MAC Matte Lipstick

BY MAC
3.4/5
    7 Reviews

Product Description

MAC Matte Lipstick collection is a range of creamy matte lipsticks that are formulated to shade, define, and showcase your lips. The colors are richly pigmented and offer a high color pay-off with a single stroke. This lipstick delivers a no-shine matte finish and leaves your lips feeling soft and moisturized throughout the day. It is available in 48 vibrant shades to go with every mood and occasion.

Product Reviews

3.4

7 Ratings & 7 Reviews

66.7%

Would recommend this to a friend

PROS

No-shine matte finish

Long-wearing formula

Non-drying

Wide range of shades

CONS

Expensive

Transfers easily

An average lipstick which has a matte finish
3/5

PROS

No-shine matte finish

Wide range of shades

CONS

Expensive

Transfers easily


Though I have used various MAC products before, I wanted to try out MAC Matte Lipstick and see how it worked on my lips. But when I saw the price, it shocked me and I thought I could first try my friend's MAC Matte Lipstick on me and if it suited me, maybe I could get one. MAC Matte Lipstick comes in 48 shades which makes it suit most of the skin tone. The product comes in a regular black-silver bullet form tube with a twisted type lipstick. It is travel friendly and easy to carry in purse. The shelf life of the product is one year after being opened. Most MAC lipsticks are made with different nice formulas, making them easy to apply.

It's has a creamy but "solid" type of texture. It can best be applied right from the bullet or by using a lip brush. If you use the product with a lip moisturizer, then it stays good on dry, chapped lips like mine or you could find the product caking and crumpling. It's not glossy and completely matte. As I prefer a satin-matte finish, this was not my choice. The shade D for Danger is definitely an amazing color. It's a gorgeous dark red tinged with a tiny bit of purple. It is a best shade for parties but couldn't be worn on daily basis for work as it appears to be dramatic.

It is not super long wearing lipstick and stays for about 4 hours. It stains the mugs and glasses when you drink and transfers while eating. If you have dry lips it may not be the best lipstick for you and may be the Mac's satin formulation is a better alternative. The color of the product also differs from person to person based on their lips pigmentation. So, one has to try the shade over their lips before buying. The product has a nice smell which makes it appealing. Otherwise it is just an average lipstick.

Did not meet my expectations
1.2/5

PROS

No-shine matte finish

Wide range of shades

CONS

Expensive

Transfers easily

Lips go dry.


I bought this lipstick after reading so many good reviews online. Despite knowing about its high price, I thought to give it a try once. I purchased the Velvet Teddy shade, which costed me like a bomb in my pocket for just a 3g lipstick. Nevertheless, the shade of this lipstick was beautiful which goes with every outfit and occasion. It stays on the lips for 3-4 hours (which is for me is an average) if you are having light meals, but it does not survive the main course. After its application, my lips went dry and looked very flaky.

However, after reading somewhere that we can moisturize our lips before applying matte lipstick to prevent dryness, I started following the same. And great, it worked! It has a creamy texture but gives a decent matte finished look. If I talk about its packaging, it comes in an all-time classic bullet shaped black coloured tube. So there is nothing much to talk about its packaging. The pigmentation in this lipstick is good and it goes well in a single swipe. This lipstick has the fragrance of Vanilla, which is quite lovable. Overall, I did not like this matte lipstick much as compared to the price I paid for it (although I am a big lover of Matte lipsticks) and for me, it did not meet my expectations.

I guess it could have been better as MAC has some really good range of products. The formula of this MAC Matte lipstick is nothing extraordinary. Moreover, it settles into fine lines and looks very dry. The quantity is also not huge because if you start wearing it on a daily, it will be over soon. in addition, it was too much expensive for me. Hence, I don’t recommend this MAC Matte Lipstick to anyone unless and until it is a gift. :P

Must try!
4.4/5

PROS

CONS


long stay, gives an amazing matte finish

I live for these lipsticks!
4.5/5

PROS

Does not dry out your lips

Moisturizing formula

Wide shade range

Lasts for 4 to 5 hours

CONS

Expensive


I ran out of the only color of lipstick I always used and rushed to a mall to get one more. The salesgirl suggested I try some of the shades from the MAC Matte Lipsticks collection, and I thought to myself, “What if I do find something I like?” and I gave it a shot. Guess what, now I have four favorite shades, all of which I can wear anytime, anywhere.

Yes, these lipsticks are a little on the higher side of the budget, and no, I didn’t buy all the four shades at once. My pocket would never allow that. At that time, I only bought Mehr, which I later realized is a universally admired shade of lipstick and was proud of my choice. For the price I paid, the quantity is pretty good. But, because I use this shade almost every day, I ran out of it pretty quickly.

I love the formulation of these lipsticks. They don’t end up looking like how matte liquid lipsticks look when they are dry, but even then, there is no shine or luster on the lips. It is a proper matte. The best part is that as long as the lipstick is on (for about 4 to 5 hours), my lips do not get dry. It keeps them soft, moisturized, and plump.

Overall, I love Mac Matte Lipsticks. Except for the price they come at, everything about them is so amazing.

