Monday, 20 June 2016

The Red Of All Reds♥

I cannot deny that I love a good red lip. Whether it's glossy, matte or anything in between, I'll wear it. Never had I ever tried mac until lately. Last month, my mum very kindly surprised me when she bought me a Mac lipstick from the Charlotte Olympia range, and more specifically, the shade Starlett Scarlet.



As it's from a different range to the original mac lipsticks, the packaging differs from the typical and standard black box it comes in. Instead, the print is on the "playful" side, patterned with lipstick stains, spider webs, eyes and hands, and gives the illusion of an artistic and mysterious lipstick. Personally, I really like the box, it looks quirky and unique, and not to mention that I love to sit it on display.


I'm automatically drawn in with the beauty of the lipstick. The clear, square tube with the gold inside is oh so gorgeous. Personally, I believe the lipstick looks more "highend", "luxurious" and "expensive" rather than the traditional mac lipsticks (although they look super sleek and professional). It's simple yet sophisticated. It also feels extremely satisfying to hold, too.


The colour itself is beyond beautiful. It's a perfect red colour, which is matte, but nowhere near drying. It's matte but still feels really creamy. The red is empowering and daring, and helps lift those confident levels. I own numerous reds, but this one stands out to me, alongside another two or so (maybe it's to do with it's beauty or the fact it's mac, who knows?!) The lasting power is impeccable; it lasts for hours. I can eat and drink, and majority of it is still perfectly in tact.

I truly adore this lipstick. It completes any makeup looks perfectly, and cannot fault it in any way. It's matte, red, creamy, long lasting and doesn't smudge. What else can one ask for?



80 comments:

  1. Oh the packaging alone is lovely!

    Mel ♥ everyword.meljwills.com

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    1. It sort of gives you the idea that the product will be gorgeous! x

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  2. OMG THE PACKAGING! I thought the box itself was stunning but the actual product is to die for! Nothing better than a red lip!

    Saira
    www.throughtheglitterglass.wordpress.com
    xo

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    1. The packaging of the lipstick and box, adore!! It's so stunning Saira like you can't even understand hahha! xx

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  3. The packaging is just gorgeoussss! Red, black and gold just goes wonderfully together! And you can't beat a red lip at all and this looks like a gorgeous shade as well!
    I've been wanting to try a Mac lip product at somepoint but don't even know which of the colours I would pick as there's so many I like!

    Jasmine | http://kkochsongi.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The packaging and overall look has been carefully thought about! I don't think I'd be able to choose one - guess mum made a good choice ha! x

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  4. The packaging is absolutely gorgeous and the colour is just beautiful.
    Sharon xx
    rosieloveslife.blogspot.com

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  5. love this different MAC packaging - my favourite shades are matte red shades too so tell your mum she has good taste 😉
    - www.roisinslatest.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's a nice change! Hahah she must! x

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  6. I don't think I would ever throw that box away oh my god it is SO pretty! I agree that I think the inner packaging looks a little more sophisticated than normal MAC lipsticks. Your mum is such a cutie!

    Steph - www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

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    1. I still keep the lipstick in the box it's so precious ha! Sometimes I forget it's mac! Haha she most definitely is! x

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  7. The packaging is beautiful, it's a lot fancier than MAC's classic black tube!

    Beaumiroir

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  8. I would definitely be hoarding that box! It's so pretty. I love the packaging for this collection, I didn't grab any of this though. Love this shade, reds are my favourite too xx

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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    1. Oh don't worry - I shall be! I never even saw anything else from the collection! x

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  9. Lovely packaging and shade.

    Sudhaa | http://shadesofaduskywoman.com/

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  10. I'm always scared of red lipsticks and I can't seem to find the courage to wear one on public! This one looks amazing!

    onmywayacqua.blogspot.com | Acqua xx

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  11. That is unique box package for this lipstick and love the clear/gold case this red lipstick comes in which makes it seem "luxe" plus good to know its a creamy, non-drying matte shade!

    Ursula

    www.blueridgebeautyblogger.com

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    1. It's different to anything else from Mac! Nothing worse than a drying matte lipstick x

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  12. The packaging is so different for mac's usual LE so it'll be good when your collection expands (which I'm sure it will haha) the shade looks really pretty, I need to wear red lipstick more often haha!

    www.kirstyjennifer.com

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    1. Being friends with you, I'm sure it will ha! Sure you can rock a red lip gal xx

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  13. I love the packaging of this lipstick! I don't actually own any mac lipsticks but this one is just so gorgeous! And the colour too! oh my! haha!

    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/ella-catherine-4310519

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    1. My first mac lipstick and I'm in love! x

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  14. Awwwww that packaging is SUPER pretty! So cute <3 The shade looks amazing too :)
    Emma xxx

    www.wellemma.com

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  15. I'm in love with that packaging! I really wouldn't have realised that was Mac at first! I'm always on the look out for the perfect red, I'll have to have a look to see what this ones like on me.

