MAC Dark Side Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Dark Side Lipstick
MAC Dark Side Lipstick

The Sultry Season: MAC Dark Side Lipstick

MAC Dark Side Lipstick ($14.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep cool-toned burgundy-tinged red with an amplified creme finish.  It’s completely opaque with a very creamy texture.  I love the way it applies–even, smooth–and it wears so well.  I usually get three to four hours with a lot of MAC lipsticks, but with such an intense, opaque shade, I can easily get four to five, and a subtle stain will remain for another hour as it fades away.

Is this the right red for you? Would you wear it?

The Sultry Season is a series of posts featuring deep, rich shades of brown, berry, plum, and wine lipsticks and lipglosses — just right for autumn — that runs through October 2010.

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MAC Dark Side Lipstick

MAC Dark Side Lipstick

MAC Dark Side Lipstick

MAC Dark Side Lipstick

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Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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gorgeous. i may invest in this! looks just like what i expected Kittenish would be but when it arrived it was too brown for me 🙁 ah well! another Mac donation to the charity of Mum hehe 🙂

Oh my this is sooo beautiful on you!So…autumn is here…i guess i have to start the deep plum and burgundy colours.(and i wish i was brave enough for reds!)

I’m NW20 and i just bought this yesterday 🙂 it’s a little dark for me for everyday wear unless i sheer it out…when you sheer it out with a lip brush it gives a gorgeous wearable berry stain 🙂

i was recommended this as an alternate to kittenish, which was sold out by the time i got to my counter. i absolutely adore it.

i’m an nc15/20 (wear 115 in mufe hd), and while it looks a LITTLE ‘goth’ on me with my dark brown/almost black hair, i rock it anyway and get a lot of compliments. it’s a perfect BAM color for fall – very haute/runway on a pale girl.

I just got it from the MAC site. Disappointed as I loved it in your swatches, but maybe my monitor color balance isn’t right. The actual item is very maroon-y to me. Darn. It costs $7 to return a $14 item….

Hi,
I am not from USA, but your mac lipstick reviews help me get my mac lippies and I am always amazed! Just wanted to ask you how would you compare dark side, hang up and media cause I am thinking of getting at least two of them.
Thanks:)

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