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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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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

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

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!

I love the color selection but unfortunately these look a little dry, even compared to other liquid lipsticks… I bet a lot of people will be patiently awaiting your reviews before taking the plunge on a purchase!

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?

Oops, sorry! I thought it was 12/26 like all of their other launches, totally spaced that it was different (I wrote the launch post a couple weeks ago). It is the 7th for in-store. They didn’t give an online date for this one!

Unfortunately, these colors don’t work for me, but there are some beautiful, take-no-prisoners kind of shades here! I think the reds and bright pinks are going to look awesome on those who can rock those.

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!

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! 🙂

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.)

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.

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.

They did a great job on the colors! I bet these are going to be sold out for months. Good thing they are permanent! Dance with me is a perfect red for me! I love having reds in matte/liquid form.

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.

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.

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.

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.

I’m impressed. But,looks can be deceiving. I’m on pins & needles waiting for reviews. I m also interested in your take on the applicator. I do like how thew made the packaging resemble the traditional MAC lipstick.

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! 🙂

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.

I think the only one I’ll pick up the Rich and Restless. I wish they went a bit more unique and daring with their shades…but then again they’re going for retro here I guess.

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.

Really BEAUTIFUL colors, but; these appear super-duper dry looking! Like downright uncomfortably dry. I can only say, therefore, that I’m going to wait and see what you think of these. Especially wearing these in our desert climate!?

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…

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! 🙂

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.

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

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.

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.

Hm, the line swatches look kinda patchy but most look fine on the lips! Unfortunately I’m not falling in love with any of the colors, though that looks like a really nice velvety red. I’ve already got Outlaw from Kat Von D so I’m kinda set in that department, lol!

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.

Some of these look great, and others a little streaky. Can’t wait for your thoughts on these and how they compare with other liquid lippies 🙂

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.

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.

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”.

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!

Oh Lady is simply Oh Beautiful! But I wished they had a liquid form of Velvet Teddy (pinky/browny). and to agree with Beth, look pretty drying… Let’s wait for your review Christine xoxo

I love High Drama and Oh Lady… but these look so dry! My lips are drying out just from looking at them. 😉 Perhaps looks are deceiving in this case. There’s always hope!

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….)

There are some colors I like (Oh Lady and Tailored to Tease) but these look quite drying! The ColourPop Ultra Mattes are drying enough, so I don’t know if I’ll be able to wear these.

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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