MAC Lipstick in Dark Side- Quick Review + tons of photos!

MAC Lipstick Dark Side

MAC Lipstick Dark side review

Can we just cut the chase, drop the formalities and get straight to business? You see I'm a lil' time deficient this week & a good following weeks too but I need to show my new MAC lipstick & my half baked attempt with a new eye look. It is far from what I imagined but its okay. We shall get there soon.

MAC Magic of the Night Collection 2015

I received MAC lipstick in Dark Side from MAC cosmetics NZ a few weeks ago. Now this is a permanent shade already but it has been released in limited edition metallic purple packaging as part of MAC's Magic of the Night Holiday Collection 2015. Yep! I know. BEAUTIFUL.

MAC Holiday Collection 2015

MAC Dark side swatch

MAC Dark side on Medium Skintone

About the shade Dark Side: its dark, its vampy, its edgy, its a deep burgundy buttery lipstick in Amplified Creme Finish. Quite a statement in itself! Now this isn't in my favorite MAC formula - matte/retro matte, so I have issues with it being transfer-friendly. But apart from that full marks to pigmentation & wear considering how moisturizing & buttery it is. This would be so lovely for dry lips -very hydrating, no cracks, no mess, very forgiving. I have dry lips too & I kinda go overboard with lip balm before applying lipstick. That was a huge no-no with this lipstick. Lip balm + this lipstick meant too much moisture on lips which led to lipstick bleeding out. So take it easy on that lip balm. I suggest avoiding it completely. A lip liner is highly recommended too.
The lipstick stays well for about 4 hours and leaves a heavy stain behind. Its quite lovely actually.

MAC Dark side lipstick on indian skin

MAC Dark side lipstick on NC35 skin

I paired the lipstick with a frost white (courtesy NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk - not in photos) and a shimmery earthy brown from MUA Undressed Eyeshadow Palette. I wanted a clear distinction between light & dark eye shadows but it turned a bit messy. Never mind!

MAC Dark side lipstick dupe

best burgundy lipstick

Price - $40 NZD for Permanent, $44 for limited edition packaging (available from 2nd November)
Availability - All MAC counters worldwide.

Do you like dark vampy shades? Or is it fall only kinda shade for you?

Stay Rad!

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