At the moment, my staple, go-to lipstick shades are always dark, vampy colours, as I think they look really quite striking against my very pale skin. My friends know me really well and bought me Cyber from MAC for my birthday, and I was so excited about it!
This blackish-purple lipstick is the darkest colour offered by MAC and I absolutely love it. It has a nice satin finish which I really like, as because the colour is so dark, that little bit of a shine gives your lips a bit of life and makes them more full-looking, as dark lipsticks can often make your lips appear smaller than they are. The staying power is impressive too – it lasts a good 4/5 hours without needing a touch up.
Because this lipstick is so dark, it is really important that you use a lip liner to stop the colour from bleeding. It’s such a pain having a lip liner to match every colour lipstick you have, so I use the Studio Lip Lock pencil from Elf, which is a transparent formula that prevents feathering and bleeding. It’s an absolute BARGAIN at £3.50, so something that’s definitely worth investing in. After using this, I use a lip brush to fill in my lips with the lipstick just so it has a really nice clean precise finish.
The only thing I don’t like about this lipstick is the smell. MAC are quite well known for their vanilla-scented lipsticks, but the smell is just so sickly and strong it really puts me off. Thankfully the smell does wear off, but I really wish they’d either be scentless or just more subtle.
What do you think of Cyber? What’s your staple lipstick shade at the moment?