Saturday, October 6, 2012

MAC Lipstick in Dark Side: Review + Swatches!

I've been on a bit of a red lipstick kick lately, and found myself perusing the MAC counter for something vampy the other day.  I came across the color Dark Side, and as soon as I swatched it, I knew it was just the shade I had been looking for!

Dark Side is a deep purple-toned red with an Amplified finish.  I love deep reds with purple undertones, and against my fair complexion this definitely makes a bold statement.

I like the MAC Amplified finish because the color is opaque and the finish has a nice sheen to it.  This keeps it from looking dry on the lips.

On my lips, this is definitely dark.  Very vampy, very bold, so perfect for this season when I want a statement lip.  I don't have a lip liner on in the photo below, but I will certainly be wearing a liner with this lipstick, as I don't want this color bleeding around my lips at all.

MAC lipsticks retail for $15 and can be purchased wherever MAC cosmetics are sold.  They have a slight vanilla scent, and no discernible taste (in my opinion).

What do you all think of this lipstick?  Do you like wearing dark vampy colors?
xx, Allison


  1. Beautiful. do you know of any dark berry shades that would look good on fair skinned girls?

  2. I have that lipstick, super dark but super pretty!

  3. Is it a permanent shade?