‘That always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they’re pretty. It’s like picking your breakfast cereals based on colour instead of taste.’ – John Green
As usual, MAC have gone into overdrive with their seemingly endless “limited edition” collections this year but The Matte Lip Collection is very welcome and best of all- permanent! Most of the lipsticks released in last year’s matte lip collection were limited edition so this is a very welcome change. I already own “Flat Out Fabulous”, “Ruby Woo”, and “Heroine” from the collection so I tried to be good and I limited myself to just three. I decided on “Men Love Mystery” (a pinkish violet), “Antique Velvet” (a reddish chocolate brown), and “Whirl” (a lipstick version of the best-selling pinkish brown lipliner).
I was so excited to finally get these in the post that I had to throw up some quick swatches on my lips. These are all without any sort of liner so you can see the true shade of the lipsticks. “Men Love Mystery” will definitely need a liner when I wear it out of the house and I’m thinking that “Whirl” will also benefit from one even though it’s not strictly necessary. “Antique Velvet” looks darker on me in person and I’m looking forward to rocking it in the Autumn/ Winter.
The three lipsticks I ordered are of the “matte” formula rather that the “retro-matte” formula so they are nowhere near as drying as Ruby Woo et. al. They feel comfortable on the lips but make sure your lips are nice and smooth before rocking them. I’m sure a few of these shades (“Whirl” in particular) will sell out but these are permanent so take your time if you’re willing to be patient.
MAC’s The Matte Lip collection can be found online now and in stores in a few weeks’ time. There are a whopping 22 shades and they retail for $16.
Are you planning on getting anything from this collection? Let me know in the comments!
Edited to add: Here’s a quick FOTD with me wearing “Whirl” today with “Chestnut” lipliner. Excuse the deer caught in headlights look. I can’t seem to take a good selfie these days 😦
They really are. There’s something for everybody with this collection.
Antique Velvet and Whirl I think I like. I’ll need to go instore to see on me. Funnily enough browns can look a bit wierd on me. I still need to go and get Flat Out Fabolous, but I have 4 empty and 2 almost empty MAC makeup containers holding me back…lol.
LOVE the quote. Those are some words to live by!
Yeah browns are definitely tricky. Antique velvet is the lipstick version of “chestnut” liner if you have that. I still like “Salem” from Lime Crime best if you’re looking for a brown. I think Whirl would look really good on you though.
Mac men love mystery reminds me of mac up the amp. I really want antique velvet and you really sold me on whirl because I really thought it would be too light.
It’s similar to up the amp but MLM is definitely lighter and a tad less purple imho. Whirl is like the perfect nude for brown skin. I was pleasantly surprised!
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Those are very interesting colors, nice swatches, thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome! Thanks for reading