As you may know, I do not have many matte lipsticks by MAC just yet. Heck, I only have one other and it instantly became one of my favorite lipsticks. I even added it to my favorite beauty products from 2013! So when I found a MAC matte lipstick in my beauty box I was super excited! My cousin wrote down on a piece of paper that it was a very popular color that was sold out. I could not wait to see the color, so I took off the cap...
And it was not what I had expected! "Silly" looks like a mixture between a hot pink and a bright barbie pink lipstick, and I am usually not a fan of barbie pink. So I wondered about how this color could be so popular? I guess not everyone feels the same way I do - but I guess that is a good thing, aye. Now I only hoped this color would look good on me and not make me look.. well, silly. But before we get there, let us first have a look at the lipstick. All matte lipsticks by MAC come in a simple and elegant black package with white writing on it. When you take it out the lipstick comes in a black tube with writing in metallic silver. Everytime I look at their lipsticks it makes me think of something that may vibrate... forgive me for bringing it up. I did not do it during my first article on MAC lipsticks, but I just have to point that out!! Though, I am sure that if I noticed.. others will have too. Right??!
There is still some hope for me left. The swatches are bright but the color becomes quite dark on my skin and it looks quite cool, so this is very pleasing. The lipstick feels very creamy, looks it too and gives off a decent amount of product with just one layer. But would it still be a hot pink color on my lips?
Unfortunately, it was not. I do not know how this transformation is possible, but from the moment I applied the color to my lips it just.. It is hard to explain. The color looks like a seriously bright hot pink in some lights, but it usually looks like what I would describe as porno-pink (or you know, barbie pink) bordering on clown-like. Well, at least... that is how I feel when I wore it. Nevertheless, that did not stop me from wearing it all day, walking around it with outside (Yes!!! I did that.) and properly testing it for myself and you all. The matte lipstick was very creamy on my lips as well and that made it slightly difficult to apply, because it was a bit sheer here and there.. but after I rubbed on enough layers (increasing the intensity of the color as well) it got a pretty evened out color on my lips. At first my lips did not feel so dry, but at the end of the day when I was ready to remove my make up and felt my lips.. I realized how dried out they were. My lips were slightly chapped and that had worsened by the end of the day. I had even applied a little bit of lip balm, but that should have been reapplied if I wanted to keep my lips hydrated. The color stayed on my lips quite well; after the creaminess wears off a porno-pink lip stain remains. Though I have to point out that after a lot of drinks (and I mean about 7 drinks in) I noticed the color started to wear off just slightly.. and after that I had dinner (which was an oh-so healthy pita, so it was messy food and my lips were really involved) and the stain on my upper lip was gone.. minus the edge of my upper lip, making it look like I was wearing lip pencil without lipstick. This I had not expected, because my experience with Russian Red, another matte lipstick by MAC, has been the best so far with the durability of the lipstick. However, I can not complain, the lipstick did stay on for at least 5 hours after many drinks and a messy meal.
In all honesty, I still do not know what to think of this color. It looks alright on my full face picture, but here the shade is much darker due to the photo being taken inside.. (but even then it borders on clown-like) and if you look at what it looks like in daylight... Well, I love that it is so bright and it would have been so perfect had it not been such a light shade of pink. I think I will keep trying this color (I might just get used to it) but I will have to do that in the evening,.. when people do not really notice how insanely porno-pink this color is. I feel rather disappointed because it had so much potential, but unfortunately, my worries were justified. Barbie Pink is not my color. What about you? Would you wear this color? Any ideas on how to turn this lipstick around? I might just use it as a blush... in extremely small amounts.