Sneak Peek: MAC The Matte Lip Collection Photos & Swatches

MAC The Matte Lip Lipsticks
MAC The Matte Lip Lipsticks

MAC The Matte Lip Collection launches online on October 2nd and arrives in-stores (and at-counters) on October 9th. The international release date is October 2014 with no specific date. I don’t have the blushes from this launch, but I will definitely purchase and review them when they go up for sale. Full reviews, photos, swatches, and more to come soon! Please hold questions until I’ve had a chance to review – that is when I will mention possible dupes, wear, color, etc. Thank you!

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MAC Damn Glamorous Lipstick
MAC Damn Glamorous Lipstick

MAC Damn Glamorous Lipstick
MAC Damn Glamorous Lipstick

MAC Heroine Lipstick
MAC Heroine Lipstick

MAC Heroine Lipstick
MAC Heroine Lipstick

MAC Fashion Revival Lipstick
MAC Fashion Revival Lipstick

MAC Fashion Revival Lipstick
MAC Fashion Revival Lipstick

MAC La Vie En Rouge Lipstick
MAC La Vie En Rouge Lipstick

MAC La Vie En Rouge Lipstick
MAC La Vie En Rouge Lipstick

MAC Living Legend Lipstick
MAC Living Legend Lipstick

MAC Living Legend Lipstick
MAC Living Legend Lipstick

MAC Living Legend Lipstick
MAC Living Legend Lipstick

MAC Nouvelle Vogue Lipstick
MAC Nouvelle Vogue Lipstick

MAC Nouvelle Vogue Lipstick
MAC Nouvelle Vogue Lipstick

MAC Pander Me Lipstick
MAC Pander Me Lipstick

MAC Pander Me Lipstick
MAC Pander Me Lipstick

MAC Styled in Sepia Lipstick
MAC Styled in Sepia Lipstick

MAC Styled in Sepia Lipstick
MAC Styled in Sepia Lipstick

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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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I’m loving the look of all the colourful lipsticks bar Heroine, which is a little too purple for my taste. The nudes look great as well — I’m wondering if I’ll just have to buy them all!

I have been waiting for these for months and months and months… I CANNOT wait for Styled in Sepia!! I might even have to get Pander Me or Fashion Revival, they look so beautiful!

I think I see a few dupes from the Riri collection, styled in sepia and living legend look like riri nude & talk that talk. Perfect for those who missed out on getting those colors.

Last year’s retro matte collection was one of my all time favorites…though some of the shades were a little bright for everyday. This formula is different, right? Not the retro matte but a different matte? I’ll be curious to hear when you do a full review. And the Rocky Horror collection has a few mattes also right?
Some of these shades seem hard to wear. Hm…how to decide? Wait for photos!!!

These don’t really look that matte honestly. They all have shine to them. I was really excited for this but looking at the pictures I don’t know if I want them considering how they don’t really look matte at all.

Living Legend looks like a slightly darker, richer version of MAC Dubonnet! If I can’t get ahold of it, I’ll just try mixing Dubonnet with a bit of Paramount (:

So excited for the collection, but then again, I’m on a no buy. Oh whales..

I only had my eyes on Fashion Revival and Le Vie En Rouge but Styled in Sepia and Pander Me are starting to look mighty nice too

Most of these look more satin on my monitor. I like Heroine, Damn Glamorous and La Vie En Rouge. I actually like this collection more than I thought I would, as I’m not typically a matte person. I’m curioius to hear what the texture is like.

I wonder how Living Legend compares to Lingering Kiss from the novel romance collection. Also how well styled in sepia can compare to exclusive event and the mac nude from the riri collection. Might pass on living legend if it’s too similar but definitely want styled in sepia and fashion revival!

Yay for purple! (could be a bit ore pigmented though? I’ll be interested to see how the lip swatch turnes out!). Other than that, Fashion revival is the only one that really speaks to me.

Living Legend doesn’t look very matte, LOL! Perhaps they’re more matte in the ‘dry down’? I’m not sure how much time elapses between you swatching it on your arm and you taking a photo – I’m guessing not too much, otherwise you’d be wandering around swinging stripy arms back and forth trying to dry lipstick! πŸ˜€

Hi Christine! It’s the first time I leave a comment on here, hope you can help me! Could you compare Living Legend with Prince Noir? I missed PN and I still can’t forgive myself! Thanks in advance πŸ™‚ -much love from Italy

i really love la vie en rouge but i’m scared it’ll look horrible on me haha also nouvelle vouge is really nice too. and of course i love living legend, but between cyber, diva, and lingering kiss among tons of drugstore colors like that i have enough to last me forever…. must resist temptation lol

It seems MAC really took into consideration those with deeper/warmer skintones with this collection! That said, Living Legend & Styled in Sepia have caught my eye…

What a pretty line up! I want the reds! I have Heroine, and love it. I like all of the shades, but I doubt I can go quite as brown as Styled in Sepia. Will be so interesting to read the reviews on these gorgeous lipsticks!

Christine, I noticed you didn’t have a swatch of Media in the gallery. Media being a satin MAC lipstick. Living Legend looks a lot like Media. Is there any chance you could pick a tube of Media to compare it to Living Legend for your full review of this collection? It’d also be awesome to have Media in the Swatch Database. ::crosses fingers::

Ugh Living Legend is the perfect coagulated blood red I’ve been searching for. Knowing MAC, it’ll probably sell in the first hour. UNBREAK MY HEART

The brown trend is still going strong at MAC. Every time I go there most of them are sold out. I will definitely swatch these to see how they work with my skin tone.

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