I know it’s almost spring, and I should be stocking up on some bright and floral things, but I really had to purchase another dark lipstick.

SUE ME! I LOVE DARK MAKEUP. I mean, come on, I own a black lipstick.

If you ever want to try out black lipstick, but you don’t want to spend a lot of money on it (since, you know, you might end up hating it), go to KIKO. They have a great and affordable black lipstick.

But, that’s not what this post is about. So let’s get back to MAC.

I wanted to buy MAC‘s Dark Side for a while now, but I thought that it looked a little too much like all the dark lipsticks that I already own. So I hesitated.

Something that I will never do again because this shade is gorgeous.

Dark Side

MAC calls it a deep burgundy color, and I can’t disagree with that. It is a bit more red than purple though. It could easily be Sin’s or Diva’s little sister, but a bit more shimmery since it’s not matte but amplified.

Still, the coverage is great! It’s completely opaque, which I love.

So, it won’t last as long as a matte lipstick, but it’s definitely more comfortable to wear as it isn’t supposed to completely dry out your lips. Some say that Dark Side might be a little drying, but I might be getting immune to that sensation as I almost never wear anything else but matte lipsticks.

It will leave a faint stain on your lips when you remove it. I always like that. I have small lips so every bit of lipstick helps to draw attention to them haha.

Dark Side

The only problem you’ll obviously get with an amplified lipstick is bleeding. That’s why you need to consider applying a good lip primer or maybe even using a lip pencil. I opt for the last option. Applying lipstick over lip liner will always make sure that the lipstick lasts longer and doesn’t bleed.

I only have two lip liners (a), Soar and Nightmoth; and it looks like Dark Side and Nightmoth go well together. So I got really lucky!

Which lipsticks have you been loving lately? Got any recommendations for me?

Love, Izzy

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