    Lucy x- Yellowicing

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    1. It doesn't look like your typical mac lipstick! x

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  16. This is the most amazing red MAC lipstick I've seen! The packaging is super cute!
    Love this post!

    Beckii || adoseofbeckii.blogspot.com
    xx

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    1. Isn't the packaging mesmerizing?! Thanks so much! x

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  17. I love the packaging on this, so different to the typical mac design! You can't beat a good red lip my favourite of Macs is russian red :)

    Beth | Polishedcouture.wordpress.com xx

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    1. Completely different to the standard mac packaging! I love the look of that one! x

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  18. You had me at the title of your post: The red of all reds! And your photos are gorgeous. The shade looks great. I'd love to see a swatch.

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    1. Haha glad I caught your attention! Thanks so much! x

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  19. That packaging is to die for! The color looks gorgeous too. Lovely post, I enjoyed reading it.

    x. Cattleya

    alittlecattleya.com

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    1. Beautiful, isn't it? Thanks so much! x

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  20. would buy this just for the packaging, it's to die for! I own so many reds that I never wear, but this is gorgeous!
    - Nishi x
    www.nishiv.com

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    1. Packaging is one of my weaknesses, not going to lie! x

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  21. This lipstick looks gorgeous :) I love the shade and the packaging alone is beautiful :) xxx

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    1. The lipstick overall is beautiful! x

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  22. wow Looks great
    http://carrieslifestyle.com

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  23. I just seem to find a red lipstick that suits me - I know they say there's meant to be a shade to suit everyone, but I've yet to meet mine!

    Paula / http://insertmyblognamehere.blogspot.com

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    1. It's all to do with the undertones! x

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  24. This lipstick is so cute.
    I love your blog.

    Charlotte xxxx

    www.mylifecharlottex.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. Not only is this a gorgeous, but that packaging!!!

    www.sophwrites.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. I actually love the packaging of this!! The shade is also so red... never seen anything like it :O
    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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  27. The packaging is beyond gorgeous! Love it. Oh, and red lips - here's another one who goes with those!

    <3: Jasmin N
    littlethingswithjassy.blogspot.fi

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    1. It's completely different to any other mac packaging! x

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  28. Firstly that packaging is gorgeous! And I love the shade of that lipstick, great post lovely!

    Ella xx
    www.inellaselement.co.uk

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    1. It's a beautiful product! Thank you x

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  29. This lipstick looks absolutely gorgeous! I love the packaging too :)
    sammy xx

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  30. I love the packaging on this, what a lovely shade!
    The Little Things | Louise x

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    1. It's so unusual compared to other mac lipsticks! x

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  31. The packaging on this is so stunning! I absolutely love the design on the box, and that clear tube/gold combo looks so high-end. It's such a great red too.

    Kelly // Velvet and Vibranium

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    1. I feel mac can be quite highend but it makes it look even more expensive! x

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  32. Oh my goodness! This would just look beautiful in my makeup collection! I know thats not a reason to buy something but, the packaging is gorgeous! Thanks for the recommendation though, definitely going to go on the website now! x

    http://ellacatherine1.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/concealer-collection.html

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    1. It's sure to look beautiful in anyone's makeup collection! Definitely try and snap it up! x

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  33. You would never guess that was from MAC it's so different from their usual packaging but it looks absolutely amazing. I really believe everyone should have a luxury red lipstick that is their go-to for a classic look and this one definitely ticks that criteria!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. It's different from the typical identity of their lippies for sure! x

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  34. Oh how beautiful!

    corrie | corriearnold.co.uk

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  35. This lipstick is simply amazing!! The packaging is wooow stunning!! xoxo

    aishettina.blogspot.it

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  36. I love me my red lipsticks! They are my absolute faves & oh boy, that lippy is so gorgeous hon! Love the packaging, too cute <3
    Hard to beat a good quality creamy matte, amirite, hon?
    xox Nadia
    www.mielandmint.com

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    1. Cannot beat a red Nadia! It finishes off a look so well! x

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  37. Something about the packaging of this really reminds me of something my grandmother would have used year ago. It reminds me of classic hollywood, or something of that sort. I love a good red, and I think that red is something that MAC does really well. Beautiful photos girl!

    Ashlee Liz
    www.ashleeliz.com

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    1. It is rather classy, isn't it? Russian Red from mac looks beautiful too! Thanks so much! x

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  38. WOW!!! I LOVE the packaging of this lipstick!!!! Gorgeous!! And that colour.....oh wow.........just incredible!!! And that's where my gushing over this lipstick ends because it's MAC and we all know what they do to bunnies...... =(
    But I love everything else about this post Jasmine, your writing, your pictures...aahh everything.......>.<
    Love you
    Sarah xoxoxox

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    1. Ahh no don't Sarah, I know I know:(! But thank you! x

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