Enter MAC Archie's Girls Collection — two elements I never would have imagined to ever be in the same sentence let alone in a collaboration. The grade school girl in me got giddy all over after finding out about this collection. Back when I had no idea lipstick existed, I was a huge Archie Comics geek! I went to National Bookstore almost every week to buy one, read in a day and add to my precious collection. Kinda like how I feel with lipstick now (except of course I don't buy it weekly!).
Obviously, I've chosen to give in and purchase one product. I was picking among this, Betty Bright and Daddy's Little Girl. Once my favorite Multiply shop stocked up on the collection, I panicked and quickly chose Ronnie Red just so I can check out and confirm my purchase already. If I had chosen one more shade, I may have been too late in checking out. And true enough, once I checked back to see if I could still purchase Betty Bright or Daddy's Little Girl, both had already been sold out. C-R-A-Z-Y.
MAC Ronnie Red is a bright pinky red with blue undertones. I don't usually go for bright reds but since I'm a fan of matte lipsticks, that more than the color, tickled my lipstick senses. Also, the fact that Temptalia gave this an A+ intrigued me even more. That girl knows lipstick. I mean, imagine all the lipstick (and blushes, foundation, etc etc) she has swatched and tried on her face! Anyway...
I'm truly impressed by the formulation of this one. Its matte finish is unlike the other mattes I own, which are MAC too. This one seemed to glide on easily as compared to the ever so famous Ruby Woo. I didn't experience any feathering or budging for hours! Even after a meal, it didn't seem like anything was wiped off when I bit into my delicious tuna and egg sandwich. Temptalia wasn't kidding when she said this particular lipstick was long-wearing. Even the stain stayed on until I got home and only then when I wiped it off with my oil-based eye & lip remover did it finally say bye bye. Pretty impressive, if I may say so myself.
As you can see, I only have one other red which is Viva Glam I, also from the matte family which is a deeper, darker brick red compared to Ronnie's pink redness. As for dryness level, I would say that my dry lips didn't get at all chapped compared to when I wear other MAC lipsticks which are of cremesheen formula. It's not moisturizing nor hydrating but it felt so lovely to wear, like I didn't have anything heavy applied on my lips.
|Excuse the uneven application, was in a hurry to apply it.|
Overall, I can say I've found another red I can wear (and I'm not particularly magnetized towards red all that much). If I could repurchase, I'd have to say I'm in between. I haven't tried a lot of reds to be able to say I'd be loyal to this one but we'll see.
Price: Php 850 - Php 1000 depending on where you buy it.
Where to Buy: MAC Stores (but you'd have to fall in line for what 1-2 hours?!), Online Shops (Multiply, Instagram)