A Vampy Lip

Friday, 30 November 2012



From the recent MAC Marilyn Monroe collection, I bring you the perfect 'vampy' lip! Deeply Adored is a beautiful dark red shade with slight blue undertones. Although in swatches it may appear a bit plum toned don't be fooled, this is most definitely a deep scarlet red that would look beautiful on a variety of skintones. 

As you would expect from a Matte lipstick, the colour payoff is really great. Some find the Matte formulas to be a little drying but on my lips they really aren't as drying for some reason! I actually seem to be the only person who finds the cremesheens a lot more drying.. Anyway, due to the pigmentation, this shade is opaque in one sweep across the lips and with a bit of lip liner to prevent bleeding (I used Rimmel's one in 'Black Tulip') you are good to go!


In terms of how to wear this, I think it looks best with really simple make up - I tend to wear nothing but mascara on the eyes and sometimes a bit of Nars blush in Sin on my cheeks, though most often I will just wear this with no blush or eyeshadow so all the focus is on the lips. The colour lasts a good few hours on the lips for me without the need of a touch up, which is really nice - especially on a night out.

Unfortunately, this collection sold out so quickly but if you ever see it in a blog sale or have a chance to get I would highly recommend snatching it up! 
What's your favourite dark lip shade?

20 comments:

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    1. thank you! dark shades never normally suit my pale skin but this is a lovely lipstick :) x

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  2. Pretty color! I love mattes. xx

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    1. me too, probably my favourite formula alongside amplified! x

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  3. Wow this is gorgeous and so perfect for this season!

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    1. I agree! It's a lovely shade for winter :) thanks! x

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  4. so sad I missed this collection it's a gorgeous winter shade xx


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    I'd love it if you checked it out!

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    1. it is beautiful, it just all sold out far too fast! x

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  5. what a perfect gorgeous shade for vampy lips! :)

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  6. Lovely colour :) and lovely blog!

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    1. thank you! I'll check it out now :) x

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  7. Gorgeous! :)


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