Apres Chic is a unique color - a bricky pink-red with a twist of orange. The color is lovely, and brightens my NC20 complexion. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 rating is that it's prone to bleeding and feathering, more so than other MAC lipsticks I wear. A lipliner is definitely recommended with this product.
Loving this one, a little dry upon application so use a light lip balm first, lined with Rimmel Ravish lipliner, and applied this then a clear gloss. Great color on my slightly natural reddish lip, looks more red than orange on me. Very happy. Of course its LE and sold out, got on auction and paid a pretty penny for it, but this one was worth it. Hot Chocolate, not so much.
I am so glad I bought this lippie! I think the prev review was spot on: I would also describe it as a pinkish brick red. The texture is perfect, really gives the lips a sort of 3d effect. It's sophisticated and would work on a lot of skin tones. I'm NC 30 btw. Too bad it's LE :(
I rarely wear red lipstick but this is unexpectedly nice on my nw15 skin. It's a muted, warm brick red that pulls somewhat coral on me. It's not too bright or dark and brightens up my face. It's the perfect winter red for me.
Super glad that I got this lipstick. It's such a pretty pink coral red color. It has a little brown in it, which mutes the color and makes it everyday wearable- this lipstick is not an overly bright in- your-face color, which is great, to me. I will be wearing this color a lot.
For reference, I'm a NC50 with strong yellow undertones.
I agree with Spamela74 - MAC's Apres Chic Lipstick is THE highlight of the collection. It is a wonderful color that, I think, will work well for cool and warm-toned women. I am very cool-toned (and very fair), and it literally brightens up my complexion. It's a perfect winter shade because it goes well with the in-from-the-cold blush look, but this is a color that will work year round. When I first read the description, I thought for a moment of the LE Strawbaby (which I really liked), but I find Apres Chic so much more wearable that Strawbaby. And it is so moist -- a glossy lipstick. I love that because I'm not a big fan of glosses, but I like the look. I've already ordered a backup and ordered one for my Mom, too. She tried it (also a PPP, but warmer toned than I), and it looked great on her. I, like Spamela74, really hope MAC makes this one permanent. It's a keeper.
Released as part of the MAC Apres Chic collection, Apres Chic lipstick is THE highlight of this release. When I read the description was "pinky brick red", I had a hard time envisioning the color. But, it is exactly as described: muted brick red with a hint of neutral pink. On my lips it shows up more as a pinky coral but swatched on my hand, it reads more red. Apres Chic kind of like a redder version of MAC Overload lipstick because they both share that muted rosiness. This color could also be described as "desert rose" or "canyon red". It's not a straight forward shade which makes it a unique beauty in the MAC lip arsenal. And the cremesheen formula is so rich and moist...mmm. I would recommend this for warm to neutral complexions but it seems like it would also complement a range of hair and eye colors. I can see a brown eyed red head wearing this as well as an olive skinned raven haired woman. Apres Chic is a long overdue color for MAC. I hope it becomes permanent real soon.