MAC Nude Lipstick Comparisons and Swatches

MAC Nude Lipstick Comparisons and Swatches

Hi Guys!

I’ve been sorting through my makeup and I thought I’d show you my MAC nude lipstick collection, a few of you on Twitter said you’d be interested to see this post so I’ll try to make is as informative as possible! I have quite a few nude lippies and they do look fairly similar on first glance, so for those looking to purchase their first MAC – at £15 a pop now, you’ll want to make sure you’re making the right choice! So, I’ve included swatches for you, on my arm and lips, and descriptions of each lipstick. I’ve also thrown in one of my favourite budget lipsticks for comparison too…

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So above are my collection of (mostly) MAC nude lipsticks swatched on my arm, I’ve included two pictures as they’re in slightly different lights. And yes the centre lippy is MUA not MAC 🙂

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First up we have Angel by MAC. Angel is described as a ‘soft pink’ so I guess technically it’s not a nude? I don’t know! I call a nude anything that’s similar to your own lip colour – please let me know if I’m wrong there! Anyway, Angel is a pretty, girly pink, it has a Frost finish so it’s not completely opaque but just gives you a sheer veil of colour. It’s an easy colour to wear and has a lovely creamy formula.

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MAC’s Hue is one of my favourite nudes, it’s a ‘soft pale pink’ shade, and has a Glaze finish. I love the colour of this as it lightens the natural colour of my lips slightly, the only bad point to this one is if my lips are on the dry side this lipstick does emphasise my dry skin.

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As far as many are concerned, MAC is the holy grail cosmetics brand for lipsticks. I wouldn’t necessarily disagree as I do own quite a few MAC lipsticks and love most of them, but it’s always good to remember there are loads of brands available on the high street now, and most are cheaper than MAC and just as good.

Now considering this MUA budget lippie is definitely the odd one of the group, costing only £1 – I have to say I actually love this lipstick! It feels so creamy and smooth on application, if I had my eyes closed I could mistake it for a lip balm. Also I love the colour, admittedly, the colour doesn’t last as long as MAC’s but at only £1 you really can’t go wrong with this one. Just think, you could buy 15 of these for one MAC lipstick!!

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MAC’s Honeylove is a ‘light beige toned with rose’ with a Matte finish. I tend to wear this one in the summer when I’m a bit tanned (or fake tanned) with some lipgloss on top, as it definitely suits my skin when it’s darker. Again a lovely colour with a gorgeous Matte finish.

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Myth, | think personally is a bit too light for me, it’s a ‘light neutral nude’ with a Satin finish. I’ve mixed it with other colours before to make my own shade of lipstick, but I don’t really wear this alone. If you have the right skin tone for this colour though it can look great! Because it’s a satin finish it’s really comfortable to wear too.

So there you go! I hope this has been helpful and given you some food for thought? Expensive isn’t always best! 🙂

I’d love to hear if you have any of these lipsticks and what your favourite nude colour is? xxx





  1. jules
    26 March, 2014 / 8:04 am

    Great review with some lovely looking new shades to try. Have followed your blog x

  2. Tracy • FATGIRLslim
    26 March, 2014 / 11:35 am

    Wow, these are really, REALLY nice! I’ve always wanted to get myself a nude lippy for everyday wear, as I’ve about ten thousand pillarbox red shades (at first glance, they all look the same, too!) that I wear with everything, and need a bit of a change. And I actually adore Myth, but I don’t know how it’d look on me. Maybe I’ll try it out if/when I get a new job.

    (p.s. can you remember what lippy you were wearing in your sidebar/profile pic? That kind of heatherberry purpley colour? It’s absolutely beautiful!)

  3. Marina Nelson
    26 March, 2014 / 8:47 pm

    I love Hue!

  4. Rosie
    30 March, 2014 / 4:15 pm

    Thank you for this post! I’ve been looking for a beautiful MAC nude lipstick for ages but always undecided on shades! I love the look of Hue and Bare!
    Great post 🙂
    Rosie xxx

  5. Allison
    30 March, 2014 / 5:48 pm

    The closest I have to a nude lipstick is MAC Shy Girl which is more of a peachy MLBB shade

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