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MAC Lipstick Guide

Walking into a MAC store is like walking into lipstick heaven! However, if you aren’t super familiar with the makeup lingo used at MAC, things can get overwhelming AF. Here is the ultimate guide to MAC lipstick!

MAC Lipstick Guide

POWDER KISS
PROS: easy to apply, buildable color and velvety finish 
CONS: matte finish can be drying 

FROST
PROS: smooth application and shimmery finish
CONS: not long-wearing, not super buildable 

LUSTRE
PROS: beautiful shine, makes lips feel smooth
CONS: not long-wearing 

CREMESHEEN
PROS: creamy, has a nice sheen, hydrating
CONS: lack of pigment, not long-wearing 

SATIN
PROS: easy application, satin finish
CONS: not very pigmented

AMPLIFIED
PROS: ultra-creamy, bold and full coverage 
CONS: none

MATTE
PROS: creamy, matte, opaque finish
CONS: can be drying on lips 

RETRO MATTE
PROS: super matte finish, long-wearing 
CONS: again, can feel dry and flaky (wear with balm or gloss)

I hope you found this Mac lipstick guide helpful! If you want to see swatches, head to my post where I show you all of my favorite lipsticks from MAC!

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