Hello everyone, I hope you’re doing great! Today I’d like to shortly review my new MAC Retro Matte lipstick and share with you a little trick to keep lips moisturized when wearing a matte lipstick.
For some reason I have never owned a MAC lipstick before (I know, I know it’s a shame, especially for a lipstick addict) so this is the very first one for me. The shade I got is All Fired Up and it was advised to me by a sales assistant at the MAC counter – apparently this shade makes dark eyes pop and is perfect for girls with dark hair and slightly darker complexion as well (read: like the yellow me). You probably know the formula of MAC lipsticks very well so I’m not gonna rave about it too much. It is very long lasting (resistant to drinking, sometimes to eating and kisses as well;)), has amazing pigmentation and the addictive vanilla smell. Indeed, this shade is perfect for brunettes with dark eyes. It is a cold fuchsia-pinky-red shade (pictures speak for themselves) that makes your teeth seem whiter than they really are (yay!).
I had only one problem with the lipstick – it dried my lips incredibly. After I applied it for the first time they got chapped after around 3-hour wear and I generally don’t have dry lips. To keep my lips from drying I started using the sheer Universal Lip Liner Waterproof from Sephora underneath the lipstick – it is a great affordable option to prime your lips, make the lipstick apply smoothly and keep it from drying out the lips (unlike many other lip liners that make them even more dry). It doesn’t lose the matte finish of the lipstick. The MAC Retro Matte and the Sephora lip liner are now an inseparable duo for me!
Have you used MAC lipsticks before? What are your favourite shades and finishes?