A glimpse at the lips: MAC's lipstick in Lady Bug

 MAC's Lady Bug

MAC's Lady Bug

To date I've only come across a few beauty-related items that have never ceased to amaze me, and NARS' Flamenco was a lipstick to behold, cherish, and stop other women in their tracks to ask precisely, "what are you wearing on your lips?" My hopes of replacing such a special candied red were dashed when NARS stopped manufacturing Flamenco, or so I thought.

A few weeks ago I was tinkering about at my local MAC counter when my eyes haphazardly locked on Lady Bug, "a juiced yellow tomato" -- better yet, Flamenco's doppelgänger.

 Swatch of Lady Bug

Swatch of Lady Bug

Lady Bug's boldness is tempered by its lustre finish -- sheer, and subtly glossy.

 Wearing Lady Bug

Wearing Lady Bug

When I was a kid I wholeheartedly believed in the luck all lady bugs possessed. Here's hoping this tube comes with a bit of it.

The Bagful breakdown:

Total amount for MAC's Lady Bug:

Value for money spent (performance and quality):

  • 10 out of 10 bags — Wear it alone, or layer it over an even more intense red liner. <3

Would another purchase be on the horizon?:

  • I recently built my own blush/eyeshadow palette during our Hawaiian holiday. I'll share my picks with you really soon.