MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Video Review & Swatches

Published in: Lips, MAC Makeup, Video


Swatching all of these new MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour lipsticks yesterday was an adventure because they’re CRAZY pigmented. They’re liquid mattes, which means they can be a little drying (purr usual), or SUPER drying when it comes to my super sensitive lips, especially after applying and removing 15 of them, but with good lip prep beforehand, you should be fine.


After all, only crazy people put on 15 liquid lipsticks one after another.

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

$20 US each/$24 CAD
Available January 7, 2016 at all MAC locations (permanent line)

  • Fashion Legacy – an intense fire truck red
  • Feels So Good – a deep true red
  • High Drama – a deep, dark plum
  • Dance with Me – a deep cranberry red
  • Lady-Be-Good – a warm mid-ton nude
  • Tailored to Tease – a bright fuchsia
  • Oh, Lady – a deep wine
  • Recollection – an intense bright violet
  • Quite the Standout – a bright orange-red
  • To Matte With Love – a bright raspberry
  • Personal Statement – a shocking pink
  • Divine-Divine – a light creamy pink
  • Mademoiselle – a bright creamy coral
  • Back in Vogue – a peachy nude
  • Rich & Restless – a mid-tone pinky salmon

As always, thank you for watching! ๐Ÿ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. YES!!! These are a dream come true!
    I love my regular Retro Mattes (Ruby Woo and All Fired Up), but I think that on special occasions, when I really want to be 100% sure my lipstick won’t smudge or get on my teeth, nothing beats a liquid lipstick!
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  2. breyerchic04 says:

    You are so cute there!

    What would you say are the most unique colors in this collection, I have no idea where to start.

  3. Salya says:

    I’m drooling now!

  4. I wondered how your lips must have felt when watching the video. 15 lipsticks is a lot! But the dance moves you put in were too cute!
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  5. I love the finish! Good to hear they glide so smoothly across the lips. Quite The Standout definitely stands out, wowza! I just don’t know if my lips can handle the slight dryness at the moment though… ๐Ÿ™
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  6. Kim says:

    I think you may have confused the word “crazy” with “dedicated”. HAHA! This time of year is a constant battle for me with my dry lips so I rarely wear anything but balm. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Kat says:

    Omg finally new products from MAC that im interested of! ๐Ÿ™‚ i love the reds on you and the dark berry shade omg so pretty! Can’t wait for the launch ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. dorit says:

    Oh, I love when you do all those different faces when you’re showing the colours! So cute when you showed Divine! :))

    Hope you gave your lips some TLC after that video session – 15 drying shades after one another – yikes! Mine might have shrivelled up in sympathy. I can’t with those mattes – not for me!
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  9. zVintageFashionizta says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on a couple of these, I hope that I can use my empties to get a few of them.
    Thanks Karen!

  10. Indya says:

    I never had great luck with pastel colors ๐Ÿ™ Will stick to the darker colors on these. Thanks for the swatches!
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  11. anusha says:

    Oooh..mac has finally released liquid lipsticks! ๐Ÿ™‚ my lips can never bear matte finish lippies but the dark shades r so tempting. .!

  12. Megan Joy says:

    Awesome video and swatches! The reds look absolutely lovely on you. Thanks for sharing!

  13. lena says:

    wow, those reds ARE awesome. you look amazing in fashion legacy!
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  14. Tatiana says:

    Oh man, the reds and intense pinks in this collection look so beautiful. I guess I will need to try one. I usually don’t like the feel of liquid lipsticks, part of it is how long they take to dry. I love all the reds on you!! Thanks for going to bat and swatching all of these for us!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tatiana,

      These dry SO fast, you’ll be surprised how quickly they set. You’ll love the reds, by the way… ALL OF THEM! I would wear one today but my lips are still recovering, lol.

  15. Erin says:

    Dance With Me looks like my kind of shade!
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  16. karen says:

    great video!!

  17. Cindy says:

    Hi Karen,
    Any details about how much product is in each tube? I’m very interested to see how it compares to Stila/KVD liquid lipsticks with the amount of product, and pricing, etc.

  18. Monica says:

    Hi Karen,

    Great job with the review. A few of these have my name on it!

  19. Cleone says:

    Can’t wait! Love the reds!!!

  20. Pamela says:

    Thanks for the honest review. I’m intrigued but I think I’ll have to pass these up–my lips are super dry year ’round. Blasted!

  21. Mindy says:

    Almost every one looks great on you! Thanks for the info!

  22. Christina says:

    Hey Karen, These look great on you! Which color is closest to Ruby Woo?

  23. The darker colors are fyah! I think I have close dupes of all of them though. I miss just swatches in your posts Karen! Easier for me to make color choices! I always use you as a reference.
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  24. shannon strong says:

    Thanks for putting ALL the colors on! I was making my list based on what looked good on you as you and I have the similar shade of skin. SO thank you !!! Hope all is well with you and el hub and tabs and upcoming baby!!

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