In celebration of National Lipstick Day with M.A.C, we’re bringing back their iconic matte shades, the signature lipsticks that put M.A.C on the map.
Ruby Woo is bright red; Velvet Teddy, a universal neutral, Heroine is an edgy purple and Candy Yum Yum, neon pink.
We’re bringing these signature shades to life by personifying each one and attributing personas to the badass women who love them.
The right lipstick makes you feel confident, brings out your alter ego and gives you main character energy. So what does your signature lipstick shade say about you? Let’s find out.
- Bright Red – Ms Ruby Woo
If bright red is your go-to lipstick shade, then Ruby Woo by M.A.C is perfect for you; iconic, bold, world-famous. You’re the drama, you walk into every room face first, and the crowd stops and stares, enthralled. You’re a stylish girl, a classic woman, a timeless babe. This bestselling, fan-favourite shade is fit for any occasion — slap it on and instantly look like and become a fiercer version of yourself. It elevates any look and lets everyone who so much as glances at you know you’re *that* b-tch.
This lipstick appeals to sirens, that is, women who are the object of many wishful fantasies, alluring yet out of reach. You’re close enough only to hypnotise them but not to be fully experienced. They want you, and they want to be you.
Ruby Woo screams Hollywood Starlet, A-list, millionaire heiress, party girl extraordinaire; an unforgettable style statement.
- Neutral – Ms Velvet Teddy
If you’re more into neutral shades, Velvet Teddy is the universal neutral for all; sensual, loyal, silky, smooth and steadfast. This lipstick embodies balance, not too warm and not too cool.
This sexy shade is for people who are down to earth— you like to keep it simple, stylish and sweet. You’re a charmer with a certain innocence to you that people find endearing.
This shade is for women who like order and balance and favour a more laid-back approach to life, turning heads with a fresh, warm, elegant disposition. You’re cool, calm and stress-free.
- Purple – Ms Heroine
This shade is for non-conformists and rebels. It’s edgy, intoxicating, sexy, and unexpected. If you favour this shade, you’re artsy and mysterious with a dark side, as seductive as you are sinister. You’re very in touch with your thoughts and feelings and your artistic nature shines through.
You’re disarmingly charming, probably smirking and wise-cracking your way through life. People are easily drawn to you and fall under your spell in no time.
- Neon Pink – Ms Candy Yum Yum
This shocking, fluorescent shade is cheeky, cute, and fun while being bright and bold. Sweet with an edge of fierce spunk. If Candy Yum Yum is your shade, then you’re ready for anything and an embodiment of the duality of (wo)man. You’re a cutie pie in the day and cutthroat supermodel Linda Evangelista at night.
You’re energetic, the charismatic centre of attention, a bubbly girl and everyone’s instant bestie. Sometimes you’re hot, sometimes you’re cold, but always breathtaking. You walk with an energetic pep in your step, and you fill the room with light even when you’re aloof and barely even a part of it.
The thought and image of you leave a lasting impression, an earworm that people just can’t get rid of. They’ll crave more of you, but while your fleeting presence fades, the memory of you will not.