Monday, September 16, 2013

MAC Retro Matte Collection: Limited Edition Shades

Hey Guys! Today I'm here with pictures and swatches of MAC's new Retro-Matte Collection (lip products).  This post features the limited edition shades (minus the lipstick in the shade "Steady Going") and I wanted to get this post out while these items can still be found at MAC stores and counters. The majority of the line is permanent, however, there are a few limited edition shades that you'll see below.

Limited Edition Lipstick Shades ($15.00):
  • Steady Going- light pink matte
  • Runway Hit- light nude matte (below)
  • Fixed on Drama- rich wine matte (below)

Limited Edition ProLongwear Lip Pencil Shade ($19.50):
  • Fashion Boost- bright purple cream (below)

(L-R Fixed on Drama, Fashion Boost, Runway Hit)

Fixed on Drama (natural light)
"Fixed on Drama" is the perfect wine-burgundy color for fall!  This works on the lightest of the light, and darkest of the dark skin complexions for the trendy vampy look!

Runway Hit (natural light)
"Runway Hit" leans more peachy rather than nude on my NC50 skin tone. I'd definitely pair this with a purple liner for a more ombre'd effect, or a brown liner for a more peachy-nude lip.

Fashion Boost (1.2 grams of product)

Fashion Boost (NO flash, natural light)

"Fashion Boost" is just as it's described, a bright purple matte cream! It can be used on its own over your entire lips, mixed with darker purples for an ombre'd look, and as a liner for pink lippies to give dimension to your makeup look.

Fashion Boost (flash, natural light)

Below are swatches of all 3 products...

Natural Light, Flash (NC50 foundation shade for reference)
Top - Bottom: Fashion Boost, Fixed on Drama, Runway Hit

Natural Light, NO flash
These shades are more accurate in this swatch.

Permanent Lipstick Shades in the collection ($15.00):
  • Dangerous- orangey red matte
  • Relentlessly red- bright pinkish coral matte
  • All Fired Up- bright fuschia matte
  • Flat Out Fabulous- bright plum matte
  • Ruby Woo- vivid blue-red matte
Permanent ProLongwear Lip Pencil Shades ($19.50):
  • In Anticipation- soft yellow pink
  • Staunchly Stylish- pinky beige
  • Dynamo- intense pink cream
  • Shock Value- bright pink cream
  • High Energy- bright orange-red cream
  • Trust in Red- bright cool red cream
  • More to Love- intense bluish pink

DISCLAIMER: I purchased these products with my own money. They were NOT sent to me for any review. All opinions are my own.

All products can be found on MAC's website, and M.A.C. counters & stores. The limited edition shades, however, are completely SOLD OUT online. PRO discount is available on these collection.

I love matte lipsticks and I find that these wear well, are comfortable on the lips because they are creamy (yet matte), and they apply easily with full opacity with 1-2 swipes.

There is no rush to run out and get the permanent shades, however, if you like the colors that you see in this post, I'd visit MAC immediately since they are limited edition shades.

My favorites of the bunch are "Fashion Boost" because I LOVE purple shades and "Fixed on Drama" because it is the PERFECT vampy color for the upcoming fall season!

Which shades are your fav? & will you be snagging any of these?? Let me know in the comments below! 

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