Continuing with the Retro Matte fever of Mac, here is the review on the neutral shade I picked from the range. Read on to know how Back In Vogue fared for me.
Price – Rs 1800/- for 5ml
My Experience with Mac Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor Back In Vogue:
Look-wise the packaging is a hybrid between the regular lipsticks by Mac and liquid lip colors. The applicator is handy and user friendly. The ingredients and other details are mentioned on the outer paper carton. The shade name is mentioned on the tube as well as on the carton. The tube is transparent so you can easily find the shade in your stash, if you have more than one from the same range.
The texture of the lip color is super creamy and smooth. It glides on the lips like butter and settles to an ultra matte finish. The shades have varied consistency, so each one has a different texture. This particular shade has pretty good texture but the pigmentation is not as good. It is slightly difficult to evenly cover the lips with the color. A lip liner beneath would come in handy for a smoother application. Due to the super matte texture, exfoliation and moisturisation is recommended as it tends to show the dry patches.
The shade is coral beige and washes me out without proper base and lip lining. I would not recommend this shade for people above NC 35 as it look a bit weird in my opinion. If you like the washed out look on a tanned skin, you might pick this up. I have to work hard to make this shade work for me, mostly with a darker lip liner as base and a gloss to cut off the lightness of the shade.
The staying power is incredible. It does not move of smudge at all as long as it is not messed with. I have to use an oil based makeup remover to completely remove it from the lips. It does not stain the lips, nor does it go patchy. This has survived meals and stayed strong for more than 8 hours on my lips. After 2 hours the lips tend to feel a bit stretchy and hence I apply a bit of matte balm on top to bring the comfortable feel to the lips.
Pros of Mac Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor Back In Vogue:
• Nice packaging.
• Little goes a long way.
• Nice applicator.
• Stays as long as it is not removed.
• Lightweight texture.
Cons of Mac Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor Back In Vogue:
• I do not like the shade on my NC 42 skin tone.
• The pigmentation could have been better.
• Can be drying on lips.
IMBB Rating – 2.25/5
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Mac Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor Back In Vogue?
No to both!
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