Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Mac Retro Matte Collection

As promised here are my picks from the new Mac Retro Matte Lipstick Collection. This collection hit my local Debenhams store last Thursday, I was there waiting for the store to open. There was also other ladies waiting and the funny thing was we all made a bee line for the Retro line!! I swatched them all in a matter of seconds and decided to go with a safe option and a daring one, well daring for me anyway! I had a lovely surprise when I paid, I was informed I had £10.00 on my points card, I had no idea that was there and Debenhams had a 10% off day, so these 2 lippies ended up costing me £17.00!! Happy days.

This is the daring choice, I really don't know what came over me!  I am usually such a plain Jane, but there was something about this shade I quite liked. I just love the tone of the red, it has a warm under tone and I tend to be drawn to that colour family more so than cool tones.

It is my first experience with a Matte finish in a lipstick as well, then application felt quite funny the first time I applied it to my lips. I have tried this applied lightly, even rubbed into my lips, that looks really nice. I have also worn this as you would a normal lipstick, my hubbies eyes nearly popped out, he wondered what had come over me!! But do you know what?? I really liked it, I could not stop looking in the mirror. This lipstick is super pigmented as well, it literally lasted hours.

Runway Hit
This is a total Jen colour, as soon as I laid my eyes on this I knew it would be coming home with me, its simply beautiful. A perfect nude pink, it looks amazing on my lips, and feels good too. I would say this feels drier on my lips than Dangerous if I had to compare them. I have heard this shade is a limited edition and has sold out in some Mac stores, I think I will end up kicking myself for not getting a back up of this one.

The picture looks quite dark here, I don't think it transpires like that on my lips, its more a nude shade. I would say it is a shade that would work well with a variety of make up looks as well.

Did you pick any of the Retro Matte lippies up? I did see a nice purple shade that would look amazing on a brunette. I would love to hear your thoughts on this new collection. Thanks for reading, hope to see you soon.
Jen x


  1. Love the runway hit lipstick, MAC lipsticks are my favourite but i find the matte finishes quite drying on me :(


    Frankie xXx

  2. Great post, think I definitely need to invest in these. They look fab!

    Cariad x


  3. I picked up 4 Jen but havent used them yet because I havent photographed them yet lol! I got Runway Hit, Relentlessly Red, Flat Out Fabulous and All Fired Up

    http://expatmake-upaddict.blogspot.ae/2013/08/how-to-depot-your-mac-eyeshadows.html xx

  4. Runway Hit is such a gorgeous coral shade! I love matte lipsticks, I'm definitely going to try get my hands on it x


  5. These look lovely. Runway Hit is my fav x


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