MAC Lady Danger

Official MAC photo
Official MAC swatch

First off, let me just say that this was the hardest thing I’ve photographed for this blog, it was nigh on impossible to get the colour to reproduce properly.

Having said that, take a look at the amazing colour that is Lady Danger from MAC!

MAC describes it as “vivid-bright coral red” which I’d say is pretty accurate.  It’s definitely an orange-red, not blue-toned at all, which for my skin tone, makes it slightly easier to wear and very modern – check out the perennial fashion images of a bright orange-red mouth coupled with a seemingly bare (or minimally made-up) face.

It gives a matte finish, but feels very moisturising and doesn’t make the lips feel paper-dry, like Russian Red and Ruby Woo do.  I actually only needed one coat to achieve the colour I wanted – it really is very bright, so two coats scream “Look At Me” in the loudest of voices.

Yes, I know you’ve seen this photo before in the Lashaholic post, but I think
it shows the colour perfectly.  What can I say – I’m being eco-friendly and
recycling photos!

In these pictures, I’m not wearing any lipliner.  Partly because I didn’t want to adulterate the colour at all, and party (mostly!) because I didn’t have a suitable liner in my collection. (Note to self: go shopping for a new lipliner).  Nevertheless, there was no smudging or bleeding, which is so important in such a strong attention-grabbing colour.

And that’s the crux of it.  After eons of wearing lip glosses – all in a million shades of nude and peach – and as part of Battle Plan BOOB, which you can read about by clicking here, I’m wearing colour again.  And that includes lipstick too.  So far, the L’Oreal fuchsia pink has won me loads of compliments, (I’ll write a post on that soon), as has the Chanel LE launched for the Christmas season.  I’ve recently bought a Dior one too that is slightly bluer – let’s see how I get on with that one.

This is probably the most dramatic colour of the three.  I’ve had so many comments (all of them lovely, thankfully) that I think this is going to be my colour of the Spring season.  I’m not sure how I’ll feel wearing it with a tan; the contrast of my darker skin against the vibrant orange-red may turn out to be more than I can bear, but for now, this is pretty perfect.

One’s things for sure – if you wear this, people WILL notice and stare.  Try it out, and lap up the compliments.  You can thank me later.


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