MAC’s lipsticks are some of my favorite. I own a couple of them from their matte line, and I’ve tried some of their cremesheens. However, my favorite formula has to be their satin finish. MAC’s satin lipsticks are semi-matte, so they aren’t as drying as completely matte ones, but they still offer the same amount of pigmentation.
Del Rio is described as a “muted plum brown” on MAC’s website. I would’ve never picked it up had the salesperson not recommended it. I had asked for a neutral everyday lipstick, something that looked like my lips but better. I have to say that the salesperson delivered!
If I dab a thin layer on my lips, I get a nice pink-brown tone that looks natural.
You get full pigmentation with just one layer. It has a somewhat red undertone, not so much of the “plum” that MAC describes it as. I don’t know if it’s just me, but when I think of plum, I think of a more purple based color. The red undertone looks more pronounced on lighter skin tones.
The color is neutral enough to go with a variety of eye looks, especially when worn as a light tint. It also wears well, so I don’t end up with funny looking lipstick after a dinner out with friends. I find that it easily lasts through 4 or 5 hours, and sometimes even more if I’m not constantly wiping at my lips during meals.
The lipstick can be made to look more matte with a lip liner underneath, or it can be worn glossy. I love wearing it glossy, but the lipstick bleeds a little if I’m overzealous with lip balm. This usually doesn’t bother me because it bleeds evenly and looks like I intentionally over lined my lips.
I’d be lying if I said that this isn’t the first product I reach for on a daily basis. I’ve been using it for a few years now, and it’s definitely my favorite lipstick!
Rating: 5/5 for longevity, comfortable formula, and color.