Sneak Peek: MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipsticks Photos & Swatches

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

Here are swatches of the new MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) shades that will be releasing on January 7th. Full reviews to come!

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MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Back in Vogue Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Back in Vogue Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Back in Vogue Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Back in Vogue Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Back in Vogue Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Back in Vogue Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Lady Be Good Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Lady Be Good Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Lady Be Good Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Lady Be Good Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Lady Be Good Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Lady Be Good Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Dance With Me Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Dance With Me Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Dance With Me Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Dance With Me Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Dance With Me Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Dance With Me Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Feels So Grand Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Feels So Grand Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Feels So Grand Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Feels So Grand Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Feels So Grand Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Feels So Grand Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Divine Divine Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Divine Divine Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Divine Divine Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Divine Divine Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Divine Divine Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Divine Divine Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Personal Statement Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Personal Statement Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Personal Statement Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Personal Statement Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Personal Statement Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Personal Statement Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Personal Statement Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Personal Statement Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Oh Lady Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Oh Lady Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Oh Lady Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Oh Lady Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Oh Lady Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Oh Lady Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Quite the Standout  Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Quite the Standout Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Quite the Standout Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Quite the Standout Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Quite the Standout Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Quite the Standout Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Rich & Restless Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Rich & Restless Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Rich & Restless Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Rich & Restless Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Rich & Restless Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Rich & Restless Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Recollection Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Recollection Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Recollection Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Recollection Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Recollection Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Recollection Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Tailored to Tease Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Tailored to Tease Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Tailored to Tease Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Tailored to Tease Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Tailored to Tease Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Tailored to Tease Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Fashion Legacy Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Fashion Legacy Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Fashion Legacy Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Fashion Legacy Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Fashion Legacy Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Fashion Legacy Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Mademoiselle Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Mademoiselle Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Mademoiselle Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Mademoiselle Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC Mademoiselle Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC Mademoiselle Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC To Matte With Love Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC To Matte With Love Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC To Matte With Love Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC To Matte With Love Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

MAC To Matte With Love Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick
MAC To Matte With Love Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

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Tracy Avatar

Pretty but dupable. I think young girls will be disappointed there are no “Kylie Jenner” type colors. No Lolita, Bow nArrow, etc… Mac really needs to step it up and put out more than just your, every day , garden variety of colors

Katherine T. Avatar

The pigment looks great, and I like the retro bullet or rocket style packaging, but some of these look really thick and drying. I’m curious how these stack up against KVD or Colour Pop

Andrew Avatar

Some look a little problematic, but based on the swatches out looks like MAC May be giving KVD and Anastasia a run for their money!

I love the lipstick bullet cap, too. It really evokes the feeling of an actual MAC lipstick!

Verna Avatar

Christine, I’d heard from a MAC sales associate that this was going to be available starting on January 7, but up top you have it at December 26. Is it the 26th for online and the 7th in-store?

Satinder Avatar

These look good! Oh lady looks like a purchase for me. I hope I can get my hands on these, i’m sure they will sell out fast. What is the formula like? It is sticky? Comfortable? Does it dry down completely? Thank you for showing us these!

pePear Avatar

Matte with love,Feels so grand,Oh Lady are so beautiful but me and Retro Lipsticks are not a good friend because their make my lip very dry,so I’ll not have my hope up for this but I’ll still wait for your full reviews tho! 🙂

melanie Avatar

I don’t know why anyone would want their lips to look like this. Dry, parched even, doesn’t look on anyone. I don’t get it. (Quite the Standout doesn’t look too bad, though.)

Abir Avatar

I agree. Almost all of them look super dry and ugly even if the colors are pretty. In fact, these are some of the worst liquid matte lipsticks I’ve seen Christine swatch. Her lips never look this dry.

Nichole Avatar

Petrolatum!! These will make my lips peel. Money saved. Thanks for showing the ingredients, Christine.

The colors are nice and vibrant, but look painfully drying.

chris Avatar

I can’t wait to try these out. MAC is a little late jumping on the bandwagon. I do have about six Color Pop shades and another six or so from Kat Von D.

Hannah Avatar

Not a fan of liquid lipsticks but these look really nice! I’m going to need to check out the official review and buy every dupe of “Oh, Lady!” That is my new favorite color.

Rachel R. Avatar

Beautiful colors, but nothing unique. The darks look a bit patchy, but much better on the lips than in the swatches. It looks as though these might be the thin, quick-drying type of formula that might be prone to cracking. I like the packaging. I think it’s very cute that they used a cap that looks like the one on their regular bullet-type lipsticks. I’m very surprised there are no greiges or browns, considering how popular they are right now.

Kat Avatar

I’m very excited to see how these perform. I’m already a big fan of the original Retro Matte finish (and I have a very high tolerance for drying formulas), so I really hope these are good! I doubt it’ll top KVD, my favorite liquid lipstick formula, but I can’t imagine it’ll be worse than the ABH formula, which I hated. A few shades are catching my eye, and I adore the packaging! So clever of them to make it reminiscent of the original lipstick tube, since it’s so iconic.

