Monday, 25 April 2016

MAC Retro Matte Lipsticks

At the beginning of 2016, MAC released their Retro Matte Lipsticks, and make up lovers (specifically lip addicts like myself) across the globe went a little crazy.

And who can blame them? 

The creamy long-lasting consistency and amazing pigmentation are enough to make any lipstick fan throw their money before even trying.

Its taken me forever to write this review, but all in good reason, as it took me a while to fall in love!

I was lucky enough to get my hands on three shades, Divine Divine (Neon Baby Pink), Quite The Standout (Orange-tone Red) & Recollection (Purple). As you can see in the swatches above, the colours of the product are just as clear in the case as on the skin! 

After applying these to my lips I notices that Quite The Standout was by far the easiest to apple, teamed with a lip liner the application was quick and easy, and not at all streaky. Divine Divine was equally as good, however I personally prefer this colour on my skin tone with a slightly darker lip line just so it doesn't wash me out so much; the more I look at the colour it reminds me of a muted Saint Germain which I have never been brave enough to try! I would say that Recollection is definitely the streakiest of my three colours to apply, and took a couple of coats to get an even lip, by which point the colour was so intense it looked (in my opinion) borderline halloween/costume as well as really washing me out.

These colours all seem to have a neon base, luckily for myself I don't mind wearing a bright lip, and it might just be that my eyes caught three of the louder shades. However, when I showed my Mum the colours (we often share lip products), she was instantly intrigued and then disappointed due to the 'loudness'.

I've also seen lots of things online arguing the formula. I personally don't find it too drying providing I wear a lip balm before application. This saying, I was also apprehensive to try these lipsticks when I first bought them simply down to the fact that my lips don't have the best of relationships with the original Retro Matt Lipsticks (Ruby Woo literally cracks my lips after 5 minutes.)

I have found paired with both a nice lip balm and a small coat of liner, these liquid lipsticks really do last on me all day.

Do you own any of the MAC Retro Liquid Lipsticks? What colours do you have? (I desperately wanted Lady Be Good & Dance With Me - but they are sold out every time I go in store to try!!!)

Beki x


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