Being an avid red lippie girl, I was hesitant to try this shade. Violet when done right can look incredibly cool and if done wrong can be completely ghastly. The trick is to pick a shade that isn’t too blue, in fact, the more pink, the better. This M.A.C Lipstick in Men Like Mystery is a perfect example of a flattering violet. How do you know if a lipstick is flattering? When it is the only thing that brightens your face. When you don’t need any other makeup with it.