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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