MAC Dark Side

Thursday, November 07, 2013


When summer fades and the evenings start to get darker, so does my lipstick. While summer usually means my lips are adorned with girly and fresh pinks and coral shades, come Autumn the darker hues take the spotlight. Reds, berries, even purples - the colder months are a great time to start experimenting with vampy lip shades, and Dark Side from MAC is one of my favourites.

Firstly it's an amplified creme finish, which is one of my favourites of the formulas that MAC offer as they're always amazingly creamy and pigmented. Secondly, the shade is just incredible. It's a deep, dramatic, berry red shade with an almost purplish undertone that lends itself perfectly to the A/W season - ideal for those crisp dark nights filled with fireworks, chunky knitwear and mulled wine. One  of my favourite things about this lipstick is its versatility. When applied straight from the bullet the colour is dark and rich, with an almost glossy finish, yet the product can also be used as a more subtle stain simply by dabbing the colour on the lips lightly using your fingers. So, while Dark Side is perfect for a glammed up evening look, I think with a more toned down eye and a lighter hand it can definitely be pulled off in the daytime too. Wear time is pretty good for such a creamy product and pigmentation is amazing - this doesn't need building up much at all in order to achieve opacity. I utterly love everything about this lipstick and predict it is definitely going to be one of my go-to's over the coming months.

What shades are you going for this season? Are you a fan of vampy lips?

35 comments

  1. Such a gorgeous shade, perfect for fall !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  2. this looks so pretty! I've been wanting to try out some darker lip colors with winter approaching so quicky!

    carly
    sundays grace blog

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  3. This the one of the colours I like very much! :D

    macabre-moon.blogspot.com

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  4. Wow, such a gorgeous colour, I can't believe I've never heard of it before! xx

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  5. I have and adore this lipstick. It's gorgeous and so creamy, but I find its finish isn't too glossy. I do like that.

    I was getting frustrated with MAC's Cremesheens but this type of their lipsticks lasts so much longer. I do like using it as a lip stain too.

    Sej || What Would Grace Kelly Say?

    x

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  6. Absolutely stunning shade, I used to be quite afraid of dark shades but ever since Mac Rebel came into my life I've completely changed my tune. I might have to add this one to my list :)
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. i love this shade it is perfect for the winter months
    http://fashionandbeautytribes.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Love this colour, it looks so pretty! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  9. thank youuu! been looking for a berry shade like this for agess...

    www.chapters-of-olivia.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow, what a beautiful colour! The formulation sounds lovely, I wish I were brave enough to try this kind of colour!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  11. great post! beautiful color! would you like to follow eachother?
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  12. I would race out and purchase this if I wasn't about to go into summer! It looks amazing.

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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  13. What a gorgeous color. I LOVE a vampy lip for the colder months. I recently picked up a Rimmel lipstick called Bordeaux that you should check out!

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  14. wow, gorgeous colour. I'm really into darks lately, perfect for a/w time! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

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  15. This color looks amazing! I love dark lips on other people, but unfortunately I don't look good with them :(

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  16. I wish I could pull off a berry lip but it just makes me look dead! haha

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  17. Wow this is such a vampy shade - I don't think this would suit my pale skintone, but it looks gorgeous nonetheless xx
    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

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  18. Vampy lips are growing on me. I pulled some out for my own blog post the other day and realised they're not all that bad, and I actually had more than I thought! This does look nice but I don't think it's acceptable for me to have anymore MAC lipsticks! But I love amplified creme finishes too.
    Rebecca-Louise, Autumn Leaves - UK Beauty Blog

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  19. That is gorgeous, so vampy! I'm glad you mentioned that it doesn't need to be built up because I find a lot of dark shades like this can go a bit cakey at the sides if you layer them too much so this one sounds perfect x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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  20. I thought it was mac rebel when I first saw it. I'd love to try this one as well.. the color is beautiful :)
    You have a beautiful blog, I'm definitely following you :)

    x

    holaflo.blogspot.com

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  21. I am totally a fan of vampy lips ! I love it and I'll def going to check this beauty out !

    With love, Maryke (http://marykejane.blogspot.com)

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  22. Such a sexy gorgeous colour!! Love it x

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  23. This is gorgeous, gosh need to check this out ASAP x

    9 out of ten | find me on bloglovin

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  24. I absolutely need this colour in my life - so perfect for winter! x
    fiveonecouture.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. I LOVE a vampy lip. If you like this you might like Rimmel's Dark Night Waterloops - which is another vampy berry!

    Just found your blog and will defos be following. Tis lovely!

    TwentySomethingBeauty | Twitter | Bloglovin
    Rachel
    xxxx

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  26. This is a gorgeous shade! It doesn't suit my skin tone but I am going to try and search for something similar, I've had my eye on MAC Plumful x

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  27. MAC Rebel has been on my wishlist for months, and this one has been swiftly added to the 'to buy' list; its gorgeous xx

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  28. Looks so beautiful I WANT it :D

    http://kyrahodosi.blogspot.hu/

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  29. such a perfect shade! i recently bought mac's diva which is really similar but a matte version because i have quite a lot of dark red lipsticks, but no matte ones until now. although a cream finish looks wonderful too!

    little henry lee

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  30. This looks like such a beautiful colour, I love a dark vampy shade for winter :)
    xoxo
    http://goldilocksnotebook.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/christmas-choices-urban-decay-eye.html

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  31. Beautiful color! I loooove these dark lipsticks in winter. Looks amazing on all snowwhites :)

    http://tamydisaster.blogspot.de

    ♥Tamy

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