If you are warm toned and light-medium, medium, or medium dark, then please stop what you are doing and go order this lipstick.
I have at least 25 different MAC lipsticks, but for whatever reason passed up Chili time and time again. Last week I finally ordered a tube last minute with my Nordstrom order. I WISH I had purchased this last year for Fall because it is the perfect autumn shade of red! I mean, I'll wear this any season, but it definitely screams October pumpkin spice latte to me.
I'm NC25 and I swear this shade brightens my whole face. I love a bold red lip, but what's so odd to me about Chili is it doesn't seem so bold. Most red lips demand a night out or a party or something dressy, and yet Chili doesn't seem so formal. Hopefully you understand what I mean. Like Ruby Woo is attention grabbing and sexy (can lipsticks be sexy??). Lady Danger is BOLD and IN YOUR FACE. Diva and Retro are vampy and femme fatale. But Chili is like nonchalantly saying "yeah I'm here, you see me, and you know I look good". It doesn't require a particular look or attire or setting. It's so complimentary to my skin tone that I feel like I could wear it with jeans or with a dress.
Chili is a matte, but it isn't as matte as Ruby Woo or Relentlessly Red (both can be drying). It's consistency is more like Velvet Teddy, Mehr, and Taupe. It spreads evenly and smoothly, is quite opaque, and doesn't require a lip balm, although you'll probably use one anyway.
I never thought I'd like a MAC red lipstick as much as Ruby Woo (which looks good on pretty much everyone) until I purchased Chili. If you're cool toned or very fair-skinned, I'm not sure Chili will be complementary. However, for warm tones, especially in the medium skin shades, this is such a great brick red that isn't too dark and isn't too orange. I believe Chili wouldn't be too light to wash out ladies with brown, ebony, and chocolate skin tones, but I'm not completely sure.
I definitely recommend! Wish I purchased sooner!