My friend gifted me this マック MAC red lipstick called “Chilli” while we were getting some other stuff at MAC in DLF Promenade in Vasanat Kunj, New Delhi. MAC make up artist suggested this to me when I asked her to recommend a bold orange colour.
I feel that I can wear reds only during evenings or special occasions while this one is more wearable. It is a lovely matte that suits most of the skin tones. It comes in the standard matte black packaging and vanilla fragrance. I guess it is available for 16 $.

MAC chilli

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MAC chilli

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MAC Chilli

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MAC Chilli

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MAC chilli

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MAC Chilli

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It is not overtly orange or brown, somewhere in the middle like a burnt orangish red colour. This is the perfect red/orange for yellow undertone skin as well as Indian skin tones because this shade has yellow undertone itself and it will not clash with the skin colour like other blue toned reds!!

This is more like a retro red. It is not too bold nor too dull. It looks good during the day too. It is very opaque and pigmented and gives a good coverage in just one swipe.

Although it’s a matte lipstick but still it is very moisturising. But it is better to moisturise your lips before wearing this. Even if you don’t; still it will not exaggerate drier lips. It glides on smoothly on the lips, very buttery and smooth texture.
It is long lasting and non drying. The colour stays on for long time but better to re-apply after a meal.

I prefer my reds ( well I just have one more MAC red lipstick) to be matte as it doesn’t travel and bleed then. This one doesn’t move at all!! Just stays there on and on!!

This should be your first milestone if you are venturing into red lipsticks and don’t feel daring to try a bold red like this. It is a dignified red colour. Glossy reds may look too bold sometimes. Will definitely recommend this. There are just no negatives for once!!

P.S. Check out my India Haul to see what else I got from India, here.

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