Wednesday, December 27, 2017

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallics: Review and Swatches

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MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor Metallics: Review and Swatches
Recently, MAC released another shade extension of its beloved Retro Matte liquid lipstick collection. With 15 new molten colors, the Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallics ($25 CAD) promise a matte finish and a long-lasting wear. To see my review and swatches of a few shades, click......
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor Metallics: Review and Swatches
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallics 
Packaging:
The Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallics come in a clear acrylic tube paired with a cap that's identical to that of the classic MAC lipstick. The doe-foot applicator has a tapered paddle shape that's great for picking up product and spreading it smoothly on the lips.
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor Metallics: Review and Swatches
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallics 
Formulation:
To be completely honest, I am not a huge fan of metallic lip colors. Even after swatching these Retro Matte Metallics on my arm, I wasn't super excited about the shade extension. The colors are true metallics but they appear just a tad streaky. However, these performed really well on the lips. Each and every color applied super smoothly and evenly, providing an opaque coverage in just one coat. The formulation sets within seconds yet it layers with no problem at all. The metallic matte finish is completely transfer-proof. It does get pretty drying after a while but it will last at least six or so hours with minimal eating and drinking. See below for a breakdown of the individual shades.

Pearl Punk: This is a soft dusty pink with a subtle metallic sheen. Despite being such a light color, Pearl Punk is creamy and pigmented- just one swipe provides an even and opaque finish.
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor Metallics in "Pearl Punk": Review and Swatches
MAC Retro Matte Metallics in "Pearl Pink"
Metrochrome: A bronze gold metallic, Metrochrome is slightly streaky but buildable to a nice and even coverage.
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor Metallics in "Metrochrome": Review and Swatches
MAC Retro Matte Metallics in "Metrochrome"
Coral Plated: A bright copper orange, Coral Plated features gorgeous flecks of golden shimmers. The formulation is very pigmented and creamy.
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor Metallics in "Coral Plated": Review and Swatches
MAC Retro Matte Metallics in "Coral Plated"
Foiled: An antique brown metallic packed with subtle gold shimmer flecks, Foiled is rich and non-streaky. One coat provides an opaque, even finish.
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor Metallics in "Foiled": Review and Swatches
MAC Retro Matte Metallics in "Foiled"
Crowned: Described as a blackened purple, this is a vampy burgundy brown with a sophisticated metallic finish. The formulation is super pigmented and smooth.
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor Metallics in "Crowned": Review and Swatches
MAC Retro Matte Metallics in "Crowned"
What's your favorite shade from this shade extension? Are you a fan of metallic lip colors? Share with me in the comments below!

Availability:
MAC is available in stores at MAC boutiques and online at maccosmetics.com.
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