MAC Retro Matte Liquid LipColour has returned with some new really great looking shades and I recently picked up four of the ones I felt I couldn’t live without.
There are eight new shades in the lineup, and I believe 14 total shades overall. These have a “liquid suede” texture (their words) and they are very pigmented and easy to apply. They dry to a very matte finish. I know some people don’t love these because they are on the drier side of the matte liquid lipsticks out there, but I find I can wear them usually (unless it’s a very chapped-lip kind of day) as long as I use a lip balm under or over them to help with hydration.
Flesh Stone is a grey/light taupe.
Cafe Au Chic is a greyed out beige.
Simply Smoked is a medium brown taupe.
So Me is a greyed out plum/rose.
As you can see all of these have a greyish/muted quality to them, which is what drew me towards them in the first place. I love these kinds of colors and have ever since I bought my first MAC Folio Lipstick back in 1995. Still one of my favorite shades! Of these four, though I do like them all, my favorites are Flesh Stone and Simply Smoked. I love how evenly they all applied and they are super smooth going on. No streaks, no blotchiness at all. They dry within 1-2 minutes and are very matte and on the drier side. but again, with a lip balm underneath or over (or both) they feel much more comfy.
You can find MAC Retro Matte Liquid LipColour on the MAC site now and they are $21.00 each.