5 Super Popular MAC Lipsticks That Are Worth the Hype

5 super popular MAC lipsticks that are worth the hype
5 super popular MAC lipsticks that are worth the hype

MAC– my first makeup love. And MAC lipsticks– the first brand of lipsticks I started hoarding collecting.

5 Super Popular MAC Lipsticks That Are Worth the Hype

I remember when MAC lipsticks were the jam. Almost everyone had handfuls of their lipsticks because 1) they’re great quality 2) not super expensive 3) have so many colors and finishes 4) the packaging! I don’t think MAC lipsticks are as popular as they used to be since so many new companies have upped their lipstick ranges and offer so many amazing colors and formulas, but there’s still something about MAC lipsticks that keeps pulling me back.

5 super popular MAC lipsticks that are worth the hype

5 super popular MAC lipsticks that are worth the hype

The quintessential red lip…

Has there even been a more popular lipstick than Ruby Woo? I don’t know. Because the second someone says Ruby Woo, you know they’re talking about this MAC lipstick. The second thing that comes to mind when you hear the name is how dry this retro matte shade is. There are dry matte lipsticks.. then there’s Ruby Woo. If you’re not used to matte lips, this one will be hard to get used to. But, the cool toned red shade is extremely beautiful and looks gorgeous on every single skintone. No wonder it’s so popular.

Dark like my soul…

Sin is the dark, vampy shade that is front and center on my vanity when fall rolls around. It’s a deep dark burgundy with a matte finish so it lasts all day. This shade can be a bit drying, but nothing like Ruby Woo. But, just like Ruby, it leaves behind a beautiful stain as it fades. Rebel is another shade that is a fall staple because it’s a gorgeous berry shade. This one has a satin finish so it’s very comfortable on the lips. It’s creamy and again, it leaves behind a gorgeous stain as it fades. I remember trying to buy this a few years ago during the fall season, and it was sold out at every MAC counter I went to so I had to do my waiting. But, it was worth the wait.

Give me neutrals…

If you’re a makeup junkie and haven’t heard of Velvet Teddy, I have a question for you– where have you been? This is another one of those super popular MAC lipsticks you recognize the second someone says the name without even telling you it’s a lipstick. This is one of my go to nude lipsticks because it’s a creamy matte rosy beige nude. It’s the kind of lipstick you put on on the daily because it goes with every makeup look and is just so easy and effortless. Twig is another neutral that’s more of a warm mauve, and another daily staple. This one has a satin finish so it’s very comfortable on the lips and gives them a little more color.

top to bottom: MAC Twig, Velvet Teddy, Rebel, Sin, Ruby Woo

top to bottom: MAC Twig, Velvet Teddy, Rebel, Sin, Ruby Woo


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5 super popular MAC lipsticks that are worth the hype


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  • I feel like these shades almost need to be in a kit of their own! I have Rebel, Sin, and Ruby Woo and they’re just such perfect shades! I have Whirl as my go-to MAC nude which I LOVE. Great post Nida!

  • My go to shade is Shy Girl! Perfect for anyone with light-medium skintone! I need to wear Velvet Teddy more often – it’s a gorgeous shade!

    Stephanie | theFantasia.com

  • Lenne Zulkiflly

    I love Velvet Teddy! It’s a gorgeous every day nude shade. If I want a little pop of pink on my daily basis, Please Me is definitely my go-to lipstick. I need to get my hands on Twig next time, it’s lovely <3

    Lenne Zulkiflly Blog

  • The only ones I don’t have from here are Sin & Twig, but my god are they pretty! Now I feel the need to add them to my collection lol! But seriously, MAC lipsticks are amazing. My faves at the moment are Velvet Teddy & Whirl :)

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  • Great post! I have always loved MACs Lipsticks, but I realize I have’t bought a new one in ages!


