Review: MAC Matte lipstick - Lady Danger22:49
If there's one MAC product that I think it's worth the money, it has to be their lipsticks. Saying that I need to warn you that I don't actually own a lot of MAC products (one blush and lipsticks), but the lipsticks made me a fan.
I have already three of more neutral shades, but I knew I wanted a classic me-kind-of red. So I googled and decided on Lady Danger.
MAC lipsticks always come in their matte black packaging with silver shimmer. They have a rounded top. The packaging is well made and secure.
It costs differently from country to country. We still don’t have MAC in our country, so mine came straight from Florida Palm Beach. I had the best boss, who actually got it for me on a trip to USA. There it costs 18,02$, but in Europe it’s around 20€. You'll get 3 grams of lipstick.
Lady Danger is orange based red. Not your typical blue toned red, but a lot warmer and bolder version. I think this shade is perfect for my warm skin tone. Orange is one of my favorite shades anyway, and this one just looks like a normal red on me.
The finish is matte, which means it really is matte. It’s highly pigmented and one swipe is enough to cover everything. It's also very long lasting. Because of the finish, it’s not going to be best for dry lips. However, it also doesn’t dry out yours lips. That is the one positive note about MAC lipsticks. They never dry out your lips and feel very comfortable to wear.
Since this is a very unique red, I compared it with some other lipsticks in my stash and I didn’t actually found a dupe, which means yay for me.
MAC Lady Danger is orange based red with matte finish. IQ Cosmetics Matt lipstick in Summer is also matte, but lighter than MAC and a bit more peach toned. Born Pretty Store Rhombus lipstick in 109 is quite similar to Lady Danger, but it’s a tad redder and has a shiny finish. Avon Color Burst lipstick in Coral Burst is very similar in the shade, but a tiny bit more orange. The finish is also very shiny. Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvetin 04 Peach Club is the most pink toned and a lot lighter in shade, although it is also matte.
In terms of the shade, Avon Color Burst in Coral Burst is the closest. In terms of the matte finish and formula, IQ Cosmetics Matt in Summer is the closest to Lady Danger.
I am very pleased with my new edition to the MAC lipsticks. It makes my collection a bit bolder. I currently own MAC Lustrein High Tea, MAC Luster in Patisserie, MAC Matte in Velvet Teddy and MAC Matte in Lady Danger. I feel like I covered my basis. My wish list doesn't end here, but it’s reserved for when I’ll have a more stable income and will be able to afford more of their lipsticks.
This is how it looks like on me. It doesn't even look like an orange red, it just looks like red on me. Perfect match in my eyes. If you haven't already seen it in action, you can see it here, where I did collaboration with Tatjana from Taya My Little Beauty World. We did a modern twist on a classic makeup look.
Which MAC lipstick shades are on your wish list?