MAC Chili Lipstick Swatches – Which Celebrity Wears It?

by Anshita on 02/07/2012

MAC Chili Lipstick Swatches
You know you are obsessed with a particular lipstick shade when the guy in your life has the name on his tips.  Rodger Berman, Rachel Zoe’s husband said in an interview “I met Rachel in the summer of 1991. She was 19, and I was 22. She was a restaurant hostess, and I was working as a waiter in Washington, D.C., where we both attended college. I vividly remember the first time I saw her, wearing a tight black minidress, high-heeled pumps, stick-straight hair, and big red lips covered in M.A.C. Chili lipstick (her trademark).”

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Mac describes Chili as a brown based orange red. It is a brown brick red with warm tones. I would name it “less screaming” red. If Russian Red is too bright for you and Lady Danger too cool then you can check out Mac Chili. But in my opinion its a mature shade so wouldn’t recommend it too the young girls.
As for the finish, it falls in the matte category but is not drying like other matte MACs. 

mac chili lipstick swatches
mac chili in artificial light
As you can see the orange undertone is prominent in the artificial light. But the true colour comes out in the natural day light. A strong brown base.

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mac chili in natural light
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official mac swatch

What is your opinion? The colour is nice but I’m not a fan. But I’m sure a lot of you are going to love it…female instinct?

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }' Samyukta ISimplyLoveMakeUp February 7, 2012 at 11:40 am

wow! LOL u r soo right Ansh… cause I totally Love MAC Chili :P I even reviewed it and raved about it :) but it isn’t soo brown on me… its more of an Orange-Red! :)

Reply' bhumika February 7, 2012 at 11:16 am

Me not a fan either..

Reply' Rakhshanda February 7, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Beautiful shade but a bit deep! Great post Anshita!

Reply' Corallista February 7, 2012 at 5:39 pm

i love reds, all kinds- cool deep, warm, brown based, orange based..this looks lovely to me, will check it out!

Reply' Vanity February 7, 2012 at 5:40 pm

@bhumika i know…we belong to the peachy corals gang!

@suma i totally rock it :D

@rakshanda exactly

Reply' Shruti February 8, 2012 at 11:03 am

I am thinking of buying a deep shade and it looks perfect.

Reply' Jyotirupa Mishra February 11, 2012 at 10:03 am

not my kind for sure. But yeah some girls would rock it!!! ;)

Reply' Tiny Blue Horses May 6, 2012 at 7:54 am

This is an orangey red. I tried Lady Danger and some other orange lipsticks at Mac yesterday and they were a bit too much for daily wear but Chili is perfect.


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