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MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Lip Swatches

The permanent MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour collection recently launched online and in stores in fifteen different shades, which I know a lot of you have been waiting for. MAC sent seven of them to me, so I decided to do some lip swatches. Check them out, below – and let me know which ones are your favorites!

mac retro matte liquid lipcolour back in vogue
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour “Back in Vogue”: Peachy nude. I love this color, and I don’t think I have anything just like it in my makeup kit – especially not with liquid lipsticks. I usually lean toward roses and mauves (and reds, of course) and not peachy colors, but between this and NARS “Brigitte“, of which I’ve already used two tubes, I’m broadening my horizons. I guess “Brigitte” is kind of a peachy-rosey-nude, though…but I digress.

mac retro matte liquid lipcolour feels so grand
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour “Feels So Grand”: Deep true red. This is an epic, perfect red.

mac retro matte liquid lipcolour mademoiselle
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour “Mademoiselle”: Bright creamy coral. Not only does this color make me look dead (although I think it would look great on darker skin tones than mine), but this one is extremely dry and flakey, for some reason. See how it broke when I smiled? Not cute, and it was way streaky.

mac retro matte liquid lipcolour oh lady
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour “Oh Lady”: Deep wine. This vampy color was another favorite, and I was impressed by its opacity with just one coat.

mac retro matte liquid lipcolour personal statement
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour “Personal Statement”: Shocking pink. This is truly neon, so it’s not for the faint of heart. They’re all pretty dry, since they’re liquid lipsticks and that’s their nature, but this one did feel a little flakier than others…but it might also be because it was one of the last lip swatches I shot (and my lips were hurting, by that point). The color, however…so good! I want to give it another shot, when my lips are not so dry.

mac retro matte liquid lipcolour recollection
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour “Recollection” – Intense bright violet. This one was a standout. The color is gorgeous and it had excellent coverage.

mac retro matte liquid lipcolour to matte with love
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour “To Matte With Love”: Bright raspberry. Not surprisingly, this color was my absolute favorite. It reminds me a lot of NYX “San Paulo” soft matte lip creme, which is probably my favorite drugstore makeup item ever, except this is a thicker consistency.

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  1. Victoria says:

    How do you get your lip lines so clean? Are you using liner with these?

    • Keiko Lynn says:

      I didn’t use liner with these, just the applicators that it comes with. I just carefully fine tune, after general application, and clean up any wonky lines with a concealer brush.

  2. Shira says:

    Love your swatches although I’m sure your lips don’t love it. 🙂 That purple is amazing on you but I don’t have the guts for it. My favorites are the last one and the red! Beautiful!

  3. Holly says:

    Hi there,
    All the colours look fab on you, and I need to try them all! 🙂
    What colour in the NARS blush are you wearing? The site doesn’t list the colour.

    Thanks a million!

    • Keiko Lynn says:

      It’s “Portofino” 🙂

  4. Helen says:

    I’m so excited about these lipsticks! The “Oh Lady” shade looks amazing on you! I’ve been looking for a similar shade for quite some time.


  5. MizzJ says:

    Really impressed with most of these, especially that first color! It’s so hard to find a good peachy color that isn’t too 60’s mod or brown or make one look sallow. I’m a bit scared to try these though, as I already find regular MAC lipsticks drying!

    • Keiko Lynn says:

      If you find them drying, I wouldn’t even bother with liquid lipsticks in general. They’re definitely dry! Check out NARS Audacious lipsticks for a more moisturizing selection…I think you’d like “Brigitte”!