4 MAC Lipsticks For Frida Kahlo
Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons
Today I’m going to be blogging about one of my favourite artists of all time. Frida Kahlo was one of the most influential Mexican artists of the 20th century. She is known for her daring, outlandish self portraits, some very macabre, others very taboo for depicting her naked. She was a fierce feminist, and extremely eccentric in her dress and her signature flower crowns and braids. Even though right now she is all the rage among young people and art lovers, I still find many people have no idea who she is. One thing that she is famous for is her shameless declaration of feminism. She never tamed her brows and she wore her mustache with pride, but she was also known to never be found dead without her bold red lips.
Frida never smiled revealing her teeth, because her teeth were so skew and so bad that she was embarrassed by them. I can relate to her to a very small degree, since at the moment I have braces on my bottom teeth, and I’ll soon have ones on the top as well, so where I usually take pictures of lippies revealing my top front teeth, today for Frida’s sake I took pictures of the lip swatches with my mouth closed.
Red is a beautiful pin-up red. It’s called Red because that’s the best way to explain it's colour. The most universal Ferrari red, in the perfect satin finish. It is not too drying and not too creamy. This is definitely a must have for every makeup lover.
MAC Ruby Woo
If you haven’t heard the rage about Ruby Woo yet, I’ll tell you. Ruby Woo is always in the top three best sellers of MAC lipsticks. Right now it is number one with Chili a close second. It is famous for its unique retro matte formula, which is like the normal matte, but even more matte than that ;) It’s one of Rihanna’s favourite lipsticks and also known to be worn by Taylor Swift during her Red tours. Rihanna even came out with her own version of it with Mac, named Riri Woo. It is so similar to Ruby Woo that one could almost say it was just a repromote with Rihanna themed packaging. I would say using a lip scrub and a primer is imperative since it can be quite drying.
MAC Russian Red
Russian Red was my very first MAC lipstick and I got it with Back to MAC. I really wanted Angel that was made famous by Kim Kardashian, but they were all out so Russian Red was next on my wishlist. Back then I was still very shy with wearing bold lips, so it took a lot out of me to wear this one, but once I did, I couldn’t stop. Russian Red is very similar to Ruby Woo, or so I thought initially, but it’s just a tad deeper and less cool toned than Ruby Woo and it’s also less drying and applies quite a lot smoother. I’d say it’s somewhere between the formula of a satin and a retro matte.
MAC Lady Bug
This was one of those lipsticks that I bought on a whim, knowing that I’ve heard good stuff about it, but not quite knowing what it looks like on. I was expecting it to be a darker colour, as opposed to it being quite sheer, but I love it nonetheless because of its creamy buildable colour. It’s a tomato red in a lustre finish. I added this one to today’s blog because I know there are people out there who don’t have the confidence to rock a bright, bold red. This one is definitely more toned down and because it’s sheer, it can be worn to any occasion.
There you have it, folks. For those of you who would like to know more about Frida or would like to see some of her work on display, there are two exhibitions on right now: One is in the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia and the other is in Seoul Arts Center in South Korea.
Lots of love