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. July 21, 2014 / 8:09 am

    I love Ruby Woo on you! But you look good in all of them. And…I am still loving your new hair…you are so glam.

  2. July 21, 2014 / 9:50 am

    They all look great on you but you especially rock Ruby Woo and Fetish!

  3. July 21, 2014 / 10:02 am

    Totally love Ruby Woo on you! I’m definitely passing this along to friends!

  4. July 21, 2014 / 10:45 am

    I seriously think this is an amazing resource you are creating! What a fabulous idea, Melody! Can you believe that I have never owned a MAC lippie? Now it’s going to be hard to resist

  5. July 21, 2014 / 11:16 am

    Love everything about this series. AMAZING!!! I totally need Hot Gossip. That shade is gorgeous!!! All of these look AH-MAZING on you too. And girl I am so in love with the blonde hair.

  6. July 21, 2014 / 12:37 pm

    I love Hibiscus!

  7. July 21, 2014 / 2:26 pm

    What a great idea!

  8. July 21, 2014 / 3:20 pm

    Just beautiful!! <3

  9. July 21, 2014 / 3:48 pm

    Ruby Woo looks gorgeous on you!

  10. July 21, 2014 / 4:27 pm

    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!

  11. July 21, 2014 / 4:48 pm

    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!

  12. Betzy Carmona
    July 21, 2014 / 5:39 pm

    I love how Heroine looks on you ! That’s my go to shade for any occasion 🙂

  13. July 21, 2014 / 5:43 pm

    Such a fabulous idea, Melody! My fave is Hibiscus

  14. July 21, 2014 / 5:44 pm

    This is such a wonderful idea! I own only a couple of MAC lipsticks…I feel like once I start I might run into an addiction!

  15. July 21, 2014 / 6:31 pm

    I love Morange on you! This is a great roundup!!!

  16. July 21, 2014 / 6:59 pm

    What a fabulous idea and a great resource. I adore Hibscus on you!! You are lucky you can wear so many shades beautifully!

  17. July 21, 2014 / 7:08 pm

    Morange is a gorgeous color!

  18. July 21, 2014 / 8:19 pm

    That is such a brilliant idea. I love seeing how different these lippies look on you vs how they look on me.

  19. July 21, 2014 / 9:03 pm

    Such a cool idea!!! Hot Gossip looks amazeballs on you!!

  20. July 21, 2014 / 11:19 pm

    I definitely think Hibiscus is my fave! This is such a great post, all of these shades look fantastic on you!

  21. July 21, 2014 / 11:49 pm

    What a great idea to organize these swatches! I love seeing them actually on lips, and skin color can make such a difference. These are all pretty colors, I can’t pick a fave..

  22. July 22, 2014 / 1:24 am

    What a great idea to feature all of MAC 50 shades. I like bright colors on you

  23. July 22, 2014 / 1:26 am

    Amazing! You look fabulous in these pics!

  24. Jess Scull
    July 22, 2014 / 7:27 am

    Such a great post!!

  25. NORAH
    July 22, 2014 / 2:14 pm

    Ruby Woo is my all time favorite from MAC

  26. July 22, 2014 / 5:17 pm

    You look beautiful in all 😉 I need Heroine. Sadly I do not use my Ruby Woo as much as I had thought I would.

  27. July 22, 2014 / 10:03 pm

    Gorgeous!! I love Heroine! Ok that sounds wrong – but you know what I mean

  28. July 23, 2014 / 3:23 pm

    Oooh, Hibiscus is so pretty! I see a few here that I need to check out. I’m always looking for new shades to add to my collection.

    • July 23, 2014 / 4:30 pm

      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.

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