If you ask me one makeup product I love stocking up (If I had to choose one) I would definitely say lipsticks. I just love buying them. And most probably you too. Who isn’t obsessed with liquid lipsticks these days! That’s the reason every other brand has its own liquid lipstick range now. Then how can Mac not have one right! Some time back Mac launched their liquid lipstick range. Today I am going to review Mac retro matte liquid color in the shade Carnivores. I actually don’t like the name Carnivores though. Let’s just jump into the review before I start my blah blahs.
Matte reigns supreme! Our fan-favourite M·A·C Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour is back with eight new saturated shades of on-trend muted and deep tones. Whichever one you choose, all promise a big splash of colour in a liquid-suede finish that lingers, virtually impossible to forget.
Price and availability
Price is 135 AED (20$) and available at all Mac stores and online.
My review of the Mac Retro Matte Liquid lip color
Mac Retro Matte Liquid lip color comes in a transparent packaging with a black cap. The black cap is exactly similar to the ones of their lipsticks. Simple but good packaging. The cap stays tight and hence throw it in your bag and take it wherever you like. Now if you ask me one thing which makes this liquid lipstick stand out from the rest, I would say is the applicator that comes along with it. The applicator is diamond shaped which allows the application much easier. Perfect to line and define the lips. The smaller tip works great at the corners of the lips while the center part makes easier for application at the center of the lips.
The Mac retro matte liquid lipstick is available in 15 shades from nudes to brighter ones. The shade I am going to talk about today is Carnivores and yes I remember I have already told you this. Carnivores is a vampy deep wine shade, blackened red as MAC calls it. Very beautiful shade. That kind of shade which just boosts your confidence level. It also looks great in photographs too.
This lipstick does not have any particular scent, which is a good thing. The lipstick glides on smoothly and beautifully and gives a beautiful matte finish. The formula of the lipstick is the best part, soft and smooth. I also like the texture quite thick and mousse. The pigmentation is also brilliant. Just one swipe and you are left with an opaque layer. But some shades look slightly streaky or patchy but that can be taken care of. It sets really quick and is not tacky at all. When the lipstick sets the shade becomes a tad bit darker you have to keep that in mind when choosing the shades.The MAC retro matte liquid lipstick applies evenly but some shades might crumble a little bit while touching up. But carnivores does not. But honestly speaking there was no need for touch ups.
One thing most people hate about all liquid lipsticks is drying out the lips. This one is not that drying but not very moisturizing at the same time. It is very comfortable to wear though. Another good thing about this lipstick is that it does not transfer. The lasting power is another great thing. I had light meals, I had dinner and coffee but still, my lipstick remained intact! But that might be a little different for lighter shades. There is a little bit of fading from the center with heavy meals when you use lighter shades. But otherwise, lasts for 6-7 hours without any touch-ups. The MAC retro matte liquid lipstick is waterproof and the real difficulty comes when removing it especially darker shades.
MAC Retro Matte Liquid lip color swatches
In love with:
- Opaque with just one swipe and great color payoff.
- Amazing quality.
- Feels comfortable, not that drying.
- Sets really fast.
- Amazing applicator, perfect for lining and defining the lips.
- Really long lasting.
- Smudge-proof and waterproof.
Not in love with:
- Since it sets really quick you have to work really fast.
- Removing is quite a task.
- Layering is difficult for some shades as it might end up looking patchy.
Overall I think MAC retro matte liquid lipstick is a good one, not one of the best but still worth trying. If you get a shade that you love from this range then you must think no further and get it but if you have too many liquid lipsticks and no particular shade excites you then you can just skip this one! I love the shade Carnivores so I am really happy with it. I give it 3.5/5.
Have you used the MAC retro matte liquid lip color? Which shade is your favorite? What do you think about this particular shade?