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To keep up with the previous guides about MAC combos, let’s talk about the best MAC Cork lip liner and lipstick combinations today. I love finding out what lipstick goes with such and such lip liners, and I’ve already written quite a few guides to some of the most famous MAC Cosmetics lip liners here.
I’m well on my way to creating many more articles of this type to help you find the best lip liners whether you have fair skin, medium skin, dark skin, Asian skin, olive skin, or Indian skin.
If you’d like to discover what lipstick goes with the MAC Cork lip liner, today, you’ll find some really good options whatever your skin tone, and since Cork is one of the most wearable dark brown MAC lip liners, it’s really one of these staples to have in your makeup bag.
And if you’d like to know about more MAC Cosmetics products, here are a few guides to discover even more:
- The Best MAC Lip Liners for Indian Skin
- The Best MAC Lip Liners for Fair Skin
- The Best MAC Mehr Lipstick and Lip Liner Combinations
10 Best MAC Cork Lip Liner and Lipstick Combinations
Described as a muted golden brown, the Cork lip liner has lots of possible lipstick combinations and looks its best with warm-toned lipsticks, peach, and red lipsticks.
However, if you know how to blend the edges between a lipstick and a lip liner to perfect, and even more so if you’ve got medium to dark skin, the Cork lip liner can also match different plum, mauve, and berry lipsticks such as Captive or Rebel – two of the most beautiful MAC lipsticks for dark skin tones.
In this guide, I’ll share some of the most wearable MAC Cork lip liner and lipstick combinations with famous everyday MAC nude lipsticks; Fast Play, Whirl, Hug Me – but you’ll also discover some really beautiful, unexpected combos as well!
The first matching lipstick for the MAC Cork lip liner is Hug Me, from the Lustreglass range. The Lustreglass range is famous for offering some of the most hydrating MAC lipsticks, and Hug Me is nothing if not one of the brand’s best-selling lipsticks.
My favorite way of wearing the Lustreglass lipsticks is to wear quite any MAC lip pencil underneath.
There are two reasons for that; first of all, it makes those super creamy lipsticks way longer lasting, and the lip liner and the lipstick shades mix to create a third, stunning color.
The shiny side of the lipstick is fuller in color and pigment, and it creates an honestly super elegant finish.
Now, obviously, if you’re wondering what lipstick goes with MAC Cork lip liner, Hug Me and its really nude shade is going to be one of your best options.
With some light blue eyeshadow, it can look beautiful on medium skin and fair skin tones – something to try.
I’ve always felt like it was one of the best MAC lipsticks for all skin tones, whether you have fair skin, dark skin, Indian or Asian skin.
Just a very wearable everyday MAC nude lipstick shade, perfect if you just want a dash of color on your lips for work, and really perfected by the presence of the Cork lip liner.
Muted pinky-beige brown
If you’ve been here before, then you know just how in love I am with the MAC satin lipsticks; they’re hydrating, really easy to apply, boast a full color and last during the day by becoming more and more matte.
I’ve always felt like the MAC Spirit lipstick and the Cork lip liner was one of the most interesting combinations, especially if you’re looking for the best MAC lip liners for medium skin tones. Spirit is not too warm-toned that it won’t look good on pale and fair skin, actually, it’s the contrary.
If you’re the kind of person who is in love with the Velvet Teddy lipstick, you’ll most probably love Spirit. It’s more hydrating, a bit darker with a bit more brown in the color, and it’s in my opinion one of the best MAC Cork lip liner and lipstick combinations of all.
From the same Satin range, you’ve got Mocha, which is one of the most beautiful MAC lipsticks for Asian skin, fair skin, tan and medium skin. It’s much more peachy than the Spirit lipstick, and with the Cork lip liner, you’ve got exactly the right contrast between two very warm-toned lip products.
I’ll write about the best MAC Mocha lipstick and lip liner combinations soon, and in the meantime, you know that if you have skin with warm undertones, the Cork lip liner works like a charm with Mocha.
A very hydrating shade, perfect once again if you don’t want to go for Velvet Teddy, and just a bit lighter and warmer than the Whirl lipstick.
That’s really where you see that the Cork lip liner is one of the best MAC lip liners for overlining whether you’re blonde with tan skin, have medium skin, or dark skin.
Yash is one of the most beautiful, and most underrated MAC matte lipsticks for fair skin, medium skin, Asian skin, and even dark skin – that’s just the way it is.
You’ve got something lighter than the Velvet Teddy lipstick, and still warm enough that if you’d like to create a lighter version of a MAC lipstick and lip liner combination, you could literally use the Spice lip liner to do so.
The MAC Yash lipstick on medium skin with the Cork lip liner is otherworldly, and you can either wear it like that or add my favorite MAC Lipglass in Clear on top of it.
For the eyes, you can definitely just wear black eyeliner, but if you want to go further with some multichrome eyeshadow, Yash is so neutral that it won’t get in the way.
Since it’s a matte lipstick, if you want to make it even more comfortable, you can definitely apply some of the Prep + Prime for lips underneath, start with the Cork lip liner and fill in with Yash. Perfect nude lip look for every day.
