When I got a chance to write for our makeup and beauty forever , I thought of giving it a kick start with my current favourite relentlessly red lipstick from mac, yes this retro matte was launched last year ,but anyhow I could only manage my hands on it only now, well why am I buzzing so much about this colour, read on to know what whammed me.
it is one lipstick that looks different in different lightings ,but in natural day light when u see it its mostly a warm intense coral pink with deep strong red under tones, in some lighting it looks more red on the lips, where as sometimes its more pink, kind of works as a good versatile colour.
for the finish and feel of the lipstick its matte like absolutely matte ,as it comes from the retro matte collection, that is supposed to be the most shine free gloss free most matte of matte finish from mac ,in fact as compared to other matte finishes from other brands as well like bobbi brown or chanel,I find this to be even more matte, and it is a bliss for matte lovers like me. Even tough it is hard core matte it doesn’t look dead on the lips.
the packaging is nothing special or different ,it is the classic black bullet from mac, with the classic vanilla fragrance of mac.
ok believe me this thing lasted on my lips for like for 6 to 7 hours, like it just stuck ,even after 5 hours of application when it started to fade out a little, still the colour remnants was very strong and mind it I even had my meal in this time it still stayed. Even when it completely withered out, it left a pretty stain on the lips that I really liked.
The finish is Retro Matte, as we all are aware of the fact that Retro Matte Finish is very drying, like the famous flat out fabulous . But I was totally surprised that this isn’t drying matte( at least not for me), I found the finish rather very comfortable. The texture of this lipstick is a little dry, requires firm pressure to apply on lips ,so sometimes a little tugging happens when u have really dry lips .
As it is a matte lipstick, I would still suggest exfoliating and moisturizing your lips well before as at the end might result in flakiness on the lips, like dry bits on lips. Oh well but let’s be real, I never do that because I am a person who always has bottoms on fire, means always I am in a hurry so I directly apply it and move no pre action, but I know in winters will need a thin lip balm beneath.
incredible, opaque in 1 swipe.
PROs of MAC Relentlessly Red Retro Matte Lipstick
Extremely flattering pinkish red shade ,I am in love with this colour, I left my girl about town for this (which I would be writing about soon).
Comfortable matte finish ,even tough it’s the perfect matte.
Brightens up my face ,whenever in doubt I grab this.
Will suit a number of skin tone.
Pigmentation is superb ,and goes opaque in a single swipe.
Staying power is out of the world, with it lasting all day.
Signature, vanilla fragrance.
CONs of MAC Relentlessly Red Retro Matte Lipstick
Some people might feel that it’s drying.
Can accentuate fine lines, sometimes.
Some people ,may find it very bright to carry ,for them I suggest stain it lightly and ,then blend with ring finger this would give a lovely pink stain.
Overall, I am in love with this shade, and with winters approaching would totally recommend the colour, also not very easily dupable.staying power is awesome ,if you find it because most of the time it is out of stock, grab it as you get it.
What are your views, also are you comfortable with strong mattes, please comment below .