Mac Chili Matte Lipstick Swatches and Review

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Mac Chili Lipstick Review, Swatches

By Contributor: Samannita Modak

“Next to music there is nothing that lifts the spirits and strengthens the soul more than a good bowl of chili” by Harry James

I hope he was talking about the Chili lipstick from Mac Cosmetics because that is what lifts my spirits! This orangey red lipstick needs no introduction. In caught my eye at the store and I could not resist myself from trying it since I am in a red phase leaving my usual pinks and browns behind. Also I found it is hard to find good reviews of Chili in our Indian beauty blogging community so I was a bit confused initially but bought it after trying it at the store. As you can guess from my previous reviews, I love pink lipsticks to the core but after buying Ruby Woo I’ve changed completely and now its my mission to buy all the red shades Mac has to offer! But today I am

      going to share my review and swatches on this orange red lipstick which is often ignored by many.

Mac Claims: Colour texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M.A.C famous.

mac chili lipstick review photo

Mac Chili is not your usual red, it is a lovely matte red with orange tones which would suit most of the Indian skin tones. This red is actually a safe red if you are just venturing into red lipsticks and don’t want a full on red like Russian Red. Also I have noticed that this red shade makes my teeth look whiter than usual! It gives opaque coverage in 1-2 swipes, but I personally feel that if you apply the lipstick with lip brush instead of directly from tube then it will give a more intense look.

mac chili lipstick review

The lipstick stays pretty for 6 hours and after that it fades leaving a lovely tint on lips but I prefer re-application after heavy meal. The lipstick transfers a bit which can be ignored. Although its matte, its smooth in texture and glides smoothly on my dry lips. And comes with the famous vanilla fragnance that always give me the feeling of wearing something yummy evertime I apply a MAC lipstick.

The lipstick comes in usual black case packaging and is under the permanent line of matte range.

So let’s summarize the whole review for those who are always in a hurry and start reading from pros and cons only!

mac chili lipstick swatches

 Swatches of Mac Chili in natural light

mac chili lipstick swatch


And lip swatches with Chili

mac chili lipstick lip swatch


This is how Mac Chili lipsticks looks on my lips

mac chili lipstick lip swatches

The Oooohhhss about Mac Chili Matte Lipstick:

  • Pretty red with orange tones which a lot of Indian skin tones can carry off easily.
  • The vanilla fragrance
  • Pigmented. 1-2 swipes give opaque coverage.
  • Ideal for most of the Indian skin tones.
  • Light weight and matte
  • Stays for 6 hours approx. on my lips.
  • Never dries my lips and glides on smoothly

The Aaaaahss about Chili:

  • Nothing!

mac chili lipstick photo

So next time whenever you visit a Mac store, don’t forget to try out this shade, I am sure you will like it.

Price: Rs.990

My Rating: 4.5/5

Conclusion: Mac Chili lipstick is a pretty orange red which you can carry if you are shy of full blown reds. It would suit all Indian skin tones. The texture is matte but its smooth and glides on easily without drying my lips. Over all I will just say – I don’t love chili in my food but love to have it on my lips!

If you are still unsure about which red lipstick is apt for you then read our red lipstick guide for Indian skin or try these reviews: Mac Lady Danger,  Colorbar All Fired Up LipstickColorbar Lipstick Hot Hot Hot


  1. Haha love the swatches! ^_^
    Looks really nice on you
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  2. beautiful swatches n lovely shade <3
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  3. Beautiful shade. One of the very popular shades from Mac.
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  4. Awesome Shade :D
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  5. This is on my list since long toa.. have to get it.. :D
    and i am loving ur LOTD pics.. Love the way u hold the lipstick like cigrette.. :P ;)

  6. Wow!!! this is a pretty lippie. Love the color for its not too dark and not too light. Wearing this kind of lippie will def make anyone look sexy. A must try indeed!
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  7. That’s a pretty red! My personal favorite continues to be Russian Red.
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  8. Very pretty shade <3 Ineresting swatches ;)
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  9. Beautiful shade and one of ma fav lippy!
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