Buying My First MAC Lipstick

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I hope you all enjoyed the dramatic-ness that is the title of this blog post. I literally felt like I was posting ‘I’m pregnant’ or something along those lines. What a momentous occasion. Okay I’ll stop now.

I’ve been in and out of a MAC a few times recently umm-ing and arr-ing over whether to take the plunge and splurge on a high-end lipstick. My usual mentality is ‘why buy an expensive lipstick when you can buy a couple of cheaper ones’.

The customer service in MAC that I experienced has always put me off a bit. I either feel stifled and over harassed to buy something or I’m just completely ignored even after a good 10 minutes of being in there. (I know I could ask for help but I’m just socially awkward aren’t I). Anyway, on a recent trip, the customer service was excellent and the lady made me feel right at ease. I set my heart on buying a MAC lipstick in celebration of hitting 1000 followers. (Thank you guys so much for that by the way).

I’ve been eyeing up a few shades for a while – Costa Chic, Saigon Summer, Girl About Town and Impassioned. I feel like I’d left the coral choices a bit too late in the summer and wouldn’t get enough wear out of them. I’m a huge fan of a bold lip and completely fell in love with Impassioned as soon as it was put on my lips. I’ve worn it a few times during the day, blended into my lips so it’s not as dramatic. I’m beyond excited to wear it on a night out when I get back to university.

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A quick swatch of ‘Impassioned’ (which you’ve probably all seen many a time but I thought I’d give you another cheeky look).

I understand that this isn’t the most exciting post in the world, and it’s a bit sad that I’m this excited about my first MAC lipstick.. but I thought I’d document the occasion even if it’s just for my own personal entertainment. What was your first MAC lipstick? Or are there any that I need to try out next?


48 thoughts on “Buying My First MAC Lipstick

  1. My first was the Cyndi Lauper Viva Glam which unfortunately is no longer available. ): some of my favourites are pink plaid, captive, and mac red. I also have impassioned and feel I need to get it out more! ❤

  2. I’m glad someone feels the same way about walking into a MAC store! It’s always either intimidating or annoying. I personally don’t own any MAC lipsticks yet, so I’m sure I’ll be doing a post like this once I give in. I’ve been eyeing up Syrup and Shanghai Spice. Impassioned looks quite lovely too! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. LOL! I felt the same with my first MAC purchase. I agree about the service, I have found myself standing around for 10mins being ignored too… and yep to awkward to ask for help! 🙂 Love my MAC Lippie though ( Ruby Woo) and congrats on 1000 followers!!! That’s awesome 🙂

  4. I remember my first time in a MAC store. I’d have to say, I’m also put off by the customer service. I’ve been to two different ones in my area, and the customer service is always lacking, or like you I feel like I’m bothering them. I always go in with something in mind what to buy. I only have one lippie from them, its Sunny Seoul and I love it! Congrats on your 1000 followers btw!

    1. It’s bad that they make you feel a bit beneath them isn’t it :S I’ve never heard of sunny seoul but I just googled it and it looks like a lovely pinky nude 🙂 good choice! & thank you so much sweetie 🙂 xx

  5. Ah mine was Coral Bliss – I’m actually going to publish a post with this shade in soon. I love the colour you have chosen though! What MAC stores have you all been in? I have been in the Oxford store and I love the service! The people in there are always so helpful, and offer samples and makeovers etc:) x

  6. That is such a beautiful shade! My first Mac lipstick (and still my only one) was Fanfare, I love it I just don’t wear it very often out of fear of it running out haha! Congratulations on 1000 followers too Soph, that’s amazing! 🙂 x

  7. What a beautiful shade! My first Mac lipstick was a matte Viva Glam – I think it was number 1. I haven’t used it for so long! I really ought to pull it out again. 🙂

    Congrats on 1000 followers Soph!!

  8. Thank you for liking my fabrication blog posts 🙂 I love MAC makeup! There lipsticks are really lovely! I was looking at some organic- bad chemical free makeup the other day but it was just so blah compared to MAC!

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