MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour Burnt Spice Review

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Hello everyone ☺

I am into a lot of neutrals in makeup and fashion lately, I don’t know if it’s only a phase, but nothing pleases me more than neutrals right now. I know it’s summer and it calls for color, but still 😛 So, I chose this product from MAC in the shade “Burnt Spice” under the IMBB sponsored scheme (thanks <3) Let’s get to the review straightaway.

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour Burnt Spice Review

Price:
1850 INR for 5 ml.
Product Description:
For those who prefer timeless glamour to all-out flash, matte reigns supreme. M.A.C introduces a twist on this classic texture with robustly saturated shades of Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour. Whichever shade you choose, all promise one thing: a splash of colour in a liquid-suede finish that is impossible to forget.

Ingredients:
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour Burnt Spice ingredients

Benefits:

  • Long wearing, 8 hours.
  • Color wears evenly and smoothly for 8 hours.
  • Provides stay true color.
  • Non bleeding and non feathering.

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour Burnt Spice label

My Experience with MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour Burnt Spice:

The packaging is pretty simple and convenient; nothing fancy, pretty much “MAC like.” The see-through plastic tube which shows the color has a black lid with the applicator. It is easy to carry around as well. I am not a big fan of the tear-drop applicator, because personally for me, it picks up a lot of product. I have thin lips and I don’t need a lot of product, so generally I use a lip brush or even my fingers work better.

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour Burnt Spice

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“Burnt Spice” is a really beautiful n*de color with peach and coral undertones. This will be a coral color for paler skin tones I think. When I swatched it on my hand, I felt it like it was too pale even for my fair skin tone, but it dried down to an altogether different color which was a shade darker! So that’s when I thought this was perfect for me. Never judge a lipstick by its looks 😀

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour Burnt Spice applicator

The texture is flat-out matte, no adjectives added. It appears to be watery and liquidy, but it dries down to what you cannot even imagine. It is a perfect matte with a comfortable feel on lips. You have to use a lip balm underneath prior to application, which helps prevent drying out of lips.

The pigmentation is amazing. I need a tiny bit of product on my lips and I get full coverage considering I have thin lips. I’m gonna give it to MAC for getting the formula right! Matte lovers are definitely gonna love this.

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour Burnt Spice swatches

Once it dries and sets, it does not budge. You can drink as much water, coffee/tea you want and it’s still there. It does transfer eventually, but the tiniest amount which I feel is almost negligible. It’s not like it wipes out the whole thing from the lips. For me, it lasts for almost 7 hours with uniform fading. It survives meals too, but it might come off if you eat a lot of oily food.

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour Burnt Spice lip swatch

I don’t reapply it within those 7 hours of wear, because I am not really a touch-up person. One thing I noticed is that it flakes in the middle of my mouth, sort of like little balls sometimes. I have to compulsorily exfoliate and moisturize my lips, otherwise it would settle into the lip lines really badly. Somehow, I did not feel this to be that drying at the end of the day, maybe because I use Dior’s lip sugar scrub underneath. I so love this!

I’ve used this shade with my smoky eyes in the FOTD and I think it goes beautifully with bold eyes as well as by itself.

Pros of MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour Burnt Spice:

  • Simple and nice packaging.
  • See-through tube helps in easy identification.
  • “Burnt Spice” is a beautiful n*de with peach tones.
  • Will suit fair to slightly medium skin tones.
  • It’s a “flat out” matte finish lipstick.
  • Feels extremely comfortable on my lips.
  • 7 hours of wear time.
  • Transfers very, very minimally.
  • Survives meals.
  • Not very drying for me, surprisingly.

Cons of MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour Burnt Spice:

  • Not a huge fan of the applicator.
  • Shade is a bit deceiving – appears lighter in the tube than when it dries up on the lips.
  • Pricey.

IMBB Rating:
4.5/5
Would I Repurchase/Recommend MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour Burnt Spice?
I think this shade will flatter only some skin tones but I would definitely vouch for the formula.

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