Let me introduce you guys to my favorite Retro Matte lipsticks…but first, a little background:
MAC Cosmetics first launched their Retro Matte Collection in Fall 1999, which was essentially a mattified texture of lipsticks. The collection featured 6 lipstick colors, of which only Ruby Woo was made permanent, due to its extreme popularity. Ruby Woo is one of the top selling lipsticks in the world! This vivid cool toned red lipstick looks good on everyone. Rihanna loved Ruby Woo so much so that she collaborated with MAC Cosmetics and created her own personalized version of that gorgeous cherry red in a limited edition shade called RiRi Woo. She also had a few other limited edition colors in the same Retro Matte finish throughout 2013.
Because of all the hype over this texture, MAC introduced new bold shades in the same finish in Fall 2013. The collection featured 7 new gorgeous, eye-catching shades:
Steady Going: Light pink
Runway Hit: Soft nude
Dangerous: Orangey red
Relentlessly Red: Bright pinkish coral
All Fired Up: Bright fuchsia
Flat Out Fabulous: Bright plum
Fixed on Drama: Rich wine
My Favs among all the Retro Mattes are the following colors:
These colors are super vibrant and feminine…and they last ALL DAY! Retro Mattes have a very drying texture (duh!…they’re extreme mattes), & they are a little tricky to apply. The newer ones from the Fall 2013 collection are a teeny tiny bit less drying than the original Ruby Woo. It’s EXTREMELY important to have your lips moisturized and exfoliated before applying these babies. I apply chapstick and wait a few mins before applying them with a lip brush. What are your fav Retro Mattes?