Posted by Corallista | Posted in Lips, M.A.C, Product Reviews | Posted on 03-07-2012
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Its MAC Tuesday and today I’m reviewing a gorgeous neutral lipstick ~ Retro.
Price : Rs 990
My take on the product
MAC Retro lipstick comes in the regular black MAC packaging and is part of the permanent range.
It is a satin finish lipstick, superbly pigmented with a smooth creamy texture and scented with the classic vanilla scent characteristic of all MAC lipsticks. It is not particularly moisturizing but not drying either. I like Satin finish lipsticks because they are like softer mattes – giving similar if not identical result without the dryness. The lipstick wears really long on me, it wears a full 5.5-6 hours after which it leaves a strong stain behind as it fades which stays for another 3-4 hours. It does not feather or bleed as it wears nor does it settle into lines but if you have extremely dry/flaky lips, exfoliate and moisturize before application as it may cling to flaky bits.
Now you wouldn’t normally see me swooning over neutrals but I love MAC Retro! Nudes wash me out terribly so I stick to my ‘neutrals‘ ~ lipsticks a little deeper than traditional nudes with an extra dash of brown, coral or red. MAC Retro is a deep peachy brown with quite a bit of red in it that would look great on all skin tones! The shade gets a little darker and redder on me as it fades but thats just the stain working with the skin. Retro would be flattering across all skin tones and on women of all age groups. My Mum bought it before me and I loved it so much that I went ahead and picked up 2 ~ one for myself and the second for the Giveaway that concluded few weeks back. If you’re in my camp where nudes don’t work for you, try MAC Retro, you can’t NOT love this shade! Especially recommended to duskier beauties!
The GOOD about MAC Satin Lipstick Retro :
- Smooth, creamy texture
- Intensely pigmented
- Does not bleed,feather
- Does not settle into lip lines
- Sating finish ; Non drying formula
- Wears at least 6 hours ; leaves behind strong stain
- Universally flattering shade
The NOT-SO-GOOD about MAC Satin Lipstick Retro :
- Not available in all cities in India
- Not moisturizing
MAC Satin Lipstick Retro is a deep peachy brown with a hint of red that works as a great neutral across all skin tones. The formula is top notch – creamy texture, excellent pigmentation and long wear time. It is a MUST-HAVE from MAC!
Rating : 4.5/5
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