Thursday, October 29th, 2009

The Scarlet Season: MAC So Scarlet Lipstick

MAC So Scarlet Lipstick ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) was a limited edition shade of a mostly opaque deep ruby red released with the Cult of Cherry Collection. I love the creamy texture of this shade, because it really helps make application a breeze. It can be applied as more of a semi-opaque color with just one layer, but two layers yields you a bold ruby red with a glossy finish–it’s almost so pretty it doesn’t need gloss (though it does need lip liner to prevent it from bleeding). I love it with Jampacked Lipglass for a deeper 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!

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MAC So Scarlet Lipstick

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31 thoughts on “The Scarlet Season: MAC So Scarlet Lipstick

  1. claudia

    I like it ! Very pretty ! Is it lustre ???

  2. Leonie

    Wow that is really pretty! It’s definitely going on my wishlist…

  3. reesa

    i’m glad i picked this one up. i was hunting for some very wearable, non-frightening reds to have in my arsenal, since i didn’t have any. i think this is my favorite red lipstick. now if i can just get my hands on the cult of cherry gloss that i’m so mad at myself for passing up! LOL

  4. coco72

    It was my first MAC lipstick!

  5. rowan

    oooh that’s beautiful, why did i miss it?!

  6. Cathy

    I love amplified creme finishes!! Satins are my 2nd favorite!

  7. Sarah M

    I have this lipstick and absolutely love it! If it was repromoted I think I’d buy like a million back-ups. Lol. It’s just the perfect red on me and I think I’ll be using it a lot over Christmas/New Year. x

  8. Rose

    This is so gorgeous!
    Are there any good dupes for this color?

  9. Tina

    I never got it when it came out…i wish they would repromote beautiful reds like this one, and queen’s sin :(

  10. OMG this is gorgeous… too bad its limited edition. I searched for it on ebay, the best price is double the MSRP =(

  11. Luisafer

    beautiful color… I was happier when I didn’t know I missed it LOL

  12. Sun

    Hi Christine,

    What lipliner do you use with this? I have this shade also but do not own any lipliner in a darker shade. Can you recommend something from MAC?

  13. Stacey

    Wow.. this look so red on you.. on me it is almost berry-ish!

  14. Georgie

    I’m so glad I got this shade but I’d love to know what lipliner you use with it?

  15. Kirstin

    what kind of camera do you uses cuz its reallyyyy good????????
    you can see the fingerprints on the base of the lipstick!!