MAC Retro Lipstick Review and Swatches

by jomol on January 21, 2012 · 31 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.


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


It comes in the standard black packaging of MAC.

MAC Retro Lipstick Review and Swatches


3 g.


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.


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.

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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

jomol January 21, 2012 at 10:58 am

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


Bee January 21, 2012 at 11:03 am

Such a pretty shade. Me want :))


Shivani January 21, 2012 at 11:15 am

nice choice girlie…. 🙂


Monika Agarwal January 21, 2012 at 11:19 am

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


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:


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:


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:


Preetha January 21, 2012 at 3:07 pm

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


Sukanya January 21, 2012 at 11:37 am

wow..really wearable pretty shade 🙂


Rati January 21, 2012 at 11:41 am

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


Preetha January 21, 2012 at 12:05 pm

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


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:


shanaiia January 21, 2012 at 11:44 am

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


rajeshwari January 21, 2012 at 11:48 am

good shade :waytogo:


Jyotsna January 21, 2012 at 12:26 pm

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


shai January 21, 2012 at 12:47 pm

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


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:


Visakhi January 21, 2012 at 1:04 pm

its such a pretty shade preetha.. :love:


Vineetha January 21, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Very Pretty shade Preetha :waytogo: :waytogo:


srishi January 21, 2012 at 2:14 pm

nice shade…everyday wear!


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:


Pragnyadeepta January 21, 2012 at 6:25 pm

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


Deepshikha January 21, 2012 at 9:24 pm

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


Preetha January 22, 2012 at 9:09 am

really? :preen: thanku deeps :puchhi:


nids January 22, 2012 at 1:18 am

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


Preetha January 22, 2012 at 9:08 am love for MAC is never goin to end..thanku nids :yahoo:


jomol January 22, 2012 at 9:35 am

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


Arja January 24, 2012 at 7:15 pm

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


Naz January 9, 2017 at 4:18 pm

Hi…i received Mac retro shade as a gift from my sis in law. So i was checking reviews on it. Definitely true what u said. A peachy brown warm shade. Wearable everyday. Awesome shade. So much in love with it coz it’s non-drying and longlasting.


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