MAC recently launched their Retro Matte Liquid Lipsticks in India. They’ve launched quite a few shades which include nudes, reds, pinks and corals. In total, I believe there are 15 shades. I got two of them- Fashion Legacy (a bright red) and Personal Statement (a statement pink). So I asked you guys on my Instagram if you wanted to see a detailed review on them and and many of you did, so here is my review on the first one.
Price: Rs 1800/ USD 20 for 5ml
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.
MAC describes this shade as an ‘intense fire-truck red’. It is a medium red with a warm undertone. On the initial application, it has an intense shine which settles into a completely matte finish within a minute. The shade should be flattering on light to medium skintones, especially on those with a warm undertone. For darker complexions, it may or may not suit you so its best to try it out before purchasing. Personally for me, this is a very flattering red. And the only true red in MAC’s collection of red lipsticks that I feel suits me. I absolutely love it!
Texture-wise, the lipstick goes on evenly and is extremely pigmented. It covers any pigmentation on the lips really well. As the day goes on, it can feel slightly drying on the lips and it helps if you have moisturized your lips with a hydrating lip balm the night before. With this shade, I did not experience any cracking, fading or bleeding. It stays on even through an entire meal and is definitely one of the longest lasting lipsticks in my collection. However, after a full meal, you do feel the need to re-apply the lipstick. Not because it looks faded or uneven. But because it can feel crumbly. Oh and it leaves an intense red stain behind and yes, you will need a strong makeup remover to get the stain off. Or you can use coconut oil too. That works just as well!
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick in Fashion Legacy is a warm red lipstick with an excellent pigmentation, great texture, amazing lasting power and a gorgeous shade. It can be drying on the lips so prior hydrating the lips is important. I wish MAC hadn’t upped their prices with this range but other than that, I absolutely love this lipstick and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a warm red lipstick!
Given that I’ve had a slightly different experience with each of them, I decided to review both the shades separately. So I’ll be reviewing the shade ‘Personal Statement’ in my next post. So do lookout for that 🙂 Have you tried any shades from this range? Share in the comments below.
This shade looks awesome on you,.. But when I swatched all the shades in MAC store, dint like any. May be I was not very happy with their increased prices too, so dint felt like picking any 🙂
Ya I know what you mean Shilpa! I was bummed too when I got to know they were priced higher than their regular lipsticks 🙁
Looking gorgeous Komal 🙂
Oh thank you darling 🙂
I have this shade & totally love it to bits 🙂 Looks so good on you babe.
Yay! Isn’t it gorgeous 😀 Thanks 🙂
These are some very pretty shades. The way you described the consistency and longevity I guess these are similar to NYX SMLCs or Miss claire’s one. Nyx ones last me whole day over couple of meals. Well reviewed!
Hey Ankita! They aren’t very similar to the NYX SMLCs. These are way more pigmented, thicker and much less drying 🙂
You look so glam like a doll Komal! Loved this shade on you 🙂 But these lipsticks are selling out so so fast that it is difficult to get them in stock! But definitely in my wishlist <3
Aww thank you sweetheart 🙂 I know! They are getting pretty hard to get a hold of 🙁
So warm and flattering shade!
It really is <3
You look soo pretty! The shade suits you to bits!
Haha..Finally I have a red that suits me 😀
My God. you look gorgeous Komal in that shade. Loved the look.
Thank you so much Harine! :-*
the shade looks gorgeous on you 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
Already using mac retro matte liquid lipsticks they are amazing …Lovely lip color…i wish i could get this shade too..
Do try to get it! It’ll look stunning on you 🙂
OMGGGG!!!!!! you look super gorgeous babe!!! very very pretty.
Thank you so much Monica! 😀
wow…….looks stunning on you 🙂
Thank you Aditi 🙂
Wow, this shade is really pretty on you! nice review!
Thank you 🙂
woww. This is such a gorgeous red. Suits you so well 🙂
I’m glad it does! I’ve had quite a trouble in finding one that does. Haha 😛
This looks stunning on you and you look like a Doll :*
Yet to pick up, I heard from others too that performance differs across shades 🙂
Aww thank you so much darling 🙂
Stunning color ! Nice pick…its perfect for all seasons
It really is! I wear it everywhere 🙂
Red is my favorite color, and this shade is awesome
These shades look uber amazing. The pigmentation is brilliant.
This shade is looking so so so pretty on you 🙂
Fashion Legacy looks really gorgeous on you. Its perfect classic red color that every girl should own.
You should surely try high drama. Its a dark burgandy shade with an amazing purple undertone
Hi Saniya! Thanks I will 🙂