Sunday, 29 May 2016

MAC - Retro Matte lipstick in Relentlessly Red

I like to think of Relentlessly Red as Ruby Woo's little sister. Same opaque laydown, both have bright, vivid colour, and just like its much loved sibling, Relentlessly Red is really coming to its own. It seems that this colour is celebrated so much from blog to blog that I do wonder whether one day it will be just as much of a global phenomenon as Ruby Woo itself.


When I first took off the lid and twisted the tube, this lipstick left me a little perplexed. The name clearly states "red" but the actual colour has much more of a pink tone. It's a bit like a cherry pink has got caught in the mixture of a classic red to churn out this hue. 


Trying it on was a different story. The off-red looks amazing against my fair skin. It's strong enough to be a real statement, but the dose of pink makes this so much more approachable. It's a happy red. The more mellow of the reds, which means you can get away with wearing this everyday if you wanted to.

If you love the texture of MAC's mattes, then Retro Matte will be a shock to the system. Unlike regular mattes which glide on beautifully, Retro Mattes need a lip balm base. Its tough texture isn't for everyone, but once it's on, it won't let you down.

Colour Intensity: high

Finish: Retro Matte - no gloss

Overall Rating: 4/5 - a beautiful colour but tough to get off 

You'll like this if: you want a bit of a break from Ruby Woo

Perfect for: staying put all day / nights out / cocktails with the girls 

Avoid: if you're on a date! Kissing with this on is messy - trust me!!!




1 comment:

  1. Ahh this is my favourite summer shade! Get so many compliments wearing it too :)

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