MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipsticks
2015 was a huge year for liquid lipsticks and it looks like it is here to stay. The highly anticipated MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipsticks are now available online and launched in MAC stores on January 7th. There are 15 shades available, ranging from peachy nude to deep wine. I picked up a total of 5 shades in store and today I would like to share product photos, swatches, and my overall first impressions.
My Color Picks:
Back in Vogue: Peachy Nude
Tailored to Tease: Bright Fuschia
Feels So Grand: Deep True Red
High Drama: Deep Dark Plum
Oh Lady: Deep Wine
I must first say that I am really impressed by the packaging. I love that it comes in a tube that has a black, bullet shaped cap that is similar to the packaging from their range of lipsticks. The doe-foot applicator wand is at a good length, not too short or too long which makes application easy. The slightly pointed tip helps with applying with more precision. When swatched, all the colors were pigmented and opaque, though in varying degrees. Some of the colors appeared a little uneven and streaky (you can reference the swatches above) They all, however, dried down to a super matte finish within a couple of minutes. On my lips, it feels moderately drying as most liquid lipstick formulas do. I wore Tailored to Tease over the weekend and it wore quite comfortably throughout the day with no cracking and minimal fading after a lengthy dinner and 6.5 hours of wear. When I compare the formula to other liquid lipstick formulas I own, I would say that the consistency is thick, very similar to Stila's Stay All Day line of liquid lipsticks but not as watery or thin as ColourPop's formula. What I like about the formula is that is settles completely matte and though the colors are not extraordinary, overall the pigmentation is impressive. I have so far tried a couple of the colors for all day wear and will give my formal review soon.
Thank you for stopping by today. These items are currently available on their website and at retail locations where MAC is carried.