MAC Burnt Spice, So Me, Topped with Brandy Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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MAC Burnt Spice Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Burnt Spice Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Burnt Spice Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Burnt Spice Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Burnt Spice Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Burnt Spice Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Burnt Spice Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Burnt Spice Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Burnt Spice Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Burnt Spice Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Burnt Spice Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Burnt Spice Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Burnt Spice Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Burnt Spice Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Burnt Spice Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Burnt Spice Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Burnt Spice Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Burnt Spice Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

Burnt Spice

MAC Burnt Spice Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour ($21.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a muted, dusty coral-rose with warm undertones and a matte finish. This shade dried down quite a bit darker than it appeared in the tube! The consistency was thin, smooth, and was easy to spread across the lips for even coverage. It was richly pigmented and did not appear “cracked” after the color dried down on my lips. It wore well for six hours, faded evenly, and was somewhat drying over time.

The Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour formula is supposed to be pigmented, last eight hours, and be “non-feathering.” They are typically pigmented and long-wearing, but the quality of the formula is all over the place–some shades wear down evenly, aren’t too drying, and apply well, while other shades are patchy, streaky, or prone to flaking (and also terribly drying!).

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MAC So Me Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC So Me Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC So Me Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC So Me Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC So Me Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC So Me Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC So Me Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC So Me Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC So Me Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC So Me Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC So Me Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC So Me Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC So Me Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC So Me Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC So Me Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC So Me Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC So Me Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC So Me Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

So Me

MAC So Me Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour ($21.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a muted, dark mauve with hints of warmer, rose paired with a flat, matte finish. It was intensely pigmented and yielded full coverage that applied evenly. The lipstick appeared “cracked” after the color dried down, though, which was the big downside to this shade. It lasted for just over seven hours on me with even fading, while the formula itself was moderately drying.

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MAC Topped with Brandy Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Topped with Brandy Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Topped with Brandy Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Topped with Brandy Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Topped with Brandy Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Topped with Brandy Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Topped with Brandy Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Topped with Brandy Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Topped with Brandy Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Topped with Brandy Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Topped with Brandy Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Topped with Brandy Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Topped with Brandy Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Topped with Brandy Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Topped with Brandy Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Topped with Brandy Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Topped with Brandy Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Topped with Brandy Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

Topped with Brandy

MAC Topped with Brandy Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour ($21.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a deep, rosy mauve with a matte finish. The consistency was thin without being watery, and it was quite pigmented so it allowed for even, smooth color application. There was a little bit of “cracking” where the color separated at my deepest lip lines after the liquid lipstick had dried down, though. This shade stayed on nicely for seven hours, though it was somewhat drying over time.

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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These are a little more drying than average (for matte liquid lipstick) that they’re definitely not the formula I’d reach for first – but they do have some more unique shades this time around!

Good call — they definitely take a toll on the lips. They have some great colors, but there are less drying (though still drying) liquid lipstick formulas out there.

These are really beautiful shades. Especially, Topped With Brandy! Of which I of course have dupes for….which is a good thing considering these are total dry-down mattes. CP Barracuda and CiatΓ© Pin-Up are just right for me!

I LOVE the shade So Me – it’s so me! Sorry I couldn’t resist. But I wish there was a non-Liquid Matte dupe for it!!!

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