MAC’s The Matte Lip collection is fresh out in stores and although the entire collection is permanent and many of the colours are repromotes it’s still selling out fast. If you’re not too sure which colours best for your darker skin tone then read on after the jump!

mac the matte lip collection

Because I’m on a nude lip kick and was worried Whirl would be sold out for months I decided to pick up both Whirl and Persistence in favour of brighter options.

mac persistence and whirl lipstick dark skin

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persistence vs. whirl on dark skin

Persistence has strong brown undertones which makes it a perfect nude for darker skin tones while Whirl’s pinky base was a little unnatural on my yellow toned skin. They’re both good options and the Kylie Jenner hype definitely makes Whirl seem very attractive. But truly, I think Persistence is the better option for those with darker skin.

My top picks from this collection would be: Persistence, Flat Out Fab, All Fired Up and Ruby Woo. (Swatches for Flat out Fab and Ruby Woo can be seen here). But there are tons of good options in this collection for women of colour.

This one was short but I hope it was helpful.