This is the 3rd post of my “Liquid Lipstick Series” and as you can tell from the title, under review we have the MAC Cosmetics liquid lipsticks. If you haven’t caught up with the previous two posts where I reviewed the Jeffree Star velour liquid lipsticks and the Lime Crime Velvetines, then please click HERE and HERE.
MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour
The retro matte liquid lipsticks have been out for a while but I wasn’t curious enough to purchase these when they launched. The initial reviews of lipsticks weren’t great. Many complained that they were uncomfortably drying. MAC has since reformulated and repromoted the formula, so I decided to purchase a few.
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.
- Long-wearing, eight hours
- Colour wears evenly and smoothly, eight hours
- Provides stay-true colour, eight hours
- Non-feathering, non-bleeding
My experience with the lipsticks
Many moaned that the packaging is a bit boring but I’d rather classify it as understated yet classy. The lipsticks are encased in a long clear plastic tube screw-capped with MAC’s trademark black lid from their tradition bullet lipsticks.
The applicator has a teardrop shape with the tip being pretty pointy, making it really easy to get a well-defined application.
I was pleased to find that the formula didn’t dry out my lips. Like any other liquid matte lipsticks, you need to prep your lips. So exfoliate and hydrate for a better and even application. These will definitely adhere to and emphasise dry flaky lips.
The formula has a creamy consistency that’s perfectly pigmented and applies with ease. The good thing is that even though the formula is not the lightest, it does not crack or flake off. Nor does it feather or bleed – which is always a scare with red or darker shades. Make sure you apply a thin layer and also note that these dry pretty quickly, so there’s not much room to fix any mistakes.
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallics
For those who prefer glamour with a dash of all-out flash, matte metallic reigns supreme! M∙A∙C introduces a new twist on our classic Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour with saturated molten shades. Whichever metalized shade you choose, all promise one thing: a jolt of pure matte metallic colour in a liquid-suede finish that lasts and lasts.
My experience with the liquid Metallics
I’m pretty pleased with the formula of these lippies. I thought they’d be more drying based on reviews I’ve read. I guess it depends on how well you’ve prepped your lips, if your lips are generally dry as well as how you apply them. A thin layer is always the way to go with matte liquid lipsticks.
Let me know if you’ve tried this formula and thoughts on it? Also, which are your favourite shades?