MAC Just Released 16 New Neutral Lipsticks & You Never Knew How Much You Needed Nudes

by Olivia Youngs

Calling all makeup aficionados, beauty experts, and moms who just want to look like they're not running on 20 minutes of sleep. There's nothing like the power of a good shade of lipstick to make you feel awake and ready to conquer the day. Luckily for experts and newbies alike, MAC just released 16 new neutral shades of lipstick, and saying they're perfect is putting it lightly.

Anyone who has been on top of current makeup trends knows that neutrals are the new bolds for the way they fit any and every skin tone, highlighting your natural beauty. In fact, according to Vogue, for this fall, nudes are the perfect way to achieve the "maximum minimalist" look, with an effortless color that accentuates without really showing up at all.

M.A.C. blew away expectations with their recent release, with 14 new shades added to their existing Regular Bullets and two new shades in collaboration with none other than Nicki Minaj herself.

The collection ranges in hue from barely there pink, to deep sultry brown and, to be honest, the diversity in between the shades is stunning. There's a nude for every woman, perfect for any skin tone, level of expertise, or amount of sleep.


"Age Sex Location"

Described as a "dirty, midtone nude" Age Sex Location is perfect for a night out or for when you just want to feel more awake than you actually are.


"A Girl's Got Needs"

Every lady's got needs and now, you can express them in lipstick form. A Girl's Got Needs is a "warm toned yellow brown" perfect for fall and deep skin tones.


"Among The Fireflies"

One of the subtly pink shades of the bunch, Among the Fireflies is a "soft mocha" that pairs perfectly with your favorite actual mocha.


"Baby's All Right"

A cool toned light pink, Baby's All Right is the perfect shade of blush-y pink without being too bright.


"Bare Bling"

Light and peachy, Bare Bling is ideal for light skin tones looking for a barely there look or dark skin tones looking for the perfect light nude contrast.


"Bosom Friend"

Perhaps the lightest shade of the neutral bunch, Bosom Friend is a sheer pink nude with "fine pearl".



Another sexy midtone brown, Derriere is sultry with the perfect amount of depth.


"Easy Babe"

A "latte brown," Easy Babe is the perfect shade to throw on no matter where you go.


"Gossamer Wing"

Described as a "dirty beige," Gossamer Wing is light and easy — sure to make you stand out from the crowd.



Aptly named, this shade immediately makes wearers say "Mmmmmm," and look fabulous while doing so.


"Playing Koi"

A pale, clean pink nude, Playing Koi is bashful but still there.



Light and peachy, Stripped takes it back to basics and looks amazing on all skin tones.


"The Right Note"

A warm and light neutral, The Right Note is the perfect light tone for fall. Pair it with a sweater and your favorite hot drink and it's the only accessory you'll need.



As light and pink as can be, 2N will add the perfect amount of color to any look.


"The Pinkprint"

Designed by Nicki Minaj herself, The Pinkprint will become the backbone of your makeup regime.


"Nicki's Nude"

Pink and slightly coral, Nicki's Nude is the star's signature nude, so naturally, it's as gorgeous as she is.

You can find all of these lipsticks ($18), along with two new lipglass colors ($24) at M.A.C. stores and at at

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