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MAC Retro Matte Collection for Fall 2013

With its one-of-a-kind Retro Matte texture, Ruby Woo Lipstick has become a smash hit both on and off the runway. Inspired by its stunning popularity, M•A•C has revamped this lipstick legend with invigorating, bold shades in its Retro Matte finish. Eye-catching new colours like Dangerous and All Fired Up create a look that’s feminine yet fierce. M•A•C also introduces its Pro Longwear Lip Pencils in a vibrant, NEW colour palette, giving this long-lasting and transfer-proof lip pencil an exhilarating makeover.

Lipstick ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Steady Going Light pink matte
  • Runway Hit Light nude matte
  • Dangerous Orangey red matte (New, Permanent)
  • Relentlessly Red Bright pinkish coral matte (New, Permanent)
  • All Fired Up Bright fuchsia matte (New, Permanent)
  • Flat Out Fabulous Bright plum matte (New, Permanent)
  • Ruby Woo Very matte vivid blue red (Repromote, Permanent)
  • Fixed on Drama Rich wine matte

Pro Longwear Lip Pencil ($19.50 U.S. / $23.00 CDN)

  • In Anticipation Soft yellow pink (Repromote)
  • Staunchly Stylish Pink beige (Repromote)
  • Shock Value Bright pink cream (New, Permanent)
  • Dynamo Bright peony (New, Permanent)
  • High Energy Bright orange red cream (New, Permanent)
  • Trust in Red Bright cool red cream (New, Permanent)
  • More to Love Intense bluish pink (Repromote)
  • Fashion Boost Bright purple cream

Availability: September 12, 2013 in-stores, online the week of September 3rd, 2013 (North America), September 2013 (International)

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maria Avatar

AHHHH! I need all of these! I love the retro matte finish that MAC has, and I’ve always noticed a slightly different to them probably because of the formula. I know they’re going to sell out quick, so my best bet is to rush to the store on the release date, even though I know they’re permanent.

Courtney K Avatar

Now that is a collection I get behind! It’s been a while since I’ve been excited for a MAC collection (but I don’t do spring/summer anyway). I’ve been looking for a deep berry for fall, but nothing works yet. Matte might be just what I need.

Catherine Avatar

Ones I like:
Runway Hit – Hopefully a matte nude that suits my skintone.
Dangerous – Hopefully more red and less orange than Lady Danger.
Relentlessly Red – I’ve been needing a matte coral! 🙂

Ruca Avatar

Hi Christina! I just called MAC Stoneridge yesterday. and asked about these mysterious “LE” colors specifically. I was told all 7 of the new colors are expected to be back in the store in the next few weeks, and are listed on their inventory as “perm.” He even suggested that *maybe* they’re just LE online, as he was rather certain that they are not LE in the actual brick and morter shops. I hope this is true, because it’s the 2 palest shades I’m after. The MAC Rep I spoke with told me he expected them back in the store within the next 2 weeks. We’ll see. 😉

abigailod Avatar

Same here, I thought Everything in this collection was going permanent. .. oh well…

Also just to share: I asked if this and the Mineralize lipsticks can be the free lipstick for the Back to MAC, and Yes they are!

VickyM Avatar

Now this is a Mac collection I´m interested in, the fuchsia retro matte could be potentially my next Mac purchase, I really wait for swatches of that color, maybe even also of the plum one 🙂 .

Ruca Avatar

I must confess… I despise Amplified finish MAC lipsticks. I have a cleft in my bottom lip, and the product shifts around so much that it bunches up in that cleft within 60 seconds of application, unless I use a decent primer (which can be more drying then any matte). Satin finish MACs sometimes develop an odd Play-Doh odor to them, which I also dislike. I have never had the trademark vanilla scent alter on any other MAC lipstick in all the years I have collected them. Odd! And gross. My poor Viva Glam Nicki just stinks. 🙁

pockykami Avatar

I’m really loving this collection. It’s on trend, but I think also has wide appeal because of the color selection. I’m looking forward to swatches!

Erika Avatar

Hmm, maybe you aren’t using a lip primer or a lip balm prior to putting on the lipstick..? 🙂 I’ve always loved matte lipsticks (especially MAC’s and NARS’), but I have never fallen in love with them as much as I did when I started using MAC Prep + Prime Lip before applying lip color (I used to just put on lip balm before the lipstick)!

Veronica Avatar

I love matte shades, but I don’t have the best track record with MAC’s lipstick formula. Here’s to hoping they’re less drying than the original. 🙂

Ms. Mad Avatar

Does anyone have idea what lipstick and liner are in the second promp pic. The one with the liner and lipstick together. I really like them. Think I need to purchase them. Any ideas. Thanks

Angel Avatar

Some places are reporting that these will be available at *all* MAC locations on September 12. Does that mean places like Macy’s, Nordstrom, etc. won’t get it until the 12th?

Adele Avatar

Everything launches a week early online and always on a Thursday. I work for Mac, and all the lipsticks and liners are to die for. And all the new shades are permanent. Hope that helps !

faerieevenstar Avatar

Looking forward to the swatches and reviews of these. They are gorgeous in the promo pics, but we all know that doesn’t mean they’ll work well! (I really have no faith in MAC any more…) Even the repromotes get formulas messed with and colours changing so I’ll wait with baited breath!

Sam Avatar

I am so excited for this collection! I really love Steady Going, Flat out Fabulous, and Fashion Boost lip pencil! Will you be posting swatches soon? I normally check here before I make a purchase… 🙂

Ruca Avatar

I actually talked to a Supervisor at MAC Pro Online about the 3 that were LE and we were all told they’d be perm (Fixed on Drama being one) and she told me they’ve had a lot of quality control issues with some of the Retro Matte shades, which is why they decided last-minute to make 3 of these colors LE instead of perm. It was depressing! I was able to get Steady Going, but Fixed on Drama and Runaway Hit were already long gone when I had her do a warehouse check back in early November. I did snag Fashion Boost in a random restock, and it’s still available actually… but all 3 of the LE retros have been yanked off the site permanently, so no more restocks, I’m afraid. 🙁

Ruca Avatar

You’re welcome! I really hope they do, because I LOVE Steady Going, and I was rather sad to miss out on Runaway Hit. I had put it off because every MAC rep had said “the site is wrong! They’re all perm.” LOL oops. That supervisor told me no one saw this coming, and they really thought they would be perm. I told her I had received about 4 Retros with a sugary goo leaking all over the product, and she told me that was the problem they were having, and the reason they yanked those 3 colors. My RiRi Boy and one RiRi Woo all came that way.

I’m glad the info went to some use, because I don’t get stuck in 2 hour convos with MAC supervisors every day, so at least that 2 hours of my life was not a total waste of time HAHAHA! 😀 xox

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