This is such a beautiful colour. A cool mauve, looks quite purple in the tube, but due to the lustre finish, goes on the lips to leave a light stain, almost with the shine of a gloss. Once the initial shine wears off, the violet hue will stain your lips, even pigmented ones like mine. I have dark blonde hair and blue eyes, and this really brightens and brings out the blue in my eyes, and because it is blue toned, whitens the teeth. Feels super comfortable on the lips, great staying power. I can't rate this well for price, it's $60.00 in my country. But it would be WELL worth the $14.50 it is in the States. The packaging is the normal tube from MAC's permanent line, the 'bullets'. Will certainly repurchase
I can't rate this well for price, it's $60.00 in my country. The packaging is the normal tube from MAC's permanent line, the 'bullets'. But, it is absolutely beautiful - my favorite MAC lipstick, quite possibly. A very dark, reddish toned plum on my skin, can be worn as a stain to create a more deep pink flush, or with a dark lipliner for an amazing 'vampy' look. I would wear this as a stain in summer, and all the damn time in winter. It's just gorgeous. The finish is satin, it's extremely pigmented, and feels good on the lips. Has the signature vanilla scent, is moisturizing, not drying, yet still has the 'velvet' look on the lips. Looks wonderful paired with a warm toned gloss.