Toledo Opera from MAC...
The beautiful Isabel and Ruben Toledo teamed up with MAC Cosmetics to create a beautiful collection this Spring. The red lips from the packaging instantly drew me to this collection. The illustration used is just simple and perfect for this collaboration.
Another aspect of me being drawn to this collection, is my love of Opera. If you follow me on Twitter then you will see that I love different types of music but I really wanted to study Opera when I was younger. I had lessons when I was in my late teens and I loved every second of it - except passing out during a rehearsal due to lack of breathing, but oh well.
The red lipsticks for this collection had me swatting away at the MAC counter, but there was the evil 'sold out' stickers on each lipstick sampler. This broke my heart a little, but fate was clearly on my side. Whilst in London last week I gazed at the collection once more and I fell for the Matte lipstick in the shade "Opera" (pictured above). The MAC girl raided through the draws and at the very back was one little white box with the sticker that read 'Opera' on the end. I was so delighted. It was mine. It goes on smoothly - well, as smooth as a Matte lipstick can - and you do not need to build the colour up to make it pop.
I have a few red lipsticks in my collection and I am so happy that this little one can join them.
What is your red lipstick love?