Wednesday, July 23, 2014

MAC Cosmetics Review and Swatches - Retro Matte - All Fired Up

Okie dokie I'm back this week with a lipstick review!

I took these photos a couple of weeks ago and the lighting wasn't the best but you will still get the idea.

My mom took me out for dinner and a little shopping session before my husband and I made our move and I snagged this new lipstick while we were out! 

The retro matte lipsticks from MAC intrigue me and even though I have a lot of MAC lipsticks this is my first of the retro mattes. 

Let's take a look!

(bright fuchsia matte) 


I look super bummed in this photo but I swear I'm not!


**after 4 hours of wear**
**at the 4 hour point I added a swipe of EOS balm rather than reapplying the lipstick**
**another 4 hours later after applying the EOS balm**
Primer -
A thin coat of MAC's Prep & Prime primer
Coats -
Three swipes
Staying Power -
9/10
Yep this baby stays around for the long haul. Though with all of the retro matte lippies from MAC they can be very drying. Hydrating, exfoliating, and priming the lips will give you the best long term results. Less drying and less build up. As you can see at hour 4 of wearing the color was still there but my lips dried out a good bit. Instead of removing the lipstick or adding a new coat I decided to pop on a coat of EOS balm and it revived the lipstick and didn't take away any of the color. It got me a few more hours of wear!
Color Feathering/Bleeding/Build Up/Caking -
Yes to buikld up and caking. No to color feathering/bleeding. The beauty of mattes is they really don't bleed into lip lines very much. BUT even with the primer there was some build up the longer it's worn. It's nothing that's unbearable though because the color really holds for a long time before caking is an issue. But if you're able to pop on some balm when it starts to dry out it will help lessen the build up.

Must get more of the retro mattes!

Are you a matte fan? What is your favorite lipstick finish?

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