MAC Lady Danger Lipstick: Review and Swatches

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Review and Swatches of MAC Lipstick Lady Danger

By Contributor: Samannita

Whooooshhhhh…’s fire engine red! This was my first reaction when I applied lady danger on my lips. I didn’t try it store and just grabbed it and I really don’t regret buying it but I personally think Lady Danger is the just one step ahead of Chili. I mean if you could change the colour of your lipstick by a few shades then it could be changed into Chili. I know I am making no sense but blame it on the lipsticks takes all the senses out of me! Let’s start with the review and swatches.

MAC describes lady danger as Vivid Bright Coral Red..a classic matte finish lipstick that is perfect to create a retro look.

mac lady danger lipstick review
MAC Lady Danger Lipstick

Chili is a red lipstick with a strong hint of tangerine in it. I think it will suit girls with fair to medium skin tones as it will be too bright and neonish for dark skin. I looks more orange than red on my lips and adds a pop of colour to my face. But wearing it during the day will be a big danger for the ladies unless used as a stain. The lipstick is perfect for night outs and clubbing with golden, bronze or copper eyeshadows. The pigmentation of the lipstick is worth mentioning. One swipe and yes you are ready to go.

The lipstick is from permanent line so the packaging is also like the permanent one in black and silver case with vanilla fragrance. The over black packaging differentiates MAC lipsticks from other brands.

mac lady danger lipstick review swatches photos

The texture is matte but is quite soft and glides super smoothly on lips.  The lipstick never tends to bleed, after all its matte (silly me) but semi-transferable on cups and glasses. I never feel the tugging or pulling of lips while applying it. The lipstick stays on for 5-6 hours without any fading.

mac lady danger lipstick review swatches
mac lady danger lipstick review swatches

 Swatches in natural light. Somehow it turned up more red than orange. See some day light swatches of it here

mac lady danger lipstick review swatch


Here is how it looks on my lips

mac lady danger lipstick review lip swatches
mac lady danger lipstick review lip swatches

 My lip swatch with it

mac lady danger lipstick review lip swatch

Good points of MAC Lady Danger Lipstick:

  • From the permanent line so easy to grab.
  • Gives a pop of colour to my face
  • Matte finish but smooth on lips.
  • No tugging or pulling of lips while applying.
  • Pigmented.
  • Staying power is 5-6 hours without any fading.
  • Survive heavy meals nicely.
  • Semi-transferable to cups and glass for first hour.
  • Vanilla scent.

The bad things of MAC Lady Danger Lipstick:

  • Might suit only fair skin girls.
  • Not for day wear
  • Availability as it remains out of stock most of the time.
mac lady danger lipstick review swatches blog
mac lady danger lipstick

 See swatches of Chili vs Lady Danger vs So Chaud

Price: Rs.990

VNA Rating: 3/5

Overall thoughts: MAC Lady Danger Lipstick is an orange toned red shade and I personally love want to give it 4.5 out of 5 but as it suits only fair skin with yellow undertones so I can’t say its a universal flattering shade that will suit everyone. Nope I can’t and there lies the reason for the low rating. But if you love the shade then my recommendation is do try it in the store first before you buy it as you may not be lucky like me and may end up spending 990 bucks on a lipstick that you can’t wear.

Have you used Lady Danger? Share your views with us.


  1. I love this lipstick :D wore this on my bday with ruby woo underneath. Beautiful review though, I can totally understand the excitement you were facing in the beginning xD

  2. lip swatches look beautiful Sammanita.. Its a pretty red shade…
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    • hahahaha lol yeah itis dangerously red :P…. even me too was first scared to see the shade but trust me lisha,you r so fair i think u cn do proper justice to this shade too :)

  3. I tried it on once at a MAC store, too bright for me.. But its looking really nice on you..
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    • yeah agree , it is too bright but if u want this shade then tone down a bit but dabbing it with fingers i think u can then carry this shade too :)

  4. Always wanted to buy this but for now I’m just going to admire it here! ^_^
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  5. This is such a MAC classic, and I wish I could carry off a shade like that :o) Xx

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    • Yes you can just all you need to keep ur base n*de and then proper lining of lips makes all the difference :)

  6. It’s a gorgeous shade……I have Chilli and Ruby woo and I must say I love them. But as you said such bright shades can’t be worn everyday!
    Very well reviewed totally adore the super attractive pictures Samannita! <3
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    • yeah true they can’t be worn everyday but there shud b something for party right ? so grab it putting that idea in mind ;) :P :D

  7. That’s a fiery red and look just fabulous on you dear!
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  8. this is such a gorgeous shade!
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  9. such a grgs shade n pretty lip swatches sweethrt <3<3
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  10. The color looks so good on u :)

    Btw just one query..i went to MAC today..and this lipstick was Rs. 1450 …but acc. To u its Rs. 990 :/ :| where do i get it at sucha low price?