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When it comes to lipsticks, it’s always the classics one reaches out to more often than not. Attractive packaging, Instagram hype, and a popular brand ambassador cannot outrun a good formula even if they tried. That’s why M.A.C Cosmetics reigns high when it comes to creating classic, timeless shades that are all about long-lasting benefits and outstanding pigments. This week, Disha Patani joined the M.A.C team to launch of ‘M.A.C Shades of Disha Patani’, where she picked out three MAC classics for her three distinct personas – Twig, Ruby Woo and Flat Out Fabulous. The exclusive Nykaa box she has worked on comprises of a special Eye Kit which includes the satin lipstick Twig, Mini M.A.C in Prep and Prime Fix+ and MAC Kajal Crayon Eye Liner in Dear Darling.

Disha Patani MAC Collab

Disha Patani’s choices are well-thought out and these shades suit every Indian skin tone. Twig is a natural nude in dusky brick tones while Flat Out Fabulous is a plum pink shade; Ruby Woo is a classic red that comes with a warm-tone. Which got us to look at our favourite M.A.C lipsticks of all time – classics that are on the radar of every beauty aficionado. Here are the six best M.A.C lipstick shades every girl must own.

Impassioned

Impassioned

This amazingly cool-toned fuchsia shade is highly pigmented. It moves towards a good coral side and stays on for eight hours and is transfer-resistant. M.A.C describes it as Amped-up Fuchsia. Rs 1,500.

All Fired Up

All Fired Up

This one’s a classic and is somewhere between a red and a pink. It is long-wearing formula that gives off an intense colour payoff,and comes with a pigmented matte finish. It could get to be a little dry but it works beautifully once you layer your lips with a balm. Rs 1,650.

Mehr

A little history: Mickey Contractor, popular Indian MAC makeup artiste, created Mehr for his wife. The blue undertones are visible as M.A.C calls it matte dirty blue pink. It’s the truest nude and suits all Indian skintones. Rs 1,650.

Taupe

Taupe

This warm brown with a matte finish is an everyday shade that works wonders for those looking for under-the-radar lipstick shades. The muted red is a great addition to your lipstick closet because it’s creamy and comfortable yet pigmented. Rs 1,650.

Smoked Almond

Smoked Almond

This one comes recommended by our favourite blogger and author, Vasudha Rai. The smooth formula is a wearable laidback brown that comes with intense amounts of pigment. The luxurious gel base easily gives a satin finish. Rs 2,050

Velvet Teddy

Velvet Teddy

This one was voted the most popular M.A.C shade by Kaushal Beauty, influential beauty blogger, and its formula is just so comfortable on the lips. It doesn’t dry out the lips like any other super matte lipsticks but gives out a great pigment. Its dusky pink hue suits darker skin tones beautifully. Rs 1,500.

The Disha Patani MAC kit is priced at Rs 3,750 and is available on Nykaa.

Latha Sunadh
Deputy Editor
When she's not trying on a new serum, researching on yet another classic fragrance and sharing lip balms with her 5-year old daughter, Latha Sunadh keeps it reined in with a nice song and a good book. Special skills include obsessing over handmade, home-made and handcrafted luxuries.