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MAC Is Launching a Brand-New Powder Lipstick


There's something so great about MAC lipsticks. For starters, there are so many shades to choose from that you're guaranteed to find at least one that you're head over heels for. My personal MAC loves include Lady Danger (a vivid orange-red that makes me look tanned) and Whirl (a dirty rose). The textures are comfortable and long-lasting, and the matte textures have staying power. The pigments are also a thing of wonder-rich and opulent yet still flattering. Simply put, MAC lipsticks are brilliant.

But, as much as we love MAC lipsticks, there's a brand new lineВ about to launch- and spoiler alert: it could be the best one yet.В

Seen backstage at fashion week, the MAC Powder Kiss Lipsticks give lips a softly-diffused kiss of colour, without feeling dry or at all powdery on the lips.В

SoundsВ too good to be true,В right? Well, we tried out the lipsticks backstage at Roland Mouret S/S '19 and can confirm that the formulaВ isВ more of a weightless lip balm than a dry, matte powder.

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There's going to be 16 shades in the line (theВ dreamy one above is called 'Lasting Passion') but you'll have to wait until October to get your hands on them.

Still, since we're impatient, I've put together an edit of some of the cult shades that make for a good starting point. Keep scrolling to see the 15 MAC lipstick shades worth puckering up for.

Shade: Russian Red

MAC Matte Lipstick in Russian Red $17Shop

An intense blueish red, it's the perfect red for pale complexions.

Shade: Girl About Town

MAC Amplified Lipstick in Girl About Town $17Shop

A rich and ultra-creamy blue-toned fuchsia, it flatters most skin tones.

Shade: Media

MAC Satin Lipstick in Media $17Shop

Creamy and buildable (from sheer to full coverage), this satin-finish lipstick in an intense reddish-purple shade is perfect for winter.

Shade: Brave

MAC Satin Lipstick in Brave $17Shop

Another satin-finish lip shade that I adore is Brave. A lot of people with fair and medium skin tones describe this as giving an MLBB (my lips but better) effect.

Shade: Heroine

MAC Matte Lipstick in Heroine $17Shop

According to numerous reviewers onВ internetВ forums, this shade flatters all skin tones-from fair to dark. It's seriously purple, so you may find you need to get used to it.

Shade: Cyber

MAC Satin Lipstick in Cyber $17Shop

Want to make a statement? Try thisВ intense blackish purple, and pair it with theВ Cyber World Lip Pencil (ВЈ13) to ensure a long-lasting finish.

Shade: Honeylove

MAC Matte Lipstick in Honeylove $17Shop

This matte, beige-toned rose lipstick is a popular choice for fair-, medium- and olive-skinned shoppers.

Shade: Sin

MAC Matte Lipstick in Sin $17Shop

A versatile blue-red color, this looks great on fair and dark skin tones.

Shade: Paramount

MAC Satin Lipstick in Paramount $17Shop

Want to nail thatВ '90s vibe? ThisВ reddish brown is theВ shade Jennifer Aniston used to wear on theВ hit TV seriesВ Friends.

Shade: Morange

MAC Amplified Lipstick in Morange $17Shop

From the Amplified line, this is an ultra-creamy full-coverage lipstick. The bold orange shadeВ makes for the perfect holiday color.

Shade: Lady Danger

MAC Lady Danger $17Shop

Alongside Ruby Woo, this orange-red is a backstage favouriteВ at fashion shows. It makes paler skin tones look like they have a tan.

Shade: Whirl

MAC Matte Lipstick in Whirl $17Shop

Described as a "dirty rose" colour, this lipstick gets the most internet hits (around 5000 searches per month in the UK alone).

Shade: Ruby Woo

MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo $17Shop

Seriously matte, this vivid blue-red shade has gained a cult status over the years. The formula is very dry, so you may want to layer with a little balm.

Shade: Velvet Teddy

MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy $17Shop

A blogger favourite, this matte, beige-toned lipstick is so popular that it has a matchingВ EDP perfumeВ (ВЈ35) made up of bergamot, ginger,В tobacco flower, vanilla orchid and wild honey.

Shade: Candy Yum Yum

MAC Matte Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum $17Shop

Another iconic MAC lipstick, this neon pink seems to magically suit every skin tone.

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