MAC Retro Matte Lipstick

BY MAC
4.6/5     4 Reviews

Product Description

MAC Retro Matte Lipstick is an iconic lipstick formulated to shade, define, and showcase your lips. It is a long-wearing formula that delivers a highly pigmented color and a completely matte finish. It leaves your lips feeling moisturized, soft, and smooth. It comes in the signature round head and flat bottom MAC bullet case.

Product Reviews

4/5

4 Ratings & 4 Reviews

80%

Would recommend this to a friend

PROS

Matte finish

Long-wearing

Long-lasting

Non-feathering

Fade-proof

Moisturizing

Soft and smooth texture

Pleasant scent

CONS

Expensive

4.4/5

PROS

Easy To use

Highly pigmented

Does not dry out lips

The perfect red for all skin tones

Glides on smoothly

Moderate staying power

Does not sit in fine lines

CONS

Expensive

Does not last through meals


“What are you wearing?”- A question I always get when I wear MAC Retro Matte Lipstick Ruby Woo. Ruby Woo is my first red. Before this, I never wore any red. It was a big risk. But when I tried it on my visit to MAC store, it looked ravishing!

Ruby woo’s pigmentation is a show stopper! Just one swipe is enough. But since I’m extra, I wear two coats. Even then it does not smear. It glides on so smoothly and stays that way for a good 4-5 hours (when I don’t eat). It does transfer by the way. That’s why it does not last when I eat my meals.

MAC Retro Matte Lipstick Ruby Woo gives a matte finish, but though it gives a matte finish, it does not sit on the fine lines of my lips. It isn’t drying but very comfortable to wear. I have dry lips, but it works very well on me.

I will definitely be recommending it. There are different beautiful shades as well. I wanted to get all of them but I was short on budget. When I have enough, I will be trying all the shades for sure!

2.4/5

PROS

Very pigmented

Glides on the lips smoothly

A wide range of colors for every occasion

CONS

Expensive

Lipstick melts in hot temperatures


I love nude shades! So, when I saw Runway Hit, without a second thought, I bought it. Runway Hit is a very beautiful nude. It has hints of a coral-peachy shade, so it’s not entirely nude. Which makes it a very versatile shade. I was using it for every occasion, it is one of the colors that goes with everything.

But the love ended after three weeks. It is partially my fault though. I kept my lipstick in my handbag and was doing fieldwork. It was a sunny day. To my horror, I came back home with a melted lipstick! Like seriously? It melted! I tried freezing it, but now it is just a mess. Lesson learned! Please don’t make the same mistake.

I don’t want to repurchase it because I mostly work outdoors so this might happen again.

4.7/5

PROS

Matte finish

Mild vanilla smell

Does not bleed

Does not dry out the lips

CONS

Expensive


The best lipstick that ever existed! It's a true purple shade lipstick with blue undertones, which suits my dark skin very well. Its staying power is better than most of the drug store lipsticks I have ever used. I got my first the shade All Fired Up two years back, and since then I am hooked to it. The cute bullet case lasts very long. So in a span of two years, I just had to buy it three times. The third case I bought three months ago and I still have a lot left. I love the matte finish which leaves a slight sheen. It is the best bold shade for dark skin for me!

4.6/5

PROS

Lightweight

Highly pigmented

Long-wearing

Crease-resistant

CONS

Expensive


MAC cosmetics was the first high-end brand I was introduced to as a teenager, and since then I have a thing for MAC products, especially their range of lip colors. I have a big collection of it. One of my favorites is the shade Dangerous. From the day I purchased it, I have loved it. I don’t use it every day because it is indeed a bold color. But on special occasions, I lean on this shade only. Despite being matte, it blends nicely for an ombre lip look. I will recommend it any day.

Question & Answers

March 13, 2019

What is the list of ingredients of MAC Retro Matte Lipstick?

Rochel ReynoldsMarch 14, 2019

Rochel ReynoldsMarch 14, 2019

The ingredients are:

  • Kaolin
  • Ceresin
  • Paraffin
  • Silica
  • Vanillin
  • Methicone
  • Tocopherol
  • Dimethicone
  • Isoeicosane
  • Red 6 (Ci 15850)
  • Glyceryl Linoleate
  • Glyceryl Linolenate
  • Carmine (Ci 75470)
  • Isononyl Isononanoate
  • Triethoxycaprylylsilane
  • Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090)
  • Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850)
  • Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850)
  • 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)
  • Orange 5 Lake (Ci 45370)
  • Yellow 10 Lake (Ci 47005)]
  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
  • Hydrogenated Polyisobutene
  • Pvp/Hexadecene Copolymer
  • Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163)
  • [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)
  • Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499)
  • Microcrystalline Wax \Cera Microcristallina\Cire Microcristalline
  • Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax\Cera Carnauba\Cire De Carnauba

March 12, 2019

How to use MAC Retro Matte Lipstick?

Brittany MosesMarch 13, 2019

Brittany MosesMarch 13, 2019

Use the matte lipstick in the following way:

  • Apply directly on the lips
  • Or use a lipstick brush for more precision application

March 11, 2019

What are the different shades available in MAC Retro Matte Lipstick?

Kelly JosephMarch 12, 2019

Kelly JosephMarch 12, 2019

The shades available are:

  • Ruby Woo
  • Relentlessly Red
  • All Fired Up
  • Dangerous
  • Runway Hit
  • Flat Out Fabulous

March 10, 2019

Will MAC Retro Matte Lipstick suit Indian skin tones?

Agnes BurattaMarch 11, 2019

Agnes BurattaMarch 11, 2019

Yes, MAC Retro Matte Lipstick is formulated in a way that will suit all skin tones with any undertones. However, the shades will differ according to skin tone.

March 9, 2019

Are there any precaution to be taken for MAC Retro Matte Lipstick?

Samantha DouglasMarch 10, 2019

Samantha DouglasMarch 10, 2019

Yes, make sure to store the lipstick in a cool and dry place. And keep it away from heat and flammable units.

March 8, 2019

Will MAC Retro Matte Lipstick dry out lips?

Elizabeth FaraoneMarch 9, 2019

Elizabeth FaraoneMarch 9, 2019

No, though MAC Retro Matte Lipstick is a matte finish lipstick, it will not dry out your lips because it is highly moisturizing. It leaves your lips feeling smooth and soft. However, if you have extremely dry lips, then moisturizing is required before applying this lipstick.

March 7, 2019

Is MAC Retro Matte Lipstick transferable?

Christine SherleyMarch 8, 2019

Christine SherleyMarch 8, 2019

Partially, because MAC Retro Matte Lipstick is richly pigmented, there are chances that it will transfer.

March 6, 2019

What is the quantity of MAC Retro Matte Lipstick and its shelf life?

Stephanie MingMarch 7, 2019

Stephanie MingMarch 7, 2019

MAC Retro Matte Lipstick comes in a 3g bullet case with a shelf life of 3 years from the date of manufacturing.