Muted reddish-taupe brown
I’ve written a full guide to the best MAC Taupe lipstick and lip liner combinations, along with Honeylove and Kinda Sexy in the same guide.
And of course, one of the best MAC lip liners to use with the Taupe lipstick is the Cork lip liner.
You’ve got the same really warm undertone in both lip products; but if you ever wanted to go lighter or more red with the Taupe lipstick, you could even go for Auburn, Mahogany, or even Spice.
In my opinion, one of the best MAC lip liners for overlining the Taupe lipstick is Cork, just because it’s neutral enough to wear on a daily basis with some champagne eyeshadow for fair skin or gold eyeshadow for medium to dark skin.
In any case, if you’re looking for the best MAC lip liners for Asian skin or dark skin to wear with Taupe, a simple dash of the Cork lip liner before applying Taupe on the inside of the lips will give a beautiful, really instagrammable 3D effect.
Bright rose brown
In my guide to the best MAC lipsticks for medium skin and tan skin, it’s true I could have included the Sultry Move lipstick from the Powder Kiss range.
I haven’t talked much about the Powder Kiss lipsticks yet, just because I was focusing on some other topics I love much more, with heavier lipsticks like the ones from the Matte and Satin ranges.
However, it’s true that if you’re looking for the best MAC Cork lip liner and lipstick combos, Sultry Move and its really pink-brownish color is going to be one of the most interesting combinations.
You can really create a beautiful contrast between both; start by applying the Sultry Move lipstick in the center of the lips, blend out, and add the Cork lip liner on the edges. Then, just blend both colors together and add some Lipglass in Clear on top, and you’re good to go!
Mid-tone cool mauve
Soar is one of my favorite MAC lipsticks for olive skin; and one of my favorite lip liners as well, I have to admit.
Using the Soar lipstick with the Cork lip liner will give an amazing result on Indian skin, olive skin, fair skin with warm undertones, medium and dark skin.
That’s not a combination I would recommend if you have Asian skin or pale skin with cool undertones; Soar and its really cool color might make your features look washed out.
However, if you’re doing your face makeup to a T, with some really sharp black eyeliner, it might definitely work.
In any case, with this MAC Cork lip liner and lipstick combination, I would really blend out Cork as much as possible to give the spotlight to Soar.
The two products really don’t have the same undertone, and in this situation, that’s where you really just want to use Cork as a light base to contour the lips.
Fast Play is one of the best-selling MAC Amplified lipsticks, and it’s easy to understand why.
Whether you use it on Indian skin tones, Asian, really fair, or olive skin, the MAC Fast Play lipstick has this way of looking incredible.
It’s described as a neutral pink, which is something I definitely do not agree with. If I had to choose a shade of neutral pink in the MAC Cosmetics lipsticks, that would be Cosmo – with Fast Play, we’ve really got something of a mauve lipstick more than anything else.
I do think that the MAC Cork lip liner and Fast Play lipstick combination is one of the most interesting ones. For the eyes, you can also go for some shimmery green eyeshadow; just a dash, so it doesn’t look over-the-top.
If you like the Cork and Soar lipstick, I have a feeling you’re really going to enjoy the combo with Fast Play as well. After all, you’ve just got a slightly lighter and pinker shade, and super interesting on medium, fair and Indian skin tones.
Brick red w. gold pearl
I love the Frost lipstick range; I mentioned a few shades when I told you about the best gold lipsticks. And with Fresh Moroccan, you’ve got a really interesting shade to wear on Asian skin tones, medium skin, and even fair skin that tend to tan easily.
With my olive skin tone (NW15 to NW20), I’ve only ever worn the Fresh Moroccan lipstick with bronzer – otherwise, it just doesn’t work on me. And to create one of the best MAC Cork lip liner and lipstick combinations, Fresh Moroccan is one of the most unexpected choices.
Honestly, just try it if you have skin with warm undertones; from fair to dark skin tones, and especially on Asian skin (Chinese, Japanese, Korean…), Fresh Moroccan is a really interesting option.
Mid-tone pink with yellow undertones
A Little Tamed has been one of the best-selling MAC Powder Kiss lipsticks ever since it was released; like Mull It Over and Devoted to Chili, it looks perfect on medium skin, dark skin, Asian skin, and Indian skin.
However, it’s really on fair skin tones that you can see the whole scope of the mid-tone pink color, on which it looks absolutely beautiful.
With my fair olive skin tone, I can wear A Little Tamed without any problem; it’s actually one of the most beautiful MAC pink lipsticks on me.
If you’re used to wearing the MAC A Little Tamed lipstick with lip liners like Whirl, adding the Cork lip liner to your stash will give you the opportunity for even more statement ombre lip looks.
10 Best MAC Cork Lip Liner and Lipstick Combinations
There you have them, all the best MAC Cork lip liner and lipstick combinations! I’ve tried to give you quite a few options so you can mix and match, from nude lipsticks to really pink and reddish lipsticks.
Honestly, as I always say, makeup is made to have fun and experiment. If you’re like me and love finding new MAC lipstick and lip liner matches, you’re going to love Cork, as it’s really a staple to have in your makeup bag whatever your skin color!
Until next time!
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