MAC Dark Side Lipstick Review, Swatches

by Karpagam on April 15, 2011 · 34 comments

MAC Dark Side Lipstick Review, Swatches

Today I’m going to review the very first product I got from MAC, “The Dark Side” Lipstick. Its an amplified cream lipstick.

Where did I buy that : I got a chance to go to Macy’s during my official US trip and was so happy to see a MAC counter there(A brand highly recommended by my manager. So sweet of her.. 🙂 ). When you call it make-up , the first thing that came to my mind at that time was lip-sticks :P. As I had gone there with a family friend (guy) I didn’t want to spend much time choosing the shade .. I just asked the MUA to help me out and she picked the Lipstick in “Dark Side” and a complementing Lip gloss(forgotten the name). I just tried it on my hands and picked it (Donno for what reason on this earth I did that :(..)..

mac dark side lipstick

I use make-up occasionally (2-3 yrs back) and that too never loud. “Dark Side” is a deep burgundy colour. I was super excited and tried it as soon as I reached my hotel. I was shocked to see how dark the colour looked on my lips(I was so stupid, not to make out from the name :'()
Here’s are the swatches :

mac dark side lipstick swatch  without flash

mac dark side lipstick swatch without flash

mac dark side lipstick swatch with flash

mac dark side lipstick swatch with flash

 

mac dark side lipstick lip swatch

mac dark side lipstick lip swatch

 

I would directly go on to the PROs and CONs of the lipstick

What I like about MAC Dark Side Lipstick

1. Very creamy. You can wear it on its own without a lip balm
2. Doesn’t fade so easily. The shine might reduce after a couple of hours , but the color stays .
3. It doesn’t settle in the lines of the lip(I have a lil deeper lines).
4. It doesn’t dry out the lips.

What I don’t like about MAC Dark Side Lipstick

1.The shade. It is way too dark for me (I was not able to carry it)
2. I felt it made me look older than I’m. General problem I face with dark shades
3. Need to line the lip to avoid the color from bleeding.

Would I recommend it :

If you are game for dark shade and can easily carry them, then you can give it a try. Else stay away from it. Though I would recommend you to try in store before buying (to avoid regretting like me :()

Learning from this : Never buy a lipstick before trying it on your lips 😀

Have a great day !!

Have you tried MAC Dark Side Lipstick? please rate in the box below

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

anks April 15, 2011 at 10:52 am

you have sucha beautiful \cupid’s bow shaped mouth! the colour is pretty, but i agree ab the ageing effects of dark colours… have you tried wearing it as a lip stain underneath a gloss?

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Karpagam April 15, 2011 at 11:59 am

:thanks: :thanks: anks ….Shd giv it a try that way :waytogo:

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Kaps April 15, 2011 at 2:49 pm

:thanks: :thanks: :thanks: anks..
I haven’t tried yet. Shd give it a try that way 🙂

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calicoaster April 15, 2011 at 10:53 am

hmmm nice crisp review Karpagam!! :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: You can still use the lipstick by just dabbing it on your lips and blending with a gloss..That gives the hint of the color to your lips without looking OTT!! …Me do that always with my dark and bright lippis!! 😀 😀 😀

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monika April 15, 2011 at 11:21 am

that’s what i do too especially with my red lippies. I apply it slightly with a finger & it looks like a lovely stain

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Karpagam April 15, 2011 at 11:58 am

:thanks: Cali… Shd try using it that way 🙂

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Kaps April 15, 2011 at 2:50 pm

:thanks: Cali. Will try it that way..

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Kaps April 15, 2011 at 2:54 pm

:thanks: monika

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Mrunmayee April 15, 2011 at 11:39 am

You have a sexxy pout karpagam!!!! :-* :-*

You can make this work by changing the application technique.. Instead of a quick swipe, try dabbing the lipstick in gentle and quick strokes.. It will tone down the colour!!!

Hope i am clear enough…. ?:) ?:) ?:)

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Karpagam April 15, 2011 at 12:01 pm

:thanks: so much for your idea Mrun…….

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Noopur April 15, 2011 at 12:06 pm

hey karpagam.. dat shade is lovely n u got really bful lips… its looking grttt on u :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

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Karpagam April 15, 2011 at 2:37 pm

:thanks: for the compliment Noopur 😉

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bhumika April 15, 2011 at 12:23 pm

ya the color is apt for the name..but u can do wat cali sd..wud give u a stained pretty effect n not look OTT..

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Kaps April 15, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Thanks bhumika 🙂 🙂 🙂

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Jinal April 15, 2011 at 12:27 pm

I can never carry off such dark colors. :(( But it looks nice on your lips. :))

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Kaps April 15, 2011 at 2:58 pm

May be it looks good just on the lips ..But not as a whole face :struggle:

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varshini April 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm

you have gotta lovely lips kaps 🙂
You car try mixing it with some other lighter shade such that it gets toned down and top it up with gloss…i do it with my dark shades :))

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Kaps April 15, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Thanks so much varshini :))

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Aarthi April 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm

True. I wanted to buy Cosmo and my hubby asked me to try it first. Thank God I did that coz I feel the color doesn’t suit me much 🙁 Me too not likey dark colors for lips.

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Kaps April 15, 2011 at 2:44 pm

U did a good job 😉

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Kaps April 15, 2011 at 2:46 pm

U did a good job Aarthi 😉

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Kaps April 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Oops!!! comments didn’t work in first place. So I logged in and commented. its coming up two two time ?:)

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Maha April 15, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Too bad the color ddin’t work for you karpagam. And you have a lovely cupid’s bow 🙂

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Supriya April 15, 2011 at 11:59 pm

I love the shade, one hell of a gutsy one that. Combine it with a nice tomato red, or a baby pink colour or a matte beige to lighten it. The tomato red and burgundy will give you a fun combo that will make your lips pop..

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