My MAC Lipstick Collection: The Reds And Oranges

My MAC Lipstick Collection: The Reds And Oranges

I’m a MAC girl at heart so I thought it would be lovely to begin a series on my blog showing my Mac Lipstick Collection with all the lipsticks I own. From the pink, reds, purples and even the downright strange!

I’ve amassed quite a large number of lipsticks over the years so I can’t put my whole MAC lipstick collection in one blog post. If I did, you’d spend forever reading and not everyone wants to spend 30 minutes reading about lipstick.  I do

I also included swatches of each lipstick so my Women Of Colour readers can get an idea of how this would fare on their skin tone! You know I’m looking out for you, good swatches are hard to come by. I love you. Thank me later.

For even more help choosing a red lipstick color you love, check out my super helpful post on How To Find The Perfect Shade Of Lipstick!

My MAC Lipstick Collection

mac lipstick collection swatches

1. Fresh Moroccan

Fresh morrocan is a brick-red lipstick with a shimmery finish. It’s a great for the festive season because it literally looks like Christmas on your lips. It’s part of the Frost collection from Mac so it’s meant to appear Wintery/metallic on your lips!

2. Ruby woo

This is my ultimate red lipstick! It is a bluish red tone with a matte finish. It’s perfect for dressing up or down and it doesn’t dry out my lips even though it’s matte. I always find myself reaching for this shade! Ruby Woo also doesn’t need a lipliner to look great and it’s long lasting. I really believe this is one of Mac’s best lipstick shades because its a universally flattering colour.

3. Deep love – Discontinued

This shade just screams vampy vampy vampy and I love it! I’m kind of offended that this shade is discontinued because it’s so amazing. Its a deep plum shade with a satin finish. It also has a brownish purple undertone that gives it a lovely and unique dimension on the lips. Although it’s discontinued, it’s pretty similar to Sin so you can always get something just as good.

4. Lady danger

Phew! I love the name of this lipstick. Lady Danger is one of the brightest orange lipsticks I’ve come across and it’s almost like a neon color. It has a lovely matte finish and it lasts pretty long on the lips as well! This lipstick is definitely not for the faint hearted so I never wear this lipstick without wearing lip liner first. If I wear this without liner, it just looks like I have burnt off lips. Yikes!

It is a gorgeous shade so whenever you’re feeling bold and adventurous, this is the lipstick for you!

5. Sin

This looks similar to deep love but it’s more of a true plum shade with a matte finish. I love deep shades because they complement my skin tone quite nicely. Sin gives me 90’s black girl magic vibes when I wear it and I just feel like wearing some long box braids with dungarees whenever I put this on!

6. Diva

Diva is also similar to Sin and Deep Love, but it’s a brighter burgundy red shade. I don’t reach for this as much as Sin because I don’t care for in between lipstick colors. Are you light or are you dark? Omg make up your damn mind and stop confusing me!

7. Chilli

Chilli is like a muted, brownish orange lipstick with a creamy finish. Not my favourite color in the world so I don’t wear this often. It makes me look like a grandma so I gave this a hard pass. LOL

8. So Chaud

So Chaud is similar to Lady Danger, but So Chaud is slightly more orange than Lady Danger, with a matte finish. This orange undertone gives So Chaud a much more intense color! I definitely can’t wear this without lip liner too unless I’d look crazy!

That’s it for my MAC lipstick collection! I will be doing a follow up on my purples, pinks and others in the next few weeks cause this was so fun to make!

What’s your favorite lipstick color from MAC?

What’s your favorite red lipstick?

my mac lipstick collection


  1. Ife
    November 22, 2017 / 10:47 am

    See me thinking I had many MAC lipsticks. love flat out fabulous and Taupe. That’s asides Ruby woo, everyone’s favorite.

    • thepearlylife
      November 22, 2017 / 10:52 am

      Haha I feel you mehn, I usually think mine is too much too until I see someone with waaay more lipstick than mine 😂 Those colors you mentioned are all my staples too. Especially Taupe, it’s my go to nude from MAC. Thanks for the comment dear! ❤️

  2. Prince Ehirim
    November 22, 2017 / 11:19 am

    Nicely written…I would say my favourite shade is the fresh morrocan or the Diva and that is because they are less “red” than everything else in the collection. When it comes to the lipstick I prefer to see on my woman, Nude wins it for me especially if it sticks strongly to her lips and not get smeared all over my face when I steal a kiss.

    • thepearlylife
      November 22, 2017 / 1:59 pm

      Not surprised, I think most guys I’ve spoken to about makeup prefer nude lipstick for some reason. But red lipsticks are a classic makeup staple we can’t part with! Thanks for the comment!

  3. November 27, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    Hi, I just saw your blog on Naya’s blog party and tought of giving you a follow 😀 x Looking forward to read more from you xxx

  4. December 2, 2017 / 10:50 pm

    I like the Moroccan on your arm. I like Mac makeup too.
    I met you at Naya’s blog party. If you need any blogging tips, maybe you can check out my blog. That’s what I write about. I also have blog parties like Naya. I blog over at

    • thepearlylife
      December 12, 2017 / 1:05 pm

      Thank you! ❤️

  5. January 25, 2018 / 3:53 am

    Lovely collection, I have Diva & Ruby Woo which are two of my fav.

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