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Ten new neutral-ish shades are available in the MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor line-up and I have all ten to swatch and talk about!
Recently MAC released 10 new shades in their Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor ($21.00 // Nordstrom) line and it’s said the formula is long-wearing (8 hours), smooth and even to wear and apply, non-feathering, non-bleeding with a liquid-suede finish.
- Flesh Stone // Greyed Neutral Brown*
- Dash O’ Spice // Yellow Beige*
- Cafe au Chic // Greyed Beige
- Chocotease // Warm Chocolate Brown*
- Burnt Spice // Creamy Dirty Rose
- So Me // Greyed Plum
- Topped With Brandy // Deep Dirty Rose
- Carnivorous // Blackened Red
- Uniformly Fabulous // Blackened Grape
- Young Attitude // Blackened Teal
I found that they all (with one exception) did apply easily, smoothly, evenly and with a ton of pigment. When I wore each shade there was definitely transfer onto things like straws, cups, silverware… but there was color left behind that wasn’t as intense as the initial application and more matte in appearance. It also faded out evenly so I didn’t get that ring of color around the lip line.
What I also found to be really nice is that after I ate and drank the formula didn’t dry out horribly and become uncomfortable to wear. It did feel slightly sticky but I wasn’t RUNNING for a balm or gloss to throw on top to help with that awful dry lip feeling. THAT is a major plus for me.
Final thoughts – they’re not transfer proof and they’re not going to live on your lips for life BUT they do last around 7 hours or so on me. Other than Young Attitude (which needed a little work to be even) each of these 10 shades performed consistently on my lips.
Swatched below L-R: Flesh Stone, Dash O’ Spice, Cafe au Chic, Chocotease, Burnt Spice, So Me, Topped With Brandy, Carnivorous, Uniformly Fabulous, Young Attitude
I’m sad to say that three of the shades shown with an * (Flesh Stone, Dash O’ Spice and Chocotease) are listed as limited edition. If you want them, make sure you pick them up ASAP!
My favorite shades are Burnt Spice, So Me, Topped With Brandy and Carnivorous. Which of the new MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolors are your faves?