Red MACs

Earlier in this blog, I reviewed some earth-toned MAC lipsticks, as well as some pink and purplish hues (click here to see). I promised I’d be back to MAC with a “reds” review, and so here it is.

First, here are some images; from left to right we have: Amplified Heartless (from the Venomous Villains collection), Ruby Woo, Russian Red, and Matte Scarlet Ibis (from the Marilyn Monroe collection).

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All of these colors are fine. The issue I have is with the inconsistent quality of the formula. I mentioned this in my previous entry about MAC lipsticks. I am not sure if some of the lipsticks are just old, or if MAC has a hard time creating the same formula each time they manufacture a new lipstick, but the texture of their lipsticks goes from smooth and creamy to super dry. If you look at the Ruby Woo lipstick (second one in), you can see how dry it is, just from the pic. It’s a shame, as I do really like the color, but I don’t want to wear a lipstick that practically hurts to apply. Maybe if I purchased another Ruby Woo, it would be silky smooth, but I am not going to bother.

What I do like about MAC lipsticks is that, aside from the wide variety of colors, fun limited edition collections, and affordability, they also smell nice. They have many more shades of red, and even within this collection of four I have here, there is a nice range. I likely will continue to purchase MAC lipstick; I just wish I could depend on a consistent texture from them. So many of these MAC lipsticks seem to be manufactured all the time, it must be difficult to keep tabs on their quality. Then again, drugstore brands such as Cover Girl and Maybelline seem to manage, so why not MAC?

Thanks for stopping by,
The Lipstick Lady