MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipsticks-Fashion Legacy Personal StatementMAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipsticks-Fashion Legacy Personal Statement

Price: Rs 1800/ USD 20 for 5ml

REVIEW

The Retro Matte Liquid Lipsticks come with a top packaging similar to the regular MAC lipsticks but have a different, transparent plastic bottom. I actually quite like the packaging because it makes it super easy to locate the shades when you have more than one of these. The packaging is sturdy and the lid screws tightly making it leak-proof as well. These lipsticks come with a flocked applicator that tapers at the tip. The tapered tip makes it really easy to apply the product with precision without the help of a lip brush.

The lipsticks have a slightly thick mousse-like consistency and are highly pigmented. If you sniff the wand closely, you can smell MAC’s signature faint vanilla fragrance but on the lips you can hardly detect it. They set into a matte finish pretty fast so if you need to correct something, you need to do it quick.

RelatedMAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour- FASHION LEGACY: Review, Swatches

 

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour- Personal Statement: Review, Swatches, Price In India
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour- Personal Statement: Review, Swatches, Price In India
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour- Personal Statement: Review, Swatches, Price In India
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour- Personal Statement: Review, Swatches, Price In India

 

THE SHADE

The shade is an intense shocking pink with a slightly cool undertone. It screams for attention and you’ll love it if you love wearing bright and bold lipsticks. Since it is a cool under-toned pink, it pops on warm complexions, not to mention it makes your teeth look whiter. However, the slightly neonish shade will best be suited for light to medium complexions. On deeper skintones, it can wash you out and start looking a bit garish. So if you are anything above NC 30, I recommend to use your judgement while getting the shade.

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour- Personal Statement: Review, Swatches, Price In India
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour- Personal Statement: Review, Swatches, Price In India

Unfortunately, apart from the shade, there is nothing much to love about this lipstick. I don’t know if its the shade or something else, but it isn’t completely opaque as Fashion Legacy. Add to that if you’re using it on pigmented lips, you will most certainly need 2-3 swipes of the product to get to its full intensity. This is where things start to get messed up. First and foremost, the shade is not buildable. If you try to build it up, it starts looking cakey. Which is not at all pretty 🙁 Then as soon as it sets, it settles into every fine line you have on your lips and accentuates them drastically! And third and most importantly, it chips off. Mine started to chip off (from the corners of my mouth) just minutes after application. It can get through some light snacks and drinks, but does not get through an entire meal. At the end of it, it will have chipped and crumbled off. And if you try to remove it, you know to reapply it after a meal, it won’t come off. I actually faced this situation in a restaurant recently. So what you are essentially left with are chunks of uneven lipstick on your lips that cannot be built up nor be removed. Ugh! Thankfully for me, I was carrying another lipstick with me that day (MAC mocha) which I used to top over those unsightly lipstick chunks and get me through the day without looking like a clown.

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour- Personal Statement: Review, Swatches, Price In India
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour- Personal Statement: Review, Swatches, Price In India

Overall Thoughts

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Personal Statement is a cool bright shocking pink which would look best on light to medium complexions. However, the shade’s unevenness, cakiness and tendency to accentuate fine lines and then, chip off does not make it worth it, especially considering the price. I love MAC but this is not one of their best products. If you want to try this range I would highly recommend you to try the reds!

Rating: 3.75/5

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour- Personal Statement: Review, Swatches, Price In India
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour- Personal Statement: Review, Swatches, Price In India

18 Comments on MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour- Personal Statement: Review, Swatches, Price In India

  1. anubhuti
    March 17, 2016 at 1:42 pm (2 years ago)

    the color is droolworthy but I really do not like the sound of texture a s you described… I would try the red one 🙂

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  2. Sonali
    March 17, 2016 at 5:43 pm (2 years ago)

    Great review 🙂

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  3. Mariyam
    March 17, 2016 at 10:11 pm (2 years ago)

    Love how this shade pops on your lips! Great review sweetie 🙂

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  4. Ritam Chandra
    March 17, 2016 at 10:54 pm (2 years ago)

    It is bad to see that expensive lipsticks also fail to impress… 🙁 Anyways shade looks quite neon-ish.. 🙂

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  5. Shilpa Shetty
    March 18, 2016 at 11:13 am (2 years ago)

    Shade looks lovely on you but if it chips off then a big no from side,.. Nice review,.. Thank you…

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  6. Mony
    March 18, 2016 at 11:38 am (2 years ago)

    The shade looks lovely! Great review 🙂

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  7. Sangeeta G
    March 18, 2016 at 3:07 pm (2 years ago)

    Another stunning shade. But I like the red more.

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  8. Lana
    March 18, 2016 at 3:53 pm (2 years ago)

    That was disappointing 🙁 Very helpful review

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  9. crazyforcosmetics
    March 18, 2016 at 5:01 pm (2 years ago)

    You look absolutely gorgeous Komal. lovely shade.

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  10. [email protected]
    March 21, 2016 at 1:06 pm (2 years ago)

    The shade is bright and cool, but such a bad formula 🙁 will stay away from these

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  11. Ankita
    March 21, 2016 at 4:23 pm (2 years ago)

    The shade is very pretty. I have heard that NYX SMLCC are as good as retro lipsticks. Is it true?

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    • Komal
      March 23, 2016 at 12:30 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Ankita! No I don’t think so. Both great products but completely different. NYX SMLCs are more like stains with less coverage. There are also more drying than these lipsticks.

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  12. Perkymegs
    March 22, 2016 at 1:25 pm (2 years ago)

    I love this shade so much. It is stunning and you are rocking this shade dear 🙂

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  13. Ria Rajendran
    March 22, 2016 at 5:10 pm (2 years ago)

    This shade looks lovely on you! 🙂

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  14. Ritu KT (Shopping Escapades)
    March 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm (2 years ago)

    The “Personal Statement” shade is <3 Totally my kinda lipstick

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    • Komal
      March 24, 2016 at 11:52 am (2 years ago)

      Yeah mine too 😀 But sadly the formula is whole another story 🙁

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  15. [email protected]
    April 4, 2016 at 2:53 pm (2 years ago)

    Hey Komal,this is such a lively and awesome shade.I love my bright pinks and fuchsias a lot but the other problems you mentioned with this lipstick are stopping me from buying it.I love the pop of colour and it looks so beautiful on you.Loved your blog and you are so beautiful.

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