I'm talking about MAC's matte Lady Danger.
It is really, really hard to find in Melbourne. Only one place stocks it (or so a MAC counter girl told me), and it's not often in stock anyway. And, frankly, I think that the fact we pay so much for it in Australia (it's around $38ish) is ridiculous. That said, I just love the colour and the texture. It's the perfect orange-based red, without being too orange, and the matte finish is just so beautiful, I think. Especially for winter makeup. So glamorous!
The story of how I got this one is lovely: earlier this year, I'd decided I just had to try and get one, and went to two MAC makeup counters, only to be disappointed. Later, at home, I was flicking between the MAC online shop, umming and ahh-ing over paying $50 for one lipstick, and my twitter page – and a tweet popped up: someone I follow was giving one away to the first person to respond to that tweet! And I was first! Good timing or what?! I was soooooo chuffed! (They've since closed their blog, otherwise I would have linked to it of course.)
I couldn't wait to wear it, so here it is, from last Friday. The photos in my living room are from the late afternoon, when I was trying to pretend it wasn't completely dark in my house but of course it was. I'd had my hair in large-ish pin curls all day and we were going to our friends' house for dinner. As you can see, it was still pretty summery last Friday!
The curls had worked quite well. You can see I had two in the top front section, as this was a lot quicker than what I've been doing lately, which is four longer, thinner ones in the top section. Smiling at your lipstick makes it go on better, true fact! Maybe. Two rolls in the front and I was ready! I'm SO happy to have my familiar lipstick again. I can't wait to wear it on cold days, with face powder, a hat, maybe a 1940s suit. And, with red hair..!