MAC Cosmetics: Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor

I am not the biggest fan of MAC Cosmetics, or the customer service they offer (atleast in Dubai), but when I saw Lily Pebble’s review of the Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour, I knew I had to at least try some because:

  1. The nude shades (and even the reds) looked really good
  2. I generally eat up my lipstick really quick and then get really lazy to reapply lipstick and end up looking like a zombie so anything long lasting is welcome
  3. I had no shopping list for the airport, and I knew i HAD to get something

Here are the shades I spotted at the Dubai Duty Free:


Here’s what I picked up: Lady Be Good. Retails for $20 online directly at MAC, AED116 ($31) at the Duty Free, and I am sure it is closer to $35-37 in Dubai retail (will confirm soon)


Thoughts & First Impressions

I definitely do feel like these are super long lasting. I tried them on before my flight, ate a burger at the airport, got on a 3 hour flight (that I slept through), and I still had some colour on when I landed.

They are comfortable to wear. My lips didn’t feel dry or patchy or ‘stretchy’ wearing this too long. I also wore it the next day.

I feel like they wear better when layered with another lipstick, lipgloss or lip balm. Also feel like it looks better, but that could just be me.

I wish I wore bold colours, because there are some gorgeous ones in the range.

Some cons: The price. I would definitely not pay full Dubai retail price for these. If I did decide to get another shade, I would probably order it online from the US. Also, I’ve heard that some colours don’t apply as well, so I would definitely try them on first.

Here are some pictures of me wearing it (colour isn’t coming out too well in the picture)



Have you tried any of the MAC Retro Matte Lipcolours? x


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