Okay so most of you will already know about my love of lipsticks, and if you don’t then let me tell you. They are my favourite! They can bring even the simplest of makeup looks to life, they accentuate your lips, you can match the colours to your mood, or any outfit, and mainly they just make you feel good. Well, they make me feel good anyway!
As you all know I was recently in Ibiza and I wanted to get a new vibrant lippy to bring with me. I had built up a collection of MAC empties (for those of you who don’t already know, if you bring six of your old MAC containers back to them to recycle they will give you a free lipstick), and so I went to my local MAC counter and started to browse the options.
I’m always drawn to oranges and corals, so I wanted to go for something slightly different this time. I also wanted to go for a matte finish as I have a lot of satin and gloss lipsticks.
Anyway, whilst swatching colours on my hands, I discovered a whole range of lipsticks I never knew about, the Retro Matte range, and it was love at first swatch! I don’t know how this range passed me by when it was released two years ago, but I’m very happy to have now discovered it.
I was torn between two shades, Relentlessy Red a pinky-red colour and All Fired Up, a bright fuchsia shade and in the end opted for Relentlessly Red. It has a pink undertone, is fabulously matte, and the lasting power is amazing. I wore it nearly every day on holiday and hardly had to reapply at all, even with the heat of the sun.
I’m pretty sure this won’t be my last lipstick from the collection and am already planning on going back to buy some more. I just keep telling myself I don’t need it just yet, but we’ll see how long that lasts!
As you can see from the photos above of me wearing it, it actually looks a little more pink, however, it doesn’t look quite that pink in real life. The below picture taken in Ibiza of me and the hubby, may give you a better idea of how it looks on.
Have you tried these lipsticks? If not, and if you’re a matte fan, then I’m pretty sure you’ll love these too.