MAC All Fired Up Retro Matte Lipstick Review, Swatches: Hello Guys! After reviewing a liquid lipstick from Pac I am back again with another lipstick. The lipstick which I am reviewing today is from MAC Cosmetics. Its the MAC Retro Matte lipstick in the shade All Fired Up. I have a few lipsticks from this range and I like them all.
I bought these lipsticks from Nykaa. On a side note, I am so proud of Nykaa that they are making these luxury brands accessible to us so easily. To know more about this lipstick and see the swatches please read my review below.
About MAC All Fired Up Retro Matte Lipstick
M.A.C Lipstick – The Iconic Product That Made M.A.C Famous. This Long-Wearing Formula Features An Intense Colour Payoff and A Completely Matte Finish. Formulated To Shade, Define And Showcase The Lips. Hundreds Of Hues, High-Fashion Textures.
- Enriched With Ultra-Care Hydrating Formula
- Lip Color Doesn’t Fade In Extreme Heat And Humidity
- Shades Stay True Without Drying Up Your Lips
- Long-wearing, eight hours
Ingredients in Mac Retro Matte Lipstick All Fired Up
Dimethicone, Isoeicosane, Kaolin, Ceresin, Paraffin, Isononyl Isononanoate, Microcrystalline Wax / Cera Microcristallina / Cire Microcristalline, Silica, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax / Cera Carnauba / Cire De Carnauba, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Vanillin, Tocopherol, Glyceryl Linoleate, Glyceryl Linolenate, PVP / Hexadecene Copolymer, Methicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Carmine (CI 75470), Orange 5 Lake (CI 45370), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Yellow 10 Lake (CI 47005).
How To Use Mac Retro Matte Lipstick All Fired Up
- Apply to lips directly from the lipstick bullet
- Use MAC 316 Lip Brush for more precision.
Price of Mac Retro Matte Lipstick All Fired Up
$ 17.50 for 0.1 oz in the USA
C$ 22.00 for 3 g in Canada
£ 16.50 for 3 g in the UK
€ 19.50 for 3 g in Europe, France, Germany
A$ 36.00 for 3 g in Australia
NZ$ 32.00 for 3 g in New Zealand
S$ 33.00 for 3 g in Singapore
₹ 1500.00 for 3 g in India
In Detail MAC All Fired Up Retro Matte Lipstick Review, Swatches and My Experience
Mac Retro Matte Lipstick comes in a black and white printed rectangular cardboard box. The actual lipper comes in a matte black bullet with black cap which is round at the top (the lipstick looks like a gun bullet to me lol). The cap of it closes with a click which ensures it to be travel friendly. I always carry Mac Taupe lipstick with me in my handbag and it has not troubled me. Overall the packaging is standard nothing to get excited for, but it is definitely very sturdy.
Texture & Finish
The texture of this Mac Retro Matte lipstick is very matte as well as quite dry. It feels very dry and does not spread easily on my lips. In fact, it tugs your lips while applying and it needs to be applied with a little pressure. It does not glide on smoothly, though I am not complaining about it as it is a retro matte lipstick.
I have MAC Ruby woo and MAC Flat out fabulous also. But they are not this drying like All fired up. When I wear it without a lip balm, it accentuates dry patches and crumbles on lips from between.
MAC Retro Matte All Fired Up Shade
Mac Retro Matte Lipstick All Fired Up is described by Mac as Bright Fuchsia Matte. But according to me, it is more like a bright reddish pink shade. It will suit every skin tone amazingly. But it is not an everyday wear shade as it is very bright. I do not like its texture, its just because the pretty shade I wear this. Its a very beautiful bright and bold color as the name says ‘All Fired Up’.
Here comes the staying power of the lipstick which is a big blunder for me. This lipstick stays for about 3 to 4 hours on my lips. It does not suffer meal and fades quickly. Without meal, it can stay upto 4 hours maximum. It also leaves a beautiful stain when it fades which I like.
Mac All Fired Up is a beautiful reddish pink shade which instantly brightens up the complexion. Though the staying power is low and the texture is also on the dryer side, if you like such shades than you can invest in it.
More Photos, Swatches
Pros Of Mac Retro Matte Lipstick All Fired Up
- Nice as well as sturdy packaging.
- Beautiful reddish pink shade.
- Travel friendly.
- Availability (easily available online – Ulta, MAC’s website, Nykaa, Myntra etc)
- Does not transfer because of its matte texture.
Cons Of Mac Retro Matte Lipstick All Fired Up
- Makes lips more dry.
- Crumbles on lip when I layer it thrice.
- Does not stay on lips for longer than 4 hours.
- Fades after meals.
- Exfoliate your lips thoroughly and apply a good moisturising lip balm to make this lipstick last longer.
- If you are a fan of trying new and unique shades than definitely check this shade out.
- Do not layer it thrice or more than that as it has the tendency to crumble up on lips.
(less points just for the texture and staying power.)