Some time back I published this post on the items I returned as part of the Back 2 MAC scheme, and in turn what lipstick I chose*. The shade I picked up after zero hesitation (and thanks to Katie from Plus+ Beauty!) was the ever popular Diva – described by MAC as ‘intense reddish-burgandy’. I also said that would put together a makeup look, and that just kinda never happened – until now! I went super simple with the eyes as the lips are quite bold, but i’d also rock this with a cat eye too! Details on whats on my face are at the bottom!
Do excuse the dressing gown! I used the Stila ‘In The Light’ palette on my eyes which I have swatches for just here, and a full list of products used are as follows:
Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation ‘Light Porcelain’
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder ‘Translucent’
Milani Baked Blush ‘Limunoso’
Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘Permanent Taupe’ (eyebrows)
Stila ‘In The Light’ eyeshadow palette
Rimmel Wonder’Full mascara ‘Extreme Black’
MAC lipstick ‘Diva’
I think I actually love this shade! Whilst it is a matte finish it doesn’t feel uncomfortable to wear and goes on easily without tugging. I think you would get a super sharp line and a better application with a lip liner, but I never wear them! I find this lipstick last quite well but needs topping up every now and then throughout the day, which isn’t a problem for me, and also find that it didn’t stain my lips (which is good because I hate trying to scrub off lipstick!). Overall I love this lipstick and think it would look great on anyone. On me, because I’m so fair skinned, it’s almost a vampy red, yet on darker skin tones I think it would come off more red and less of the burgundy it looks on me.
I hoped you liked this look. As always leave your makeup suggestions down below!
*for info on the Back 2 MAC scheme check out the MAC website, or I did go over it in my Back 2 MAC post.