Review: MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger

I don’t get many opportunities to wear this.  Usually I don’t want to draw attention away from bright eyes.  And this is such a LOUD color.

Lady Danger is a matte finish, orange leaning red.  I’m fairly neutral, and my skin tone is barely warm enough to make it work. It’s definitely not a shade for those with very pink undertones. It’s lovely for vintage looks, and that’s about the ONLY use I’ve ever found for it.

MAC’s lipsticks are generally quite nice, and this is no exception.  it feels comfortable on, and gets opaque VERY fast.  It’s not as drying as other long-wearing or matte formula’s I’ve tried, and is fairly inexpensive.  It’s the one warmer true red in my arsenal-Brave Red is cooler, Dubonnet is darker, Spice it Up has some plum tones, Party Line leans purple……

It clings to lips VERY aggressively.  Like most mattes, it can dry them out after a bit of wear.  I usually want to reapply after 3 hours, but the color holds on much longer. I just have dry lips, and notice it clinging far longer to the  lines and scabs.

The formula is fairly thick-my usual application process is to use a lip brush to establish the shape, and then to roughly apply to center of lips, and blend outward with the lip brush to match the outline. If you just try to get it precise with the actual product, you’ll probably find yourself pushing hard enough to have much less control.

Here’s lip swatches!

And, for perspective, this is full face.  You can see that the orange comes out the most in close-ups.


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