4 MAC Red Lipsticks for Tan Skin

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Literally, my life in a quote.

A visit to the MAC store to buy a MAC lipstick can be a very overwhelming experience with the plethora of shades and finishes that they have. For tan skin (NC 42 and above) beauties, it's a pain to find THAT right shade of red that doesn't clash with their skin tone. The famous Ruby Woo is Sahara dessert in a tube and with the Russian Red always out of stock, we are done with options. Little do people know that there are 17+ red shades under the MAC lipstick umbrella, each with a different tone or finish.

Here are some non-conventional (read, "not-so-famous") red lipsticks that you can try on your next visit to a MAC store.

MAC Lipstick Price: INR 1350 ($20)

1. Party Line l Cremesheen

MAC Description: Red-toned Plum
My Description: Plummy-Red

Red lipstick with strong mauve influence, making it a tan skin girl's BFF. Very comfortable on the lips and lasts for 4-5 hours.

2. Sparks of Romance l Matte-Frost

MAC Description: True Red
My Description: Blue based Red

MAC should have named this lipstick, "Sparkles of Romance". The multi-dimensional sparkles can scare the hell out of a newbie red wearer, but the chunky glitter is not visible on application. This lipstick is a limited edition piece from the Heirloom collection. For me, this is the maximum blue-leaning red I am comfortable wearing. Lasts for a decent 6 hours, without  the stretchy and drying feeling.

3. Dubonnet l Amplified

MAC Description: Deepened claret
My Description: Brown-Red that can rock your party.

Very creamy and lasts for 5-6 hours. Read more about it here.

4. Lady Bug l Lustre

MAC Description: Yellow Tomato
My Description: Orange-Red

For ladies, scared to take the plunge into the RED, start off with an orange based red. This lipstick is not so opaque like the others in this post, thus making it easy to wear if you are a newbie. Lasts for 2-3 hours.


Honourable Mentions

  • Chili
  • Brave Red
  • Mac Red
  • Cockney
  • D for Danger
Do you have any red lipstick suggestion for me? Comment down below.

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