As the title says today i’m going to do the review on Mac retro matte liquid lip colours and lip pencils with swatches. So I’ll just divide them into two parts. First i’ll do the review on lipsticks and then on lipliners.
Mac Retro Matte Liquid lip colours:
Mac is a well known brand, so i don’t think it needs any introduction. It’s more on expensive side but it’s worth every penny. There are total 29 shades of Mac retro matte liquid lipstick available. I only picked out two of them as I’m not a big fan of liquid lipsticks.
Cost: 21 usd each.
On the official site of Mac it says:
For those who prefer timeless glamour to all-out flash, matte reigns supreme. M∙A∙C introduces a twist on this classic texture with robustly saturated shades of Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour. Whichever shade you choose, all promise one thing: a splash of colour in a liquid-suede finish that is impossible to forget.
KEY CLAIMS AND BENEFITS
- Long-wearing, eight hours
- Colour wears evenly and smoothly, eight hours
- Provides stay-true colour, eight hours
- Non-feathering, non-bleeding
- Apply to lips using the edge of the applicator for a smooth, sharp shape. Use the tip of the applicator to perfect your application.
- For a diffused look, try blending the edges of the lip with a 219 Brush before the liquid lipcolour dries.
- Use over Prep & Prime Lip for ultimate comfort.
[What i found weird is there is no ingredient list on the site]
ISODODECANE, DIMETHICONE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, POLYBUTENE, PETROLEUM, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, KAOLIN, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, BEEWAX\CERA ALBA\CIRE D’ABEILLE, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, TOCOPHEROL, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, GLYCERYL BEHENATE/EICOSADIOATE, TIN OXIDE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, FLAVOR (AROMA), PHENOXYETHANOL [+/- MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), CARMINE (CI 75470), RED 6 (CI 15850), RED 28 (CI 45410), RED 30 (CI 73360), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 22 LAKE (CI 45380), RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410), RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360), RED 33 LAKE (CI 17200), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985) <ILN41779>
The lipstick comes in a simple black cartoon. The body of the lipsticks are made of glass. And it pretty much looks like a bullet with a black cap, mac written on it. The applicator is quite different, it looks like upside down V, which makes the application real easy. Even if you don’t have lip liner, you can still have a perfect application with this applicator.
I really do love this applicator😍.
As i said earlier, there are 29 shades of Mac retro matte liquid lipstick. I chose two colours, one is deep true red called feels so grand and other one is deep dark plum called high drama.
You will definitely feel grand after wearing feels so grand lipstick and for sure you’ll feel the drama after wearing high drama. Both the colours are beautiful and perfect for dramatic looks.
Both the colours look beautiful and they also smell good. The texture is very velvety. Just keep in mind that you exfoliate and moisturize your lips well before applying or it will settle into lines and dry patches.
My final thoughts:
I loved the lipsticks but they can be little drying on the lips so i had to exfoliate and moisturize my lips well.
- Simple yet beautiful packaging
- Perfect applicator
- Bright colours
- Full coverage
- Quick drying
- Smooth and creamy texture
- Smells nice
- Nice staying power
- Does not bleed
- Drying on lips
- Gets stuck in lines and dry patches
- High drama is quite patchy
- Tends to fade on the inner parts of lips
Will i repurchase it:
Yes, these lipsticks made me fall in love with liquid lipsticks. I would really like to try all the shades.
Mac lip pencil
I got the lip pencils in the shade cherry which is vivid bright bluish red and the other one is burgundy which is brownish burgundy shade. I bought these shades to compliment my Mac retro matte liquid lipsticks. But they can be worn alone and that’s the best thing about these lip pencils.
Cost:17.50 usd each.
On the official site of mac, it says:
A pencil designed for shaping, lining or filling in the lip. Lip Pencils have a smooth, creamy texture that is perfect for outlining lips or colouring them in. They are available in a wide selection of colours that each work well with many different lipstick shades.
KEY CLAIMS AND BENEFITS
- Features a smooth and creamy formula
- Features a texture that won’t skip or drag
- Applies quickly and precisely
- Apply before lipstick by lining your lips using the pencil tip for a defined lip look with long-lasting colour.
- Try a shade slightly deeper than your lipstick and blend with a 316 brush for a fuller lip look.
Comes in a black simple cartoon box. Looks like a pencil. Pointed tip.
Total 42 shades are available of mac lip pencil. I bought the burgundy and cherry. Because they looked perfect with my lipsticks. I wear the burgundy shade alone sometimes.
Sorry about my not so perfect heart, but i tried my best. Please don’t forget to give me a compliment for the hearts as it took me forever to draw it😂.
The colour pay off is good and you only need one swipe and you’ll line your lips without any tug or hassle.
Because, they are lip pencils i don’t expect them to be hydrating, so i never tried them without lip balm underneath. But it does have creamy texture.
My final thoughts:
Usually, lip pencils don’t do anything special for our lips except giving them a nice shape and prevents bleeding of lipsticks. But Mac lip pencils are different as they can be worn alone and they are long lasting too.
- Simple packaging
- Long lasting
- Can be worn alone
- Little drying
- Expensive for a lip liner
Will i repurchase it:
Yes definitely, there are so many beautiful colours to choose from, if i ever get a chance i would love to try each and every colour.
The shade feels so grand liquid lipstick with cherry lip pencil and lip pencil in shade burgundy was worn by Dakota johnson in fifty shades darker.❤
[Disclaimer: The product mentioned here is purchased by me and the review is totally based on my own experience]
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