Finally I found Red Lipstick! Red lips are everywhere and I was on a hunt. I’ve never been able to find a shade that doesn’t make me look like a Clown Barbie. For this look the MAC Cosmetics lady suggested a lip liner shade Mahagony although I don’t use it as a liner, but I use it like a filler and it tones the lipstick. The Mattene lipstick by MAC is fairly new, so you will be able to find it in stores.
The color is Unknown Pleasures and lasts practically all day. It leaves behind a little stain which I like because it always looks like I have something on. It feels velvety when you apply and it glides on easily. Generally matte lipsticks make your mouth feel tight, but I can smile comfortably with this because it has just enough moisturizer in it.
The case is very cool. This lipstick is in a slim tube no longer then your denim pocket; which means you can grab the lipstick, your credit card and your license and look good all night long. It costs $14.50 which I feel is priced perfectly for the design and the product quality.
Suggestions: If your lips are dehydrated and cracked, perform a light sugar scrub so the lipstick doesn’t lay in the cracks; you don’t want to look like a brick wall. Chapstick doesn’t work well before this product either because it will bleed and you can’t afford that with red lips. I’m extremely happy with the the shade, the sustainability and the design.