MAC's Powder Kiss Lipstick in Devoted to Chili has been chosen by the Preview team as the Best Lipstick product of 2019. This and 24 other products were reviewed by 25 real girls for this year's Preview Girls' Choice Awards to see if these products truly deserved their title. Ahead, Lazada's Head of Fashion Rachelle Sayed gives us her thoughts on the product:
The Product: MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick in Devoted to Chili
What It Is
It's a non-drying lipstick with a matte formula. It claims to feel weightless on your lips as it delivers a romantic blur of effortless, soft-focus color.
I like the idea of a red lip, but I don't get to wear it too often. Whenever I do, I usually do a bright red lip a la MAC’s Ruby Woo, a shade which I feel best complements my features. There are a few things that are important to me when it comes to red lipstick: First, it needs to be long lasting (i.e it will still be there even after I eat and drink) because I cannot be bothered to have to retouch every so often; Second, I prefer red lipstick to be more on the matte side, but not drying.
On a daily basis, I don't wear too much makeup because I prefer a more barefaced or natural look. For daytime, I typically just put on some concealer and blush, curl my lashes, and top off my look with some pinkish nude lipstick–simple! Then if I want to transition this look to something more appropriate for night time, I put on a muted cat eye, some bronzer, and mascara. This lipstick fits in perfectly because I don't usually put on eyeshadow, which means I can play up my night look with a red lip for a pop of color instead.
I was very curious to know which product I would be reviewing. When I opened the package, I was happy to see that it was MAC because it’s a brand that’s very familiar to me. I've always loved the cosmetics brand. In terms of the lipstick packaging itself, it seemed a bit more premium than usual because of the matte casing. I was also pleasantly surprised to see that it was red lipstick. I knew it would be fun because I haven’t played around with a red lip lately, especially this warm brick tone.
How I Used It
Personally, I don't wear a red lip too often; but whenever I do, just like with any lipstick, I'd usually put on some lip balm before applying it because I want to make sure my lips are moisturized. I usually wear a red lip with a bronzed look, winged liner, curled lashes, and mascara. Again, it's a very simple look because I’m a believer that a little goes a long way.
That said, I'm happy to report that the product was fantastic! It was so easy to apply, which is important to me. It glides on very smoothly, which tends to be tricky when it comes to red lipsticks—a slight mistake can cause such a big mess. Luckily, the product pulled through and I felt great wearing it–there's something very empowering about wearing a red lip. If you're someone who's not too keen on wearing a bold lip color, I think this product is a good starting point for you. The red hue isn't too intimidating. In fact, it's a wearable daytime red that just upgrades your look in one swipe. Formula-wise, it's comfortable to wear on your lips all day long, too!