MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Recollection review

MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Recollection review

From the 15 shades of MAC’s new Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour, I chose Recollection to try first. It was a hard decision, but when in doubt…. GO PURPLE!

MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Recollection swatch (2)

Recollection is described as an intense bright violet, and that it is. I’ve heard it’s very similar to Heroine (lipstick) but I can’t for the life of me find mine to compare.

MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Recollection swatch comparison Lime Crime

But I did dig up my Lime Crime Velvetine in Pansy to compare, and Recollection is a touch lighter and warmer. The formula though, it’s creamier and way more flexible. I find Lime Crime tends to separate and get oily (as you can tell from the wet texture and slight feathering above).

MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Recollection swatch

This dries down matte in about a minute. The trick to applying any liquid matte lipcolour is thin layers and do NOT press your lips together. This was two thin layers with about a 30 second dry time in between.

MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Recollection look fair skin
MAC’s formula is very flexible and does not feel too drying. Compared to Lime Crime, Colourpop and H&M, this is a treat! It wore well through a meal and only started to crack a bit after four hours. And the colour is STUNNING!

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour is part of the permanent collection at MAC and available for $24 CAD, $20 USD now!