MAC Retro Matte Lipsticks (Part 1)

The MAC Retro Matte Collection brings back MAC’s Retro Matte with a vengeance, as it includes seven new shades in the finish. The collection will launch online the week of September 3rd and in-stores on September 12th (North America), and September 2013 for international locations. There is some uncertainty whether all shades are permanent or only some; the answer I received from MAC’s PR was some, which is what I’ve gone with, but the nearest counter/store are both saying all are permanent.  Each lipstick retails for $15.00 and contains 0.10 oz.

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MAC Retro Matte Lipsticks
MAC Lipstick All Fired Up
B+
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
89%
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MAC x Antonio Lopez 3 Lips/Red Palette

MAC x Antonio Lopez 3 Lips/Red Palette ($27.50 for 0.13 oz.) contains three shades of lipstick with a red theme. Two of the shades are repromotes, and one is part of the permanent range.   The palette contains slightly more than an individual lipstick, which is 0.10 oz., so it’s not a value-packed palette, but you may like that you can get three shades for the price point (and individually, not that they’re sold that way, you couldn’t get two for this price). It will also depend on whether you’re a fan of lip palettes or not. The palette contains an itty, bitty lip brush and mirror.

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MAC x Antonio Lopez 3 Lips/Red Palette
MAC Lip Palette Antonio Lopez 3 Lips/Red
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
91%
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MAC x Antonio Lopez 3 Lips/Nude Palette

MAC x Antonio Lopez 3 Lips/Nude Palette ($27.50 for 0.13 oz.) contains three limited edition shades of lipstick with a nude theme. The palette contains slightly more than an individual lipstick, which is 0.10 oz., so it’s not a value-packed palette, but you may like that you can get three shades for the price point (and individually, not that they’re sold that way, you couldn’t get two for this price). It will also depend on whether you’re a fan of lip palettes or not. The palette contains an itty, bitty lip brush and mirror.

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MAC x Antonio Lopez 3 Lips/Nude Palette
MAC Lip Palette Antonio Lopez 3 Lips/Nude
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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OCC Anita & Sebastian Lip Tars

OCC Anita Lip Tar ($18.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “browned burgundy.” It’s a deep, dark brown with reddish-burgundy undertones; it seems more brown than burgundy to me, but it is certainly a mix of the two. It’s incredibly pigmented, and as is par for the formula, a little goes a very, very long way. It seemed slightly thinner than other Lip Tars, so it was more unforgiving during application.   This shade lasted eight hours on me and continued to linger on as a stain for another two. OCC Black Metal Dahlia is lighter, more cool-toned, less brown. Urban Decay Shame is brighter, redder. MAC Soulfully Rich and MAC Prince Noir are cooler-toned. MAC Chestnut is browner, less red. OCC Black Dahlia is cooler-toned, less brown. See comparison swatches.

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OCC Anita Lip Tar
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Anita
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
94%
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MAC Indulge Lipsticks

MAC’s Indulge Collection (online at MAC now, online elsewhere and in-stores on August 22nd for North America locations) features five lipstick shades in various colors and finishes. The only shade I’ve haven’t worn to test is Just a Bite, as it is very much your standard red lipstick from MAC (which isn’t a bad thing), so I expect it to wear well and long, but will test it in full tomorrow.

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MAC Indulge Lipsticks
MAC Lipstick By Design
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
82%
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