Monday, 7 January 2013

MAC Lady Danger Lipstick







I'm not normally one for bright bold lips when going about my everyday life but that all changed when I picked up MAC's infamous Lady Danger last month. This highly pigmented orangey-red is raved about by so many different makeup artists & celebrities and with very good reason. The colour is one of the nicest I have ever come across. The hint of orange is just enough to lift the complexion & makes it a bit more interesting than your average red lippie. Its such a sexy colour & would look fab on a night out but I find it also really perks me up during the day. Its a real confidence booster. It seems like the kind of lipstick that would suit a wide range of skin colours & tones.

The texture is one of the things I'm most impressed with. I'm normally quite wary of matte lipsticks because they tend to be drying & unforgiving on chapped lips but this baby glides on like a dream. Its opaque with one swipe and applies really nicely either straight from the bullet or with a lip brush. It sticks around for a good few hours but doesn't fade very well. Its gives me that weird outer red ring left after finishing my lunch so its definitely best to either reapply or take it off completely. To ensure the focus was on my lips I kept the rest of my makeup very simple with bold brows, some natural looking blush & neutral eyeshadows rather than my usual black liquid liner. It seems more appropriate for daytime this way. If you want to wear it at night I'd recommend something simple but still more dramatic such as lots of eyeliner & some thick false lashes because Lady Danger demands all of your attention. Its a real badass colour & I certainly can't get enough of it!

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  1. MAC's matte lipsticks are the only ones I buy, as all the rest like you said are unforgiving to dry lips! I think this looks amazing on you. xx

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    1. i'll definitely have to try more of them, i don't even think they look that matte! thanks lovely xx

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  2. Such a gorgeous colour, i am really getting into mac lipsticks. I dont know if i could pull this one off though, but it looks great on you(:

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    1. thank you, oh i'm sure you could! i think it would suit a lot of people xx

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  3. I love this lipstick, it's such an amazing colour. It looks lovely on you! I'm the same, I tend to avoid matte lipsticks in the fear they'll not work on dry lips - but I may have to give this a try :)

    xxxx

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    1. so surprised by how nice it feels, such a great formula xx

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  4. This is a lovely review, I've been dieing to buy a MAC lipstick for months and months and think I definitely need to on payday. You look beautiful in this shade of red x

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    1. thanks robyn! yes i agree, everyone needs more mac lipsticks in their lives! xx

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  5. I've had this for years and I still love it! Definitely is such a bold yet flattering shade. You look great in it :) x

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    1. wish i'd bought it sooner, really love it! thanks xx

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  6. This looks stunning and suits you really well. I was thinking about buying ruby woo by mac but after seeing this I'm not so sure... x

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    1. thanks hun! i think its a lot more interesting than ruby woo & really helps brighten your face, go check it out! xx

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  7. this is such a lovely colour, i think it really suits you xxx

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  8. how beaut does this colour look on you?! it really suits your skin tone. xx

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    1. thanks poppy! sometimes my paleness can be a blessing haha xx

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  9. I love the name of this and it looks great on you!

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    1. thanks cherry! i know it makes me feel more adventurous haha xx

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  10. Such a wonderful color! It looks amazing on you :)x

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  11. This is such a lovely shade, it really does suit you!! :)

    xox

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    1. thanks jen! so glad i went for this one xx

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  12. Oh this is such a lovely shade, suits your skin tone so much x

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    1. thanks hayley, i think it would look fab on anyone :) xx

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    1. i know right! its even better irl xx

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    1. thanks lauren, i like to be a bit bold now and then :) xx

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  15. i have so many red shades of lipstick, but this is by far the nicest i've seen. i would have never gone for an orangey red though, i seem to go for the colder, blue undertones shades but this looks great on you, i think the pale hair and bold lips thing is a stunner!

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    1. aw thanks so much! i've often gone for cooler reds as i didn't think warm tones really suited me so i was really pleasantly surprised by how much i love this colour xx

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  16. This has become my favourite red shade. I find it so much easier to wear than ruby woo x

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    1. i'm really surprised by how wearable it is. i normally think red lips can look a bit much in the daytime but this looks fab xx

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  17. I wish I could wear red lipstick, it just looks rubbish on me. I know they say everyone has a perfect shade to suit them, its just finding that perfect shade which is difficult!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. xx

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    1. i agree, it can be difficult to find one but like a good man theres one out there for everyone ;) xx

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  18. you look gorgeous :) love mac lipsticks. It really suits you!
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    1. thanks a lot, i love every mac lipstick i own :) xx

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  19. Looks great on you, really suits you :) xx

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  20. oooh I love this, would make a nice change from my Russian Red x

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    1. yeah its pretty different to most reds out there, love it! xx

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  21. This is such a gorgeous colour, it suits your skintone so well!
    I love Russian Red by MAC for a deeper red and Infared by Topshop for a more orangey tone, you should check them out if you get a chance!

    Http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xxx

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    1. ooh yes i love infrared, really digging oranges at the min. i'm sure if you wore infrared on top of russian red you'd probs get something close to lady danger! xx

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  22. This colour really suits you - I love how wearing a bright lip gives you a boost of confidence, always needed in January I feel.

    Hannah www.cagneyandlace.com

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    1. ooh definitely! certainly brightens things up :) xx

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  23. This colour looks amazing on you, it makes me want to rock a bold lip too! Beautiful colour.

    Sophie
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    1. do it sophie! red lips can look fab on everyone :) xx

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  24. Lady Danger looks absolutely perfect on you Caroline. Defo a badass colour!! I need to try out some MAC shades... I currently own none!

    Robyn Mayday
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    1. thanks hun! it certainly makes me feel a helluva lot cooler haha. get thee to mac pronto! xx

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  25. Looks fab on you, i'm always worried this kind of red will make my teeth look yellowy though! xx

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    1. ooh yeah i did worry about that too but it doesn't make too much of a difference. i find that bluer reds don't make your teeth look much whiter though. blue pinks make my teeth look horrendous! xx

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  26. I'm absolutely intrigued by how intense the red lip colour is. You look so glamorous in it.
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    1. its really something else! thanks a lot :) xx

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  27. Lady Danger looks well good on you.


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    1. LOVE this shade! May have to get it in future, can never have too many MAC lipsticks. :P

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  29. So glad I've found a review of this, been looking for a matte pillarbox red but there's so many out there I'm stuggling to choose! Definitley trying this!

    I'd recommend Velvet Teddy from MAC's matte range, its my all time favourite lipstick for day and night

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