I just received my MAC parcel all the way from USA today and instead of reviewing my haul one-by-one (most of them have already been reviewed by other beauty gurus a million times anyway), I thought I should just talk about them as a whole! I have a lot of lipsticks as you can see from the picture above (*guilty*) so I’ll pick some and classify them into different groups like favourite dark lipsticks, my lips but better lipsticks, red lipsticks, so on and so forth.
Check out what made it to my MLBB and Red lipsticks lists!
This post, as you can see from the title, is all about my favourite dark lipsticks! There are several types of dark lipsticks but in my books, they are usually in dark plum or dark rusty brown shades. Call me weird but I really love, love my dark lipsticks the most! Most people don’t as they tend to make them look gothic but for me, I’m seriously not into cosplaying. Dark makeup just enhances every facial feature of mine which other shades don’t. I do get a lot of stares in public when I wear dark makeup but meh, that’s just coz they don’t see it all the time! (大惊小怪)
Most of my favourite lipsticks are from MAC and Urban Decay
Everyone is born with different lip colour, so here’s mine without lipstick to give you an idea of how the lipstick colour will turn out on my pale pink lips.
Love my eye makeup here so here’s one to flaunt it HAHA.
Overview of my top 10 in no particular order! I love them all just as much!
Lighting is really terrible in my room when night falls, so please bear in mind that the lipstick bullets are a lot darker in real life!
First 4: (from left) Venom, Shame, Diva, Rebel
1. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in VENOM
Love UD’s Revolution lipstick line – very moisturising yet long-lasting. Venom is a deep fuchsia shimmer with blue undertone.
SWATCH (ha ha pardon my hairy hand – haven’t waxed them yet)
2. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in SHAME
Out of the 10 lipsticks featured here, this undoubtedly is in my top 3 (possibly the top 1). I love how RICH the colour looks. It’s like what, deep burgundy with brown and ruby??! Major LOVE!
One more shot for my greatest love!
3. MAC in DIVA
Diva is comparable to Urban Decay’s Shame, I feel. It’s also in a deep burgundy shade 😀
I’m obsessed with the matte finishes in MAC’s lipstick line because they are all so beautifully pigmented. Don’t be surprised to see a lot of them in my upcoming features!
Singaporeans! Find out how to buy from maccosmetics.com here!
4. MAC in REBEL
Deep, fuchsia berry!
The next 4: (from left) Paramount, Dark Side, Dubonnet and Film Noir
5. MAC in PARAMOUNT
Deep, reddish brown! It’s really very gorgeous in real life and makes me look fairer 😛
Took this a few days back with direct sunlight. It’s more true to this colour 🙂
6. MAC in DARK SIDE
Another deep burgundy shade with red undertone lipstick! I don’t think this shade is available in Singapore because I couldn’t find this in local stores. I got this off maccosmetics.com!
It may look quite similar to Diva here but it is definitely not! This is more towards the red side. No hints of purple at all.
7. MAC in DUBONNET
Dubonnet is a deep red with brown undertone.
I was contemplating on whether to put this shade in the “10 Favourite Red Lipsticks” category but this is a tad too dark to be in there!
8. MAC in FILM NOIR
Received this today! Tried it almost immediately after opening my parcel and fell in love with it INSTANTLY! It’s a very gorgeous shade of deep, reddish brown (like rust). Something that Morticia Addams would use haha! Like Dark Side, this is not available in Singapore.
I am hoping for my skin to be fairer! It looks AWESOME with fair skin.
Following behind Dubonnet and Film Noir are Cyber and Sin (last 2 on the right)
9. MAC in CYBER
This is a WAY darker version of Pure Heroine. It’s a much deeper purple with red undertone.
10. MAC in SIN
Last but not least, a very intense blackened red lipstick. It’s a little darker than Paramount but lighter than Film Noir. This also just flew in from the states!
What do you guys think? Which colour suits me best? I need unbiased opinion because once I fancy something, I’d just use it regardless of how I look in it. I can’t ask my boyfriend because he objects every single item featured here. Hahaha.
