6 MAC Lipsticks to Try for Fall
One of the most popular trends for Fall this year is wine and berry shades for the lips, very similar to last year’s trend as well. Surprisingly, nude lips are also on trend this year too, so if the berry/wine trend isn’t your thing, you can still go nude! Some of these shades are rather daring, but I wanted to include a wide range to suit a variety of complexions. 😉 Which one will you try or do you have an existing favorite? Feel free to share yours in the comments below!
*Money-Saving Tip* I never purchase MAC lipsticks without trying them first! Generally if you visit a MAC store, you can try the lipsticks there in person and you might be able to snag a sample from a sales associate, but that isn’t always the case. I buy my MAC lipstick samples for around $2-3 from The Body Needs – great way to try before you buy!
If you’re looking for cheaper alternatives from the drugstore, you’re also welcome to view my 6 favorites from the drugstore here, too.
MAC Russian Red
One of my all time favorite red lipsticks from MAC is Russian Red, not only for the flattering blue-toned red given, but also for the matte finish. If you have had difficulties finding a red shade suitable for your complexion, I highly recommend giving Russian Red a try before any other, as it’s usually a one-stop shop type of color. Perfect for a modern-day retro pin-up look, too!
MAC’s Chili lipstick was a recent discovery for me and after trying the sample size of this color, I knew instantly it was one of those shades I HAD to have! Chili has more of an orange base to it, so it is more suitable for warm complexions rather than cool complexions. I feel like this is one of the more subdued reds from MAC that isn’t over the top and hard to wear.
MAC New York Apple
Another recent find for me, and I must say I am in LOVE! This is the most perfect red in terms of the color and finish. Not a shocking red color, this one is a mixture between a pink and a red which makes it so easy to wear. I’d describe it in color as being equal to MAC’s Cranberry eyeshadow, in lipstick form. Even though there are not any sparkles in the formula literally, I feel like this one makes my lips sparkle, something different about the formula with this one. I am madly in love; my new favorite red!
MAC Dark Side
All I can say about this shade is … WOW! I knew this one was going to be realllly dark on me, but to be honest with you … I kinda like it! Haha! Dark Side is the epitome of the Fall wine trend and naturally this shade is perfect for medium to dark complexions. If you’re a daring fair chick like me though, don’t be afraid to rock this one for an evening out! I know my husband will NOT like it, so maybe it’s just for a night with the girls, but still … 😉
Rebel is a tricky one to photograph! I don’t feel like this color comes off as beautifully in pictures as it looks in real life, so this is one you will need to try in person to see whether or not you like it. On my monitor, it looks more red than how it really is in life – a plum-berry shade. The swatch above is much more accurate with the color. This is one of those shades that can look different from one person to the next though, too so do try it for yourself (and let me know what you think!)!
One of my all time favorites has to be Captive, hands down. While not a true red, this is more of a burgundy shade which makes it real easy to wear anytime. I feel like it’s one of those shades that’s a great transition into a truer red shade, too. If you’ve had qualms about trying a true red lipstick, giving MAC’s Captive a whirl might help ease you into the idea! Creamy finish, beautiful color, long-lasting and pairs well with a variety of eyeshadow looks!