Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Lip of the Day: MAC's Scarlet Ibis

In the autumn and winter, I love a red lip pretty much more than anything, but the high-maintenance nature of it often puts me off when I am in a rush in the morning. However, I had a little bit more time on my hands today so I thought I would put on a lipstick I got last month on a trip to Manchester: MAC's Scarlet Ibis. This shade is a bright orange-toned red with a matte finish. It's pretty bold even for the bravest lipstick-wearers. 

Damn girl! That colour is ridiculous!
Scarlet Ibis came out as part of the Iris Apfel collection in January and was one of the only shades from that collection I wanted but I was never able to get my hands on it. When I saw it re-promoted in the Marilyn Monroe collection I jumped at the chance to grab it. However, to be honest I am not crazy about it; I think this was a case of liking the idea of the product more than the product itself. MAC's matte formula was one I had never tried and although not terribly drying was not incredibly flattering either (as you can see). Additionally, it is a little bit too orange for my taste! I think I prefer a more blue-toned red like Revlon's Cherries in the Snow.
In any case, this lipstick is pretty and I guess the packaging is nice? I wasn't too keen on the Marilyn Monroe collection to begin with as I thought it was a bit gimmicky and lacked any products of interest. I will still certainly wear this from time to time, perhaps more during the summer? Not sure, but hopefully I will get enough use out of it to eventually make a dent in the product. I got enough compliments just walking around today that perhaps I will try it again soon! xx


  1. I'm so jealous. This is sold out everywhere and I really really want it!! It looks amazing on :)

  2. I would suggest Revlon's Fire and Ice lipstick if you're not too concerned about the finish (that one is glossier). If you're still keen on it being matte just blot it! xx