Mac Diva is the ultimate burgundy berry lipstick. It’s also a tricky one to work with when it comes to matte lipsticks in general. This one can be pain but if you take the time to ‘Prep The Lips’ and apply a decent lip balm ahead of use then it shouldn’t feel like your living in the desert.
When I first wore this it was on the 27th December 2013 when we went to Manchester to go sale shopping this was no lip prep and a little lip balm , it helped that I had lined my lips with a Mac lip pencil in Vino or I never would have got it neat enough. After an hour on the train and a few hours shopping my lips felt like they couldn’t have got any drier. They felt cracked but the colour was still there in perfection with no wear. As soon as I could I took it off and it’s taken a month to work out I had to spend time to achieve the long wearing colour with the ability to wear it all day.
I make sure I use a lip scrub to give a smooth base so there’s no dry patches to cling too and then use lip balm a few times before I apply the lipstick as the last thing I do within my make up routine. This works but I also have found that I can get away with applying my Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte lipstick in Razzberry over the top during the day if I do feel it getting dry. This hardly changes the shade as Mac Diva is so pigmented but adds moisture back into the lips.
I can honestly say I love the colour but the drying element let’s this one down. At £15 I think if I were to buy a Mac Matte lipstick again it would have to be a very amazing shade to make me want to work with it. I still prefer the Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte and if I were spending £15 on a lipstick I would pay the extra £4 and get the Bobbi Brown as I don’t often buy expensive brands.