As promised, here are the swatches of the MAC lipsticks I received (plus Hug Me which I purchased from MAC in SM MOA Marionnaud).
I only have 5 MAC lipsticks: Russian Red, Fresh Moroccan, Craving, Cosmo, and Hug Me.
As you can see I use Hug Me most of the time. My mom likes Fresh Moroccan and she uses it during special occasions. :))
The vanilla scent is just to yummy. Nomnom, makes me want to eat 'em! It's a plus point for me.
The packaging--the trademark of MAC, is very classy. The black bullet-shaped tube is somehow scratch proof. And the silver lining at the center of the tube, makes it look sophisticated. The cap doesn't come-off easily, unlike the caps of the other lipstick brands I own (*cough* Clinique *cough*).
The lipstick is moisturizing, so I don't need to put a balm before using it.
And here's a pic of the swatches:
Russian Red is a red lipstick with blue undertones. The texture is matte so it's highly pigmented and lasts long on your lips, I have to wipe it a thousand times before the color completely faded. I have a problem with matte lipsticks though, I can't perfectly apply it on my lips since it tends to be messy (or probably because I'm not an expert in matte l/s application). Thus, I use a lip liner to shape my lips, then I use a lipstick brush to evenly apply it on my lips.
Fresh Moroccan is a frost that has a brick red color with gold pearl. My mom likes this so much and it looks perfect on her. I'm not really into frosts because it's too glittery for me.
Craving, a plum color which doesn't suit my skin tone (NC 25-30), thus I rarely use it. Aside from that, deep pinks don't really complement the shape of my lips (it looks awkward for me). It's an amplified creme, which makes it very creamy and moisturizing. The color is rich and pigmented like that of the matte ones. Staying power is pretty good.
Cosmo is also an amplified creme. The color is light pink (Pink coco as described my MAC) to somewhat nude, so it suits my skin tone better. :)
Hug Me, a lustre has a barely even there kind of shade. The flesh pink shade is barely seen on my lips (I have an ugly type of red lips). It's like a gloss hence it doesn't last long on your lips. I usually apply another lipstick (baby pinks!) on top of it.
That's it! I'm no MAC expert. So sorry for the not-so-detailed review. :)
By the way, I'm still into Nude lipsticks, can you recommend a good Nude l/s from MAC (Creme D'Nude is no longer available here in the Philippines. Boo!)?