18/08/2015

MAC Matte Lipstick Collection Review, Swatches!


MAC Matte Lipsticks in D for Danger, All Fired Up, Ruby Woo, Tropic Tonic, Kinda Sexy, Runway Hit, Flat Out Fabulous Review Swatches
MAC Matte Lipsticks in D for Danger, All Fired Up, Ruby Woo, Tropic Tonic, Kinda Sexy, Runway Hit, Flat Out Fabulous Review Swatches

I love it when MAC repromotes existing products in their new collections. There are so many beautiful shades that tend to be overlooked when brand new shiny limited edition products come in and during re-promotes, the existing shades are given the opportunity to shine - or in this case mattify.

MAC Matte Lipsticks in D for Danger, All Fired Up, Ruby Woo, Tropic Tonic, Kinda Sexy, Runway Hit, Flat Out Fabulous Review Swatches
MAC Matte Lipsticks in D for Danger, All Fired Up, Ruby Woo, Tropic Tonic, Kinda Sexy, Runway Hit, Flat Out Fabulous Review Swatches
I've got 7 shades here to share with you. This collection made me realise the distinction between two types of matte - modern matte and retro matte. Modern matte finishes are delicious, smooth and creamy with a hint of a sheen. Think satin but a little bit drier. Retro matte finishes, you don't want to mess with. These hard pellets need a perfectly smooth and moisturised base or your flaws will be exposed. The lighter shades are more unforgiving as darker ones can conceal flakiness.
D for Danger. This is a deep cranberry shade with a modern matte finish. I was tossing between this or Studded Kiss lipstick but its pinker tone was more brightening, flattering on the skin. Love.

MAC Matte Lipsticks in D for Danger, All Fired Up, Ruby Woo, Tropic Tonic, Kinda Sexy, Runway Hit, Flat Out Fabulous Review Swatches
MAC Matte Lipsticks in D for Danger, All Fired Up, Ruby Woo, Tropic Tonic, Kinda Sexy, Runway Hit, Flat Out Fabulous Review Swatches

All Fired Up is a cabaret pink with a retro matte finish. It is brighter than D for Danger although in the same colour family.

Ruby Woo a MAC classic is a cerise red with a retro matte finish. Incredibly drying but the shade lasts a long time and makes the lips look like red velvet.

Tropic Tonic is a sunglo coral with a modern matte finish.

Kinda Sexy is not kinda sexy, its pure sexy! It's a nude rose with a modern matte finish. 

Runway Hit is a seashell pink with a retro matte finish. It is stunning but unforgiving on flaky lips.

Flat Out Fabulous is a hibiscus pink with a retro matte finish. Ultraflattering on the teeth, making them appear whiter than they are.

MAC Matte Lipsticks in D for Danger, All Fired Up, Ruby Woo, Tropic Tonic, Kinda Sexy, Runway Hit, Flat Out Fabulous Review Swatches
MAC Matte Lipsticks in D for Danger, All Fired Up, Ruby Woo, Tropic Tonic, Kinda Sexy, Runway Hit, Flat Out Fabulous Review Swatches

So these are my top 7 of the list of the "new" mattes. Perhaps when I muster more courage I might pick up the more daring of the lot - Instigator, Royal Blue and Men Love Mystery

I'm still contemplating on Whirl, I love the lip pencil but the lipstick just looks too unnaturally brown on my lips. What do you think?

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Livia
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