MAC is a funny brand, people seem to either love it or hate it. I am quite happy to state that I am a fan, I have been using their eye shadows for years and am yet to find anything that matches there staying power and finish. I have also recently become a little hooked on their lip glass glosses and their infamous lipsticks.
Due to this naughty habit I can no longer walk pasta MAC store without purchasing. So when visiting my sister last in London, I couldn’t resist popping into their Covent Garden store and ended up treating myself to their Retro Matte Lipstick in All Fired Up. If you pop by this blog regularly you will know that I can’t resist a bright pink lip!
This is such a gorgeous lipstick! It's a very beautiful bright dark pink-red with blueish tones that looks so vivid and pretty. This is a great night-time color but I feel you can really pull this off in daytime as well.
The color leaves a stain so it survives eating and drinking pretty well. Since it is a retro matte formula, this color lasts the whole day, I usually get about a 6-hour wear of this lipstick without any touch ups which is pretty amazing. I’ve had no issues with smudging either and it’s got awesome staying power! The wear is great even when paired with a gloss.
I know a lot of people complain about Matte Lipsticks as they can be quite drying, I’ve had no issues at all with this lipstick and think it has quite a smooth finish, although if you have dry lips already I’m not sure I’d recommend it as it would probably highlight any imperfections. I exfoliate and moisturize my lips religiously so I wouldn't expect that to be an issue with most lipsticks.
Highly recommend this lip color as its high quality and I think it would suit most skin tones! At £15.50 it’s not cheap but this is definitely a classic lipstick that I know I’ll be repurchasing when I run out!
Are you a lover of MAC? If so what’s your favorite product of theirs?