MAC Retro Matte (Partial) Collection Swatches/Review


As part of my birthday gift (in 10 days, I will be 30 – gasp!), I received some fun money, so I spent it on 3 of the Retro Mattes. Three are actually limited edition, but I only got 2 of them because I’m not such a fan of light pinks. I also grabbed Relentlessly Red, an awesome coral red.

So, let’s see them!

Relentlessly Red is a GORGEOUS (and permanent) coral-toned red. I really love this shade, and I am SO glad it’s permanent. There’s also another shade called All Fired Up, which looks a bit similar but is called a bright fuchsia retro matte (and I’m sure I’ll get it one of these days, to be honest) so I only got this one for now. It wore well and was easy to apply – no tugging really, and the last on these is AMAZING!



Runway Hit (LIMITED EDITION) is an AWESOME peach-nude retro matte. I was in need of a gorgeous, classic nude lippie, and I think this cut the bill – absolutely fabulous!! It was a little tough to apply with a bit of tugging, but I managed to maneuver it well enough to apply it opaquely. One downside about this shade is that it looks a bit dry because of the light color, but you can always apply it over your favorite chapstick/lip balm.



Fixed on Drama (LIMITED EDITION) is a perfect dramatic rich wine retro matte. What a shade – in fact, I’m still wearing it right now (with pajamas) and it’s AMAZING. Super duper haute. It applies a bit streaky and tugged a little, but you have to keep at it to get it opaque. It turned out to be one of my faves – so glad I picked it up!



I’m so glad I picked these up! I’m SO glad they made all of these gorgeous shades! I absolutely love this finish by MAC!

Have you picked up any of these? What do you think of them?

Purchased by me. All opinions are honest and my own.


  1. Love the peach! Love the drama! Lol!

  2. These look great on you. I really like Runway Hit!

  3. Relentlessly Red is perfect on you!

  4. These look great on you! I’ve been tempted by these reto mattes but I’ve never pulled the trigger. Do you use a matching liner with each one?

  5. I got ruby woo coz I never had this color n really wanted it n the other is flat out fabulous n my next would be relentless red

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