Decent lipstick for a lot of money
3.5/5

PROS

Creamy texture

Matte finish

Brilliant shades

CONS

Expensive

Dries out your lips

Accentuates fine lines and dry patches

Exfoliating and moisturizing required before application


MAC Matte Lipstick in the shade Velvet Teddy is a beautiful color. I ordered this lipstick online when I was on an online shopping spree and didn’t realize how much I was paying for it. But after my order arrived and I saw the cost, I was mad about what I had done. But, the feeling didn’t last very long.

Now that I had the lipstick in my hand, I went ahead and tried it. I loved the way it glided on my lips, one stroke of this shade gave me a perfect opaque finish. It dried to be a creamy matte lipstick. But, within an hour, the product settled into the fine lines of my lips, highlighting the dry patches. Ugh. I was so happy at first, but not anymore.

The next time I put it on, I exfoliated my lips, moisturized them with a balm, and then put the lipstick on. And, to my surprise, there was no more caking or flaking. I liked the lipstick, but not sure if I will spend so much on it again.

Not comfortable on the lips
2.2/5

PROS

Easy to use

Matte formula

CONS

Expensive

Inadequate quantity

Settles in fine lines


I’m sure this type of formula is not hard to find. I wonder why it costs so much. My friend gifted me this lipstick on my birthday, and I was impressed with the choice she made. But, the formula is nothing extraordinary.

It does not last very long, settles into fine lines, and highlights its dryness. The quantity is inadequate and the price is too much. I don’t recommend this lipstick.

The best lipstick that ever existed
5/5

PROS

Wide range of shades

Perfect matte formula

Moisturizing creamy consistency

Beautiful packaging

CONS

None


MAC Matte Lipstick collection is the best. I happened to buy one along with a friend and I wonder why I never gave this product a thought before. It’s so perfect. The collection has some unique shades which I have never seen in other brands. I bought Heroine and Diva. These shades are outstanding. Kudos to MAC for this collection.

Top Questions And Answers

March 24, 2019

What are the shades available in the Mac Matte Lipstick Collection?

Sarah MalikMarch 25, 2019

Sarah MalikMarch 25, 2019

There are 48 shades available in this range of lipsticks:

  • 4EVA
  • Antique Velvet
  • Breathing Fire
  • Bronx
  • Candy Yum-Yum
  • Chili
  • D For Danger
  • Deep Rooted
  • Diva
  • Down To An Art
  • Dreampot
  • Heroine
  • Honeylove
  • Hot Like Salsa
  • In My Fashion
  • In The Spirit
  • Instigator
  • Kinda Sexy
  • Lady Danger
  • Lavender Jade
  • Lazy Lullaby
  • Lightly Charred
  • Mangrove
  • Marrakesh
  • Matte Royal
  • Mehr
  • Men Love Mystery
  • Naturally Transformed
  • Persistence
  • Pink Pigeon
  • Pink Plaid
  • Please Me
  • Punk Couture
  • Really Me
  • Red Rock
  • Russian Red
  • Sin
  • Smoked Purple
  • So Chaud
  • Soar
  • Stone
  • Studded Kiss
  • Taupe
  • Tropic Tonic
  • Velvet Teddy
  • WhirlYash
  • You Wouldn't Get It

March 23, 2019

How long does this lipstick last on the lips?

Soumya SreedharanMarch 24, 2019

Soumya SreedharanMarch 24, 2019

The MAC Matte Lipstick lasts for about 5 to 6 hours and does not fade away with meals.

March 22, 2019

Do MAC lipsticks expire?

Isha RajgopalMarch 23, 2019

Isha RajgopalMarch 23, 2019

Like every other makeup product, MAC products also comes with a shelf life. The lipsticks, after being opened, last for a year without expiring. An unopened product can be kept for about three years.

March 21, 2019

How to use the MAC Matte Lipstick?

Shreya NarainMarch 22, 2019

Shreya NarainMarch 22, 2019

To apply the lipstick on your lips, use the bullet directly to fill in color on bare lips or use a MAC 316 lipstick application brush for precision.

March 20, 2019

What are the ingredients in this product?

Vyshnavi MurthyMarch 21, 2019

Vyshnavi MurthyMarch 21, 2019

These are the ingredients in MAC Matte Lipstick:

  • Silica
  • Vanillin
  • Paraffin
  • Ozokerite
  • Tocopherol
  • Tocopherol
  • Octyldodecanol
  • Tricaprylyl Citrate
  • Ascorbyl Palmitate
  • Ethylhexyl Palmitate
  • Phenyl Trimethicone
  • Acrylates Copolymer
  • Isononyl Isononanoate
  • Stearyl Stearoyl Stearate
  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate
  • Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil
  • Microcrystalline Wax \Cera Microcristallina\Cire Microcristalline
  • Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax\Cera Carnauba\Cire De Carnauba
  • May contain: [+/- Mica , Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499) , Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090) , Carmine (Ci 75470) , Red 6 (Ci 15850) , Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850) , Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850) , Red 21 Lake (Ci 45380) , Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410) , Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360) , Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200) , Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140) , Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985) , Yellow 10 Lake (Ci 47005)]