One of my favorite designers ever is Charlotte Olympia. I love her unique and funky designs, especially because they always have this classy feel about them too. My first designer bag was from Charlotte Olympia (click here, still in love with it!). You can imagine me being really excited when I heard MAC Cosmetics was going to collaborate with this brand. I fell in love with all the items, but especially the lipsticks. Packaged in Charlotte’s signature spider’s web with gold and clear lucite, it’s the perfect match with my Charlotte Olympia clutch. MAC Charlotte Olympia wanted to create the perfect scarlet shades that provides the perfect statement for any femme fatale. Well, this lipstick definitely makes me feel like one, let me tell you that! Keep reading if you want to see the a-ma-zing swatches!
Well, the packaging of this lipstick is what sold me in the first place. I mean, how pretty can a lipstick be right? I think this lipstick looks like a miniature version of my clutch and I freaking love it. Also, I feel like the bullet/shape of the lipstick is a bit more precise than the regular MAC lipsticks – love that!
Starlett Scarlet is a true red with a matte finish. It’s the perfect classic red that will look good on ANYBODY. It’s a bright neutral red, which is very hard to find in my opinion. Most reds are very orange-y or blue toned, but this baby is exactly in the middle. It’s also super pigmented yet non-drying. Love it.
ON THE LIPS
How perfect is this red lipstick right? It’s sooooo easy to apply too: I didn’t even have to use a lip liner, just because the texture is so smooth and silky. Because it has a matte finish, it won’t be sliding all over your face tho (like some lipsticks tend to do). It also doesn’t accentuate any dryness on my lips whatsoever. Yeah guys, I’m sold…
And this is me wearing the lipstick! As you can see, this red color is super bright. I almost feel like it’s too bright to capture on my camera! I do have to say that I’m not used to seeing myself with red lips. I used to dislike red lipstick on me completely, but lately I’ve been slowly getting used to it. Especially when the lipstick itself is so fucking pretty. 😉
YAY OR NAY?
Well, I guess it’s pretty clear what I think of this lipstick: it’s a big fat yay for me! If you can still get your hands on this baby, DO IT. You won’t regret it – every girl needs that perfect red lipstick right? It’s a classic, and I’m just very happy I have one that looks super stylish too. You can get this one for €21 at any MAC store or counter. I would love to know what you think of this lipstick + me wearing red lips! Let me know in the comments below!
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF MY NEW LIPPIE?