For Makeup That Goes the Distance, There’s the New Long-Wearing MAC Retro Matte Collection, Pro Longwear Paint Pots and Eye Liners

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The New MAC Pro Longwear and Retro Matte collections

The New MAC Pro Longwear and Retro Matte collections

Forget flash-in-the-pan and fly-by-night colors that disappear faster than you can say, “I’m going to need years of therapy to recover from that Miley Cyrus performance.” The new Retro Matte and Pro Longwear collections are built to last with long-wearing lipsticks, lip liners, cream shadows and pencils ready and waiting to go the distance this fall.

The MAC Retro Matte Collection

Down-and-dirty deets on the new MAC Retro Matte Lipsticks, Pro Longwear Paint Pots and Eye Liners

MAC Retro Matte

All 8 of the new Lipsticks from the Retro Matte collection and five of the eight Pro Longwear Lip Pencils

  • Permanent or limited edition: Limited edition
  • Availability: Next week! They’ll be online starting the week of September 3, in North American MAC stores/counters September 12, and available some time in September at all international MAC locations.
  • Inspiration: Actually? Ruby Woo Lipstick’s matte texture and finish. MAC decided to increase the number of shades available in Ruby Woo’s ultra-flat matte finish.
  • Includes: eight matte Lipsticks ($15 US, $18 CDN each) and eight Pro Longwear Lip Pencils ($19.50 US, $23 CDN each)

As someone who experienced the ’90s firsthand and owned several MAC mattes over that time, I have mixed feelings about this encore of matte lips…

To their credit, they last a looong time, which I like. They barely break a sweat after six hours, even through meals, but dayum! — what’s with all the flakes?!

At least these new MAC Lipsticks don’t seem as drying as the old-school versions, based on the couple I wore today, but they definitely aren’t heavy with hydration. I probably won’t be wearing them daily, no matter what, because matte formulas like these usually leave my lips drier than the Sahara.

I gotta admit, though, that flat finish looks really cool…

Can. Not. Wait. to wear the bright pinks and reds with cat eyes this fall.

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots and Pro Longwear Eye Liners

MAC Pro Longwear collection

All four of the Pro Longwear Eyeliners and four of 12 MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots from the new Pro Longwear collection

  • Permanent or limited edition: Permanent
  • Availability: Available now online, and coming to North American stores and counters September 5; internationally some time next month.
  • Inspiration: Vibrant colors and long-wearing cream shadows and liners.
  • Includes: 12 Pro Longwear Paint Pots ($20 US, $24 CDN each) and four water-resistant Pro Longwear Eye Liners ($19.50 US, $23 CDN each). There’s also a 242 Shader Brush ($25 US, $30 CDN)

Oh, boy! I’m stoked about the liners and Perky Paint Pot, in particular. Remember it from 2008′s Fafi? Yeah, good times… (Wow, can you believe we’ve been together that long? HOLY CANNOLI!)

The MAC Retro Matte Lipsticks…

MAC Retro Matte Lipsticks

Oh hai, pretty girls!

MAC Retro Matte Lipsticks

All gussied up and ready for action…


MAC Dangerous Lipstick

Dangerous, an orangey red matte


MAC All Fired Up Lipstick

All Fired Up, a bright fuchsia matte


MAC Flat Out Fabulous

Flat Out Fabulous, a bright plummy matte


MAC Steady Going Lipstick

Steady Going, a light pink matte


MAC Relentlessly Red Lipstick

Relentlessly Red, a bright pinkish coral matte


MAC Fixed on Drama Lipstick

Fixed on Drama, a rich wine matte


MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick

Ruby Woo, a vivid bluish red matte


Runway Hit, a light nude matte

The Retro Matte Pro Longwear Lip Pencils…

MAC Dynamo

Dynamo, a bright peony


MAC High Energy

High Energy, a bright orangey red cream


MAC Shock Value

Shock Value, a bright pink cream


MAC Fashion Boost

Fashion Boost, a bright purple cream


MAC Trust in Red

Trust in Red, a bright cool red cream

The Pro Longwear Paint Pots…

MAC Chrome Angel

Chrome Angel, a platinum silver


MAC Perky

Perky, a creamy coral with white pearl


MAC Camel Coat

Camel Coat, a muted beige


MAC Tailor Grey

Tailor Grey, a muted grey

The Pro Longwear Eye Liners…

MAC Devotion

Devotion, a deep army green


MAC Strong Willed

Strong Willed, a deep eggplant


MAC Powerline

Powerline, a muted gold


MAC Definitely Black

Definitely Black, a deep black

Swatches (for reference, I’m an NC42)

