My MAC Summer Lipsticks

Morange, Peach Blosson, Vegas Volt, Pure Zen, Lady Danger and Brave

Packing lipstick is probably the hardest decision I have to make when packing, if I could take a small suitcase of lipsticks, liners and gloss I probably would. Even though that isn’t possible I ended up with six MAC lipsticks this summer and a couple from other brands too.

I’ve mentioned before that I am currently in love with MAC lipsticks so although I only originally packed four I ended up buying two more at the airport. I ended up with three everyday colours and three brighter real summer shades.

First lets talk nude everyday colours…

I packed Brave and Pure Zen but ended up getting Peach Blossom at the airport as it came highly recommended on Instagram. MAC Brave is a great everyday colour all year round with a beautiful semi-matte finish. It’s a mauve shade which everyone seems to be going crazy for but which I think works really well with most of my eye looks and can really be toned down (made less Kylie Jenner) with a good nude gloss. Pure Zen is a MAC shade which almost confuses me a little, I love it but I think it really doesn’t work on me by itself. Instead I use it to soften lip liners or tone down lipsticks but it’s actually a colour I probably couldn’t live without. Peach Blossom is one of my newest MAC lipsticks and although it didn’t blow me away it’s a fabulous everyday peach nude shade which has been living in my handbag for weeks now.

The bold shade I ended up reaching for the most was my airport purchase Morange, it really isn’t the easiest colour too as it’s a really bright neon orange but it’s just perfect for holiday with a tan. I’m not sure I’ll be reaching for this again until next summer but it’s the perfect airport MAC lipstick purchase. I also took Lady Danger as my summer time red but didn’t end up wearing Vegas Volt as I forgot my orange liner and felt that Morange offered a more intense orange. Vegas Volt is a great more wearable orange which can really be intensified with an orange liner.

Now it’s time to start thinking about autumn/winter lipstick shades, leave your recommendations in the comments please….


  1. 7th September 2015 / 3:17 pm

    I've been wearing the new cremesheen+pearl lipstick in Nippon all of august! Kinda comparable to peach blossom, I guess.
    Now D for Danger and Viva Glam 3 are sitting on my vanity waiting for fall to begin. Perfect colors. I might add Brave to my collection as an all-year-round shade…

  2. 7th September 2015 / 7:05 pm

    Some beautiful shades you've got! MAC lipsticks are my biggest weakness, I just can't help myself when I'm at a counter! Peach blossom looks like a gorgeous shade, I don't own that one…yet. x

    Ciara Rose | AllureImpassionedGoddess

  3. 7th September 2015 / 11:55 pm

    peach blossom looks amazing! i was just in mac and swatched a ton of lipsticks but couldn't decide which ones to get so ended up without any today ): will have to go back again soon!!

    Natalie / Salt & Sail

  4. 8th September 2015 / 10:49 am

    I have both the Peach Blossom and Brave and those as well as YSL Rouge Volupte 13 and Chanel's Legende have all been my summer lipsticks! Am looking for my Fall/Winter lipstick shades and tempted to pick up MAC's Captive and Twig~

    Diana xx |

  5. 8th September 2015 / 2:40 pm

    I bought Men loves mystery recently, a purple. It's perfect for this inbetween autumn/summer month 🙂

    I have just posted my monthly favourites and my September wishlist. I also have a season changeup post. Check them out below:

  6. 8th September 2015 / 3:16 pm

    I love Vegas Volt, I find it more of a coral colour on me though than orange. Lady Danger is high on my wish list for Mac lipsticks, but I think my next purchase is going to be Diva, perfect for Autumn!

    Just Little Things xo

  7. 10th September 2015 / 5:55 pm

    I luv all of them, the upper the most!

  8. 15th September 2015 / 10:37 am

    I think it's about time I buy Brave. I feel like I need to jump on this bandwagon! Peach blossom is a beautiful shade! Mine is looking a little worse for wear. I recommend the NARS lip pencils. But this autumn I'd love to try some CT lipsticks.

    Emily x

  9. 17th September 2015 / 10:12 pm

    One of my favourite autumn colours is MAC New York Apple, a super wearable sheer burgundy. Also Brave Red and Diva for a bolder statement.

  10. 18th September 2015 / 2:38 pm

    You're featured in Bloglovin's Beauty Weekly email!! I remember following your blog back in 2009 or so. Crazy!
    Lady Danger is one of my favorite lipstick shades. I never thought I'd be a fan of the orange-red, but it won me over.

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