This may sound weird, I know, but this MAC Red lipstick is my very first red lipstick. Ever. More than that, I don’t even wear lipstick a lot. Apart from this MAC Red lipstick, I own only 4 other lipsticks, and 3 of them came as free gifts from Lancome. But I had been reading a lot of beauty blogs and a lot of these beauty bloggers kept talking about the MAC Ruby Woo. So I went to MAC with the intention of buying the Ruby Woo lipstick.
When I got there, however, I realized that the Ruby Woo lipstick has a matte finish. Let’s rewind a little bit. Prior to my trip to MAC, I used to use only colored lip gloss. My favorite one was (still is) the one from L’Oreal Infallible 8HR Le Gloss (in the Pink Topaz color). It retails for less than $10, but no, it’s not 8 hours. It’s pretty good, but it isn’t 8 hours as advertised, unless I’m not using it well. The thing with lip glosses is that they provide the shine, but not the color. So it was because of this lack of color pigmentation that I decided to try a lipstick.
Fast forward to the day I went to MAC. I was disappointed to find out that the Ruby Woo had a matte finish, and that was how I got introduced to MAC Red. The MAC Red is MAC’s brightest red lip stick (and it’s really not that bright), but it has a glossy finish. I tried it and I loved it. The first time I tried it was when I attended Mikki’s mom’s 50th birthday party, and that was when I took this picture below. So yes, this lipstick was my first time wearing red lipstick, and I loved it. Haven’t stopped using it yet.
All that being said, I’m in the market for a brighter lipstick, and for other shades of lipstick, too. Those of you who know much about lipstick, please feel free to direct me to a brand and/or color. I am yet to buy a lipstick from Lancome. Lancome lipsticks cost $30! But I can’t say that I’ll never buy it cause you know how Lancome always gets me. The one from MAC is $15. If you are interested, go get you some red from MAC here.
P.S. This is not a sponsored post, and I do not get a percentage of your money, if you purchase anything. I’m just sharing my new love for red.