The Iconic Lipstick Shades a MAC Newbie Should Always Start With

Even those who’ve never stepped into a Sephora or Ulta have heard someone in their life — or Rihanna — utter the words “Ruby Woo.” Not only is it one of the most popular MAC shades to morph into a top-seller for the brand, it’s also an iconic beauty product, period, though there are other colors that have garnered just as much notoriety for their color payoff and long-wear capabilities.

Lipstick has long been regarded as a must-have for even the most novice makeup wearers and those who rarely wear it. We keep one in our purse, at our work desk and/or in the car. There are one or many tubes we rely on for date nights, holiday parties and family gatherings. Even if it’s a simple nude or blush tone, lipstick is that old faithful that easily elevates a beauty moment when our skills or time are limited. And for many, MAC is the go-to. Its lipsticks are about as classic as Chanel No. 5 and Pond’s Cold Cream, meaning that even if lip color isn’t your thing, you’ve felt the pressure to try at least one.

So whether you’re a newbie or have simply never experienced the dose of confidence a MAC lippie brings, here are the shades that have earned cult status over the years and deserve your attention.

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Originally posted on StyleCaster.