Saturday, February 1, 2014

Be Talk: MAC lipstick Chilli Review, Swatch, FOTD

Brand: MAC

Line: Matte

Shade : Chilli

Weight: 3 g / 0.1 US oz

Price: USD 15, € 19,50, INR 990

From the MAC website:

Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M·A·C famous.

Me Talk

Well well, last year- 2013 was probably the year RED was born again! I mean yes! Never before had I seen ladies around to go so crazy over this forever sexy shade! It was as if -all of a sudden-after years of fearing the "Over the top look", ladies have kicked all the barriers and made red their best friend! There were suddenly a flurry of Reds to be seen on pretty pouts- red-reds, orange-reds, bluish reds, matte reds, glossy reds and so on! Amidst this red-fare, I bought the MAC Chilli-the "my kind of red" !.

OK-so the "my kind of Red" is off course a complete matte shade with an exact tomato/red jalapeno/paprika hue. 

This is one shade that will rock fair/wheatish skin tones for sure. I have been hunting for this shade for a long time but all the reds I bought missed this color target by a few nanometers (this is where Science meets makeup! In Physics too-we define colors in nanometers! :D) . But swatching the MAC Chilli in the stores made me grab it and run to counter. Later the SA brought me a sealed pack-or else I might have ended up buying the tester :D :D.

Like all MAC-Mattes, this one goes creamy and doesn't dry the lips. But do moisturize your lips before using any lipstick. I always advice ladies to use lip-liners or you break a major makeup rule! Especially with reds-one needs to be extra careful. Any peachy brown, brick or earthy brown liner may be used with this lipstick.  No need to speak about pigmentation- MAC lipsticks always score 10/10 on that.


So summing up


1. A flattering red shade for almost all skin tones that can be a safe bet for everyday wear. Can be worn to jazz up a simple or formal outfit for work.
2. Creamy matte texture that glides smoothly on lips and doesn't accentuate fine lines
3. Lasts for about 3-4 hours and fades thereafter
4. Doesn't stain lips
5. Great pigmentation
6. Awesome vanilla fragrance

It is almost 1.5 times costlier in Europe than in US or India!!!! Not fair!!!!