Review: MAC Film Noir Lipstick

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Here's a lipstick which I'm sure won't suit most people's taste. Whenever dark or vampy lipstick shades from MAC come up on blogs, Film Noir ($16) isn't usually among them. I do understand why. It's a very dark color and it leans more towards brown, as opposed to the typical purple or red undertone. I purchased it for that particular reason. When I was doing a roundup post on my dark lipsticks, I noticed a lot where looking exactly the same too similar on the lips.


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I had a great experience with Film Noir and I think the formula is lovely! If you love dark lips then you need Film Noir in your collection. MAC labels its finish as satin. I honestly cannot tell the difference between this satin and a regular cream finish. Just know that it is neither glossy nor matte. The formula is very soft, it glides effortlessly without tugging and doesn't accentuate dryness. It's pigmented, wears well, and applies easily. Most importantly, it doesn't go on patchy (which is a somewhat common downfall of very dark lipsticks). 

Again, if you're not afraid of dark lips,  I suggest you get this! The brown undertone might make it a bit tricky for certain skin tones, but I think it's what makes it stand out from the rest. It's a great color for this fall/winter season. Let me know what you think below.

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27 comments

  1. Ah well I for LOVE this shade as I'm very much into a vampy look :) X
    thefashion-junkie

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  2. I DEFINITELY need this in my MAC collection. It's absolutely stunning!

    Anastasia // Dainty Desires

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  3. that is a great color, but sadly one of those you wear on special occasions

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  4. this looks absolutely killer on you

    Trona @ Aye Lined 

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  5. Definitley an Autumn shade! It looks great on your skintone :) I love the whole vampy lip trend going on at the moment but I don't think I'm brave enough to wear it :/ I have my eyes on MAC heroine, but its sold out everytime I'm set to get it unfortunatley.

    Thank you for posting, I hope you have a lovely day! ^^



    *Yingcbeauty*

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  6. I love this shade. I picked up MAC's lipstick in Diva the other day and it's a similar dark but with purple undertones. It definitely takes some courage to pull it off but I love wearing shades that are this much in season. Film Noir really looks great on you!

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  7. Interesting shade and it looks great on you.
    www.anaviglam.com

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  8. This shade is gorgeous!! I was on the hunt for nice dark A/W shades and got myself "Diva" this would be slightly dark on my pale skin but I do love reds mixed with brown/burgundy tones xx

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  9. It's such a lovely shade on you, just don't think I would have the confidence to pull this off

    Tasha xxx sincereblonde.com

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  10. OMG, you make a good case for this. I think the colour is beautiful. It's tempting to get one too to layer with other colours and make everything extra dramatic.

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  11. This is such a pretty shade ! A bit too brown for my taste, but would look great on deeper skin tones !

    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr/

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  12. That is SUCH a nice shade, I wish I could get away with something like that, it really suits you.
    Raffles Bizarre Blog

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  13. This looks like a gorgeous shade on! I was a little put off it by how dark it looks, but once it's on it's a lovely colour.

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  14. I love this color Coco! I find it hard to find darker tones that aren't too purple toned, so this might be perfect.

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  15. I refuse to ever be someone afraid of a lipstick. Film noir is beautiful. And no, not just for Halloween.

    xoxo
    Kelly
    www.dreaminlace.com

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  16. This is such a beautiful shade. You look stunning :)

    JordanAlice

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  17. wow girl, love the lip colour! I guess I'll go check it out in stores :-)

    @doen-imnida

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  18. Wow, that is vampy! I actually thought I'd hate it judging from the swatch (it's just so intimidatingly dark!) but it looks amazing on your lips!

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  19. Lovely colour for winter

    www.ambermcniff.co.uk

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  20. Wow such a deep red brown shade! I personally would never go for this type of dark red but more of a blood red or blue toned red for me!

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  21. This is beautiful! Love your swatches. I prefer a matte finish over satin but I am definitely going to pick this one up!

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  22. Ah, this is so perfectly vampy- love it on you! I recently picked up an Inglot lipsticks that's equally as deep and I can't get enough :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  23. I absolutely love it. No question. I love that it's such a different dark.

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  24. This color is so striking on you, I love it! I'm a huge fan of dark lips so this one need to get in my bag!

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  25. Okay. WOW I love this. I wanted Diva really badly, but I think I might just get Film Noir! I have been in love with brown lips lately!

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