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You know you’re a little obsessed with typography and fonts when you notice things like how the swoosh on the lower case “t” slides under the dot above the “i” on MAC’s new Dita Von Teese Lipstick, and your first thought is “Dang! I wish I’d thought of that.”
It’s those little touches, man!
Limited edition MAC Matte Lipstick in Von Teese ($18) is an online exclusive arriving on the MAC website
December 7 December 9, and as you’ve probably already guessed, it’s a collaboration with burlesque beauty/dancer/author Dita Von Teese.
Yup, she’s also an author. Her new book, Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour, arrives in bookstores December 1.
The lipstick, on the other hand, isn’t very eccentric. It’s a pretty classic take on matte tomato red, and it’s very, very Dita. Her love for matte red lips is well known.
On me, it’s an opaque warm red with a hint of yellow, and the hint doesn’t take it into MAC Lady Danger Land, so there aren’t any orange undertones.
In general, matte lipsticks can be hit or miss. They have a reputation for being dry, thick and patchy (don’t get me started on matte lips in the ’90s!), but I think MAC did a great job with this one. The formula is a little creamy (creamier than usual for a MAC matte), which makes the application smoother. It glides across my lips without tugging and doesn’t accentuate any flakes.
Thank goodness, because my lips have been hella dry lately.
That reminds me — I need to drink more water throughout the day.
Even with its creaminess, Von Teese Lipstick still looks like a straight-up matte on the lips, which makes it a good option if you’re looking for a comfy, forgiving matte red.
I’m something of a MAC red lipstick hoarder, and I think this one makes a beautiful addition to any MAC red lipstick hoarder’s collection.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,