Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009


MAC New York Apple Lipstick

The Scarlet Season: MAC New York Apple Lipstick

MAC New York Apple Lipstick ($14.00) is a classic berry-based red. It’s a deep raspberry red with lots of lighter raspberry shimmer. This has always been one of my favorite MAC lipstick shades, red or not, and it’s something that suits a lot of skin tones. It can be worn alone or topped with gloss for an extra kick. MAC lipsticks usually last four to six hours on me, depending on the finish (lustres wear off the fastest), and this one stays on for somewhere in-between–five hours or so. I love layering this with a gold gloss to make it perfect for the holidays!

What about you? Would you wear this red?

The Scarlet Season is a series of posts showcasing and featuring my favorite shades of red lips–from glosses to lipsticks that runs through December 2009. You can sure expect to see a lot of red this holiday season!

See photos and swatches…

Dolce & Gabbana Ruby Lipstick
MAC New York Apple Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Ruby Lipstick
MAC New York Apple Lipstick


MAC New York Apple Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Ruby Lipstick
MAC New York Apple Lipstick

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45 thoughts on “The Scarlet Season: MAC New York Apple Lipstick

  1. cloudburst

    I have this thing where I generally do not like frosty reds, but this one seems really nice to me! I’ll have to try it out & see.

  2. Jennifer

    I would wear this and so would my mom lol

  3. Torie

    Hey I really like this red. I don’t really wear reds not because I don’t like them they just seem to high maintenance for me. I would worry all the time about smearing and looking messy(maybe I have too many little girl playing w/granny’s red lipstick memories).
    I have enjoyed the scarlet season however is there going to be a pink season coming? LOL. That would probably break my bank for sure!

  4. Roxanne

    This is really pretty! I can’t wait for your round-up (sooo many reds!)!

  5. Anja

    I love that color! Looks great on your lips, Christine!

  6. Rae

    Ahh! I love this — stunning. And I agree; it looks very wearable!

  7. Cherie

    How did I not know about this stunning colour??? Hello boxing day pickup with my MAC gift card :) Thanks Christine!!! You introduce me to so many delicious products – I along with VISA thank you :) hehe

  8. Lisa

    That is really pretty. That may be my next B2M lipstick!!

  9. Anitacska

    Wow, this is gorgeous! I have a few B2M empties, I’ll make sure to get this lipstick with them when I next go to a Mac counter! Thanks Christine!

  10. Silvia

    looks really nice! I will try that next time I am at the mac counter
    Happy holidays Christine!

  11. Wilcoa

    I love this lipstick – it’s one of my faves, though I sadly haven’t been able to pick it up yet!

  12. Liz

    Hey Christine, how does NY Apple compare to Queen’s Sin or Port Red? They look sort of similar… but beautiful!

  13. Oh yes I would wear this! It really does look like gloss. :) How does it feel?

  14. Susan

    You think this could be anice red for my NC43 skin?

  15. karen

    This is very pretty!

  16. yvette / overanalyzer

    merry christmas christine! this is gorgeous on you. i’m so glad i found your blog and i hope i win a giveaway one of these days! xxoo

  17. I have this lipstick. It is my very favorite red. It’s the perfect shade for everyone and makes my teeth look whiter in contrast. I just love it! ttfn :) Yuki in chilly Silver Spring, Maryland

  18. Jenni

    I gotta say, I usually stick to neutral lips but I really like this red!! Do you think it’ll look okay with a heavier eyeliner look? Or is it definitely better paired with neutral eyes?

  19. Reza

    I am totally lemming this, I adore frosty raspberry reds, I’m NW15/NW20 and it seems like fate! But I’m on a no-buy. Any dupes out there that run cheap?

  20. Rachel

    This looks like the perfect red but I have thin lips and am terrified of red lipstick on them. Wish I had the lips to pull this off because I really love the color.

  21. Paloma

    I am not usually bold enough to wear a red lipstick, but I think that the raspberry shimmer in it takes it back a little bit to make it a little bit more acceptable. I love it.

  22. Carrie

    I own this one. I really need to pull it out again, based on your swatches. It’s gorgeous

    • Wendy

      I love NY apple, although it looks distinctly pink on me, rather than red. It’s strange how shades can appear so differently on people.

  23. kasiaj85

    Oh I love this one!!! It’s one of the most elegant and wearable reds I have and I just love it!! :)

  24. allison

    Love this color on you Christine. So much so, I had someone pick it up for me yesterday. Cant wait until I get it.