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on 8/22/2012 8:40:00 PM
More reviews by eva23
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
I just bought this lipglass. Its has a beautiful plummy burgundy shade and the color is totally buildable. I am paler than NW 15(I mix my foundation with a white foundation) and I don't mind putting this much dark color on my lips. Its all about the taste and style. If you like dark plummy shades I say go for this one. If you tone down the eyes It look so feminine. I like to use this lipglass with my MAC Vino lip pencil
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 8/7/2012 1:22:00 AM
More reviews by Rachell32480
Skin: Dry, Dark, Neutral
Hair: Black, Other, Coarse
For reference, I'm NW45/NC50/Revlon ColorStay Cappucino with full pigmented lips. I would supposed this color would flatter all shades, but it would be a bit dark on fairer skin tones. I love the color. It has a cranberry color that gives me moderate coverage. It is not as a dramatic lip color for me, because of my deep skin color. I don't know if I would buy it again. I love the color, but NYX's Garnet is practically a dupe for this color (at least, on my lips, it is) at the fraction of the cost. But NYX wears pretty good, but not as long as MAC.
on 8/21/2011 11:05:00 PM
More reviews by Sage6o4
Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse
I found desire to be a very deep, plummy berry/wine colour with just a hint of shimmer, the perfect combo of red and plum. I'm an NC35 and I need to apply this lightly (it's one of those colours that really gets darker the more you apply). I can also only wear this in the fall/winter months because it's just too dark for spring/summer. It is truly a nice berry lipgloss but I can deff see it not working for people who apply too much, who have fair skin or are faint hearted when it comes to their lip colours! Overall a nice shade to have around and as usual, great scent and lasting power courtesy of MAC!
on 4/12/2011 11:14:00 PM
More reviews by jmfuller
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine
This color is just the right level of drama for my NC30 skin-I could see this being a little bit scary if you're much lighter than that. I like that there's no shimmer with this, it sort of reminds me of the original version of Chanel's Vamp Nail Polish. I took off a lippie because I find with this color, you have to really glop it on to get it to the color in the tube, which I haven't found to be true with other lipglasses, and the consistency is already pretty syrupy. I'm pretty sure I'll repurchase though.
on 3/9/2011 3:38:00 PM
More reviews by MOIx2
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I'm a NC42 with pretty pigmented lips and this color is a nice dark berry color. The lasting power is great and the pigmentation is awesome. No shimmer at all. Great lipglass for all year round.
on 11/4/2010 7:45:00 AM
More reviews by Mandibulo
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
I have pale NC25 skin and this looks beautiful on my lips over a deep burgundy lipstick. It's a sheer but buildable dark wine gloss that can be worn on its own for a "bitten lip" effect, or over other colors. The problem with it worn alone is it can set into cracks/fine lines and bleed like crazy (an issue I haven't had with any other lip product), while still looking glossy and shiny, which makes it look like you applied it badly in the first place. That's why I prefer it over dark red/wine/burgundy/berry lipsticks, it just adds that extra bit of glamourous drama. I've read it's not particularly recommended for pale skintones but rather for darker ones where it stands out a little less, but I disagree, I think it looks just gorgeous on fair complexions, giving them that sort of mysterious/vampy look. Would repurchase.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 8/20/2010 1:52:00 AM
More reviews by uberuninspired
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
i got this from a gal friend who found the colour too dark for her and gave it to me on a whim while we were touching up in the ladies. prob wouldn't suit you if your skin was pale or fair, but on medium skin tones would work well. i'm a big fan of plums and purples and this is no exception. it makes my lips look good - without the need for a liner or anything else. the lovely smell is a plus.
on 11/23/2009 9:41:00 PM
More reviews by mrsbookworm
Skin: Combination, Dark, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Desire is such a beautiful deep wine color. With one coat, this lip glass creates a nice plum color. With more coats, it creates a more vampy look. I love it! I like the lipstick for fall and winter, but switch to the lip glass for the spring and summer months when I want a darker color, but more lightweight coverage.
on 4/10/2009 2:35:00 PM
More reviews by captainlindarg
Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
I believe I bought this from a LiveJournal user selling some of her stash, though I am not quite sure. Upon first receiving it, I will admit I was a bit intimidated by the color. I have fairly large lips, and have always felt that anything too dark or bright makes me look ridiculous. But I was determined to make this lipglass work for me, as I absolutely adored the color.The first thing I did that worked for me was I would apply it lightly, and blot if necessary. This toned it down quite a bit and I was happy with the results. I will often do this for work or during the day when I don't want a dramatic look. For a night out, I'll wear it full force :DLike an earlier review said, it does leave a little stain on your lips that looks like you've been "sipping wine." I get compliments on this color even after the gloss has worn off and all that's left is the stain! People will tell me, "I love your lipstick." I love it!
on 10/26/2008 11:46:00 PM
More reviews by leenie88
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium
I got this color in a gift set, and I liked this one the least. It looks harsh with my coloring, in my opinion. I am a cool toned blonde, and although I like some dark colors, this over-did it a bit. However, it looks great on my other, who has cool-toned deep olive skin and dark hair (a "winter," if you will). Blotting the gloss does help make this color wearable for me, but it is generally not suited for someone like me. There are much flattering colors out there by MAC for someone who is a "summer," like myself.
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