MAC Retro Lipstick Review and Swatches

by preetha on January 21, 2012 · 30 comments

MAC Retro Lipstick

Hello Everybody,

Here is another MAC review from my side.  After seeing Rati’s review about MAC Mocha lipstick here on IMBB, I badly wanted a peachy brown lipstick and so went ahead and tried, but it was way too light for my skin tone.  The MUA came to my rescue and asked me to try this shade called “Retro.”  On me, it is a subtle version of Mocha.  It is a peachy brown shade and suits not-so-fair skin tones very well.

MAC Retro Lipstick Review and Swatches

I prefer satin and matte finish lipsticks always and I liked this very much because of the shade and the finish.  The satin finish lipsticks are non-drying and very pigmented.

MAC Retro Lipstick:

Colour plus texture for the lips, stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M•A•C famous.

Shade:

MAC describes this as a muted peachy pink brown and it is definitely true.

Packaging:

It comes in the standard black packaging of MAC.

MAC Retro Lipstick Review and Swatches

Quantity:

3 g.

Price:

Rs. 990

My Experience with MAC Retro Lipstick:

I am very glad that the MUA made me buy this shade.  My recent addiction to lipsticks is freaking my husband these days.  I was never a lipstick person before.  So, this sudden transformation seems not so comfortable for him.  He says that he doesn’t like to see me in bold shades.  So, I have kept those for special occasions.  Then, I made up my mind to wear subtle everyday kind of shades and finally found this one.

MAC Retro Lipstick Review and Swatches

It looks peachy on me during daylight and during the night, it goes on the browner side.  Well, some people say that Retro is reddish, but I feel it is definitely not that Retro kind.  It is a very wearable shade and I am loving it a lot. It is the exact peach that I was looking for.  The staying power is very good.  I even had lunch wearing this and it just faded lightly.

MAC Retro Lipstick Review and Swatches

Pros of MAC Retro Lipstick:

  • Wearable everyday kind of shade.
  • Very pigmented.
  • Non-drying.
  • Lasts a long time.
  • Permanent line shade.

MAC Retro Lipstick Review and Swatches

Cons of MAC Retro Lipstick:

I do not find any cons with this, I am so happy that I am wearing this everyday.

Rating:

Definitely 5/5.

Would I Recommend MAC Retro Lipstick?

Those who are looking for a peachy-brown shade like Mocha and if it doesn’t suit you, definitely give Retro a try, you will be impressed.

MAC Digi Dazzle Collection – MAC Dazzle Lipstick – India Launch
Surf Baby Lipstick, Lipglass Photos, Swatches
Lady Danger Lipstick
Diva Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches
Power Point Pencil “Engraved” and MAC Creemsheen Lipstick
Spirit Lipcolor
MAC Midi Mauve  Review, Swatches, FOTD
Red Lipstick:  Chili
 Dark Side Lipstick Review, Swatches
Stylishly Yours Lipsticks Photos, Swatches
Fun With Cosmo and Colorbar Nail Paint ;)
MAC Wonder Woman  – Marquise’d Review, Swatches, FOTD
Venomous Villains Photos, Swatches
MAC Sheen Supreme Bare Again Review, Photos,Swatch
Lipsticks-Barcelona Red & Plum Dandy + Mac Plushglass-Bountiful – Swatches And Photos
 Cham Pale Lipgelee, Lipstick Photos, Swatches
Hellraiser Review, Swatches – Digi Dazzle Collection
 Brick O La Lipstick
Viva Glam Lipsticks- Cyndi and Gaga Photos & Swatches
In the Groove Creemsheen Lipsticks, Creemsheen Glasses and Powerpoint Pencil Photos & Swatches
Retro look- the latest “in”
RetroMakeup Look: Winged Liner, Classic Red Lips
RetroHot Pink Look

Custom Search

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

jomol January 21, 2012 at 10:58 am

Wow what a lipstick Preetha………… :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

Reply

Bee January 21, 2012 at 11:03 am

Such a pretty shade. Me want :))

