Sunday, September 5th, 2010

MAC Dark Side Lipstick
MAC Dark Side Lipstick

The Sultry Season: MAC Dark Side Lipstick

MAC Dark Side Lipstick ($14.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep cool-toned burgundy-tinged red with an amplified creme finish.  It’s completely opaque with a very creamy texture.  I love the way it applies–even, smooth–and it wears so well.  I usually get three to four hours with a lot of MAC lipsticks, but with such an intense, opaque shade, I can easily get four to five, and a subtle stain will remain for another hour as it fades away.

Is this the right red for you? Would you wear it?

The Sultry Season is a series of posts featuring deep, rich shades of brown, berry, plum, and wine lipsticks and lipglosses — just right for autumn — that runs through October 2010.

See photos and swatches…

MAC Dark Side Lipstick

MAC Dark Side Lipstick

MAC Dark Side Lipstick

MAC Dark Side Lipstick

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36 thoughts on “MAC Dark Side Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. ooohhh… on you every single lipstick looks gorgeous, on me just 2/3 colours look *nice*. Sigh!

  2. Paddychat

    Beautiful ! Of course, I’d wear it !!

  3. gorgeous. i may invest in this! looks just like what i expected Kittenish would be but when it arrived it was too brown for me :( ah well! another Mac donation to the charity of Mum hehe :)

  4. absolutely gorgeous! you look great in everything though, but i love the color! :)

  5. KC

    Dark Side, oh how I love thee! This is my go to sexy red. I’m NC 45 – 50 for reference.

  6. Ashley D.

    It’s lovely.

  7. Bree

    I adore this shade. It looks wonderful on darker skin. I’m a NW43 and it looks great on the job or on an evening out :)

  8. Arduinna4

    Oh my this is sooo beautiful on you!So…autumn is here…i guess i have to start the deep plum and burgundy colours.(and i wish i was brave enough for reds!)

  9. Amy P

    How does this compare to Dark Deed from the Villains collection?

  10. I’m NW20 and i just bought this yesterday :) it’s a little dark for me for everyday wear unless i sheer it out…when you sheer it out with a lip brush it gives a gorgeous wearable berry stain :)

  11. Paulina

    STUNNING! i am getting this one asap! Love, paulina

  12. Azaza

    Oh wow what a wonderful color. I would love to have something like that

  13. Heather

    I am loving it! Think I found my next shade = )

  14. Luisafer

    love that color!!! it’s incredible!!!

  15. Vermilion

    OMG! This color looks really like the one which wears Kat von D. Finally I got a dupe, yay!

  16. alison

    i was recommended this as an alternate to kittenish, which was sold out by the time i got to my counter. i absolutely adore it.

    i’m an nc15/20 (wear 115 in mufe hd), and while it looks a LITTLE ‘goth’ on me with my dark brown/almost black hair, i rock it anyway and get a lot of compliments. it’s a perfect BAM color for fall – very haute/runway on a pale girl.

  17. Tonja

    I HAVE to have this! I just dies my hair blue black and cut it into a pixie this shade would look sooo hot with the color!

  18. Tanja

    Do you know whether it´s true that the mac lipgelees will be discontinued? Would be so sad :(

  19. Lizzy

    Perfect! This is just what I hoped Cunning would be when Fab Felines came out.

    But is it Collection? Or just regular stock? I want to run out and buy one!

  20. Hilke


    I was wondering if this lipstick would be a good match with the on display lipglass?

  21. Susan

    I just got it from the MAC site. Disappointed as I loved it in your swatches, but maybe my monitor color balance isn’t right. The actual item is very maroon-y to me. Darn. It costs $7 to return a $14 item….

  22. How close do u think this color is to dare you?

  23. anuskaim

    I am not from USA, but your mac lipstick reviews help me get my mac lippies and I am always amazed! Just wanted to ask you how would you compare dark side, hang up and media cause I am thinking of getting at least two of them.

  24. I bought it!!! In me it look more like plum and not red :)

  25. ChristineV313

    How do you compare this to Urban decay’s Confession?

  26. ChristineV313

    Thanks sweetie =) And for a pale skin, what would you recommend?