Friday, May 15th, 2009


Row 1: Creme de la Femme, Bombshell, Pink Nouveau, Ramblin’ Rose, CB96, Meltdown, Strength, Lame;
Row 2: 3D, Fresh Moroccan, Plum Dandy, Polished Up, Plastique, Fluid, Odyssey, New York Apple;
Row 3: Tanarama, Jist, Eden Rocks, Fabby, Coconutty, O, Bronze Shimmer, Fetish, Icon, Chintz, Frou, Pervette

MAC Cosmetics Lipstick Swatches on Skin

Here are all of the lipsticks, but they are swatched on the back of my hands this time. Please note that since these are lipsticks, they are only one indicator of color, finish, opacity, etc., since they are applied to skin and not lips. Unfortunately, I do not own all of MAC’s lipsticks, so I cannot provide lip swatches at this time. Sorry :(

See the rest of the lipsticks!


Row 1: Creme de la Femme, Bombshell, Pink Nouveau, Ramblin’ Rose, CB96, Meltdown, Strength, Lame;
Row 2: 3D, Fresh Moroccan, Plum Dandy, Polished Up, Plastique, Fluid, Odyssey, New York Apple;
Row 3: Tanarama, Jist, Eden Rocks, Fabby, Coconutty, O, Bronze Shimmer, Fetish, Icon, Chintz, Frou, High Strung


Row 1: Tanarama, Jist, Eden Rocks, Fabby, Coconutty, O, Bronze Shimmer, Fetish, Icon, Chintz, Frou, High Strung;
Row 2: Pervette, High Tea, Freckletone, Shitaki, Charismatic, Midimauve, Hug Me, Plink!,


Row 1: Hue, Sweetie, Lovelorn, Hot Tahiti, Politely Pink, Pretty Please, Jubilee, Fresh Brew, Mocha;
Row 2: Touch, Half & Half, snob Spirit, Sheer Plum, So Chaud, Chili, Russian Red, Ruby Woo, Diva, Please Me, Pink Plaid;
Row 3: Velvet Teddy Teddy, Honeylove, Kinda Sexy, Speak Louder, Crosswires, On Hold, MAC Red, Brave Red, Twig, Hot Gossip; Row 4: Creme In Your Coffee, Mystic, Del Rio, Hang Up, X-S, Stay In Touch, Cherish, Captive, Brick-o-la, Rebel, Siss,


Row 1: Hue, Sweetie, Lovelorn, Hot Tahiti, Politely Pink, Pretty Please, Jubilee, Fresh Brew, Mocha;
Row 2: Touch, Half & Half, snob Spirit, Sheer Plum, So Chaud, Chili, Russian Red, Ruby Woo, Diva, Please Me, Pink Plaid;
Row 3: Velvet Teddy Teddy, Honeylove, Kinda Sexy, Speak Louder, Crosswires, On Hold, MAC Red, Brave Red, Twig, Hot Gossip;


Row 1: Velvet Teddy Teddy, Honeylove, Kinda Sexy, Speak Louder, Crosswires, On Hold, MAC Red, Brave Red, Twig, Hot Gossip;
Row 2: Creme In Your Coffee, Mystic, Del Rio, Hang Up, X-S, Stay In Touch, Cherish, Captive, Brick-o-la, Rebel, Siss, Verve; Paramount, Amorous
Row 3: Partyline, Darkside, Media, Fastplay, Blankety, Syrup, Photo, Retro, Film Noir, Underworld, Impassioned, Girl About Town, Vegas Volt, Morange, Dubbonet


Row 1: Chatterbox, Craving, Cosmos, VG1, VG2, VG3, VG4, VG6, Assertive, Pleasing;
Row 2: Most Wanted, Cocoamour, Ultra Elegant, Scant, Intimidate, Long Stem Rose, Grenadine, Missy, Bare, Prudeaux, Voile, Pink d’Lush;
Row 3: Urgent!, Lovey Dove, Rock Out!, Think Tan, C-Thru, Revealing, Russian Red, Pink Poodle, Cultured, Nico


Row 1: Most Wanted, Cocoamour, Ultra Elegant, Scant, Intimidate, Long Stem Rose, Grenadine, Missy, Bare, Prudeaux, Voile, Pink d’Lush,
Row 2: Urgent!, Lovey Dove, Rock Out!, Think Tan, C-Thru, C-Thru, Russian Red, Pink Poodle, Cultured, Nico;
Row 3: Oyster Girl, Pop Mode, Tranceplant, Desire, Nymphette, Prrr, Spite, Revealing, Lust, Mad Cap

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36 thoughts on “MAC Cosmetics Lipstick Swatches on Skin

  1. binnie

    oh wow christine that must have took you ages !! really helpful thank you xx

  2. Avatar of T Violet tremorviolet

    Wow, thanks Christine for all these swatch posts. What an amazing reference!

  3. Rae

    O.o

    *hugs you to death*

  4. Karla

    It’s so cute… I bet that took forever to get off your arm.

  5. Dee

    How did u ever keep all those names straight? Brava.

  6. Christi

    holy crow! so much mac goodness! thank you thank you thank you! this will be a big help!!

  7. Majken emilie

    Omg, why didn’t I find this website sooner? This is just what I need ! Thank you !

  8. Magz

    You are a god! Thaaaaaaaaaanks! :D

  9. Rachel Marie

    You are my savior!!! I don’t have any MAC locations near me and my internet ordering would be disastrous without your obsessive swatching!!! <333

  10. carlan

    Christine, you are God’s gift to us who don’t have the time to swatch..;) big big help! thank you!

  11. Mi

    Thank you so much for this! It’s so helpful to be able to compare colours like this.

  12. Kai

    Hug Me or High Tea … mmm , i can’t decide .

  13. Stephanie

    This is amazing! You must have gotten so many strange looks, haha.

  14. Britt

    Hi Christine,
    Would you pair a lip liner with Diva, and if so which one?

  15. Mariela

    Am I allowed to take a screen shot of one of the pics/names to take with me on my phone to a mac counter or no?

  16. Anna

    Do you know a good dupe for “Captive” ? I think they discontinued it.

  17. Barbara N Lynds

    I’m looking for a “pink berry” with a WET-LOOK. I seem too like the “cultured” sample.

    Can you help me? Thank You

  18. Sandi

    Thanks so much for this! Super helpful!

  19. Avatar of Violet Violet Chaos

    You are seriously helpful, I come past your website whenever I’m looking to buy new shades and brands and I cannot thank you enough!! Is the gold shimmer more sparkley or metalic? I’m looking for a strong gold to go over Lady Danger to create a golden rose colour n.n hugs and hand grenadesviolet chaos

  20. Paige

    hi, can you suggest some good lip colours for a fair skinned redhead please? Thank you