MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color Review & Swatches - Really Ree
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MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color Review & Swatches

23 Dec 2015 (Updated: 9 Mar 2016)

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Exciting! I have been stalking these new matte liquid lipsticks from MAC online for a couple of months, maybe longer, and I finally have samples to play with! This makes me very happy! I get very passionate about matte lips and new launches from MAC always get me going! Here’s a look at the new MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color line up.

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MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color Review

So these are seriously pigmented little beauties and they are super matte. Before I swatched these I made sure that my lips nice and moisturised because when it gets this pigmented and matte, it can be a little drying. I like the formula of these however.

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MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color Review

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color Shades

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MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color Review

There are 15 shades in total across a range of nudes, brights and deep tones.

  • Fashion Legacy
  • Feels So Grand
  • High Drama
  • Dance with Me
  • Lady-Be-Good
  • Tailored to Tease
  • Oh, Lady
  • Recollection
  • Quite the Standout
  • To Matte With Love
  • Personal Statement
  • Divine-Divine
  • Mademoiselle
  • Back in Vogue
  • Rich & Restless

I love the MAC Retro Matte formulation – Ruby Woo is a fave – so the idea of a liquid lipstick for even better staying power is amazing.

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MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color Review

I love the packaging. The tops look like regular lipsticks, and then you open them up to reveal a really gorgeous flock applicator.  It is perfectly shaped for lining and defining the lips.

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MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color Review

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color Swatches

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MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color Review

I have 4 of the shades to show you – Feels So Grand, Recollection, Personal Statement and Rich & Restless:

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MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color Swatches
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MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color Swatches

The formulation is super pigmented and a little goes a long way. Also it dries really quickly so you need to work fairly fast. This will please the people that find that many matte liquid lipsticks just aren’t matte soon enough.

Feels So Grand:

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MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color Swatch – Feels So Grand

Recollection:

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MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color Swatch – Recollection

Personal Statement:

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MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color Swatch – Personal Statement

Rich & Restless:

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MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color Swatch – Rich & Restless

I love the red shade, I think it is the easiest to apply and the result is pretty beautiful. I absolutely love it. The pink shade is a bit harder to apply evenly I found. The bright mauve and the salmony shade were nice and even, but for me, it’s all about Feels So Grand. Adore!

Because you don’t need a lot of product, a thin layer gives great coverage so it feels light on the lips. Fab! Loving these. I think I need more of the reddy shades!

They are really long lasting. Getting off each shade off my lips whilst I was swatching them was quite a task! I tried out Feels So Grand and it lasted a good four hours today before any signs of wear, and that was only because I tucked into a bit of a heavy lunch.

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color launches in the new year. It’s January for the US and I think slightly later for the UK, in February 2016. I will update with any news as soon as I get it. Subscribe to the newsletter to stay up to date.

UPDATE!! They are now out and the full range is in stock HERE

Ree

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