Marta Avatar

I’m so excited for these, especially for the purples and bright pinks! Oh Lady is one of my favorites. As for the dryness, I don’t mind it too much: if you wear liquid lipstick you know it’s usual (obviously, some formulas are more comfortable than others: I prefer Ofra’s and KVD’s textures than, for example, Colourpop’s, but I love the color selection from the latter). Exfoliating and moisturizing is key. I do that and I’m good to go! 🙂

Lorrie Avatar

Winter months lips are dryer so I can’t imagine wearing a matte lipstick, especially these that look so drying. Better for summer. Pretty colors though.

Lauren Avatar

I love the colors, but I strongly dislike this finish! Ultra-matte finishes give me the heeby-jeebies for some reason, and they make my lips hurt just looking at them. My lips are already on the dry side, so there’s absolutely no way I’d ever be able to wear something with that finish.

Zoe Avatar

I am surprised more brands aren’t releasing more matte pinky-brown-plums and unconventional colors.
Aren’t they really popular lately? I swear Sephora has been sold out of KBD’s Lolita on and off for a year. And brands like Jefree Star are really capitalizing on the interesting shades that some people want to buy in this formula…

Elle Avatar

Man, these don’t look too good… many are streaky/not opaque, and they look sooo drying! Some of the bright pink/orange/red ones look okay, but I’m personally not in the market for those types of colors. I prefer more “dusty” and muted hues, for the most part. Curious to see the reviews! 🙂

Maggie Avatar

These look interesting. Color me intrigued. MAC is a little late to the liquid lipstick game, so I hope these turn out to be great. Some of those colors look crazy bright. Personal Statement and Quite the Standout, indeed.

Gerel Avatar

I can’t believe it!!!! Everyone one is jumping on the liquid lipstick wagon lol I can’t wait to see your full review. I like almost all the shades lol

Ellen Avatar

No impressive colors, and the texture looks like it could be very drying. I haven’t found a MAC color I like more than Touch in a very long time. I’m looking forward to trying the velvet pencils, they seem to have a few nude colors, they are coming out with new products so fast, I can’t believe there is a market for so many lipsticks. But I guess if they are all limited edition, they sell them out and move onto new ones. I prefer companies where I know I can refill something I love when I use it up, whenever that is. Clinique has been good like that. I’ve beene using Pure Posh, Bronze Leaf, Tenderheart and Chocolate Ice on and off for years. I have many samples of Tenderheart (must be a best seller), but the others are always there when I need to refill them. I know they have come out with a lot of new products lately, I hope they don’t sacrifice the oldies but goodies. So if anyone is looking for some good nudes and brown toned colors, check out the above.

Bonnie Avatar

Yikes! My lips shriveled up just looking at the swatches. Many of the colors seem thick, cracked, and cakey. I have a few matte lipsticks (Tom Ford, Nars) that dry my lips, but they at least have a nice appearance. I can’t see myself trying these, but still look forward to the reviews.

Claire L Avatar

I agree with Lucia that the lighter colours don’t look as good as the darker/ brighter colours. Added to that, they look difficult to apply without getting wobbly lines! Not too sure about the look or the formula.

dylan Avatar

to me, mac is too late to the game. these shades are all dupable. if they were to have had original colours, then id say better late than never. that isn’t the case with these.

Flaky Avatar

For as long as MAC took to get with the liquid lipstick trend, you’d think they would be spectacular. Sorry, but these all look patchy, dry and I can just tell they are uncomfortable. None of the colors are special enough to put up with how cakey and unflattering these look. Another swing & a miss for MAC.

Natalia Avatar

They look awesome! Can’t wait for your review on these. I only have two liquid lipsticks (one from theBalm and the other one from Sleek and I love them both), so there is definitely room for some more 🙂 Hope they get good reviews from you, so I could go and get at least one when they come to our “shores”.

Adhishree Avatar

Gorgeous colours but again.. too many brands these days coming out with liquid lipsticks and the options are ENDLESS. from $5 to $35, you basically have it all. Don’t think I’d go for these with the amount of options available!

KJH Avatar

Ooh, did a 180 from looking @ the packaging. Made me run for the balm, as I felt my lips start to shrink wrap. Comments on color selection are spot on.
Suggest that everyone remember Lisa Eldridge’s suggestion for liq lip: Balm ~20-30 min BEFORE app, so it sinks in & does not interfere w/ the finish. Worked for me. Now I can enjoy KVD Outlaw, which I initially gave away, then popped up again in a Sephora box. Even ordered more colors. Liq lip is paradoxical for us older folks. It stays in place, but if you don’t pre-prep, you have no lips to wear it on. (Not that I actually miss estrogen….)

Chi-Chi Avatar

These are pretty, but yeah nothing special.
I would have also loved to see more of a velvety-looking texture, like how Anastasia Beverly Hills Paint looks. I would have also loved a deep plum, a green, and a wearable gold. And a deep teal.
Basically things that MAC will never do ever.

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