MAC Retro Matte Lipstick – Dangerous Review
This year orange lips are back with a vengeance. On every red carpet, fashion show, celeb interviews, I’m seeing all kinds of orange-y hues, but then I have yellow undertones, so do most Indian women and sometimes orange lips can make the teeth look yellow too. Then I found a middle ground 😉 – a reddish orange that makes the face look all nice and bright and of course I had to go to MAC first, although NARS heat wave is on my radar too!
MAC Retro Matte, a new colorful lip collection, was inspired by how amazingly popular RiRi Woo became after they released it in this same formula. Dangerous is described as an “orangey red matte.” It’s a medium dark shade with a lot of red undertones.
$16 + tax. Available at all MAC stores and online.
My Experience with MAC Retro Matte Lipstick – Dangerous:
RiRiWoo was such a delight to wear. To date, it remains my favorite red. Then, MAC decided to spin the formula and make a few more. When they were launched, it got sold out within a few days. Luckily, MAC decided to make them permanent. These lipstick shades might not be all new, but they do have the new retro matte finish. A MAC MUA told me that it’s the only finish of MAC lipstick that is clay based, which is why it’s so matte. Initially, I had a tough time working around with this formula, but now I guess I kind of warmed up to this.
It does tug a bit on days when my lips are dry and flaky. Most days, I wear a lip balm underneath. Although the staying time reduces when I top it up with a gloss. It comes in a standard black tube packaging and smells faintly of vanilla. This is more matte than the usual matte line but looks like a velvety finish on the lips. I wipe the lips and then apply it from the middle to the corner. It does tug a bit but not so much as to hurt the lips. I blend it with either my fingers or a lip blush. I also wear it as a stain and it lasts on me about 4-5 hours.
A single swipe gives a nice opaque color and layering it makes it denser. If I eat anything, it goes off but leaves a faint stain. This is a lovely shade which will brighten the face and make me look happy for some reason 😉 I am most definitely buying more similar shades. I have heard that the lighter shades are a big hit with working ladies. Also, this formula will work great for formal do’s (in lighter shades though).
You can call it a distant cousin of MAC’s own Lady Danger and So Chaud. It will be a lovely substitute for a red lipstick.
So, summing up the pros and cons:
Pros of MAC Retro Matte Lipstick – Dangerous:
- Looks great.
- The shade range is pretty and permanent.
- Staying power is better than average lipstick.
- Decently priced for the formula.
Cons of MAC Retro Matte Lipstick – Dangerous:
- It might feel like tugging for sensitive lips.
- It is drying, especially if you already have dry lips.
- Might highlight dry patches on the lips, it didn’t show mine though.
Gets 4/5 from me. Do check it out if you are thinking of making changes in your persona this summer 😉
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19 thoughts on “MAC Retro Matte Lipstick – Dangerous Review”
wow tht’s one gorgeous color *woot* *woot* & awwweeesommmee lip swatch dear… it definitely going to b my next MAC lipstick purchase for sure 🙂
thanks Deepa… hope you like it too!
U totally rock orange-y lipsticks *jai ho* ..I am yet to try these kinda shades
thanks Mini… try it in a store 1st just to be comfortable 😀 *preen*
*puchhi* *thankyou* *thankyou*
Wow, Bee, it’s lovely 🙂 🙂
*thankyou* Sabrina *happy dance*
wow.. beautiful shade n swatches bee.. *jai ho* *woot* *woot* I will get it for sure, i love orange reds.. *happydance* *happydance*
thanks Neetu…. *puchhi*
Wooooooooooow what a shade Bee! *woot* *woot* you totally rock it! *jai ho* Beautiful lip swatch! ! *jai ho*
*thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou*
oh wow what a color beautiful 🙂 , but the extremely matte texture makes me think twice before getting it *scared*
thanks Sonia…. the lip balm is our friend here 😉
This looks such a stunning color bee and it is totally your shade.:) I have a red one from retro matte and I totally love it, :)) Lovely lip swatches as usual :-*
*thankyou* Ratidoooo….. huggies!
Wow, that’s a striking red orange. 🙂 It looks great on your lips and the retro matte texture actually shows in the pics. The only retro matte I have is Riri Woo and I really like it too. Nice review Bee.
thanks Ida…. riRiwoo is my fav too
such a gorgeous shade.. looks lovely on you dear *pompom*