Hi lovelies! I recently posted a mini MAC haul and today, I'm doing a review of not one, but to of the products I picked up, which paired together create the perfect red lip for me. Red lipstick is something that makes me feel instantly more confident and 'put together't. It's pretty much become my signature thing for a night out! However, I'd never really stuck to one particular lippie and my lip liner collection is lacking to say the least. So I went on a bit of a mission to discover the perfect combo that was the right shade for me, long lasting and fab quality, so naturally, MAC seemed like the only place to turn.
When it comes to red lipstick, I prefer something quite bright and warm toned to the deeper, blue toned reds such as 'Ruby Woo' or 'Russian Red', which a lot of people tend to go for. For me though, a slightly more orange toned red definitely suits my skintone better and as I said, I'd been on a mission to find my perfect one. Step up 'Lady Danger'! I'd heard countless great things about this shade, so when I made my MAC order, it went straight into my basket! It's a gorgeous bright, orange toned red with a matte finish, which my absolute favourite finish for any lipstick, as I tend to prefer matte to glossy and find matte finish lipsticks to be generally more long lasting. It's fab as it's not drying like many matte lippies are, it glides on easily and doesn't cling to any dry patches. While this does look beautiful and last really well on it's own, I wanted to grab a lip liner to go with it, to make it look extra bold for nights out and to make sure it lasted all night long!
I spent a while googling MAC lip pencil shades to find the perfect one to go with Lady Danger, and the one that looked the closest was 'High Energy', which is one of MAC's Pro Longwear lip pencils. I was really excited to try this, as I'd never tried a Pro Longwear pencil before. I love the regular MAC lip liners, so it was interesting to see how this compared to those. Well, I can tell you they definitely don't lie when they say long wear! Even the swatch on my hand took some serious scrubbing before it would budge! 'High Energy' is almost the exact same warm toned red as Lady Danger, making them the perfect pairing for bright red lip lovers! I tend to use this all over my lips underneath Lady Danger, as it provides the perfect base colour and literally lasts for hours without needing any topping up. Seriously impressive! I really want to try a few more of MAC's pro longwear liners now, as I don't have too many lip liners and this one has become a fast favourite in my make up collection.
What do you think of my picks? Do you have a go to red lip combo? I'd love to know!