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17 Best MAC Lipsticks You've Got to Own ...

By Meghan

There is nothing more feminine and sexy than a drop-dead gorgeous pout created by the best MAC lipstick shades for all occasions. Whether you are going out on a date, or wanting to look fresh and natural at a wedding, all seven of these hues will accentuate your skin tone, play up your eyes, and complete your look. These best MAC lipstick shades are true classics to the MAC cosmetic line and have had rave reviews.

1 Ruby Woo

MAC Cosmetics, lip, cosmetics, lipstick,The classic red lipstick is a necessity in every woman’s makeup stash. Since it can be hard to find that perfect red, look no further than Ruby Woo! One of the best MAC lipstick shades, it can be worn all year round and with every ensemble. A red lipstick can be the finishing touch to a little black dress or with just a dramatic cat eye for a fresh but modern look. This lipstick tends to be on the dryer side, so prep your lips with lip conditioner before applying.

Price: $17.50 at ‌

2 Viva Glam V

lipstick, nose, lip, cosmetics,Another classic shade after red would have to be nude. MAC Viva Glam V is a universal nude that translates differently on every skin tone, making it your very own shade! In the Lustre formula, this shade is sheer with quite a bit of shimmer. To make this lipstick even better, MAC donates 100% of the purchases from their Viva Glam line to the MAC AIDS Fund.

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MAC Cosmetics,lipstick,cosmetics,lip,eye,Thisultra-rich, deep, dark hue is just as moody as you are. It’s all burgundy andberry and wine, swirled together to create the most femme fatale shade you canimagine.

Price: $26 at

4 Please Me

pink, lipstick, product, lip, cosmetics,A gorgeous matte shade in rosy pink, this hue is definitely pinky, but looks more sophisticated and flirty. Please Me pink looks amazing with a golden sun kissed face or just alone with mascara for the ultimate sweet and innocent look.

Price: $17.50 at ‌

5 Impassioned

pink, lipstick, lip, cosmetics, magenta,This shade is so perfect for a girl’s night out! Lush and bright, this hue is the amplified formula that is full of pigment for that perfect pop of color. Impassioned is a fuchsia magenta hue that looks amazing on all skin tones because of the warm red-pink complex. This shade was so popular, MAC also made a lip gloss and nail lacquer to compliment the color.

Price: $17.50 at ‌

6 Vegas Volt

red, lipstick, lip, cosmetics, cheek,A rich and intense shade of lipstick, Vegas Volt is the perfect name for this orange coral collaboration. Another MAC amplified formula gives a creamy finish with tons of pigment to brighten skin tone and look like summer all year round. A red lip liner with this lipstick is a striking come-hither shade.

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CYBERThis softpinky nude is the perfect way to support your she-ro, Miss Mariah, after shefaced technical difficulties (and other hardships) this New Year’s Eve.Ever-gracious, Mariah tried her best and as always, shone… just like you will,in her signature color.

Price: $37.98 at

8 Myth

MythIf you're looking for a new nude lipstick, this is the one for you! This looks really great on fair to medium skin, but you should definitely check out how it looks on you before you buy it. A sweet and simple look that goes with every outfit, this is a lipstick that you can wear day or night.

Price: $17.50 at

9 Up the Amp

Up the AmpThis lipstick does exactly what the name says it will - amps up your lips! Up the Amp is definitely a lot more purple than it looks in this picture, but it looks great on a variety of skin tones. I would suggest keeping your eye makeup simple when you're wearing this color, unless you're really trying to make a statement. The best part about this lipstick is definitely the creamy finish that you're left with.

Price: $17.50 at

10 Viva Glam Lady Gaga

Viva Glam Lady GagaJust asbold and unapologetic as you like, this shade is the deepest of violet. Wear itin protest of everyone who blames Eve, and flash your brightest, naughtiestgrin.

Price: $24.88 at

11 Half and Half

Half and HalfAn awesome neutral pinky brown shade, Half and Half can be worn to the office or out with your friends! This lipstick also works to moisturize your lips while you're wearing it, which is always an added bonus. This is a really great lipstick when you're going for a more subtle look.

Price: $17.50 at

12 Lady Danger

Lady DangerThis tangerine-ish lipstick should be paired with a simple eye because it adds a bright pop of colour to your lips. This is a great color on medium and darker skin tones. It has a matte finish and can stay on your lips for up to 5 hours. You don't really have to worry about staining your teeth either because this lipstick doesn't transfer easily.

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13 Rebel

RebelRebel is a lipstick that looks great on almost any skin tone. It's a deep plum shade that can make a bold statement. It has a satin finish that looks beautiful and smooth on your lips. No need to worry about layering your lipstick because this color only needs one coat to give you a look that you'll love to show off.

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14 VelvetTeddy

VelvetTeddyAllinnocence and sweetness, this matte pinky-nude is perfect for polishing yourbarely-there, is-she-or-isn’t-she natural-faced look. Dash on two layers ofbrown mascara, add a quick swipe of this shade, and you’re set, sweetie!

Price: $17.50 at

15 CremeCup

CremeCupPink is myvery favorite lipstick color, and I have a particular weakness for this one.It’s all softness, with a hint of coral, so it’ll flatter any skintone. Swoon!

Price: $17.50 at

16 Modesty

MAC Cosmetics,lipstick,cosmetics,lip,eye,Finally,your auntie says, a modest lipstick! Something you can wear to church! But youknow the truth: layer it on (two or three swipes should do) and you’re ampedup, ready for your Tinder date. Don’t wait up!

Price: $17.50 at ‌

17 Halsey

MAC Lipstick,lipstick,product,cosmetics,eye,Who sayslipstick has to be pink, red, or coral? This matte grey is just gorgeous, andit’s ideal for layering for a more dramatic look. One swipe for a hint ofcolor, or layer it up for something much more bold.

Price: $49.98 at

The lipstick color and formula selection at MAC cosmetics has always been my go to place to experiment with color or pick up my signature classic shades. Which MAC shade do you own and why do you love it?

This article was written in collaboration with editor Lydia Sheehan.

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