pick from this list of the top Mac Lipsticks in the makeup market for the perfect one or two for you!
Must-Have Mac Lipsticks! From Nudes to the Darkest Shades
1. Ruby Woo
The Mac lipstick Ruby Woo is easily one of the most popular if not the most popular lipstick ever made. This red velvety shade is a must-have for every girl whether she’s out on a date or a company meeting. Apparently, Rita Ora and Taylor Swift are in love with this shade! This is a blue-based Mac red lipstick which makes your teeth appear whiter. But its one of the retro matte line, notorious for its super drying properties.
One of the best known and most universally flattering MAC matte lipstick shades is Ruby Woo. We were all obsessed with this lipstick when it initially came out and for good reason. Also one of the best MAC lipsticks of all time, this is the perfect red shade – a dark, blue-red that creates a flawlessly pigmented, velvety smooth finish.
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2. Velvet Teddy
If Ruby Woo is Mac’s best-selling red shade, Velvet Teddy is their best-selling nude shade. Well, this is also my favorite! So if you’re obsessed with Kylie Jenner’s nude lips then this one for you.
Since Velvet Teddy is such a best-selling product it’s almost often OOS in Mac stores!
This once limited edition purple lippie became a permanent shade in 2014. This is also the go-to shade of Grammy award winner, Lorde. Wearing this purple hue will surely make heads turn.
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4. Viva Glam IV
Aside from the fact this lipstick is a must-have for its rich frost finish, it’s also sold for a noble cause–charity causes. Every buck sold from this lipstick line goes to men and women living with HIV and AIDS.
From celebrities to street galls, they all love the matte finish in this deep burgundy shade. It helps that this shade is somewhat hard to find. There is a layer of glamor added to this color which lasts all day long. What’s even best is the price which is the around the same price of other quality lipsticks.
This is the darker version of the Ruby Woo and it became instantly popular among makeup buffs. This is super pigmented and long-lasting. I love how it empowers its wearer.
7. Cyber 3G
If you have a fancy for the gothic look, Mac has the Cyber 3G lipstick offering for you. It is a deep red and purple shade for the intense and fierce look you want. Celebrities love the satin finish and the gothic shade for a bold red carpet statement.
8. Mac Guo Pei– Brave Red –
If you’re looking for a long-lasting natural warm red hue which is creamy at the same time, this is your lipstick. You will love the creamy texture which makes for easy application. Of course, its cover design is a perfection in collaboration with famous fashion designer Guo Pei.
9. Russian Red
Add suspense and drama to your humdrum everyday life by simply wearing the Mac Russian red matte lipstick. It’s intense color and long-lasting wear will give you the thrill all day long. We are not a huge fan of the smell, though. Still, you can look movie glamorous and dangerous in this lipstick shade but try to avoid the kissing part.
10. Viva Glam Ariana Grande – Deep Dark Plum
Many makeup lovers went crazy when Mac decided to make a collaboration with Ariana Grande. This dark plum shade is to die for! Truly, the perfect party shade.
Mac Whirl is part of the newer shades but it has already gained popularity. Remember when Kylie Jenner made a buzz for her brown lipstick shade? Apparently, way before she launched her own lipstick line, she loves using Mac’s Whirl lipliner for her famous lips. Thus, Mac has decided to make a lipstick version of that lip liner and the Mac Whirl lipstick was born! It’s medium brown mauvey tone is perfect for all skin tones.
12. Candy Yum Yum
If you’re the quirky Katy Perry type, you’ll love the Mac Candy Yum Yum. It’s a pink color, with a neon shade and a matte finish which gives any wearer a youthful vibe. It’s also one of the most popular pink lipstick in the market.
13. Party Line
One of Cremesheen’s best seller, Party Line lipstick is a must-have. Its rich red color complements any skin tone and it’s perfect for any occasion.
14. Please Me
Though this is a “pink” shade, I want to use this as a nude hue. It’s perfect for the no-makeup look and for everyday use.
Miss Universe Pia Wurtzback is stunning with this pink nude lipstick!
One of Mac’s bestsellers, this Satin mid-tonal cream plum shade lipstick will surely bring out your fierce look. While it’s a satin finish it manages to stay on your lips for hours. It leaves a beautiful stain on the lips when it starts to fade.
16. Bare Again
This lippie has the combination of a pigmented lipstick and gloss. It’s shiny, long-wearing and moisturizing. It’s my all-in-one lippie favorite.
One of my personal favorite shades is Mocha. It’s light, fresh, and accentuates my skin tone. I recommend this shade for ladies who want to have the nude look without being washed out.
18. In My Fashion
For the ultimate party goer, this shade is perfect for you. I love its rich chocolate plum color.
19. MAC Matte Lipstick in Lazy Lullaby
Described as a light white lavender pink blend, Lazy Lullaby comes off as an impossibly soft shade of pink lipstick rather than lavender. The color lasts all day without wearing down or off throughout the day. Pick up your own tube of this MAC matte lipstick from MAC Cosmetics and enjoy the rich and creamy formula with a perfect no-shine matte finish.
20. MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in High Drama
Deep, dark plum is a sultry and sensual MAC matte lipstick color to have on hand, and High Drama delivers in more ways than one. Not only is the color amazing, but also the liquid suede finish lasts incredibly long. The applicator allows for precise application and smooth, even swipes. Order your own from MAC Cosmetics or Nordstrom!
