MAC The Matte Lip 2015 Lipstick Swatches & Review23:30
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As a big fan of MAC's matte lipsticks, The Matte Lip 2015 has been one of the releases I have been most looking forward to this year, even if I haven't yet bought anything from it! As a longtime MAC fan and terrible lipstick hoarder, I actually have half of the twenty-two piece strong collection from their previous releases already so I thought before I bought any of the new shades, I'd better swatch and review these eleven :)
Right, so - all the lipsticks promoted in this collection are permanent, with eight already being part of the existing permanent range (Kinda Sexy, Velvet Teddy, Please Me, Pink Pigeon, All Fired Up, Flat Out Fabulous, Heroine and Ruby Woo). Dangerous was part of the permanent line for a time but mysteriously vanished a few months ago, so it's nice to see it resurface! Repromoted from the Punk Couture collection (2013) are Studded Kiss and Instigator and from the Retro Matte collection (also 2013) we have Steady Going and Runway Hit (as an aside, this is also where Flat Out Fabulous, Dangerous and All Fired Up made their debut).
Brand spanking new are the shades Matte Royal, Antique Velvet, Persistence, Naturally Transformed, Tropic Tonic, Men Love Mystery, D For Danger, Stone and Whirl, the latter two being inspired by the cult lip pencils of the same names. I'll pop up a press release later with colour descriptions and pictures.
These all come in MAC's standard black lipstick tubes and carry a retail price of $40NZD (or $17USD in the States). You'll notice my tubes of Kinda Sexy and Velvet Teddy look a bit different, as they are sample tubes purchased from TheBodyNeeds, which is a great option if you're not sure about committing to a full size tube of a particular colour. I may yet buy a sample tube of Naturally Transformed to try out, I'm not sure if I can pull off those strong yellow tones!
The finishes are a mixture of Matte and Retro Matte finishes with the Retro Mattes typically feeling drier and a bit more prone to tugging during application, they lack the slight creaminess of the Matte formula. Retro Mattes also have a more flat finish and can be more unforgiving of uneven texture on the lips. I didn't have any problems with any of these feathering, which is why it's not noted below. MAC lipsticks have a vanilla scent.
- Lovely colour pay off
- Applied smoothly
- Dangerous, Pink Pigeon, Kinda Sexy, Velvet Teddy and Please Me aren't drying
- Lasting power ranges from four and half hours to seven and a half
- No feathering or migrating
- Instigator, Ruby Woo, Studded Kiss, Flat Out Fabulous, All Fired Up are minimally to moderately drying
- Ruby Woo can slip and drag
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Have you bought any of the new matte shades? Have you tried many of the existing shades or repromotes?
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