Saturday, February 1, 2014

Be Talk: MAC lipstick Chilli Review, Swatch, FOTD

Brand: MAC

Line: Matte

Shade : Chilli

Weight: 3 g / 0.1 US oz

Price: USD 15, € 19,50, INR 990

From the MAC website:

Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M·A·C famous.

Me Talk

Well well, last year- 2013 was probably the year RED was born again! I mean yes! Never before had I seen ladies around to go so crazy over this forever sexy shade! It was as if -all of a sudden-after years of fearing the "Over the top look", ladies have kicked all the barriers and made red their best friend! There were suddenly a flurry of Reds to be seen on pretty pouts- red-reds, orange-reds, bluish reds, matte reds, glossy reds and so on! Amidst this red-fare, I bought the MAC Chilli-the "my kind of red" !.

OK-so the "my kind of Red" is off course a complete matte shade with an exact tomato/red jalapeno/paprika hue. 

This is one shade that will rock fair/wheatish skin tones for sure. I have been hunting for this shade for a long time but all the reds I bought missed this color target by a few nanometers (this is where Science meets makeup! In Physics too-we define colors in nanometers! :D) . But swatching the MAC Chilli in the stores made me grab it and run to counter. Later the SA brought me a sealed pack-or else I might have ended up buying the tester :D :D.

Like all MAC-Mattes, this one goes creamy and doesn't dry the lips. But do moisturize your lips before using any lipstick. I always advice ladies to use lip-liners or you break a major makeup rule! Especially with reds-one needs to be extra careful. Any peachy brown, brick or earthy brown liner may be used with this lipstick.  No need to speak about pigmentation- MAC lipsticks always score 10/10 on that.


So summing up


1. A flattering red shade for almost all skin tones that can be a safe bet for everyday wear. Can be worn to jazz up a simple or formal outfit for work.
2. Creamy matte texture that glides smoothly on lips and doesn't accentuate fine lines
3. Lasts for about 3-4 hours and fades thereafter
4. Doesn't stain lips
5. Great pigmentation
6. Awesome vanilla fragrance

It is almost 1.5 times costlier in Europe than in US or India!!!! Not fair!!!! 


  1. That comparison was very apt..nice post :)

  2. Loved your FOTD, beautiful shade!

  3. I agree 2013 was the year of the Red and I was amongst the lot who went crazy over Red :P On a serious note the shade is beautiful and looks pretty on you!!

  4. Red pepper is right! Such a pretty color on you!

  5. Its an awesome red shade..MAC is costly but very good quality..Love your LOTD


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