Thursday, November 19th, 2009

MAC Port Red Lipstick
MAC Port Red Lipstick

The Scarlet Season: MAC Port Red Lipstick

MAC Port Red Lipstick ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a gorgeous ruby red with gold sheen. I really love this shade, and it’s neck-and-neck with Queen’s Sin as one of MAC’s better red lipsticks. They aren’t identical, as Queen’s Sin is a little deeper, with more berry as an undertone and doesn’t have the same gold shimmer. I love the gold flecks that you see in this lipstick. Port Red isn’t too orange or too blue, it’s just that right shade of true red. Surprisingly, it was launched in May of 2008 (so you may have to do some hunting to find it, e.g. on eBay), but it’s an amazing shade of red for the holiday season as well.

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 more swatches and comparison photos

MAC Port Red Lipstick
MAC Port Red Lipstick

MAC Port Red Lipstick
MAC Port Red Lipstick

MAC Port Red Lipstick
MAC Port Red Lipstick

MAC Port Red Lipstick
MAC Port Red Lipstick

Discussion and debate are highly encouraged, and we expect community members to participate respectfully. When asking a question, please check the FAQ section (above) for information about purchasing, price, dupes, and the like. If you have general feedback or need technical support, please contact us.

Comments that include advertisements, self-promotion, insults, etc. may be in violation of our comment policy and subject to deletion. Please see our comment policy for more information.

18 thoughts on “The Scarlet Season: MAC Port Red Lipstick

  1. Great color that I don’t have yet 😉

  2. Meagan

    this is my absolute favorite red! i love it by itself and sometimes layered with cult of cherry lipglass.

  3. Lex

    I love that shade but I have such a hard time wearing lipstick. I don’t think it works on me.

  4. I love Port red! The only thing, is I’ve noticed it’s necessary to wear it with a liner, or it smudges a little.

  5. Aurora

    My favorite red!

  6. Ooh, this is one of my favorites so far!

  7. aradhana

    i love this shade, though on my nw35 skin it shows up much more orange…but still fantastic!

  8. Emily

    I love your scarlet season reds :) I’d love to see some drugstore swatches too!

  9. Faiza

    I loved that color. I tested it the day before the release, and when I went to buy it 3 days later it was sold out. I really wanted it :(.

  10. amy

    This colour is nice and I remember it from Naughty Naucticals but i like Queens Sin better.

  11. JillyB

    I have both Queens Sin and Port Red and I love Port Red the most. I just had it on today. It’s not too deep for my fair complexion and I like that it’s a true red. I would love if they would bring it back so I can buy a back-up.

  12. Saira

    I LOVE this lipstick! It’s such a gorgeous ruby red colour with shimmer. It’s really creamy and goes on nicely too.

  13. Luisafer

    very pretty, but prefer the MAC classic dame lipstick

  14. I love red lipstick but think it looks better with brown eyes (like you). As I have blue/green eyes, more orange type reds look better like corals. But I love this on you!

  15. kat

    My shade of red! I love this one!

  16. lb

    I saw they have this, Russian Red and Brave Red at the Cosmetics Outlet the other day!