In an effort to try something different, I’ve been experimenting with some different lip colours lately.
When I was visiting my parents recently, I unearthed a little known lipstick from Mac’s permanent range within my mums collection – Chili. When looking around the net for swatches of this, they are few and far between which I find somewhat surprising.
It is an intense deep brick red, with obvious brown and orange undertones, which I would imagine would be perfect for you if you wanted to try red lips but preferred a more muted colour. However, whilst the colour isn’t in your face bright, like Russian Red, it is opaque in one swipe and I actually found it quite difficult to apply accurately from the tube (as you can probably see!). For such a vibrant colour, I would certainly recommend using a lip blush to apply for perfect application and a lipliner would also help to define the edges more clearly.
For a matte lippy, I found it very comfortable to wear and it wasn’t drying in the slightest. I actually find some of the cremesheen formulas more drying! It lasted well, for over four hours before I reapplied, but this was after several nibbles throughout the morning!
I could see this lipstick going well with simple eyes for daytime, or you could wear it with smoky eyes for a sultry evening look. I think warmer skintones would suit this colour more, due to the brown undertones present, but if you are cool-toned and fancy trying it, it would certainly be worth a look.
An interesting brown-toned red, which is muted in colour but still packs a hefty punch! For me, I think it was a little too far out of my comfort zone as I felt rather self conscious wearing it. However if you like Mac's reds and fancy trying something a little different from the tried and tested Russian Red and Ruby Woo, this is a great buy that would certainly enhance your collection.