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on 4/2/2011 10:42:00 PM
More reviews by contrariwhys
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
Wonderful soft classic red lipstick. I've tried many drugstore red lippies and they always either faded way too fast or didn't suit my skin tone. I have pale skin with a slight yellow undertone and this red works perfectly for me. The sheerness also keeps it from looking too harsh and makes it look more natural as it fades throughout the day.I'm ashamed to say this as I'm a makeup junkie but this is my first MAC purchase. I will definitely be buying more from them.
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 3/20/2011 7:10:00 PM
More reviews by MoonUnit91
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
This was my first true red lipstick: I bought it because I didn't want to begin wearing lipstick with a deep matte lippy in case I didn't like it! I have owned cheap pink lipsticks before, but not a nice red one :-)The product: it's a really nice shade of red- it suits my skin perfectly. Personally I can't imagine it NOT suiting anyone as it is slightly sheer and you can build up the colour (everyone from my little sister, who's really tanned, to my palest friends liked it). It feels like a really smooth consistency and I have no problems applying it. The SA recommended it because it's a nice "beginners red" lipstick.How I apply it: I use a lip brush (I can't say which brand in particular sorry as it's a cheapie) and swipe it on, keeping the borders neat. During the day this doesn't look too dramatic; the colour is bright but still slightly sheer. If I need to make it stand out a little more I will either use the brush and apply some more layers, or I will apply it straight from the tube. A thick coating of this does achieve a really nice dramatic red colour, without looking clownish or over the top. It does last quite a long time: my lips will stay red for hours but the intensity will fade quite rapidly- you do need to reapply quite frequently (every 1-2 hours) if you wish to maintain a bold colour.Other things to note: I've had it for a little under a year now and there is still more than half the tube left - I've heard you should dispose of lipsticks every 6 months but there is absolutely nothing wrong with the product: it still looks fine, smells fine, and applies well. If you wore it every day, or used it heavily I could see it running out quicker.Overall, I really love this lipstick because it is so versatile - I like wearing a really thin coat during the day, and if I wont have time to go home before a night out I carry it in my bag. I gave it a 5 because even though it doesn't last as long as other lipsticks it still wears amazingly, and since it's a little sheerer it's not meant to be long lasting anyway! When I run out I will repurchase, however I would like to try some really bold matter lipsticks in the future :-)Also, this product is what made me fall in love with MAC!!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 2/2/2011 5:05:00 PM
More reviews by rocksmom
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I bought this today along with See Shear (which I also wrote a review for). I applied it first from the tube and it went on pretty rich. That was a bit much for me since I'm used to wearing a gloss so I ended up applying it with a brush in a very sheer coat. The color looked much better against my fair, neutral skin than blue-based reds do. I actually like it, but it's definitely going to take some getting used. I know I'm going to be self conscious the first few times I wear it, BUT I do see myself wearing it. I've been wanting a red for some time and have tried another lipstick as well as a few glosses and none of them looked right at all. I'll definitely be sticking with Lady Bug.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 1/25/2011 10:10:00 PM
More reviews by gotlipstick
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Other
I just purchased Lady Bug today after my interest was sparked reading reviews on MA. I recently purchased Chili from years of being away from red lips, and I absolutely love Chili, finish, color and all. With that said, and loving a warm matte red, I do think there is a freshness about Lady Bug. Since it's a Lustre and not a lot of texture the sheen it has makes it amazing; if it was say an Amplied formula it just wouldn't be the same for me. I'd say as a rule; matte/full texture opaque & shiny/sheer texture works for reds.....that just IMO. It has a less serious look for day than Chili when you want that fresh look. I think going into spring this will be beautiful. I used Hover liner with it today at the counter which looked nice, as you definitelty need to line with this. The color has enough of a warm yellow undertone to flatter my NC25 complexion. Who would have ever thought I'd find the "need" for another red lippie.....I just love when our little indulgences are justified. Especially if a full texture matte red seems too much for you give this beautiful color a try, it's a safe way of easing into red this season. I think it would compliment most skin tones.
on 12/28/2010 5:31:00 PM
More reviews by Ereee
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
A good daytime red. Works very well with my NW20 skintone. Will repurchase!
on 11/22/2010 9:34:00 AM
More reviews by goldfishblowfish
Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Other, Fine
I got this as one of my b2m items because I wasn't sure if the color would look good on me. I'm barely an NC15, and red lippies tend to turn orange on me...even the blue based ones! I got this on the recommendation of the MUA at the counter, and I'm in love! This is the perfect 'every day' red shade. I can wear it sheer or opaque, and I haven't had any problems with it running without a lipliner. I do a lot of talking at work (which means a lot of water drinking!) and I don't have to reapply as often as I thought I would. If I could rate this a "YES!!!" I would buy again, I would :)
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 11/15/2010 11:48:00 PM
More reviews by carsonrach
Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I love this one. A wearable red that goes on smoothly. I can wear this to work and get compliments on it. Like most red lipstick, lipliner goes a long way on this one- Cherry or Brick are a good match.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 10/15/2010 7:51:00 AM
More reviews by UDMAC
Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Like everyone said, this looks great sheer or opaque. Prior to this ls, ive always worn reds matte bc red can look disastrous if it smears but the lustre finish is great, i love how it makes my lips look juicy. and my llips are comfortable while wearing this :-) however, if you wear this ls opaque, a ll is a must!! one sip and you'll have to reapply :-( for reference, im a c4/nc30 brown hair and eyes
on 9/17/2010 1:37:00 AM
More reviews by Ohh2pretty
Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral
I got so many compliments on this lip-color today I may never buy another! It really complimented my eye (green contacts), hair (chocolate brown tone) and tan (yellow based NC40) skin color. I have trouble finding a "red" that looks good on me. Paired with a Revlon lip pencil this really looked great!
on 8/19/2010 6:16:00 AM
More reviews by TinaGreece
Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure
I too will agree with the below reviewer that it does look uneventful in the tube and had I not read the reviews I don't think I would have given it a second look. I really wanted a wearable red to wear to work and to have as a go to red without the shade screaming fire! or resembling Ronald McDonald - you get the drift. This really is a great shade! Firstly, very flattering on my skin tone (pale with warm yellow undertones) secondly, you can build it for a more intense red -which will still however look "sedated" or just apply a bit and go for a tinted/stain look. I usually apply it somewhere in between and it brightens up my look without having to wear too much makeup, just the basics. The texture is divine too-moisturising and smooth. So I'm a happy camper with this one. However I'm still on the hunt for a more daring but not naughty red I could wear on outings with a sun kissed/bronzey look, but that's another story. :)
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