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This is one of those products that you splurge on and feel a little guilty doing so....until you feel how amazing it is and see how long wearing it is. This color worked perfectly for me as a wash of color on it's on or used with MAC Paint Pots to create quick looks. It definitely doesn't follow the traditional cream eye shadow formula because it is so airy and mousse-like that it's difficult to compare to any other brand. It only takes a little bit to get amazing results...another reason the price tag might be a little easier to swallow once you've found your perfect color. I highly recommend you splurge at least once on this! (The only negative I can mention is the horrible price!!!)
I am NOT a RiRi fan, but I am a fan of red lipsticks. I went with this one because I don't have Ruby Woo (although I have worn it when borrowed from a friend). For one, I think it is NOT a perfect dupe for Ruby Woo, but it isn't a major difference in the color. It is slightly darker and bluer but nothing major. It does however seem to feel a bit more comfortable on the lips and is less drying that Ruby Woo. It isn't very forgiving if you have dry/chapped lips so you definitely need to prep your lips first if you have any flakiness that you need to take care of. When applying for the first time I noticed a lot more tugging on the lips than I am used to, but subsequent applications have been much better. As I mentioned, I expected it to be extremely drying like Ruby Woo was but to my surprise it really wasn't. It's definitely not hydrating either though. If wearing a matte is just too much for you then you can apply a little lip balm on top and rub your lips together. This will change the texture but the color remains on the lips. Just something to consider if you love the color but not the feel of matte (or retro matte in this case). If you aren't a RiRi fan, you don't have a love of all lip products that are red, and/or you already own Ruby Woo then you can skip this one with no regrets.
MAC describes this as a yellow based red which is odd to me because it works perfectly with my blue based red lipsticks (most recently RiRi Woo). It applies easily and is creamy for a pencil. It's not nearly as dry as some of the other pro wear liners in MACs collection. This is one of my favorite MAC liners.
This particular pp color surprised me a little by how much shimmer it has in it. It's not terrible but I just didn't expect it. It applies well, but the shimmer can be a little more than desired, especially if you wanted to use this as just a wash of color on your lid (might vary depend on your skin tone). Worth having in your collection if you don't mind the shimmer. It applies better than some of the past pp (especially shimmer heavy options like Let's Skate). I didn't experience any fallout from the shimmer.
This formula is what made me originally fall in love with paint pots and what I felt like was missing for awhile. The color is beautiful and I believe universally flattering. Definitely worth having in your collection.
This is my absolute FAVORITE red polish! Out of all of my BL polishes this one performs the best for me. I get up to 7 days of wear with no chipping and little to no tip wear. I don't notice any streaking in my application and it applies opaque for me in 2 coats (some may prefer 3).
Because I own both the original Body and the Intense I will talk about them both. The original Body translates on me as a softly suggestive scent that isn't too heavy on any of it's notes. It isn't overly flowery or woody. There is just something about it that invites people to come in for a closer smell. It is the number one perfume I have ever worn that seems to get most guys attention (which can be a good OR a bad thing). It does seem to wear off more quickly than you want so you may find yourself reapplying at some point in the day. It doesn't go completely away, but it becomes a whisper of the scent. Intense is as the name suggests...a more intense version of this perfume. Initially I loved this one more because I felt like it lasted longer, but after revisiting the original I realized that although it still smells good it just doesn't have that soft suggestive sexiness to it. That's not a bad thing, but I prefer the softness of the original. Overall having both in my collection isn't a bad thing. The difference in both are noticeable enough to not feel like a redundant purchase.
“O” applies with a sheerness that doesn’t match up with the image on the MAC website. It also applies differently than expected based on what it looks like in the tube. Perhaps due to the pearl shimmer or the frost formula this color does not quite apply evenly. It is not unflattering to the naked eye but when a photo was taken with the flash on it was very noticeable. The formula can be drying so you may want to apply a moisturizing lip balm first. I could not get even application no matter how much I put on, nor could I achieve opaque coverage. The color is a very wearable one though so I would recommend it to those that don't mind the sheerness and the somewhat drying formula.