Okay, so I'm fully aware that three lipsticks doesn't constitute a "collection" but up until recently I wasn't a lipstick kinda girl (I know, shock horror!) In total, I only have seven lipsticks, one from Topshop which I reviewed here, a Guerlain one, which I reviewed here, two Urban Decay Revolution lipsticks (which I never got around to reviewing - oops!) and three from MAC which are the ones pictured above.
The first one I got was Russian Red which I won in Charlotte's blog giveaway. I was a bit skeptical about the colour to begin with as I wasn't sure if a red would suit me, but when I received it, I was pleasantly surprised. Russian Red is a matte finish and very pigmented although I wasn't overly impressed with the lasting power but its nothing a lip liner and coat of Lipcote couldn't sort out!
Secondly, I received Rebel from my not so secret Santa, Clare when I attended her blog meet up in December. I had this shade on pretty much every wishlist but never got around to purchasing it, however the lovely Clare managed to pick up on this and I was overjoyed when I opened my present and saw it! Rebel is a beautiful plum shade (regular readers will know I have a bit of a soft spot for plums) and is a satin finish, probably my favourite finish of the three. You can build up the colour which I like as I can manage to get away with wearing it for work or I can wear it for a night out.
Lastly, I received New York Apple from my husband for Christmas last year (with a little help from me!) New York Apple is a frost finish and is a lovely pink shade, I've probably worn this one the most and made it to my January favourites last month.
So far it would seem I have been quite lucky with my "collection" as I am still yet to buy a single lipstick using my own money! I have also finally gained enough points on my Debenhams card to get £5 off my next one. I have my eye on Diva, so if anyone has a review on it, please leave your post link in the comments below.
How many MAC lipsticks do you own?