50 Shades of MAC Cosmetics Lipsticks Part 1

  50 Shades of MAC Blog

Have you ever wanted a one stop shop to be able to check out MAC Cosmetics Lipsticks on Women of Color? Sure, they’re Pinterest but even then finding swatches of limited edition and discontinued shades can be pretty hard. Last year I had this grand idea that I was going to swatch every single MAC Cosmetics lipstick that I owned. I had it all planned out and everything until reality hit me. If you haven’t seen my lipstick collection you’re probably a little in the dark so let me update you. I currently own maybe oh 50-75 shades of MAC Lipstick. Between photographing and editing I knew I wouldn’t have time to do anything else. Since, I’m getting a PhD and all I put my brain skills to work and came up with the idea of creating a 50 Shades of MAC Directory featuring other fabulous beauty bloggers. 

Each of us has chosen ten shades, some are permanent and some are Limited Edition, but we’ve swatched them all for your viewing pleasure. At the bottom of the post you’ll see links to the other blogs featuring their 50 Shades. You can all check all of the shades out here in this Pinterest Image. 

Am I featuring any of your favorites? Let me know in the comments!



A brightened, medium-dark red-coral with soft gold shimmer. Creamsheen Finish MAC Hibiscus 50 Shades of MAC.jpg



Semi-sheer medium pink with a subtly cool undertone. Slight iridescent shimmer. Cream Sheen Finish

MAC Cosmetics Hot Gossip


 Bright violet purple. Satin Finish MAC Cosmetics Heroine


Warm terracotta-plum with pearl. Lustre Finish MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam VI



Pinky-red with a matte finish and blue undertones

MAC Cosmetics Absolute Power


Deep berry wine with slight purple iridescent sheen. Metallic Finish MAC Cosmetics Siren


Warm Pink- Retro Matte 

MAC Cosmetics Moxie


medium brown with a golden/copper glaze FROST FINISH

MAC Cosmetics Fetish


Loud Mouth Orange- Amplified Creme

MAC Cosmetics Morange


Red with Blue Undertones- Retro Matte

MAC Cosmetics Ruby Woo



  1. says

    I really love this collaboration! I think it can be so difficult to determine what a shade looks like based on arm swatches or product pictures alone. There’s also such a paucity of bloggers with deeper skintones, this will be a great resource!

  2. says

    You are creating such an awesome resource! Way to go!!! :) MAC really is the “gold standard” in lipstick for me. These shades all look amazing on you!

    • says

      Thanks for stopping by Danielle! We will be doing a part two to this series so stay tuned and keep browsing the site. I have many more lip swatches of other brands up also.


  1. […] First off let me just say you have until February 3rd to snatch these babys for 30% off on MilaniCosmetics.com. Second, you need to run and pick these up! When I saw that these were described as Moisture Mattes I was a bit skeptical because mattes aren’t moisturizing. Actually they can downright dreadful if you don’t prep your lips correctly before hand, but remember I showed you all how to do that in my “How to Rock Red Lipstick Like Taylor Swift” post. These went on smooth as butter without pulling or skipping. Another great thing is that they resemble many of MAC Cosmetics lipsticks but are a fraction of the price! The colors that come to mind are Heroine, Lady Danger, Flat out Fabulous and Ruby Woo.  Make sure you check out 50 Shades of MAC Cosmetics Lipstick as seen on Brown Girls also!  […]

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