MAC X Ellie Goulding Lipstick in 'Without Your Love' and Alternatives

Monday, 18 January 2016

Hello Beauties! It's not often that I treat myself to products from MAC limited edition collections, although the products and packaging are usually to die for. I like to think about my purchases before splurging and unfortunately the speed that the MAC collections sell out doesn't really allow me that thinking time that I desire. However, when I saw the Ellie Goulding collection, I knew I needed to buy at least one of the lipsticks as they were completely my colours. I managed to hunt one down at World Duty Free as all of my other local counters were sold out completely (yes, I dithered again and missed out). Lucky for me, World Duty Free had a couple of each shade left, however as the two shades were so similar I decided to pick up just the one (although I'm definitely regretting that choice!). 

'Without Your Love' is described as a warm seashell pink with a creamy finish. It's a gorgeous muted, light to medium pink shade with slight peachy undertones. Light pinky peachy nudes are my all time favourite lipsticks, so it's no surprise that this one has become a new favourite, but I also love this for the finish. It has a semi-sheer colour payoff which I adore - ultra pigmented lipsticks never look great on me, and the sheerness of the shade makes this the perfect companion for everyday work-appropriate makeup. Both of the Ellie Goulding lipsticks come in the cremesheen formula which is one of my favourites as I find that they have a slightly plumping effect on my slim lips, although the wear-time isn't great. This isn't something that really bothers me as its easy enough to reapply your lipstick on the go. 

Considering this is a limited edition collection, the packaging isn't too out there. The bullet is still black, but with a patent finish and Ellie's logo printed on in rose gold. Although it's not too out there, I like it better this way as it looks sophisticated and elegant, much like the colours within the packaging. 

If you weren't lucky enough to be able to pick up 'Without Your Love' from the Ellie Goulding x MAC collection, then you're in luck. As soon as I swatched this lipstick in the store, I knew I'd seen something similar before and low and behold, my all time favourite MAC lipstick - peach blossom - is an excellent dupe. As you can see from the swatches below, the colours are almost identical, with peach blossom being just a smidgen darker and more pigmented: 

Overall, I love this lipstick and it's become one of my new favourites. I'm already heading down to World Duty Free tomorrow to see if I can hunt out the other Ellie Goulding lipstick to add to my collection! 

Did you manage to pick anything up from this collection?

Lots of Love,



  1. This looks so nice! I love a pink lipstick and this doesn't look too 'in your face' either!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

  2. Ahhh such a gorgeous shade, I can tell this will suit your skin tone so much! x

  3. The lipsticks look gorgeous, I'm kicking myself for not picking one up when I was at a counter now!

    Jodie | Jodie Loue

  4. This shade looks lovely, so wearable! :)

    Emily / The Mini Mermaid

  5. Gorgeous colour! So disappointed I didn't get my hands on any of the limited edition shades :-(
    Great post! :-)

    Maxine x

  6. Both of these are gorgeous colours! Think I'll see if I can pick up Peach Blossom - love the name! Sophie xx

  7. This looks like such a pretty color and it's nice that you have something similar. Hope you find the one you are looking for.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  8. So pretty, Becky!! I could totally see this as a "you" shade. I also like that it's sheer and looks pretty moisturizing too, perfect when you just want a no-fuss lip color.

    Alyson | The Beauty Vanity

  9. its a pretty shade but not a collection that has me running to the shops.
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  10. It looks like such a lovely shade! :) x

  11. wow - this is so gorgeous! xx

  12. I was so tempted by the lipsticks from this range but I don't get enough wear out of the ones I already own :s Plus I'm trying to be good with my spending and I don't *need* this... So so pretty though!!! xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog


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