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. Mac Lipstick Ruby Woo – $16
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 it’s one of the retro matte line notorious for its super drying properties.
2. Mac Lipstick – Velvet Teddy – $17
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! You can get you’re very own Mac Velvet Teddy lipstick here at Amazon.
3. Mac Heroine Lipstick – Matte – $15
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.
4. Mac Viva Glam Lipstick – IV – $17
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.
5. Mac Lipstick Sin – $16
From celebrities to street gals, 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 around the same price of other quality lipsticks.
6. Mac Diva – $16
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. Mac Satin Lipstick Cyber 3G – $18.50
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 Lipstick – Brave Red – $30
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. Mac Lipstick Matte Russian Red – $26
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. Mac Viva Glam Ariana Grande – Deep Dark Plum – $17
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.
This lipstick is so opaque! I just can’t, arrgghh!
11. Mac Whirl – $16
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. Mac Lipstick Candy Yum Yum – $26
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 on the market.
13. Mac Cremesheen Lipstick – Party Line – $16.50
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. Mac Please Me Lipstick – $16
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.
15. Mac Lipstick – Rebel – $17
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. Mac Sheen Supreme Lipstick – Bare Again – $32
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.
17. Mac Lipstick – Mocha – $17
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. Mac Lipstick – Persistence – $16
I remember reading a blog where this shade is tagged as an “unsung hero” from Mac’s collection. This is probably one of the safest shades the brand has. Its reddish-brown tone is perfect for any natural look. Women of color can wear this as their nude lippie.
19. Mac Lipstick – In My Fashion – $17
For the ultimate party goer, this shade is perfect for you. I love its rich chocolate plum color.
Watch this Mac lipstick swatches video from Hannah Louise for a Mac lipstick feast:
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. We had serious fun picking Mac lipsticks for this list so we hope you had fun looking at it, too!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on September 13, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.