MAC All Fired Up Matte Lipstick

All Fired Up Matte Lipstick


MAC Dangerous Matte Lipstick

Dangerous Matte Lipstick


MAC Fixed on Drama Matte Lipstick Swatch

Fixed on Drama Matte Lipstick Swatch


MAC Flat Out Fabulous Matte Lipstick Swatch

Flat Out Fabulous Matte Lipstick Swatch


MAC Relentlessly Red Matte Lipstick Swatch

Relentlessly Red Matte Lipstick Swatch


MAC Ruby Woo Matte Lipstick Swatch

Ruby Woo Matte Lipstick Swatch


MAC Runway Hit Matte Lipstick Swatch

Runway Hit Matte Lipstick Swatch


MAC Steady Going Matte Lipstick Swatch

Steady Going Matte Lipstick Swatch


MAC Dynamo Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Swatch

Dynamo Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Swatch


MAC Fashion Boost Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Swatch

Fashion Boost Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Swatch


MAC High Energy Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Swatch

High Energy Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Swatch


MAC Shock Value Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Swatch

Shock Value Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Swatch


MAC Trust in Red Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Swatch

Trust in Red Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Swatch


MAC Chrome Angel Paint Pot Swatch

Chrome Angel Paint Pot Swatch


MAC Camel Coat Swatch

Camel Coat Paint Pot Swatch


MAC Perky Paint Pot Swatch

Perky Paint Pot Swatch


MAC Tailor Grey Paint Pot Swatch

Tailor Grey Paint Pot Swatch


MAC Pro Longwear Liner Swatches from the left: Definitely Black Devotion, Strong Willed and Powerline

MAC Pro Longwear Liner Swatches from the left: Definitely Black Devotion, Strong Willed and Powerline

What do ya say? Got your sights set on anything here?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Linda says:

    I have seen a trend with the Fixed on Drama lipstick in both yours and Christine’s site. Both have had not so fortunate fates when it comes to the aesthetics, which makes me sad because it is my favorite lipstick on the range!

    Debating on getting Fixed on Drama, since it looks so nice on your skintone and I imagine it would as well on a NC30

    - Linda

    • Karen says:

      Hi Linda,

      It might just be a press sample issue, but if you’re concerned then you might want to check your tube before leaving the store. It’s a fun color and would look amazing on NC30 skin. :)

    • Jen says:

      I am a lover of MAC but I am also a lover of bargains and some of the lipsticks shown above you can also find good dupes at the drugstores. One that I really like right now is Milani’s lipstick called Sangria. It stays on for hours and looks really good, they also have other rich colored lipsticks as well. Maybelline is another good one. However, I think these drugstore lipsticks will look really good with the new MAC lipliners. I absolutely loooove them.

      This is a great early review.

  2. hanna says:

    Those lip colors are fantastic
    hanna recently posted … Big Hair is away at School

  3. Chic Lapin says:

    Flat Out Fabulous and Camel Coat, to my wishlist RIGHT NOW!

  4. Ash Sangre says:

    Thanks for posting this. I am super excited to check all of this out when available. I actually just started buying MAC this past month and racked over $2,500 worth in that time. I am love the new eyeliners and lipsticks. I have super pale skin and it is hard to find good lip colors. Any suggestions with MAC lipcolors?

  5. Leslie-Marie says:

    Shock Value..O-M-G!! I may need a backup of that! Steady Going? Yes, please! :)

  6. Karina says:

    OMG Strong Willed BE MINEEEE! xD

  7. Amy says:

    I’ve got my eye on the Constructivist Paint Pot and the purple eyeliner!

  8. Angela says:

    Ok so far my list is:
    relentlessly red, all fired up, dangerous, fixed on drama, and flat out fabulous! :D

  9. Lulle says:

    These matte lippies are really hot! There’s a few shades that are calling my name…
    Lulle recently posted … Paul & Joe’s eye set for Fall: purple, sparkles and butterflies

  10. xuvious says:

    I love the plumly colour, it’s so pretty! ^_^
    xuvious recently posted … Stila Merry and Bright Palette

  11. All Fired up and Relentlessly Red for me please! Little disappointed with the paint pots – all of them would look rather ashy on my skin tone.

  12. Agata says:

    I really like the Runway Hit lipstick but I think I will have to check it out at the counter, I am afraid it might be too pale for me.

  13. Emme says:

    Love these…but they remind my of the WnW Mega last lip colors. And I can get those for two bucks a pop. I’m passing.

  14. Gowthami says:

    Pencils looking wow.. very pretty :)
    Gowthami recently posted … Review : Thalgo Bio-Repair Serum | Sensitive Or Reactive Skin

  15. Judith says:

    I LOVE flat out fabulous it’s hard to find unique but wearable mat colours. I want it so bad!

  16. Stephanie says:

    Thanks so much for this post Karen! :) I LOVE matte lipsticks so I want most of the retro matte collection! :) apart from Fixed on Drama as I think it may be too dark for me (nc20) (I do own Darkside though :/) and Ruby Woo as I have RiRi Woo and well I can pick up Ruby Woo anytime! Flat Out Fabulous looks amazing! :O I think I may get the other 6 & back ups! :D xx

  17. Charisma says:

    I am looking forward to purchasing flat out fabulous and relentlessly red.
    Charisma recently posted … Mac Impassioned Lipstick Review, Photos w/ Swatches

  18. Chhavi says:

    Love the review. I am tempted to buy the Prolongwear lip pencil in Trust in Red (I think it would go perfectly with Riri Woo) and also Fixed on Drama. I purchased Flat out fabulous this morning (soon after an email from MAC cosmetics), hope it’s as pretty in person as in pictures!!

  19. Shayna says:

    Hi Karen !

    I really want to buy Fixed on Drama before it sells out but I am afraid I will purchase a “retro matte” version of shade that I already own ! Can you help me out by telling me if it looks like Diva? Do I need both :/

    Thanks in advance !

  20. Mandy says:

    I bought Flat out fabulous and Ruby woo last week. Love both shades:)

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