A couple of months ago I went in search of Dark Side in my nearest MAC store and it was sold out and I ended up leaving with a similar but lighter shade, Hang-Up. I now have Dark Side in my possession and I absolutely love it. It is probably the darkest lipstick I own and quite a difficult shade to pull off but I think I do pretty well with it. It’s a very rich, highly pigmented and opaque lipstick and because it’s an amplified creme finish, it glides effortlessly on to the lips with zero drag. It is described as a deep cool-toned burgundy-tinged red and it instantly creates a vampy, sultry and bold look which is perfect for the Autumn/Winter months. I like to team Dark Side with MAC’s Currant or Nightmoth lipliner to stop the colour from bleeding and to add a little more depth. In my opinion, it is an incredible and winning combination. I found that this lipstick wore for a good 4 to 5 hours before settling in to a nice red wine stain. This lipstick would look great on paler skin tones as well as medium and darker skin tones to create an awesome and slightly gothic statement lip. I think, after Dark Side, I’m ready to take on MAC’s super dark lipstick Cyber. What do you think? Could I pull it off?
Do you own Dark Side? What are your thoughts? What is your favourite MAC lipstick for this time of year?
Love Erin. ELH. X