Very pretty vampy looking lipstick. It's a dark, berry color. It pops against my dark skin with golden undertones (Matchmaster 8.0). This was a good buy.
This lipstick is my favorite lipstick in the whole world.
It works well with every single skin tone. It has a matte finish, but it doesn't dry out your lips. It doesn't bleed or slide or anything like that it stays on forever. I can't say enough things about this lipstick other than it's the perfect dark lipstick that isn't too dramatic or too boring red.
This lipstick is beautiful.
My mother swears it's too dark and urged me to return it; strangers compliment me on it (which doesn't happen as often with my light/medium lipsticks). I believe the random people over my mother (who has never given me the best beauty advice).
If you've got dark hair and eyes with light skin, I strongly suggest you try this lipstick! I always felt safer wearing nude colors, but I think dark lip colors give a much prettier contrast.
Packaging is fine/professional-looking, though not gorgeous like a Guerlain lipstick. Considering MAC's product quality and prices, I'm quite happy with this product.
For those of you who like to line your lips, try MAC's Burgandy lip pencil. Because this is a matte lipstick, it's not super-obvious if you like to overline your lips.
I've been looking for a deep red l/s for that vampy look, I had a look online at Film Noir, Media...then I came across Diva, and it seemed just right, not too dark and more red than both those other two. I also had a search for reviews, swatches and images of people wearing it. Not having a Mac store/counter nearby, I ordered it online - not the best thing. Unfortunately, when I tried it on it was just too pink! I hate pink! :(
I applied it over naked lips (no lip balm), went on really well, didn't find it drying (I have very very mild eczema on my lips too), was very pigmented, very dramatic and matte, but just the wrong shade. I'd describe the colour - if you've ever eaten beetroot, thats about the shade or a little more darker. Although it looks like a deep red on the stick, it's really a deep deep pink. I have to add, I'm asian with very yellow golden skin tones, so it might look different on other skin tones.
I'm so sad, as I really wanted a vampy red red deep deep l/s...I might try Film Noir as it's more brown/red which might actually suit me better.
I'll be putting this Diva on ebay :(
I've recently gotten into lipsticks and have been buying loads. I tend to buy safe, subtle and neutral colours (and if I go crazy, plum), but today I needed a little pick-me-up after a crazy week at work. I went to MAC and decided I wanted a matte lipstick with a rich colour. I picked out Diva which is a wine colour (the boldest I've ever gone so far). I asked the MUA to try it on me with a suitable liner. She chose Currant. Initially, it was quite a shock, because the lipstick is the brightest I've ever had on, but as the seconds went by, I started to really like it. It brightened up my face and made me look slightly mischievous. It felt as ifi was a different person altogether . My lips are quite plump, but they looked even plumper. I really like it and plan to wear it often. I think it may be a bit much for every day.
For reference, I am an NW45. Will purchase again :-).
Okay, I used to be a nude lippie girl. But once the twilight craze happened I started loving the sultry vamped out makeup looks. And DIVA is a great added addition to my collection of vampy lippies. It's a deep red color leaning to a burgundy/brown undertone.(don't quote me because I'm not good a describing colors, lol) but its not "ruby woo" red and it's not "media" dark. It's maybe in the middle of those two. Ok, let me stop trying to explaining the color :)
This review is to let u guys know that no matter what complexion u are, u can wear RED! Everybody can't pull off the same shade of red, but there is a red out there for everybody. . I personally think this will look great on ALL skin tones. I am a nc44/45 in Mac foundations and this color just makes me feel so sexy. It gives off a red lip without giving off the Jezebel vibe, that ruby woo gives me(ruby woo is my hg red). I will say it is drying but who cares, wear balm! And make it work!!!!! ;) I will def repurchase this when needed.
This is a classic deep Maroon lip. And it fades into a beautiful natural deepish red lip-look. It is very unlikely for this colour to look bad on anyone, no matter what skin colour/tone, etc. A must-have color!
I went to mac looking for a deep red matte lipstick and this is what i found. Its not the most drying matte lipstick, which is good. And of course, has great staying power.
I don't hate this lipstick but when I apply it straight from the bullet it is extremely strong and a little harsh for me. In fact with my NC15/NW15 skintone I look a bit gothy!
However, when I slather my lips in lipbalm and apply using my fingers it looks rather nice. So, it's an average review for this one. I wouldn't buy again as MAC sweetie gives the same sort of look as I get applying with my fingers but I will use it up eventually