MAC Gemz & Roses, Metallic Rose, Silver Spoon Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/06

MAC Gemz and Roses Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Gemz and Roses Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Gemz and Roses Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Gemz and Roses Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Gemz and Roses Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Gemz and Roses Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Gemz and Roses Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Gemz and Roses Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Gemz and Roses Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Gemz and Roses Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Gemz and Roses Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Gemz and Roses Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Gemz and Roses Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Gemz and Roses Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Gemz and Roses Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Gemz and Roses Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Gemz and Roses Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Gemz and Roses Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic

Gemz and Roses

MAC Gemz and Roses Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic ($21.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy plum with warm undertones and a metallic “matte” finish. The liquid lipstick dried down to a matte, transfer-resistant finish, but it was still shimmery. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer that applied well across the lips with even, smooth color distribution that dried down fast enough not to gather in my lip lines. It wore well for seven hours and was slightly drying over time.

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.17 oz. - $123.53 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "pure matte metallic colour" that "lasts and lasts" for eight hours. Most of the shades were quite pigmented--semi-opaque to opaque--and applied evenly, though there were a few misses that had more watery textures that either lacked in pigmentation or went on patchily. I'd say about half the range felt non-drying over time but some were noticeably drying. They were vanilla-scented but had no discernible taste.

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01/06

MAC Metallic Rose Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Metallic Rose Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Metallic Rose Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Metallic Rose Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Metallic Rose Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Metallic Rose Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Metallic Rose Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Metallic Rose Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Metallic Rose Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Metallic Rose Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Metallic Rose Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Metallic Rose Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Metallic Rose Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Metallic Rose Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Metallic Rose Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Metallic Rose Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Metallic Rose Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Metallic Rose Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic

Metallic Rose

MAC Metallic Rose Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic ($21.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and fine gold and silver pearl. It had rich color payoff in a single layer that applied evenly across the lips and dried down without appearing streaky or emphasizing my lip lines. The texture was lightweight, smooth, and spreadable without being too thin or too watery. This shade stayed on well for seven hours and was a bit drying after five hours of wear.

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.17 oz. - $123.53 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "pure matte metallic colour" that "lasts and lasts" for eight hours. Most of the shades were quite pigmented--semi-opaque to opaque--and applied evenly, though there were a few misses that had more watery textures that either lacked in pigmentation or went on patchily. I'd say about half the range felt non-drying over time but some were noticeably drying. They were vanilla-scented but had no discernible taste.

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01/06

MAC Silver Spoon Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Silver Spoon Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Silver Spoon Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Silver Spoon Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Silver Spoon Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Silver Spoon Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Silver Spoon Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Silver Spoon Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Silver Spoon Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Silver Spoon Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Silver Spoon Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Silver Spoon Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Silver Spoon Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Silver Spoon Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Silver Spoon Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Silver Spoon Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Silver Spoon Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic
MAC Silver Spoon Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic

Silver Spoon

MAC Silver Spoon Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic ($21.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a deep gray with a cooler, almost purplish undertone and a fine, metallic shimmer over a matte finish. It had medium coverage, and it did not apply evenly at all on me. The formula dried down fully within 30 seconds, and it could take a second layer without getting too wrinkled or thick but seemed to make it more prone to flaking a bit away from the center of the lips while it wore (when it didn’t do that with just a single layer). On its own (just one layer), it lasted well for six and a half hours on me and was non-drying.

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.17 oz. - $123.53 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "pure matte metallic colour" that "lasts and lasts" for eight hours. Most of the shades were quite pigmented--semi-opaque to opaque--and applied evenly, though there were a few misses that had more watery textures that either lacked in pigmentation or went on patchily. I'd say about half the range felt non-drying over time but some were noticeably drying. They were vanilla-scented but had no discernible taste.

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
  • Marc Jacobs Flesh & Fantasy Air Blush
  • CoverFX Celestial Shimmer Veil
On eyes:
  • CoverFX Celestial Shimmer Veil
  • CoverFX Magic Shimmer Veil
  • CoverFX Moonstone Shimmer Veil
  • Make Up For Ever M549 Dark Taupe
  • Make Up For Ever M608 Red Brown
  • Make Up For Ever M928 Eggplant

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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Gemz & Roses is one that impressed me from 1st swatch! I still think it *looks* beautiful and very glowing, but I just don’t know about the drying feeling several hours in. Especially this winter, as my lips have been feeling dryer than usual.

“Macadamia Metallic Rose Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallic” — I legit read this and thought “oh a new brand! wow I’ve never even heard of that!” And then I looked at the packaging. 😀 That’s some A+ autocorrecting…

Sorry about that – the system errored when I initially added the products and I didn’t catch that it had repeated it there.

Nah, it’s hilarious! <3 I feel like this should be a recurring theme, with a new [wrong] name every time : Macgyver (you can fix small electronics with it!), Macbeth ("out, damned spot"), Macleod (THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE).

MEtallic rose is so pretty!! It’s a shame that silver spoon performed so poorly. Was really hoping that it would look great but it so patchy. I will considering metallic rose though

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