MAC is at the forefront of fashion TRENDSETTING. Collaborating with leading talents and used backstage at globally renowned catwalk shows, on the faces of celebrities, and in the makeup bags of beauty lovers everywhere, it was only right that MAC entered the Haul of Fame.

We’ve teamed up with the talented MAC artists to create three looks centred around Chili’s confidence-boosting hue. So, if you’re after an effortless everyday look or a bold evening creation, we’re providing the tools to make it easily achievable.

Think you can’t wear red, or don’t suit it? Think again. There are a number of ways to make this shade work for you. I tasked myself at recreating one of these looks at-home, showing you just how easy it is to recreate a pro look with the products found in your makeup stash – with the addition of MAC Cosmetics’ Chili Matte Lipstick, of course…



For those who are a little wary of bright red lipstick, the effortless everyday look is perfect for you. Dabbing the lipstick over a little gloss or balm will sheer out the colour and lighten the overall application. To feel effortlessly chic every day, MAC suggests creating a fresh dewy base before amplifying your pout with a hint of Chili on the lips.

Products used in the look
Strobe Cream, Pinklite
Studio Face & Body Foundation
Studio Finish Concealer
Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, Dark Deep
Iridescent Powder, Golden Bronze
Brow Gel, Clear
Matte Lipstick, Chili



My personal favourite, and the look I chose to recreate: Polished & Defined. My life is far from polished, but it doesn’t mean my makeup can’t be. For the Polished & Defined look, the MAC artists have paired the Chili Lipstick with highlighted skin and defined brows for maximum impact. This particular combo is perfect for taking your everyday look up a notch, so you can go from your desk to after-hours drinks in no time…

Products used in the look
Strobe Cream, Goldlite
Studio Fix Fluid SPF15 Foundation
Extra Dimension Blush, Sweets For My Sweet
Extra Dimension Skinfinish, Double Gleam
Eye Brows Styler, Brunette
Eye Shadow, Soft Brown & Brown Script
In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara
Matte Lipstick, Chili
Lip Pencil, Brick

I decided to try my hand at recreating the MAC Polished & Defined look using my own products, centred around the Chili Lipstick. Contouring isn’t something I’d do on the regular, so it was interesting to try this technique on a more intense level. I don’t think it made my moon face look any slimmer, but here we are – I’m no Kim K.


Products used in my recreation:

MAC Strobe Cream, Silverlite
Erborian CC Creme, Clair
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, Fair and Extra Fair
Trish McEvoy Fast-Track Face Stick, Bronze
Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Lite
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush, Paaarty
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Whiz, Medium Brown
Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow, shade 3
Soap & Glory Lid Stuff, Golden Crush
Soap & Glory Thick & Fast Mascara
MAC Lip Pencil, Cherry
MAC Lipstick, Chili
MAC Prep + Prime Fix+



Ideal for evenings or for those days where you want to take your look up a notch, the Go Bold or Go Home look ticks all the boxes. Simply team a strong Chili lip with a warm statement eye and contoured skin to add a touch of drama.

Products used in the look
Art Library palette, Flame-boyant
Eye Kohl, Feline
In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara
Studio Fix Fluid SPF15 Foundation
Pro Longwear Concealer
Extra Dimension Skinfinish, Glow With It
Lip Pencil, Chestnut
Matte Lipstick, Chilli