MAC Cosmetics Robert Lee Morris collection Mattene lipstick review

MAC Cosmetics Robert Lee Morris collection Mattene lipstick review

The MAC x Robert Lee Morris collection brings back one of my beloved lipstick formulas, the Mattene. This semi-matte slimline lipstick is creamy, rich and extremely pigmented.

“Timeless yet astonishingly contemporary – Robert Lee Morris crafts fine jewellery that eludes categorization, existing at the boundaries between fashion and sculpture. Now, he adapts his sensuously organic style for a limited-edition collection for M∙A∙C, featuring a lineup of well-loved products reimagined and resculpted with golden and matte black packaging.”

The packaging is different than anything I have seen from MAC before. It’s structural and asymmetrical and definitely reminds me of high-end jewelry.

There are six shades in this collection and, thanks to MAC PR, I was lucky enough to receive all of them. *happy dance*

Concord Grape – dirty cool mauve
Fig – deepened reddened rose
Lychee – soft nude pink
Persimmon – warm peach nude
Pomegranate – deep cranberry
Pumpkin – warm pink

Swatches with flash. This formula was so easy to work with and swatch. It literally just glided on my arm and left great pigmentation after just one swipe.

Concord Grape is described as a dirty cool mauve. It has a bit of a sheen/shimmer to it and is probably my fave shade out of the 6.

Fig is described as a deepened reddened rose. I was surprised at how evenly this applied, especially considering these lipsticks don’t have a pointy end.


Lychee is described as a soft nude pink and is probably the only shade I really didn’t like. It’s definitely too pale for my skintone and was a bit patchy and dry.


Persimmon is described as a warm peach nude. I didn’t really think I’d like this shade as it leans quite warm but…

It matches my eye look and blush (Robert Lee Morris blush in Linda) so well, I fell in love with it instantly.

Pomegranate is described as a deep cranberry and will probably be my go-to shade for the holidays.


Pumpkin is described as a warm pink. I was honestly expecting a deep orange before I opened the tube.


These Mattene lipsticks are $29 CAD/$25 USD. The MAC x Robert Lee Morris collection launches at select MAC stores and online November 2.