Mac is definitely behind on the liquid lipstick trend,But better late than never. Like most makeup junkies I had to get my hand on a few of the shades. Its permanent so no need to rush. Have actually been testing this for over 2weeks and I have mixed feelings because the 2 shades have different formula. So here is my review.
“A lip colour that provides a splash of colour in a liquid-suede finish that lingers. 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.”
The Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours comes in this chubby lip gloss tube. The caps are replicas of the classic MAC lipstick caps, which am definitely not a fan of. But am here for the gorgeous petal-shaped doe-foot applicator. It is perfectly shaped for lining the lips, for precise application and also distributes a good amount of products.. I got two shades, HIGH DRAMA AND DANCE WITH ME.
High Drama – Is a deep, dark plum with a matte finish
This one is a miss. It is semi-opaque but very patchy, uneven and a longer dry down time. It needs at least 2 – 3 coats or a lip liner underneath just so it looks even.
Dance With Me – is a deepened cranberry red with a matte finish.
Its not as pigmented as high drama but definitely not patchy. You can layer this to get it to be more opaque with a second coat with ease. It dries down super fast and last for up to eight hours.
There is nothing different or special about the formula of this lipstick from your regular liquid lipstick. Depending on the shade, these can be even and opaque or slightly patchy.. But the overall pigmentation is impressive and a little goes a long way. It dries really quickly and super matte depending on the shade, so you need to work fast.
The wear is excellent, it’s smugde-proof and waterproof until you eat something greasy, which will make it fade off a bit as most liquid lipsticks do.
Here is a comparison of Mac High drama and Amrezy Montenegro.. If you have Montenegro, girllll you don’t need Mac High drama. Same shade and formula wise, Montenegro is far better.
Here is ColouredRaine Cherryblossom- Mac Dance with me- ColouredRaine VanityRaine. As you can see Mac Dance with me stands out. I love when I get a new lip colour and its different from all I have. I totally love this shade and if red is your favourite lipstick shade then you should get this.
If you are a lover of liquid lipstick,you can try one of the shades you don’t have from this brand.