Reg: June 2003 Location: Northern Ireland Posts: 610
Date: May 15, 2004
Price you paid?: None indicated
It is very popular
It will not work for me at all
OK, I know this will be controversial, but this is the most unflattering lipstick I ever purchased. On the back of my hand it is fab, but on my lips it is a shade of bronze that really does not suit me.
I have tried it over every lip pencil I have, with no reprieve and I have not found a gloss to save it either. Even my vulture mother doesn't want it.
Reg: August 2001 Location: Lexington, MA Posts: 2587
Date: June 7, 2004
Price you paid?: $14.00
O is usually very brilliant. On some people, it looks very frosty and brown and bronze, like mud, and is highly unflattering. But for most people, it's amazing.
I used not to be able to wear it, not at all. But for some reason, now I can, and it's very flattering.
O defies categorization. It is quite possibly the most complex color out there, lipstick or otherwise. It's got rose, gold, pink, red, plum, bronze, peach, mauve, berry, all in fair proportions, and it looks different on everyone. Different applications, moreover, will make it look different on you. My theory is, it heightens the natural color of one's lips. Mine are pale and cool-toned, and O looks mauvy or rosy more than anything else on me. But one others, I've seen it looks positively berry. (In my picture it looks very red.) A very strange color.
In the tube, it looks like a bronze-foiled rose. Straight-on, it is a cool rose with lots of pretty gold/bronze shimmer, or a pink-gold with a bit of plum-mauve seriousness underneath (it changes, what can I say?). Sheer (over lip balm), it's a soft mauve, dusted with gold. Over a blackberry stain, it's plummy and actually somehow silvery. Mixed with a hint of red lipstick, it's a lovely redcurrant-gold with a berry twist. I haven't really experiemented with it—for example with peaches, or with a sugary pastel pink gloss, or whatever.
In any case, I like to wear it for a quick bit of spice to the lips. Especially if I'm wearing a fairly simple, unassuming eye look. It's a good shade just to grab in the fall for exactly that purpose.
In any case, it's got quite a cult gathering behind it, so it's worth looking into. I can't imagine anyone's lippie stash being complete without it.
Beautiful, unusual color that can become a signature for each individual wearer.
Definitely an evening color for me. Tough to pull off without at least some eye makeup.
I have relatively pale skin, with pink undertones, and naturally rosy pigmented lips. O provides beautiful coverage, and turns a rich plum on me (much more purple and less rose/red than Dain's photo), with a definite gold oversheen, almost as though I applied a gold topcoat - but it's in the lipstick. Very pretty with brown/bronze, gold eye shadows. I have worn it with Stilla Kitten and Bouquet for a quick eye. MAC lipsticks in general have good texture, scent and staying power. They do not tend to migrate or disappear without reason.
Reg: February 2004 Location: Minnesota, USA Posts: 173
Date: June 23, 2005
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a very unique, wonderful color!
scary at first glance
A truly unique color! It looked like a straight forward metalic bronze when I first looked at it, but then the MA stroked some on the back of my hand. That must be how it got it's name because thats exactly what I said. The color transformed it's self into something very lovely. Dain is much better at describing colors, so please read her review. Just a very suprising color.