What Do You Think? Has MAC Released a Shade of Red For Every Heart?

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MAC A Shade of Red For Every Heart
Wearing MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Hang-Up

MAC A Shade of Red For Every Heart


Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, love. It’s one of my favorite holidays, and not just because it makes it totally legit to eat an entire 1-pound box of See’s Candies in a single sitting (something I’ve done multiple times).

How many pounds of chocolate candy are sold during Valentine’s week in the U.S.? (Click here for the answer)

I also love it for the red!

It’s everywhere — red valentines, red hearts, red candy and decorations. Oh, and let’s not forget lips.

MAC A Shade of Red For Every HeartAnd should you need a little help deciding on a particular shade of red to wear on or around the Big V, MAC has nine suggestions: A Shade of Red For Every Heart. The nine-piece release for lips and nails, available now online, includes some seriously saturated reds, some of them brights and others dark crimsons, and it even features a few former lovers like Cockney Lipstick (remember this beauty from Euristocrats 2?).

When it comes to lips, it’s hard (although not utterly impossible) to go wrong with red; it makes my willpower wilt. Have a look at these four items, which are some of my faves from the launch, and let me know if anything shoots an arrow of lust through your makeup-lovin’ heart.

From the left: Lustre Lipstick in Cockney ($14.50), Cremesheen Lipstick in Hang-Up ($14.50), Prolongwear Lipglass in Driven By Love ($18.50) and Prolongwear Lipglass in Lasting Achievement ($18.50)

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Swatches from the left: Lipstick in Cockney, Lipstick in Hang-Up, Prolongwear Lipglass in Driven By Love and Prolongwear Lipglass in Lasting Achievement


Lipstick in Cockney

Prolongwear Lipglass in Driven By Love

Prolongwear Lipglass in Lasting Achievement

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. How do you feel about red lips? Do you prefer ’em bold, bright, dark, nude, sheer or something else?


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  1. You look as hot as always! I probably won’t be wearing red for Valentine’s Day though. My boyfriend has been very tolerant with my beauty experiments, but lipsticks are a big no-no for him. I get winced at when I wear Chanel Rouge Coco Mademoiselle, believe it or not! So if I want to be kissed on Valentine’s Day, I guess red is off the table *sighs*
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  2. All of these shades are flattering on you, but MAC’s Ruby Woo is the perfect shade of red. Nothing can convince me otherwise!
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  3. Inday says:

    I have a weakness for red lippies and I NEED Cockney! Lasting Achievement is pretty too, I’ve been looking for some deeper reds for my collection, hee hee.

  4. Tracy says:

    I love Cockney!! It’s my easy wearing red! Everyone need it I say!
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  5. Karen B says:

    That lipstick in Cockney is calling my name. Bigtime. I’ll definitely check it out when it gets to the counter here in Antwerp.

  6. breyerchic04 says:

    My every day red is Hot Tahiti, I do also have Cockney. I think I need Hang Up and Ruby Woo!

  7. Joanna says:

    I am in love with them all. I want I want I neeeed…

  8. Nina says:

    such pretty pretty reds! its getting close to hearts day – so this is appropriate!

  9. Chris25 says:

    Is Cockney LE? I already own Hang-Up. My new fave red is NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Absolute Red. I turned a lot of heads wearing it yesterday! πŸ™‚

  10. Sarah S. says:

    WOW. I don’t know about “every heart” but these reds all look seriously SMOKING HOT on you!

  11. Oh gosh, I loooove every single shade! I *must* check this out once it’s available in stores.

    Generally, I prefer a brighter red for regular wear (day or night) and a deep red for onstage performances.
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  12. corallista says:

    I’m loving the blush more than the lips! What are you wearing?
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  13. Lucy says:

    Cockney and Driven by Love are both really nice πŸ™‚

  14. Cockney looks great on you! It brightens up your face. I may have to check this one out. Not sure if I’ll be wearing red on Valentine’s Day. It depends on what mood I’m in.

  15. Jennie says:

    I love the blush and the eyes – more details please!

  16. Tina B says:

    These all look stunning and you wear them with style! My reds have to be bold, I just started wearing them this year, too! I guess I’m the ‘go big or go home’ type of girl πŸ™‚
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  17. Kelsey V. says:

    Personally, reds aren’t my thing, but I have started to branch out of my nudes and sheer pinks to brighter pops of colors on my lippies, especially with the essence Stay With Me glosses that you did a review on a while back.
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  18. Kelly says:

    I love red lips…on other people. It has been about 7 years since I last wore a red lipstick. Now that I have 2 little kids that I’m constantly kissing I don’t wear lipstick often. I have become a blush ho though. Karen do you think that the new Tarte blush in Buff would look good on NC20 skin? It is unlike any thing I have.

  19. Neeraj says:

    Red Lipstick for every heart……..so true and so divine..MAC makes really lovely reds.
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  20. Kim says:

    Hang Up and Lasting achievement got my little heart pounding. πŸ™‚ That said, I still haven’t gone red. I know… there’s no time like the present! PS They all look fabulous on you, of course!

  21. LaurieS says:

    I’ve been waiting to see some swatches on these! They look gorgeous on you but I’m afraid I might look like a corpse even if I dabbed and blotted. Thanks for great post.
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    • Karen says:

      You’re welcome, Laurie.

      Hmm… what kind of red are you looking for? Maybe I can help you find something that would be more your style.

      • LaurieS says:

        Reds seem to age me (I’m 41) and make me look like I’m trying too hard. I probably need something sheer but even a red tinted gloss looks bad on. I have ghostly cool toned skin, blue eyes and dark blonde hair but there’s probably no helping me, I’ve tried so many already but thank you for offering πŸ™‚

  22. Chaeriste says:

    I love a red lip… I”m a total diva/hooker, but I’m so pale it’s difficult for me to wear one. I have found a light touch works best. Revlon Lip Butter in Red Velvet is awesome and easy to apply… but Lasting Achievement may make me stop at the MAC counter tonight. WOOOOO!!!!!

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