My Favorite Top 5 MAC Lipsticks

Ever since my lipstick addiction started in 2007, MAC lipsticks have been my go-to for a pretty pout. I love how they come in all sorts of colors and finishes (perfect for experimenting!) and are super affordable at just $14.50. See my top 5 must-have MAC lipsticks from the permanent line after the jump!

My Favorite Top 5 MAC Lipsticks

#1 Girl About Town
One of my very first bright lipsticks, Girl About Town is a gorgeous bright fuchsia in the Amplified formula. Love the creamy, non-drying texture and the contrasts it adds to my dark hair.

MAC Girl About Town Lipstick
Bronze smoky eye and hot pink lips

#2 Russian Red
There is a reason why this matte blue-based red is loved by many, including Dita Von Teese and Christina Aguilera. Not only does the classic red adds instant glamour, its cool undertones can also help make your teeth appear whiter.

MAC Russian Red Lipstick
Minnie Mouse Makeup Look

#3 Creme D’Nude
Thanks to its pink undertones, this “pale muted peach beige” in the Cremesheen formula is great for a no-brainer nude lip without washing me out.

MAC Creme D'Nude Lipstick

#4 Modesty
The secret behind that my-lips-but-better look in my profile picture? Modesty, a warm neutral with pink undertones in the Cremesheen formula.

MAC Modesty Lipstick
Wearing MAC Modesty Lipstick

#5 Saint Germain
Every girl should own a barbie pink lipstick and Saint Germain is my favorite from MAC’s permanent range. The cool-based “clean pastel pink” color in the Amplified formula goes on super pigmented so all you need is a few dabs to turn heads.

MAC Saint Germain Lipstick
Wearing MAC Saint Germaine Lipstick

Are you a fan of MAC lipsticks too? What are some of YOUR favorites?

MAC Lipstick is available at MAC counters, and Nordstrom for $14.50.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. I share ur first 4 (tho I *love* lady danger and Vegas volt as well) and my fifth will shy girl which is a creamsheen.

  2. Thank you so much for doing this :) I love those lipstick colors on you. I love Creme D’ Nude too. I will check out Modesty, it looks like a very nice and natural color.

  3. Modesty- I like. It’s now on my get-from-MAC-next-time-I’m-there list. Thanks!

    Chatterbox is one of my everyday go-to’s.
    Lickable for when I’m feeling fiesty, it looks very similar to Girl About Town.

  4. I love every single shade on you. My favourite one is Modesty though. It’s now going on my “to buy list”.

  5. I like modesty on you(or maybe I just like that FOTD the best). I only own 3 mac lipsticks (crosswire, ever hip and freckletone)so it’s silly to pick a favorite out of the three…

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