  • I totally feel you on MAC lipsticks, they used to be THE thing and now there are so many other options, but MAC are still great quality and have so many shades to choose from. Ruby Woo is a staple and I absolutely love Russian Red as well for something slightly deeper. I actually back 2 MACed some stuff the other day and picked up Twig and I love it! I’ve just recently started wearing more nudes/pinky nudes in the last few months and I’ve been obsessed with Mehr, so Twig seemed like it was similar but slightly different and I love it!


  • Twig looks beautiful! I am a huge fan of Rebel, Velvet Teddy & Ruby Woo xx


  • I love Twig! x

    Millie | http://www.bymillie.co.uk

  • I was so unsure whether to get Velvet Teddy because of how much hype was around it but I am so glad I did!


    Ellie xx

  • Jess

    I LOVE Ruby Woo, it’s beautiful.


  • I only have Ruby Woo from this list and Twig has been in my wish list since forever!

  • I love the deep rich colors.


  • Francisca

    Velvet Teddy is my all time favourite MAC lipstick! I also have Rebel and I don’t reach for it as much, even though it’s a stunning shade xx

    Francisca | http://www.franciscamay.com

  • I love Velvet Teddy so much, so glad I finally picked it up when I did. I’d love to try Twig, looks like a really lovely colour.

    Alice | alicemaysnell

  • Twig looks gorgeous! I’m definitely a neutral lip lover!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

  • I need to re-purchase velvet teddy soon, I reach for mine whenever I don’t know which colour to wear (which is far too often) and it’s slowly running out. I’d love to give Ruby Woo a try because I adore So Chaud from MAC which is a very similar colour.
    Alicia x

  • I love all of these! I haven’t worn Rebel in foreverrr, I need to dig her back out!! Ruby Woo is one of my favorite reds of all time. It’s so perfect.

    Jenn │ Beauty by Jellybean

  • the first high end lipstick i’ve ever bought was mac russian red and i still adore it. its my fave with mac brave. both are my perfect colours.


  • I love twig! Definitely one of my favs , whirl and mocha are also my favorites, you should check them.

    Instagram | Blog

  • Twig is one of my faves too…I have to try Velvet Teddy one day xxx

  • These are all amazing choices Nida! I love Ruby Woo. Took me a while to get my hands on one, but the minute I applied it – I knew we were meant to be! <3 I normally wear a sheer lip balm underneath it + Ruby Woo lip liner. This way it is not as drying

    Naya // http://www.partyparrotblog.com

  • Fabiana Aguilar Fernandez

    My favourite one is ALL FIRED UP :D


  • MAC lipsticks used to the OG! They weren’t quite as expensive as higher end lipsticks but weren’t as cheap as drugstore lipsticks. I totally agree that they’ve become less popular throughout the years. I think that also may be thanks to social media and blogging as such– since it allowed for an outlet for newer and smaller brands to grow! Anyways I love the look of sin :) I’ll have to give it a swatch the next time I’m at a MAC counter!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  • I remember when MAC lipsticks were all the rage when I first started blogging, but I’m ashamed to say I’ve yet to try any of them to this day 🙈 Twig is a gorgeous color though, I should stop by a store and swatch it next time!

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

  • The Sunday Mode

    Ah I still want to get my hands on Twig! I think I’ll always love Rebel as well, purely because that’s the first mac lipstick I ever bought.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  • Ruby Woo is definitely one of my all time faves!
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

  • Ms Tantrum

    I love Velvet Teddy and Twig from this selection. I need to try Ruby Woo. I am also a fan of Mehr and Rebel. Flat out fabulous looks pretty too but its definitely not a regular shade,

    Ash | http://www.mstantrum.com

  • Amy

    Velvet Teddy is one of my favourites. I need to try Twig! x

    http://amyevans.blog – Amy

  • Ahh Velvet Teddy is one of my all time favourites ever! One of those shades that compliments so many skin tones & styles xx


  • I don’t have any of these, but Sin and Twig looks lovely!

    Lauren x Huggled