MAC Ronnie Red Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches (Archie’s Girls)

MAC Ronnie Red Lipstick
MAC Ronnie Red Lipstick

MAC Ronnie Red Lipstick ($16.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bright red” with a matte finish. It’s a brightened pink-red with blue undertones and a modern matte finish. Dior Marilyn is a touch pinker. MAC Absolute Power is a smidgen darker. MAC Charmed, I’m Sure is also a touch darker. NARS Dragon Girl is cooler-toned and more matte.

This is an incredibly long-wearing red; even by red lipstick standards. It wore six hours and was still going strong, and that was after a cup of (bedtime) tea and dinner. Ronnie Red had no plans on going anywhere any time soon! When I removed it, there was quite a bit of staining left behind and some of it persisted even into early morning. Long, long-wearing.

It was very comfortable to wear, too; not at all drying, and I didn’t feel like my lips were dehydrated after the six hours I wore it for. It is fully pigmented with opaque color coverage. I didn’t experience any bleeding or feathering while I wore it. The texture is creamy enough to enable one-stroke color payoff and maneuver across the lips without pulling or dragging, but it doesn’t have a lot of slip, so it won’t move around once you’ve applied it.  The only “downside” is that it’s a red that we’ve seen before and by MAC, to boot, in the past few months.

MAC Lipstick Ronnie Red
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
99%

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MAC Ronnie Red Lipstick
MAC Ronnie Red Lipstick

MAC Ronnie Red Lipstick
MAC Ronnie Red Lipstick

MAC Ronnie Red Lipstick
MAC Ronnie Red Lipstick

MAC Ronnie Red Lipstick
MAC Ronnie Red Lipstick

MAC Ronnie Red Lipstick
MAC Ronnie Red Lipstick

MAC Ronnie Red Lipstick
MAC Ronnie Red Lipstick

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