MAC x Kabuki Magic Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/08

MAC Fallen Angel Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Fallen Angel Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Fallen Angel Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Fallen Angel Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Fallen Angel Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Fallen Angel Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Fallen Angel Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Fallen Angel Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Fallen Angel Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Fallen Angel Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Fallen Angel Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Fallen Angel Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Fallen Angel Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Fallen Angel Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Fallen Angel Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Fallen Angel Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Fallen Angel Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Fallen Angel Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Fallen Angel Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Fallen Angel Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Fallen Angel Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Fallen Angel Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Fallen Angel Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Fallen Angel Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

Fallen Angel

MAC Fallen Angel Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour ($21.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a deep berry with cool undertones and a matte finish. I wish it performed better, as the color was gorgeous, but it was semi-opaque and applied unevenly. It was thin, watery, and harder to control as the color spread too easily. The color lasted for six hours, stained, and was moderately drying over time–but it seemed shorter-wearing than most of the Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours for me.

01/07

MAC Flamingo Road Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Flamingo Road Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Flamingo Road Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Flamingo Road Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Flamingo Road Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Flamingo Road Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Flamingo Road Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Flamingo Road Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Flamingo Road Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Flamingo Road Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Flamingo Road Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Flamingo Road Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Flamingo Road Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Flamingo Road Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Flamingo Road Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Flamingo Road Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Flamingo Road Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Flamingo Road Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Flamingo Road Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Flamingo Road Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Flamingo Road Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

Flamingo Road

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour ($21.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a deep purple with subtle, warmer pink undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque coverage, though a bit more to touch-up certain areas would be a good idea as the formula ran thinner and there were a couple of spots that weren’t opaque on me. The consistency dried down fairly quickly, but there was a more noticeable sheen for the first hour of wear compared to most shades in the line-up. On me, the color wore well for seven hours, left a stain behind, and was somewhat drying over time.

01/07

MAC Sweet Thing Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Sweet Thing Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Sweet Thing Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Sweet Thing Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Sweet Thing Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Sweet Thing Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Sweet Thing Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Sweet Thing Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Sweet Thing Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Sweet Thing Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Sweet Thing Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Sweet Thing Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Sweet Thing Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Sweet Thing Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Sweet Thing Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Sweet Thing Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Sweet Thing Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Sweet Thing Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Sweet Thing Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Sweet Thing Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Sweet Thing Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

Sweet Thing

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour ($21.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a medium brown with subtle, rosy undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly to the lips. The consistency was smooth, lightweight, and easy to spread across the lips as it was neither too thick nor too thin. The dry down was fairly flattering for this type of formula and did not appear “cracked” when I smiled. It wore well for just over seven hours on me before beginning to fade, though it was noticeably drying.

01/07

MAC This Modern Age Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC This Modern Age Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC This Modern Age Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC This Modern Age Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC This Modern Age Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC This Modern Age Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC This Modern Age Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC This Modern Age Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC This Modern Age Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC This Modern Age Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC This Modern Age Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC This Modern Age Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC This Modern Age Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC This Modern Age Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC This Modern Age Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC This Modern Age Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC This Modern Age Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC This Modern Age Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC This Modern Age Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC This Modern Age Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC This Modern Age Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

This Modern Age

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour ($21.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a dirty, medium gray with a hint of green paired with a matte finish. The color was more unique to me than not, and while it did not apply perfectly, I was surprised by its opaque pigmentation and fairly smooth application. The consistency was thin without being watery, spread well, and dried down without looking streaking. I did have slight “cracking” when I smiled around my deepest lip lines. The color lasted for seven hours on me and was somewhat drying over time.

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

On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Flesh & Fantasy Air Blush
On eyes:
  • Tom Ford Platinum Cream Color for Eyes
  • Viseart Petit Pro #5 Eyeshadow
  • Viseart Petit Pro #4 Eyeshadow
  • Viseart Warm Mattes #2 Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Twice Baked Eyeliner

About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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Sweet Thing makes for a beautiful velvety nude that is definitely NOT corpse-like! Very nice!

But it’s Flamingo Road that is taking my breath away…..OMG! That is a stunner. Even though I know that it could be somewhat drying, I know it cannot possibly be worse in that respect than UD Jawbreaker. Going to give it a try! (with Prep & Prime underneath!) ?

Question, because Fallen Angel is such a pretty color. Is it more difficult to formulate cool colors than warmer tones? Invariably, whether with eyeshadow or lip colors, they don’t seem to perform as well in online reviews I trust, like yours.

I know that purple shades in general seem to have issues, particularly blue-based purples! On the other hand, cool-toned reds and blues are often slam dunks. Lots of great cool-pink lipsticks, blushes, lots of fuchsia-anything, so I don’t know that it is.

I love the first two, but 🙁 I don’t think I’ll get them! The first one doesn’t look perfect, and something about the second one cools down my love for it!

This Modern Age is on my to-buy list! I think the closest dupe I own is Jeffree Star Dirty Money (which is greener but still gray toned). What a cool unique shade I’m glad it got a good grade! Also loving Sweet Thing! Pretty nude. Wish they were less drying – I haven’t given any of these retro mattes a try yet because of that aspect.

I got Sweet Thing from this collection – am wearing it today, in fact – and I love it 🙂 It’s the perfect matte brown for me and it does wear well, so I agree with your A rating, Christine. Modern Age is fabulous! So unique.

I love the colors of Fallen Angel, Flamingo Road, and This Modern Age, but I have a feeling that the matte formula and the drying-ness would keep me from wearing them very often. This Modern Age really is unique to me because it’s the first lip color that I’ve ever seen you wear that I thought did not look flattering on you, Christine! I’ve always marvelled at (and been a bit envious of!) how many colors look good on you. I’m not sure what it is about this one that makes me not like it so much on you… maybe as part of a look with more colorful eyeshadow and cheeks, I’d like it better (that’s how I’d wear it myself). I am tempted to try it since I like grey lipsticks on myself so much, even Stone Fox, which leans teal on me…

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