Review of MAC Media lipstick by CarlaN
Wow! I feel compelled to rate Media a five, even though it is VERY dark, and really not easily wearable.
In fact, if you're a devoted fan of "nude" lips, you can most likely just ignore this one.
However, if you, like I, love bold lips, with a capital B, you should definitely give Media a try.
I have dark brown, almost-black hair, fair NW15 skin, large green eyes, and Media suits me beautifully.Media is deep, deep, rich burgundy/maroon/wine(looks black in the tube!), in the Satin formula, so it's moist and opaque, but not at all drying. It's an almost *exact* match for MAC Burgundy pencil, and liner is probably a must with this formula.
Media wears very well, for a conventional creamy lipstick.I top mine with a drop or two of Pleasure Principle Dazzleglass, which looks stunning, but has a slight adverse effect on the wear of the lipstick.
Media is *definitely* one of the darkest lipsticks I've ever owned; it's a very close second in that category to Night Violet Mattene.
If you like and can carry off deep dark wine lips, Media is probably for you!
SAD NOTE: As of March 2012, all Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Estee Lauder, MAC, and Prescriptives items are “will not repurchase” for me, no matter how much I like them. This regrettable situation is the result of the Estee Lauder company’s decision to abandon its ban on animal tests, and contract for such tests in China. As an animal lover/respecter, I will no longer do business with this company’s brands, no matter how otherwise appealing their products are to me.