This lipstick looks orange red on most photos I’ve seen. On my face, it’s a straight up flaming orange.
I think my skin pulls out the orange and coral in a lot of lipsticks. Both Mehr and Please Me, described by MAC as blue-pinks*, look coral or peachy on me. Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte lipstick in True Pink, which is supposed to be a true neutral pink, is not true neutral pink on my face.
That’s that — if you find your skin tone to be really close to mine (check my matches here), this could be the orange that could work for you.
I was going to buy Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Matte lipstick in Jenna but it was not available. I was overcome by a feeling of defeat, which is probably the most illogical of shopping feelings, and I didn’t want to go home empty-handed. I bought Lady Danger and here we are.
MAC Lady Danger is your standard MAC matte lipstick. I recently found out that it also had an amplified iteration, which is high-shine and high-pigment (see it on Shari’s face). It looks bright coral red on her — probably a limited edition release because on her post, it’s in a gold bullet).
They always say that orange lipsticks make the teeth look more yellow. Lady Danger, surprisingly, makes my teeth look whiter. It’s strange, really. I think that’s why I like it. I was also surprised that I can wear it on a bare face. Many orange lipsticks wash me out or make my skin look drab; this doesn’t. Of course, it’ll look better with eye makeup on but I like lipsticks I can wear on their own.
The problem I’m having with this is when I put it on, I can’t seem to get the edges right. So I bought a cheap orange lip liner (not wearing lip liner in the photo, though). Also, it clashes with many of my clothes. I’d love to wear this more but I can only seem to wear it when I’m donning white or black outfits.
I think orange is the most difficult lip color to wear, at least against my skin tone. I’d take purples and blackened plums over orange any time. But I’m glad I decided to adopt a why not mentality. Maybe I should try coral next.
*Please Me is now described on the MAC website as muted rosy-tinted pink.