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

27 November 2015

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?

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