MAC Divine Divine & Personal Statement Retro Matte Liquid Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Divine Divine Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Divine Divine Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Divine Divine Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “light creamy pink.” It’s a brighter, light-medium pink with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It applied really evenly, especially for a lighter shade like this. Unfortunately, there was some “cracking” after it dried down and I smiled. The color wore well for six hours, and it did have a tendency to fade from the center a little more than the rest. It was moderately drying. MAC Steady Going (P, $19.50) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Silly (LE, $19.50) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Halo (P, $22.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Ravishing Rose (P, $7.99) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Maybelline Pink Sugar (P, $7.99) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Brat (P, $18.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Happy Song (LE, $19.50) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Just Hit Play (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Wagasa Twirl (LE, $19.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Feeling Fizzy (LE, $19.50) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Melancholia (P, $20.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Fomo (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). NYX Audrey (P, $6.00) is darker, glossier (80% similar). MAC Pandemonium (LE, $19.50) is darker, more muted (80% similar). NYX Pale Pink (P, $6.00) is darker, glossier (80% similar). Bite Beauty Lotus (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Personal Statement Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “shocking pink.” It’s a neon, fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage with a really smooth, flat matte dry down. It dried fairly quickly compared to other medium-to-dark shades in the range. There were a few streaks that didn’t seem to disappear once dry. It wore for eight hours but was quite drying after four and a half hours of wear. MAC Tailored to Tease (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M201 (P, $22.00) is more muted, glossier (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Pop-arazzi (606) (P, $28.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Crush (P, $18.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Backstage Bambi (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Backstage Bambi (DC, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Adorbs (P, $20.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty #092 (P, $18.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). NARS Michiyo (P, $34.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Shady Lady (P, $19.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D Crush (LE, $21.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Highball (LE, $6.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC Pop Babe (LE, $18.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Cha Cha (LE, $12.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop Fake Love (P, $7.00) is cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Bunny Hop (LE, $12.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Embrace Me (LE, $19.50) is cooler, glossier (85% similar). MAC Aim for Gorgeous (LE, $19.50) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Anastasia Orchid (P, $18.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Pink Pigeon (P, $19.50) is glossier (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is pigmented, liquid lipstick formula that dries down to a flat, matte finish that is mostly transfer-proof. They have a runnier mousse-like consistency; it is not quite mousse-like in thickness, but it is not as runny as some liquid lipstick formulas–somewhere in-between there. The formula of these is thicker than their Pro Longwear Lustre Lipcolours (which is like the OG of matte liquid lipstick to me). The lighter shades are the least forgiving and most of them “crack” as soon as they dry down and I move my lips or smile. They don’t flake off in chunks, and most of them fade relatively evenly. I get slight transfer on occasion when drinking anything more than water (e.g. latte), and while a lot of the color will make it through a meal, it will vary depending on the oil-content of your meal. They do respond well to layering or touch-ups after there is an initial layer done. They dry down within thirty seconds to two minutes (darker shades took longer to dry), and I was able to manipulate the color as it was drying down without lifting the color entirely. Some shades appeared streaky during initial application, but once it dried down, most of the streaks disappeared (kind of like nail polish can self-level). I found the formula moderately drying after three to six hours of wear, and it is one of the more drying formulas I’ve tried, personally. They are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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MAC Divine Divine Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Divine Divine Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Divine Divine Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Divine Divine Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Divine Divine Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Divine Divine Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Divine Divine Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Divine Divine Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Divine Divine Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Divine Divine Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Divine Divine Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Divine Divine Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Personal Statement Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Personal Statement Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Personal Statement Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Personal Statement Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Personal Statement Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Personal Statement Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Personal Statement Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Personal Statement Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Personal Statement Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Personal Statement Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Personal Statement Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Personal Statement Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

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MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour $21.00/0.17 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Make Up For Ever HD
  • MAC Pearl Sunshine Beauty Powder
  • Laura Mercier #001 Matte Radiance
On eyes:
  • Laura Geller Nude Delectables Eyeshadow Palette
  • Sephora Cocoa Eyeliner

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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These look very pretty on you Christine! Unfortunately, even reading the description of the formula has me wincing. And to think that I was so excited about these 🙁

For Divine Divine, I would most likely get either the Maybelline Pink Sugar dupe due to the fact that I don’t wear lighter pinks hardly ever, or just stick to my tube of Milani Color Statement in Fruit Punch.
And I don’t even need to buy a dupe dupe for Personal Statement as I do have Pink Pigeon already. Of which I haven’t worn since April or May!
Idk, maybe it’s just me, but these MAC liquid mattes are not bowling me over. Not yet, anyway.

MAKE-UP LOOK

ON FACE:

Make Up For Ever HD
MAC Pearl Sunshine Beauty Powder
Laura Mercier #001 Matte Radiance
ON EYES:

Laura Geller Nude Delectables Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora Cocoa Eyeliner

Hey, I have divine divine and I’m rubbish at applying it myself! The Mac lady applied it with edge to edge lip liner which I chose not to buy due to the cost. I was just wondering if you applied the lipstick with a liner first??

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