Sometimes velvet finishes can go really wrong. But when velvet goes right, it really goes right. It’s luxurious, rich and sophisticated, like the new MAC Velvet Matte Lipsticks.
Mac really got it right. They’re an example of when velvet goes really right.
Out now, the Mac Velvet Matte Lipstick Collection contains nine deep, dark reds, browns, purples and greys, all with blackened, moody tones that are perfect for fall.
A dark lipstick can be tricky, and not just on a technical level, in that you have to bust out a lip liner and a lip brush, but there are a couple things you can do to make it work. The best one is get the formula and finish just right. If not end up looking like you got your lipstick from the Halloween section.
So, you can either end up looking super trendy, or super tacky. And I know this because I’ve had my tacky days!
The Mac Velvet Matte Lipsticks are so smooth. Well most of them are…there are two that aren’t as smooth as the others. For the most part they glide along your lips and look rich and striking.
My favourite shade of the nine is Beatrix. It’s a deep reddish brown with entrancing coppery pearl, and when I see it sparkling in the light, I can’t stop staring. It looks so beautiful with a copper shadow on the lids and a warm matte brown in the crease.
I’m also a fan several of the other pearly shades in the collection, namely Powerhouse, Midnight Breeze and Modern Temptress.
The Mac Velvet Matte Lipsticks are available now on counters and online (through December 7th).