I am die-hard fan of orange lipsticks (did I see raised eyebrows 😛 yes I am crazy and love bold bright lippies ;-)) I have morange which a true orange but I needed something little subtler which I can sport on daily basis. I had seen Scarlet Ibis swatches when Iris Apfel collection was launched and had drooled over it but unlucky I wasn’t able to get it; so when it was re-promoted again in the MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection I had to grab this beauty. So presenting here my favorite orange lippy (shhh I have 3 orange lippies don’t tell anybody.:-D), Scarlet Ibis.
Packaging: I totally adore the packaging glossy black tube with picture of the diva Marilyn Monroe. <3
Shade:It is a reddened orange. Neither too dark, nor bright! It will suit all skin tones very well.
Texture: oh god I am in head over heels in love with the texture; it’s a demi matte finish means it’s matte but creamy too. It has a subtle sheen that wears away after an hour or so and results in a true matte finish.It applies smoothly without any dragging and doesn’t settle in fines lines. My lips never felt dry with this on!
Pigmentation: It’s highly pigmented and one swipe is enough to give you opaque coverage.
Staying power: The staying power is fantastic; easily stays for 6 hours then leaves a nice stain. It survives a full meal. It does not bleed or transfer.
Final Words: Scarblet Ibis is the perfect reddish orange which instantly perks up my complexion. If you are not comfortable wearing a true red or orange lippy give this a try I am sure you will fall in love with it. <3