I should have posted this a couple of weeks ago, but got distracted by other shiny things. Thankfully, this MAC lipstick, My Inner Femme, from the MACnificent Me collection is still available online and in store, so everyone can enjoy it. I've told you a few weeks ago why My Inner Femme means so much to me: one of the faces of the MACnificent Me campaign is my friend Trésor Prijs.
MAC My Inner Femme comes in the Amplified Creme lipstick formula, which has a creamy finish and an opaque coverage. It's not matte or dry (MAC matte lipsticks are the mortal enemy of my lips, and the Pro Longwear ones aren't far behind), but doesn't provide extra hydration. The texture is soft and easy to apply, and just as is the case with any intensely pigmented lipstick, one needs to keep lips in excellent shape (exfoliate, hydrate) before applying it, and using a lip liner and a brush are highly recommended. The product is lightly scented but the fragrance goes away quickly. Longevity is good, and there's enough stain left behind that one can do a touch up with a sheer gloss when in a hurry, to restore the color to life.
My Inner Femme is a warm red color, and depending on the pigment level of your natural lips may show more or less orange undertones. I'm in the latter category, so the fiery red is somewhat neutralized, but it's still a bright and cheerful red, perhaps slightly retro, and very very beautiful.
MAC MACnificent Me My Inner Femme Lipstick ($17, made in Canada) is available at the counters and from maccosmetics.com.