Just after Christmas I picked up a MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in the shade Too Matte With Love. I had been wanting to try a colour from this line since they were released in Autumn 2016, but could not decide which one to go for. If you have been a reader of my blog for awhile, you will know I am a huge fan of liquid lipsticks and I have tried a wide variety from different brands both low and high end. I have a lover of the brand MAC since a teen, and I always go back to them when I am looking to try something new. I thought I would do a review in a breakdown sput in a diary style throughout my day to switch things up a little!
I applied the liquid lipstick at 10am and I was impressed as it went on easy and the application was good and even with one just coat. Pigmentation of the product was impressive and the fuschia definitely stands out. The shape of the wand was different to any other liquid lipsticks which I have tried, and I thought that the wand was little bit too wide on the edges and it could easily cause you to apply too much product around the edges of your lips.
There was some slight flaking at 11.30am and some wear to centre of bottom lip, but I was able to reapply evenly and with little fuss. I did note that it felt more matte this time compared to the first application. I ate my dinner at Nando's at 1pm and surprisingly it lasted really well, I was super impressed with the staying power of the pigmentation and colour as it was still as good as before I ate. I did notice some light wearing to the corners of my mouth which is to expect and I did not bother to reapply as I did not feel it was necessary.
At 5pm post orange juice and chocolate bar, I noticed that on my lips there was still good coverage on main segment of my lips. However, I did see some patchiness towards the middle and outer edges. On my lower lip this was where there was the most wear as it looked patchy and was easy to flake off. I was surprised to see that underneath where it had flaked off it left a pleasant colouring to my lips which was a darker pink. I thought to myself that I would not be totally disappointed with how it looked in a mirror as it was not uneven and it did not have different strengths of colour payoff on my lips where it had worn.
I then took it off completely at 6pm as I was off to dancing and I didn't want to reapply it for an hours lesson. To round up, I had heard very mixed reviews about these and if you have followed my blog for a while you will know how many liquid lipsticks I have tried and tested. I think this shade is beautiful and it offers even pigmentation with one swipe and the colour is vibrant and accurately reflects the colour in its actual tube. It dries to a matte finish, however I found it slightly drying on the lips whilst it was in this process from application to it totally setting. It was not uncomfortable or irritating and I did not feel like I needed to remove it. I would repurchase these for the main factor as to how well on the whole it latest throughout the day and did not budge too much. There was some slight movement when I ate but I have had liquid lipsticks in the past which have left my lips practically lipstick free post eating and drinking. One of the most impressive points was even when it did fade I was not left with patches of lipsticks which were still a lot brighter than others it was a more smooth, even coverage, as this is the main problem which I have found with such vibrant shades of other liquid lipsticks. Overall, I think this is a good product from MAC but it does not quite however place higher in my rankings ththan my holy grail Kat Von D. This is down to the fact that I feel they are super comfortable on my lips at all times, and I prefer the application wand. These would come in the same category with Colourpop's liquid lipsticks in terms of finish, but I have to say MAC's do wear better throughout the day. I would place these higher in the rankings than the Kylie Cosmetics version as I find that Kylies's offer the most matte finish but this results in you being able to feel the product on your lips all day and after a few hours I feel the need to remove it.
What are your favourite liquid lipsticks?