MAC Retro Matte Lipstick Swatches

by Kia C

mac retro matte haul

I guess MAC realized how awesome the Retro Matte formula was when they were creating the RiRi for MAC lipsticks. So the decided to do a full Retro Matte collection. 8 were released and 5, including all the ones in this post, are permanent.

mac retro matte lipsticks

Flat Out Fabulous- bright plum
mac flat out fabulous lipstick

mac flat out fabulous full day light_

mac flat out fabulous full *second pic applied over Fashion Boost lip pencil*


This one is my favorite. I absolutely adore the shade.


All Fired Up- bright fuchsia
mac all fired up lipstick

mac all fired up full day light

mac all fired up full

This looks completely red in the tube but when applied it turns into your average fuchsia.


Dangerous- Orangey Red
mac dangerous lipstick

mac dangerous full day light

mac dangerous full


Beautiful orangish red.


Relentlessly Red- bright pinkish coral
mac relentlessly red lipstick

mac relentlessly red full day light

mac relentlessly red full


Relentless Red, which is nowhere near red. lol


Fashion Boost- bright purple cream (limited edition)
mac fashion boost lip pencil

mac fashion boost lip pencil close

mac fabulously fun full_


Love it! Surprised this isn’t sold out yet. This is my first Pro Longwear Lip Pencil. This baby doesn’t go anywhere. I fell asleep with it one and woke up with most of it still intact.


mac retro matte swatches
L-R: Flat Out Fabulous, All Fired Up, Dangerous, Relentlessly Red
mac retro matte swatches 2

MAC did a great job with this collection. All of these shades are really pretty and friendly for all skin tones. Some did drag when applied but all are pigmented and opaque. Only thing I noticed about the Retro Mattes, even the RiRi ones, they tend to fade quickly in the middle of the lips.


All the shades shown above are permanent so they aren’t going anywhere. Hope you enjoyed my MAC Retro Matte Lipstick Swatches!


[wptabs mode=”horizontal”] [wptabtitle] Price[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] Lipsticks: $15
Pro Longwear Lip Pencil: $19.50[/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle] Availability[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]MAC online, stores and counters. Macy’s, Saks, Nordstrom…
8 shades released, 5 are permanent. [/wptabcontent]



Tiyana Oct 1, 2013 - 4:01 PM

Flat Out Fabulous looks SICKENING on you! YAAAAS!!! Great review! I want Flat Out Fabulous and Fashion Boost!

Sandy Sep 10, 2013 - 8:25 PM

I’ve never tried Mac but I really want to get these after seeing your swatches. P.S. love your eyeshadow!

Kiya Sep 8, 2013 - 7:05 PM

They are all beautiful on you! Do you know how fashion boost compare to heroine? Does dangerous look similar to scarlet ibis and lady danger?

Coco Sep 8, 2013 - 2:40 PM

Oooh, they all look gorgeous on you!

I’m just starting to slooowly dip my toes into the bright-lipstick waters, but these are making me want to go for it!

Kia C Sep 8, 2013 - 2:41 PM

Definitely go for it! Rock those brights!


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