The packaging is pretty cool, punk-rock kind of style. The outer box is decorated in what seems like hand doodles in black, red & glitter white. When you pull out the inner box it is quite disappointing to discover the plain black MAC lipstick packaging.
Once you open the packaging you discover a plain black signature MAC lipstick inside which is, again, quite disappointing compared to other MAC limited edition collections.
It is semi opaque, shiny and seems a bit uneven once applied. I had to repeat and apply it a few times until I got the results I was pleased with. I’d recommend using a lip liner with this one as it does tend to ‘bleed’ a bit but it is not absolutely necessary.
After reading some reviews online before I ordered this lipstick, I was convinced it is not as dark as it seems but let me tell you something: IT IS! It is a very dark purple, cool purple on my lips. I have a pale skin colour and on me this shade looks goth actually, and it’s not my style. I love dark lipsticks, especially dark plums, but this shade isn’t the dark plum I was hoping for. It’s too ‘halloween costume’ in my opinion so i’ll have to give it a pass.
This is the swatch on my hand and on my lips (no lip liner) using iPhone 6 camera and shown in 2 different lights. It does appear slightly lighter in the photos than in reality.
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