The majority of my blog posts are about nail polish, but I’m a huge fan of beauty products, too.
You may remember that I was taken over by insanity on many counts and placed an astronomical order because the MAC Archie’s Girls Collection dangled a hook with a ‘worm’, and well, I’m a Pisces, so I fell for the trick. Darn! 😉
If you follow me on Instagram, you already got some sneak peek lip swatches on MAC Ronnie Red Lipstick.
Excuse me, but I am in love with Ronnie Red! And this is coming from someone who hardly wears red lip colour. I wanted to try this one, plus the Veronica Lodge packaging was too good to pass up.
I’m so glad I bought the MAC Ronnie Red Lipstick because it’s literally the perfect wearable red lipstick for me. Since buying it, I’ve worn it so much that I’m considering going to the MAC store and buying a back-up!
P.S. I also want to take this opportunity to say that I’ve read a lot of the comments that you’ve left in my Illamasqua Raindrops Giveaway post, and I’m incredibly touched. I will try my best to reply to comments on the weekend (because right now time is soooo tight).
But I wanted to let you all know that I am just so grateful that I have the BEST blog readers around! You have no idea how much what you’ve said means to me. I work hard on my blog, and the fact that you appreciate it makes me teary eyed!
THANK YOU for your support and for being vocal about it. It really does motivate me to continue blogging for as long as I can.
MAC Ronnie Red Lipstick Pictures
MAC Ronnie Red Lipstick Ingredients
MAC Ronnie Red Lipstick Swatches
(Okay, I’m more comfortable posting pictures of my nails, but…truth be told, I’m always nervous about posting photos of my lips. It’s not that I’m ashamed of them, but I’m just not comfortable showing the world my lips. It’s weird to me. But, I had to ‘suck it up’ because lip swatches are necessary for a lipstick review. You can show all the arm swatches you want, but the proof is in the lip-swatch pudding!) 😉
I didn’t smile in the photos. My lips are relaxed, and (haha), I think the shape makes me look like I’m not happy. Trust me. When I was wearing Ronnie Red, I was ecstatic! (Still a newbie when it comes to lip-swatch photos.)
Here’s what my bare lips look like for reference:
Natural Light Photos
Sunlight Photo (No sunlight lip swatches.)
√ Bright red
- Name: MAC Ronnie Red Lipstick
- Collection: MAC Archie’s Girls Collection 2013
- Lipstick Colours Available in the MAC Archie’s Girls Collection: Ronnie Red, Daddy’s Little Girl, Betty Bright, Boyfriend Stealer, Girl Next Door & Oh, Oh, Oh
- Amount: 3 g (0.1 oz.)
- What I Paid: $20 CAD
- Where to Buy: MAC stores & MAC counters (It’s sold out on the MAC website.)
- Limited Edition? Yes!
MAC Ronnie Red Lipstick Review
MAC Ronnie Red Lipstick is the perfect red for those who have a skin tone that’s similar to mine (I think it’s around NC20 or so). It’s noticeably red, but it’s not a straight red. It’s more like a pink-based red.
And you know what? Before this lipstick, I wasn’t in the habit of wearing red lipstick on a daily basis, but now I can’t get enough of it! (Even my co-workers have commented how it really brightens up my entire face, and they say that it really suits me. :D)
I love how this red is dramatic, but at the same time, it’s not a crazy-looking red. I feel extremely comfortable wearing this.
MAC Ronnie Red Lipstick has a matte finish. I was expecting it to be really drying, but surprisingly, it wasn’t! I was shocked!
However, I didn’t wear the lipstick right on my bare lips from the tube. I never wear lipstick straight on my bare lips because it never feels comfortable.
Here’s what I do: I put on a Jack Black lip balm while I’m getting ready in the morning. Then I blot my lips with a tissue paper before I apply the lipstick. Using this technique makes the lipstick feel comfortable all day.
Application & Formula
I was blown away by the pigmentation and longevity of MAC Ronnie Red Lipstick! I’m not exaggerating in the slightest – From when I applied the lipstick in the morning until after I finished a full 8-hour work day, Ronnie Red had pretty much the same saturation and pigmentation! Yeah! I drank water throughout the day and ate lunch, yet it stayed put! Crazy – no other lipstick I have ever worn has lasted this long and felt comfortable, too!
Ronnie Red is a major winner for me! Before, I used to prefer lip glosses, but Ronnie Red has made me way more interested to try more lipsticks in general!
Final Verdict: 10/10
I am in love and lust with MAC Ronnie Red Lipstick! It delivers the colour and longevity I want, yet it feels good on my lips. I can’t get enough of it!
Did you get anything from the MAC Archie’s Girls Collection? What’s your favourite lipstick? Will you try to track down Ronnie Red?