I have had my eye on Mac's Lady Danger lipstick for a looooooong time. It was continually out of stock at the Mac stores near me and is not available at department store counters. I always prefer to shop in store so I can swatch it to see how it will look on my skintone--so the obsessive shopper in me HAD to see it in person!! I finally got my hands on it and it is undeniable love.
Lady Danger is an incredibly pigmented, opaque, matte shade. It's a beautiful red-orange--it's definitely a different look than the Mac Runaway Red I posted about a while ago. Whenever I look at it I can't help but think of old hollywood glamour--pairing a bold red lip with cat eye liner. This is my first matte lipstick from Mac and I was very pleased that it didn't dry my lips out at all. I don't own many matte lipsticks as I usually prefer a more moisturizing, glossy finish--however the matte finish really makes the shade last longer and the bold lip looks so much more eye-catching in this finish. I just have to make sure my lips are exfoliated and smooth before wearing it!
Here's some other lipsticks to compare it to...
|Mac Runaway Red, Revlon Candy Apple Lip Butter, Mac Lady Danger, Mac Morange|
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Candy Apple is a warm red but not nearly opaque--it's a glossy more sheer formula. It's also not as intense on the lips nor as warm.
I was afraid Mac Morange and Lady Danger would be too similar but they're actually completely different--sadly my camera is failing to capture just how different. Lady Danger is a red with a coral/orange undertone while Mac Morange is straightforward orange! In person it's much lighter than Lady Danger (I'm so frustrated my camera failed to pick that up. The Lady Danger swatch is pretty accurate but Morange is really much more orange--no red tones in there at all). They're both very bold and perfect lip colors for summer--just wear with confidence ;)
I am so in love with Lady Danger. I'm surprised at how brave I have become---a year ago I would have run away from a color so bright, but now I can't resist it! Here's a FOTD I did with it!
What's your go-to bright lipstick when you feel like wearing a bold lip!??