MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Review, Photos, Swatches

01/06

MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

High Drama

MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour ($21.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a deep berry with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied somewhat evenly. As it dried down, the color didn’t self-level so there were some visible streaks. The formula had a more watery consistency, which made it harder to apply and control along the edges of the lips, and the color seemed to sink into some lip lines. This shade lasted for six and a half hours before starting to fade on me, and the formula was somewhat drying.

The Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour formula is supposed to be pigmented, last eight hours, and be β€œnon-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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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Burberry Silk & Bloom Blush Palette
  • Chanel Camelia de Chanel Illuminating Powder
On eyes:
  • Urban Decay Narcotic Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay C-Note Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Vice Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Smokeout Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Serious Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Skimp Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Blonde Eyeshadow
  • Smashbox Nymph Eyeliner
  • Urban Decay 1985 Eyeshadow

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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It’s so darn pretty, I want to cry because the formula sounds terrible. Eh, I shouldn’t feel bad. I’ve got some beautiful deep burgundies (UD Disturbed) and a perfect berry-plum in UD Troublemaker. But I do wish this one had been better!

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