This is a prefect color for light olive tones and dark brown/black hair. This could even be pulled off with blonde/tanned colors too like a seinna miller look. This is perfect for a 1940's bombshell look. It's my version of a perfect "red" shape for me verses a brick red lipstick. This is a red matte lipstick with some coral in it, That is the best way I can think to describe it. If you want people to notice your lips, your trying to get your lips to stand out more, or your going for the whole retro look this is the lipstick for you! One of my fav's and my fav fav red lip color ever!
This is the dream lipstick I've been looking for all my life. As other redheads may know it's a challenge finding a good red lipstick that doesn't turn fuchsia or make you look ruddy after 10 seconds. The color looks like an almost orange brown next to the other MAC matte colored reds but still reads as a red once on lips (rather than orange or brown). And because it is a matte it stays on longer than most of the MAC lipsticks. Perfect for warm toned skin. This color is extremely wearable (day or night) and could be worn in winter or summer. Used MAC lipliner in Brick.
I thought I would love something blue based, but this is my color. It just brightens my whole face. If you think you have cool undertones and can't handle a red that sits a little warm, give 'Chili' a try.
I'm not sure what it is about my skin coloring or my lip chemistry, but blue-reds and me just don't mix. Which is why I avoided reds for the longest time, until I read the reviews for Chili and went out to get a tube for myself. It's a nice warm red with a good dose of brown, but not in a vampy way. It's a great red to wear to brighten up your face but not scream, "LOOK AT ME I'M WEARING RED LIPSTICK" so it's the perfect daytime red. Staying power is also great -- it doesn't fade on me unless I eat or drink, and even then, it's minimal fading just on the inside lip. It is a bit drying though, so I usually top it off with a little clear gloss. I pair it with MAC "Auburn" l/l as recommended per reviews, and I'd say it's a pretty spot-on duo. =]
Might not work on cooler skin tones, though. For reference, I'm an NC25 with olive undertones.
Wonderful red shade! Not too bright or unnatural, and the orange undertones work great with my red hair. I think this lipstick would work well on almost anyone, and particularly well on those with yellow undertones.
My first mac red and first matte formula. Not impressed. The color was not as spectacular n person as it appeared n the pics of fellow muaers. Looks okay, but nothing special. I tried some revlon colorstay matte reds before this purchase. In my opinion, they are much better.
All redheads need this lipstick. I was afraid it would be too warm or brown on me, but once I tried it on, it looked fab. This is definitely a spicy red with a touch of orange and brown. Not a ton, but just enough to make this a really beautiful, unique shade of red. Great for anyone who's apprehensive about traditional reds. Very autumnal.
The only con is I find this to be a little drying and have to be careful not to apply too thick of a layer. Just be sure to exfoliate your lips and apply a balm (let it soak in about 80%) prior to application. Aside from that, love it!
Like most of the reviewers here, I LOVE this colour. The first day I wore it, it made me feel so happy and fresh that I actually wrote an effusive email to a friend going on about the wonders of this lipstick I just bought. Haha. On me, it's a bright but very wearable red that has that little touch of orange to make it spicier and more interesting than a completely neutral red. I find it works best on me either gently patted on, on top of a balm, or applied straight from the tube on prepped lips. The colour lasts all day on me, with just slight fading on the inside of my lips. The important thing with the MAC mattes, I think, is to let them set, and not touch them for the first minute or so after application. After that, they wear down incredibly well and while your lips might feel a little flakey towards the end of the day, the colour looks just as fresh.
By far my favorite color. I have trouble with reds turning garish and fuchsia on me, but not this one! In the past 2 days, 4 strangers complimented me on how pretty they thought I looked (lol, this doesn't happen)...and the only changes I've made was to wear this lipstick! I think that what strikes people is that it goes so well with fair skin and black hair. I also have yellow undertones in my skin, for reference. Finally, I worked up the nerve to wear red. It's such a neutral red that anyone can wear it. I smudge it on with my finger, as I would a stain, because it doesn't feather out that way. Staying power is good, it doesn't last through eating, but what lipstick does? A bit drying, you need a smidgen of balm underneath it. I love this shade!
I've wanted to pick this one up for a while, and I'm so glad I finally did. Those who say it's the perfect redhead's red lipstick are right. I also have Russian Red, and I love it, but it's something I only wear once in a blue moon because it just feels so bold. Chili is still very red, but it has a touch of orange and is muted just enough to feel way, way more everyday wearable to me than Russian Red is. I love the finish and the staying power of Mac mattes, and this one is no exception. Wish there were more colors in the matte line!