The low saturation brownish red, Marsala, is undoubtedly the most popular color of this fall in Korea. The boom rose due to the makeup in a cover photo of Miss A’s Suzy. Marsala looks great on every skin tone so go ahead and try the feminine, romantic, and sexy look with my recommendation of lip products!
Let’s start off with the ultimate number one, known as Suzy’s lipstick, Mac Chili. Mac Chili was not sold in Korea until recently and before, people would order it online from overseas even with all the hassle and shipping payment just to get their hands on it! Even now, after it got its release in Korea, so many people have already reserved the product. As popular as Mac Chili is, the color is rich and looks amazing with natural makeup. The funny thing is that this is not the actual lipstick used in Suzy’s photo shoot, just like Cheon Song Yi’s YSL lipstick.
The Saem Eco Soul Kiss Button Lips Matte in color Bittersweet Chocolate is the most famous dupe for Mac Chili. In fact, it is cheaper – one third of the original Mac Chili. Eco Soul Kiss Button Lips has a button in the end where you can press it once and the product will come out. This action is not reversible so make sure you press it only once before using. Similar to Mac Chili, it is matte but applies smoothly. However the color is slightly different as Bittersweet Chocolate has a more burgundy undertone whereas Chili is more orangey. Mac is light weight and applies more evenly. On the other side, Bittersweet Chocolate applies with more moisture but doesn’t stay that long on your lips.
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in color Dolce Vita is a dusty dried rose shade. The perfect MLBB (My Lips But Better) color because of its neutral combination of beige, pink, and red. It is also very convenient because of its jumbo crayon design. The color payoff is great and applies smoothly with a velvety matte finish while looking natural. Dolce Vita has a very light weight texture so it goes well with mixture of other lip products as well. For instance, applying a darker shape in the inner lips for a two-tone effect would also look brilliant. Because of its natural color and finish, it looks gorgeous with a no-makeup makeup look.
Nars絲絨唇線筆系列中，Dolce Vita的顏色就如玫瑰乾花。這是最佳的MLBB (My Lips But Better) 的唇色，因為它自然地混合合裸色、粉紅和紅色。它的包裝設計就如一枝爉筆，方便又好看。而且這產品的顯色度亦十分高，質感柔滑，同時能打造自然並且啞緻如絲絨的雙唇。Dolce Vita質感十分輕身，所以易於混合其它產品一起使用。例如以較深色的唇膏塗在唇膏中間，再用Dolce Vita，就能輕易地達到出色的雙唇色效果。由於它的顔色和塗抹效果都較自然，所以十分適合配襯裸妝。
Mamonde – Velvet Red
Mamonde Creamy Tint Color Balm Intense in color Velvet Red is another bestseller of this fall. It is also known as the dupe of Mac Chili and Nars Dolce Vita. However, it is definitely more toned down than Chili. Comparing it to Dolce Vita, it is more reddish, dark and reminds me of the actual brick color. Velvet Red’s texture cannot compete with the unique application of Dolce Vita’s but it is still a very great lip product, especially for its price.
Lastly, my personal finding, Revlon’s Dahlia. Revlon Ultra HD lip product line was recently released in Korea. Its special ‘Gel Technology’ gives off the gel texture that glides smoothly on the lips as you apply. The color payoff is fabulous and due to cocoa oil and mango seed butter, it keeps your lips moisturized all day long. It is a dark brick shade but more of a deep red compare to Mac Chili. Those who do not like the velvet matte texture should definitely try out the Revlon HD lipstick. I highly recommend it.