MAC Retro Matte Lipstick Review & Swatches
MAC Retro Matte returns for the Fall season with a new permanent Retro Matte Lipstick collection available in eight shades starting September 12th. I don’t love matte finish lipstick by any means but I can understand and appreciate why people fall so hard for the Retro Matte formula. It’s a very soft, creamy texture that really wears strong.
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MAC Retro Matte Lipstick is a very timeless, classic look. Even if you dislike mattes with a passion you can definitely acknowledge this formula as something special.
The lipstick formula has a soft, creamy texture which glides on very easily. The consistency does have the drier texture of a matte but when worn it doesn’t accentuate drier areas and wears for a good solid six hours before losing some of its intensity. The formula is fully opaque and provides excellent color pay off with a vibrancy that keeps its intensity through the wear and later on as it fades it leaves behind a staining effect.
Runway Hit, All Fired Up, Dangerous, Fixed On Drama, Relentlessly Red
Dangerous, Fixed On Drama, Relentlessly Red
Runway Hit, All Fired Up, Dangerous
I don’t think the finish is completely forgivable especially if you have chronically drier lips but it isn’t difficult to wear either and is achievable with a little help from lip liner and balm. I find the texture is very lightweight and I don’t feel it’s sucking moisture from lips. Granted, it isn’t adding any moisture either but it isn’t making my lips any drier upon application.
I think part of the greatness here is the fact these wear so long and strong even sipping a few bottles of water, tea, etc…I find it doesn’t transfer nor does it migrated. You might experience some feathering if you have finer lines around your mouth and lips so a transparent or colored lip liner does keep the lipstick in place for longer wear.
I think MAC Retro Matte Lipstick definitely brings the drama! It’s not a formula everyone will willingly embrace but no one can deny that it’s classic, dramatic, and beautiful when worn correctly.
All Fired Up
Fixed On Drama
These beautiful shades launch next week at all MAC locations and online at maccosmetics.com
How do you feel about the Retro Matte finish?
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