MAC’s Best-Selling Spring/Summer Lipstick Shades

MAC’s Best-Selling Spring/Summer Lipstick Shades

With 12 different formulas and more than 250 shades available, there’s something for everyone in MAC’s iconic lipstick line-up. Whether you’re looking to update your current go-to or simply want to narrow the search, we asked the brand to share the top shades for the season ahead. From rich reds, to vibrant corals and everything in-between, here’s what to wear this spring/summer.



Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy, £17.50

This neutral hue has a creamy, smooth texture that hugs lips and leaves a bold, no-shine matte finish. Experts and makeup artists love it for its warm, peachy tone that never causes skin to look ghostly or washed out. Rich in pigment and benefitting from 10-hour wear, it’s no wonder it’s earned itself a cult status and remains MAC’s best-selling neutral to this day. For a more seamless application, try using MAC’s Prep + Prime Lip first. This will hydrate your lips and prevent any feathering so that your lipstick adheres better for a richer, full-bodied finish.

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Love Me Lipstick in Hey, Frenchie!, £19

If you’re after a creamier finish and a warmer hue, you’ll love this. It has a satin-soft quality that’s not only hydrating but easy to blend and layer – no mirror required. It can be hard to find nudes that are universally flattering, but this one comes close, with a pink-y undertone that’s wearable both day and night. Despite its smooth consistency, the colour payoff is impressive, with a finish that wears well throughout the day. To further enhance your lip shape, try lining them with MAC’s popular Lip Pencil first. The silky texture makes defining your cupid’s bow easy and you’ll find it prevents any feathering of colour, too.

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Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour in Devoted To Chilli, £19

Described as a warm brick red, it’s easy to see why this is one of MAC’s most popular shades for summer. Suitable for all skin tones, it brightens dull complexions while the whipped, mousse-like texture gives a pillow-y, blurred on-trend finish. Expect it to go the distance with 10-hour weightless wear, giving it a breathable dry down that never feels chalky. Added vitamin E also hydrates and smooths lips – so much so, 94% of users said their lips felt softer upon application.* You can now get yourself a free sample of this incredible formula on any MACCOSMETICS.CO.UK order, while stocks last.

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*116 women after one week


Love Me Liquid Lipcolour in Been There, Plum That, £19.50 

Balmy with a gloss-like finish, this brand-new formula is a must-try if you want to keep your lips supple with a soft wash of colour for 12-hours. This specific shade is a cool-toned, dark purple, which strikes the perfect balance between cool and warm. Make-up artists recommend wearing it as a statement stain, keeping the rest of your make-up minimal and fresh to let it do the talking. You’ll love how comfortable it feels, thanks to MAC’s popular breakthrough Lip Complex which is full of argan and coconut oil, as well as shea butter and cucumber extract. Use the arrowhead-shaped brush to push the colour into your lips for seamless and smooth application.

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Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick in Quite The Standout, £19

This may look quite out there, but the tone can be amped up or muted down – especially when you apply it with your finger and sheer out the pigment. An orangey-red, it works particularly well against darker or olive-toned complexions, as it compliments both yellow and green undertones. As for the texture, expect a velvet-y dry down that feels hydrating but without any slip or movement – it’s completely budge-proof, promising up to eight hours of wear. Because it’s a liquid, it’s malleable too, so despite its longevity you have a bit of time to play with it before it sets in place. Apply it directly from the tube or pat it on with your ring finger for a subtle, feathery finish.

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Viva Glam Lipstick in Viva Glam I, £17.50

Vibrant and rich, this lipstick is ideal for summer with its blue undertones that go well with a summer glow and boosts the brightness of your teeth, too. The best bit? In the UK and Ireland, the full RRP (less VAT) from the sale of VIVA GLAM lipsticks is donated to organisations that support the health and rights of people of All Ages, All Races and All Genders. MAC gives grants to non-profit organisations they believe can make a meaningful impact on health, rights, and equality, so when you buy these lipsticks, you can be safe in the knowledge you’re giving back, too. Since its inception in 1994, VIVA GLAM has raised over $500 million, exclusively through the sale of MAC VIVA GLAM lip products – that’s a lot of lipsticks.

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  • Use MAC’s Virtual Try-On Tool. Designed with ease in mind, this lets you try on colours virtually to assess what does and doesn’t suit your individual skin tone.

  • You can also try MAC’s popular Lipstick Shade Finder, which takes the guesswork out for you and helps you to choose your favourite texture, tone and finish.

  • Connect with your very own MAC make-up artist using one of their free 121 virtual services for tailored advice that’s unique to you. Find more information here.


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