well i'm always on the quest for that perfect retro red. i think i have found it. this is an intense bluish-red and has a satin finish. not too shiny, not too matte, doesn't leave your lips wanting moisture, but yet isn't so shiny that it looks like you got in a fight with a vasoline can. pretty marilyn monroe type red, looks great with any outfit and really compliments my pale skin / black hair / green eyes look. perfect and though i know red lipsticks can run, this one actually lasts pretty long after eating a sandwich, soup, whatever, needs a slight touch up, but has staying power, would definitely get again, long lasting product too, worth the $$
This is my favorite "night out" red! For years I've tried to find the perfect evening red and this is it - the search is over! A beautiful creamy blue-red with a demi-matte finish, perfect for nights out or when you want to flaunt being a girl.
Wow, what happened? I really thought this lipstick would be awesome, but it isn't near as good as some of the drugstore lipsticks I have bought. The color was fine, but the texture was so slippery. Ew. I wanted so badly to like this. I will use it up, but I would never buy this lipstick again.
This is a beatiful, creamy blue based red that lasts better than most creamy lipsticks. Works fab on my FFF skin and green eyes. A staple of my cosmetics wardrobs and will use it a lot over winter for the 40s look.
I love this shade it is the perfect red -- not too blue, not to orange. Just a gorgeous, fire engine red. I love the texture, it's just moist enough to keep your lips from feeling dry, but not so moist that it will feel like it is sliding around your lips.
I am a NW 43 and this red just looks too pink on me. It is, however, an intense if you can wear a red with this undertone.
In general, I like MAC lipsticks better than most brands.
One of my first red lipsticks and possibly the one that created the monster! A gorgeous true blue-based red, looks beautiful and flattering on me.
It looks nice in the tube, but when I put it on, it turned bright pink. It's a little too bluish for my taste. My skin looked completely yellow! The texture is wonderful like all MAC lipsticks, but this color was just not me.
I'm a PPP with dark eyes and dark brown/black hair, so wearing red lipstick is kinda hard for me. Yes, it can look gorgeous and striking, but it's not an everyday kinda thing; it can be a little too dramatic for my easygoing college lifestyle. And I'm still working out what kind of red looks best on me (I think cool reds do..) Anyway, MAC Red makes me forget all these issues. This is a true RED bordering on cool-toned, and I make it a bit more blue-toned with MAC Quartz liner (a berry red). Striking! I've gotten many compliments on this color, which is making me want to branch out into other reds. This one is definitely a classic though.
This is one of the most perfect blue based reds, although it may show up slightly fuchsia on certain skin tones due to the blue in it. The satin texture is great! Semi-matte, and moisturizing. This lipstick is really long lasting if you blot it down a couple of times and apply another coat over..