MAC Opera lipstick comes from their spring 2015 Toledo Collection which is a collaboration between MAC and two fashion and illustration designers Isabel and Ruben Toledo. Everything is encased in a special white packaging, which also has a smooth matte finish which I really like (but I'm afraid it can get dirty quite quickly). Everything is white, black and red with a modern art feel to it.
I originally didn't plan to buy anything from the collection, so this lipstick was a rather consolation prize that my coveted MAC Mystery Powder from Cinderella Collection was sold out (I still managed to get it though!), but I am so happy that I did! Not only the packaging is totally unique and pretty, but I think this collection is seriously underestimated by bloggers - I barely saw any reviews and I guess the reason is that everyone focused on the Cinderella Collection.
I am a huge fan of red lipstick (I even wore red lip to my wedding!), so after swatching the shades I instantly knew which one will be mine. Opera is described as a "dark red" and it is a medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a mostly matte finish - so it has all components that make a perfect red lipstick shade for me. I love love love this colour, it's simply perfect for me and the formula is excellent - no tugging, no drying the lips, it's insanely pigmented too - I dare say more that standard MAC lipsticks! The colour lasted on me full six hours - so it's safe to wear throughout the day. I may even get a back-up, because I know I'm able to finish this lipstick in no time.
Have you picked up anything from Toledo Collection?