Autumn Lipsticks: MAC Diva

1.10.12

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This is a gorgeous deep red lipstick that's got a hint of plum, yet manages to not be too purple, and leans slightly on the brownish wine side.  MAC describe it as an "intense reddish burgundy".

Diva reminds me slightly of Russian Red but doesn't have the same brightness and blue undertones.  This strikes me as a slightly more wearable alternative.

It has a Matte formula so does have a tendancy to drag slightly on the lips upon application, and maintenance is key.  It settles into lines on the lip and will show up any dry areas, but a slick of lip balm before and after application fixes this....although you could argue this defeats the object of the lipstick being matte?

Despite finding this extremely easy to wear, Diva isn't a shade that I'd feel comfortable wearing to work.  It can be built up to an intense colour, or patted and smudged onto the lips for more of a stain.

10 comments

  1. This looks like a lovely colour but maybe a little dark for me! x

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    1. Yeah, I guess it isn't for everyone! x

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  2. ooooo i think ive fallen for this one. ive been looking for a darker lipstick, im really into them at the moment! i hate that about mac though, they get the colour spot on, but they tend to be really drying formulas xx

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    1. Yeah I always tend to get an unsightly line around the inside of my lips after a few hours of wear which really sucks :( x

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  3. This colour is utterly stunning and perfect for autumn! Really stunning!
    I cant believe i am only just finding your blog !?
    Anna - your newest follower.

    http://opshopaholic.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. Awww thanks Anna! Yeah, I hear lots about Bordeaux this time of year but I don't think I've ever heard about Diva. It definitely needs more praise because it's the perfect Autumn colour! x

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  4. I really like this colour. I've been looking for a dark red for Autumn/Winter and a MAC counter has opened in my local shopping centre (a sign??). I shall add it to my list of wants.

    Lea x
    http://galaxycaramel69-fashionforward.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Haha yes, that is definitely a sign! My closest MAC counters are about 30 mins away which is good....if there was one in my local town I'm sure I'd be bankrupt! x

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  5. I only found your blog recently, but I absolutely adore it!
    This colour is so so beautiful, I definitely prefer it to Russian Red!
    xxx
    http://my-super-ramblings.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you!

      I love Russian Red when I want a true red look, but this is definitely another fave! x

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