Back in the Summer I teamed up with a group of brown girl bloggers to bring you 50 Shades of MAC, a reference guide for women of color to show you how different shades of MAC lipstick looks on brown skin. I decided to create a reference guide with my current collection of MAC lipstick which includes 20 shades, 10 from the 50 SOM post + 10 more. This collection includes permanent along with limited edition shades and drugstore dupes where one is available. Keep in mind that I do not personally own all of the dupes and did research to find the best matches, so some may not be a 100% match but close enough in color to be considered dupe worthy. For reference I am NW45 in MAC. I am just including images of me wearing the lipstick to show you how it looks but if you would like to see my full review for each shade you can click the name.

viva glam nicki mac lipstick dark skin

Viva Glam Nicki (Satin)(LE)

Dupe: Wet n’ Wild Megalast l/s in Pinkerbell

mac ever hip lipstick dark skin

Ever Hip (Lustre) (Liberty of London LE)

mac go for it lipstick dark skin

Go For It (Cremesheen) (In The Groove LE)

mac impassioned lipstick dark skin

Impassioned (Amplified Creme) (permanent)

Dupe: Milani Color Statement l/s in Flamingo Pose

mac o lipstick dark skin

O (Frost )(permanent)

mac relentlessly red lipstick dark skin

Relentlessly Red (Retro Matte) (permanent)

mac riri boy lipstick dark skin

RiRi Boy (Retro Matte) (RiRi Hearts MAC LE)

Dupe: Revlon Super Lustrous l/s in Berry Haute

mac saigon summer lipstick dark skin

Saigon Summer (Cremesheen) (permanent)

mac viva glam gaga lipstick darkskin

Viva Glam Gaga (Lustre) (LE)

Dupe: Rimmel Lasting Finish l/s in Pink Blush

mac vegas volt lipstick dark skin

Vegas Volt (Amplified Creme) (permanent)

Dupe: Revlon Super Lustrous l/s in Coral Berry

mac heaux lipstick dark skin

Heaux (Retro Matte) (RiRi Hearts MAC LE)

Dupe: Wet n’ Wild Megalast l/s in Cherry Picking

mac love goddess lipstick dark skin

Love Goddess (Satin) (Marilyn Monroe LE)

Dupe: Wet n’ Wild Megalast l/s in Cherry Picking

mac rebel lipstick dark skin

Rebel (Satin) (permanent)

Dupe: Milani Color Statement l/s in Sangria

mac spitfire lipstick dark skin

Spitfire (Satin) (Wonder Woman LE)

mac lady danger lipstick dark skin

Lady Danger (Matte) (permanent)

Dupes:

Wet n’ Wild Megalast l/s in Purty Persimmon

Milani Color Statement Matte l/s in Passion

mac talk that talk lipstick dark skin

Talk That Talk (Retro Matte) (RiRi Hearts MAC LE)

Dupes:

Milani Color Statement l/s in Black Cherry

Wet n’ Wild Megalast l/s in Cherry Bomb

mac freckletone lipstick dark skin

Freckletone (Lustre) (permanent)

Dupe: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Creme Brulee

mac riri woo lipstick dark skin

RiRi Woo (Retro Matte) (RiRi Hearts MAC LE)

Dupes:

Wet n’ Wild Megalast l/s in Stoplight Red

Milani Color Statement Matte l/s in Confident

mac up the amp lipstick dark skin

Up The Amp (Amplified Creme) (permanent)

Dupe: Revlon Super Lustrous l/s in Berry Haute

mac flat out fabulous lipstick dark skin

Flat Out Fabulous (Retro Matte) (permanent)

Dupes:

L’Oreal Colour Riche Moisture Matte l/s in Glamour Fuchsia

Milani Color Statement Matte l/s in Orchid

I hope that this MAC Lipstick Guide was helpful. If you know of any dupes that I missed, additional or better dupes feel free to leave it in the comments.

MAC Lipsticks are available at MAC Cosmetics $17

24 COMMENTS

  1. They all look gorge on you and I pretty much buy any color you recommend. I’d been eyeing “o” for the past two weeks and I’m gonna go ahead and get it. I also love the color photo by MAC it’s the best true brown nude I’ve found yet.

  2. Yes! They all look fabulous! At the moment I have the Flat out Fabulous… I have others that totally fits me but I definitely need to try “Talk that Talk” as well as “Rebel”. I actually tried it on but I went with flat out fabulous! What do you think of Cyber?

    • I don’t have Cyber but I do have Wet n’ Wild Megalast l/s in Vamp It Up which is a dupe and Sleek Makeup True Color l/s in Mulberry which is very close and I love them both.

  3. Great post, Erica! All of these lippies look lovely on you. I’m loving Flat Out Fabolous right now. I’m wearing it all the time, everywhere I go lol.

  4. You are rocking all these colours. They all look amazing on you. I’m about the same complextion as you and didn’t think I could pull off certain colours, but you’ve given me so much inspiration.

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