MAC-Lipstick-StarterLast weekend I was travelling and when I’m travelling, especially with only hand luggage, I try to pack as efficiently as possible.

When it comes to make up especially with the small clear bags being very limited bring an entire make up collection is next to impossible. To be sure that my make up looks are different and depending on my mood I can change them accordingly.

I wear the same make up every day to work so when I have a bit more time on my hands I love to spend more time and enjoy the process!  Switching up your make up look is so important to be sure that’s its fresh and you have a different look for outside of the mundane Monday – Friday routine.

How I achieve these different looks is with different lipsticks, and trusty MAC comes to mind.

The Red

I have always been a fan of a red lip, and as I have got a little older I have become fonder of a matte lip. I perfect matte red is the RiRi Woo, I got this when it came out a few years ago because it was a slightly different twist on Ruby Woo, although that is still one of my favourites.

This matte lipstick is long wearing and is a great coverage, I would definitely recommend making sure your lips are well moisturised before application. If you have dry lips, apply some of your favourite lip balm while you’re applying the rest of your make up, before you apply your lippie take a cotton swab and remove whats left on your lip balm and this product will apply perfectly! MAC Matte Lipsticks have great staying power – so much so after a night of wearing them I really have to scrub my lips to get whats left off. Depending on the look you want to achieve, I wouldn’t recommend a lip gloss or balm over the top as it will make the product move and not have the same stay power.

The Pink

Girl about Town is a fun bright pink to lift any look, its super creamy which is why I love it. I use this in two ways, for day and night because it is quite a bright colour.  For during the day I will take the colour on my finger and dab it on to the lips which is much more subtle and for night I go straight from the bullet for a more vibrant colour.

This lipstick also has a blue tone from it which makes your teeth look much whiter so you have the perfect smile!

The Nude

I do love a nude lip with a smokey eye, honestly I never wear anything else on my lips when I wear a smokey eye. I have darker lips than most people, so much so when I was in school a teacher asked me to wash my lips when I had nothing on! For such a long time I struggled to find the perfect nude that covered my dark lips but didn’t make me look like I had just plastered them in concealer or washed out. The Holy Grail of make up advice Lisa Elderidge has an amazing video on choosing the right nude for you!

MAC Cremesheen Crème Cup is perfect, I seen a few beauty blogger who had it and I knew I had to try it out. It’s the perfect coverage on the lips and really doesn’t look to cakey!