That’s all for this entry! Hope you like that I bombarded more pictures and wrote less in this entry which is so unlike me. If you have any recommendation for any dark lipstick (it has to be most importantly long-lasting), do leave a comment below! 🙂
Be sure to stay tuned for more posts like this!
Thanks for reading ❤
FAVOURITES: 10 MLBB Lipsticks
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17 thoughts on “FAVOURITES: 10 Dark Lipsticks”
Have Diva and looove it 😀 Thanks for the review
Have wanted to try Sin but was worried it would be too similar to my Diva. Also it was discontinued.. now it’s back yay!
Also want to try cyber and film noir, and now because of your review, Paramount.
PS Why does your bf object?
Hey Alice! Oops, did my post tempt you in getting more lipsticks? Haha. You should totally get Film Noir – it’s so pretty!! Sin is gorgeous too.
Bf doesn’t like dark lipstick (or lipstick in general).. he thinks lipsticks are poisonous and dark shades make me look like I’m poisoned. -_-
Is UD shame avail in singapore?
Yup it is 🙂
Is Mac sin available in stores in sg?
Nope it’s not! But Sin was included in the Rocky Horror Picture Show collection launched here last month which is already sold out 🙂
Hey! Really nice pictures! LOVEEE dark colours too! But in sg you get so much “??” Stares when we wear it, gets annoying sometimes. Buy I still wear them tho hahaha. By the way, what website do you shop at when you purchased these? Could you please share the link to it! Thanks so much in advance babe! Stay pretty!
Thanks dear!! Yeah I totally agree with you on the response I get from people haha. I usually buy from retail stores (Sephora) if I’m in the mood to go out. But usually I purchase online for MAC (macccosmetics) or from the app called Carousell 🙂
Hey Fiona thanks for replying!
I tried ordering on the maccosmetics web but it says ship to US and Canada only! :<
I've been desperately trying to purchase mac lipsticks online but still to no avail! Please please please paste your direct link here babe! 😦
Oh and by the way, whats the difference between Sin and Living Legend? They seem so similar!
hey! yes it only ships to US and Canada so you’d need a freight forwarder (comgateway, borderlinx, vpost etc) based in US to ship your stuff over to sg. I have quite a number of queries on that so fret not, i’m going to do a tutorial soon.
update: link to tutorial is https://fionaseah.com/2014/12/14/tutorial-how-to-buy-from-maccosmetics-com/
and you’ve asked the right person about sin vs living legend. you can refer to my review here. I have provided a comparison swatch against all other purple shades:
but basically living legend is darker than sin 🙂 hope that helps!
Hey fiona! Oooh yes!! Thank god for you!! Sooooo looking forward to your tutorial on that! Cant wait! 😀
Hmmm both shades are so pretty I wouldn’t know which to purchase now. Hahaha.
Do take care alright!
you look great in Paramount!
Thanks Lulu! 🙂
Hi ! I think the MAC Film Noir makes a marvel on you, with class A.
After, Venom of UD have something more than others. It reminds me their gloss Asphyxia (which is not commercialised since), in less electro but more rock.
Yay! Yes I do agree that Venom is gorgeous. In fact it’s one of my first dark colours 🙂
Hey Fiona! As always, thanks for the informative makeup reviews and posts! I love your bubbly style of writing, never fails to keep my attention when I’m looking for something to read. 🙂 Slowly starting out into “proper” makeup recently, and lipsticks just seem to accumulate dangerously quickly…. (your favourite selection posts don’t help one bit :P)
I think the two UD shades look the best on you, and Film Noir after that! Probably because for M.A.C you rock the red shades better xD
Hello! Hahahaha oh nooo I feel so bad! Stop looking at lipsticks now or you’ll be a hoarder like me in no time!! 😛 Anyway thanks for the compliments! I didn’t know I could carry off red shades! 🙂 Do share with me which lipsticks you bought after looking through my posts ok! (hope it’s not a lot hahaha!)