21. MAC Matte Lipstick in Viva Glam III
MAC’s Viva Glam Lipstick line is perfect for the philanthropic beauty. Every penny of the selling price for these MAC matte lipsticks is donated to the MAC AIDS fund. With Viva Glam III – a matte brown-based plum, you can be big-hearted and beautiful inside and out. The solid lipstick bullet applies smooth, even matte color effortlessly for all day wear. You can buy Viva Glam III from MAC Cosmetics or Nordstrom.
22. MAC Retro Matte Lipcolour Metallics in Metallic Rose
MAC’s Retro Matte Lipcolour Metallics line has several incredible shades, but a deep rose gold is one of the best MAC matte lipstick shades to try. The liquid is thoroughly pigmented and dries to a soft suede finish that only serves to boost the color. This lipstick delivers on the promise of 8-hour lasting wear and even application. Get one for yourself at MAC Cosmetics or Ulta Beauty!
23. MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Flat Out Fabulous
One of the best MAC matte lipsticks is Flat Out Fabulous from the Retro Matte Lipstick collection. The color is unmistakably bright, a nearly indictable shade of bright plum in a traditional lipstick bullet. Every opaque swipe deposits smooth, rich color and long-lasting wear. Get yours online at MAC Cosmetics or Nordstrom!
24. MAC Matte Lipstick in Pink Plaid
MAC described Pink Plaid as a dirty blue-based pink shade, with a no-shine matte finish. The original MAC matte lipstick was known for its rich and creamy formula that puts a great amount of opaque color on with each swipe. The blue base for this pink lipstick gives it another hue that differentiates this lipstick from all other pinks. You can get yours from MAC Cosmetics and Ulta Beauty.
25. MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Burnt Spice
This MAC matte lipstick uses a soft applicator to apply a smooth, highly pigmented and opaque lipstick with each swipe. The color is long-lasting and doesn’t take long to dry and set. Burnt Spice is a softer color than the name would imply, described as a creamy, dirty shade of rose that you can purchase online at MAC Cosmetics or Nordstrom.
26. MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Runway Hit
Runway Hit is a matte rosy nude from the MAC Retro Matte Lipstick collection. The color payoff is smooth, and the perfect no-shine matte allows the color to be appreciated from all angles. The formula is not only opaque but also smooth and long-wearing. You can pick this cheerful shade of MAC matte lipstick at MAC Cosmetics or Nordstrom.
27. MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Carnivorous
One of the best MAC matte lipstick shades, this one is another phenomenal color known as Carnivorous. Carnivorous is a deep, blackened red that can be applied with the greatest precision due to the applicator and liquid formula working together. This beautiful red color lasts a guaranteed 8 hours without bleeding or wearing thin. Grab one for yourself from MAC Cosmetics or Nordstrom!
28. MAC Matte Lipstick in Tropic Tonic
Described as “full power coral”, the brightness of MAC’s Tropic Tonic is undeniably interesting. As one of the hottest MAC matte lipsticks, Tropic Tonic can reliably be used as a long-lasting and comfortable-to-wear color. Each of these bullet lipsticks can be purchased online at MAC Cosmetics or Nordstrom.
29. MAC Retro Matte Lipcolour Metallics in Buzzed Out
If you’re looking for a bright pink lipstick with just the right metallic sheen, then Buzzed Out is the perfect color for you. The bright metallic fuchsia pink of this MAC matte lipstick is the long-lasting liquid color of any brave makeup wearer’s dream. Buzzed Out is one of the bolder colors on this list, and you can pick it up at MAC Cosmetics.
30. MAC Matte Lipstick in Stone
Stone is a matte-finished greyish brown nude in the line of MAC matte lipsticks that looks amazing on most skin tones. While it is not exactly a nude, it is a very natural-looking taupe color that looks subtle on darker skin tones and slightly bolder on fair skin tones. You can purchase one at MAC Cosmetics or Nordstrom.
31. MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Rich & Restless
Rich & Restless is the mid-toned salmon colored MAC matte lipstick that you want when you are going for an obvious but not overbearing pink color. This liquid lipstick is easy to apply in brightly colored opaque layers with every swipe. The formula is ultra-smooth by design and can be purchased online at MAC Cosmetics or Nordstrom.
32. MAC Matte Lipstick in Really Me
MAC’s Really Me is a neutral, muted pink color that comes in a solid bullet tube. The color and formula are soft, smooth and comfortable. This MAC matte lipstick color lasts a good length of time and doesn’t dry out your lips. As Really Me is one of the colors in the original Matte Lipstick line, you can expect the color to be reliably wonderful for hours. Get yours from MAC Cosmetics or Nordstrom!
33. MAC Matte Lipstick in Studded Kiss
Studded Kiss is another of the best MAC matte lipstick colors that are groundbreakingly beautiful. The color, a deep oxblood red, is perfect for any pout. The smoothness of the formula allows for soft, heavily pigmented application every time that will not wear down or thin out as the day progresses. Get your dark oxblood Studded Kiss MAC lipstick at MAC Cosmetics or Nordstrom!
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Picking the perfect lipstick is a serious business every stylish girl cannot overlook. A lipstick is an essential beauty item if not the most important. But we had serious fun picking Mac lipsticks for this list so we hope you had fun looking at it, too!
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