Reply

Shivani January 21, 2012 at 11:15 am

nice choice girlie…. :)

Reply

Monika Agarwal January 21, 2012 at 11:19 am

Such a lovely shade……….looks a little like Lakme Lip Love Lipstick Aphrodite Blush

Reply

Kimi January 21, 2012 at 11:29 am

Cuuuuuuuuuute pic preetha..u looking adorale!! :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

Reply

Preetha January 21, 2012 at 12:04 pm

kimi..i know i look bad in this.. :waaa: :waaa: I was findin difficulty in jus takin my lip pic :yuck:

Reply

Praseena January 21, 2012 at 2:07 pm

NO, Preetha, you look cute. not many ppl can look that way in such a close up but it’s so sweet of you to show us the swatch. you get brownie points for being so adorable :teddy:

Reply

Preetha January 21, 2012 at 3:07 pm

aww..that means alot to me Praseena..thanku so much :yahoo: :puchhi:

Reply

Sukanya January 21, 2012 at 11:37 am

wow..really wearable pretty shade :)

Reply

Rati January 21, 2012 at 11:41 am

awww sucha cute picture preetha. :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: I liked the shade. Very wearable and pretty. :))

Reply

Preetha January 21, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Il try clickin better pictures in the future rati..sorry :smug:

Reply

Nupur January 21, 2012 at 11:42 am

oh its sucha pretty shade preetha… i wud try at MAC next time :) thanks for sharing :thanks: :thanks:

Reply

shanaiia January 21, 2012 at 11:44 am

great shade !! :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

Reply

rajeshwari January 21, 2012 at 11:48 am

good shade :waytogo:

Reply

Jyotsna January 21, 2012 at 12:26 pm

the shade looks beautiful Preetha!!! :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: for the review……..

Reply

shai January 21, 2012 at 12:47 pm

So gorgeous! This is going to the top of my wishlist!!

Reply

TA January 21, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Me likey…. :woot: :woot: very wearable shade :yahoo: :yahoo: ….i’m hunting a brown shade wud chk this out… :thanks:

Reply

Visakhi January 21, 2012 at 1:04 pm

its such a pretty shade preetha.. :love:

Reply

Vineetha January 21, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Very Pretty shade Preetha :waytogo: :waytogo:

Reply

srishi January 21, 2012 at 2:14 pm

nice shade…everyday wear!

Reply

dimpi January 21, 2012 at 3:08 pm

such a pretty everyday wear kinda shade :love: …preetha…this is so subtle yet it stands out….. :woot:

Reply

Pragnyadeepta January 21, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Oooh! Pretty! :love: :love: The colour looks like it could work with anything! :phoolan: :joker:

Reply

Deepshikha January 21, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Beautiful shade preetha..makes you look even prettier :whistle:

Reply

Preetha January 22, 2012 at 9:09 am

really? :preen: thanku deeps :puchhi:

Reply

nids January 22, 2012 at 1:18 am

Preetha n MAC :pigtail: :pigtail:
nice shade n revu preetha… :victory2: :victory2:

Reply

Preetha January 22, 2012 at 9:08 am

hehe..my love for MAC is never goin to end..thanku nids :yahoo:

Reply

jomol January 22, 2012 at 9:35 am

Preetha…. :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh:

Reply

Arja January 24, 2012 at 7:15 pm

I so love this shade,very pretty :yes: :yes:

Reply

Leave a Comment

rofl :P :D :) *yawn* *woot* *whistle* *waiting* *waaa* *toothpaste* *thankyou* *specs* *spank* *smug* *smack* *silence* *shy* *shock* *secret* *scared* *puchhi* *preen* *powder* *poop* *pompom* *pigtail* *pan* *oye balle* *nonono* *nails* *nababana* *jogging* *jalwa* *jai ho* *hunterwali* *hihi* *hifive* *headbang* *happydance* *happy dance* *haan ji* *grrr* *green* *ghost* *duh* *duel* *drool* *devil* *cry* *clap* *chudail* *blush* *announce*

{ 2 trackbacks }

Previous post:

Next post: