MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Review Swatches Oh Lady Quite The Standout
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Oh, Lady, You’re Quite The Standout! – A MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Review

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month or so, you’ve probably already heard of the new MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours multiple times. After all, when MAC launch a new permanent lipstick, people tend to get excited. I even know someone who may or may not have placed an order the second she got a newsletter saying they were finally available on the Italian e-store… Anyways, I hope you’re not tired of these just yet, because today I’m here to give you my two cents.

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Review Swatches Oh Lady Quite The StandoutSo, the first thing I find noteworthy is the pointed tip applicator, which makes them easier to apply than a regular doe-foot. However, I don’t really think these are exactly lipsticks for learners. On the contrary, I advise even the most experienced lip painters to take their time to put these on. Bear in mind that if you make a mistake, it is very hard to fix because they stain the skin immediately.

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Review Swatches Oh Lady Quite The StandoutThe two shades I have are Oh, Lady, a stunning purple berry, and Quite The Standout, an eye-catching bright orange. They both go on opaque and streak-free, but I think the orange looks slightly less even and, once it dries down, it tends to emphasize the vertical lines and texture in my lips.

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Review Swatches Quite The StandoutI tested both shades over an 8-hour period of time during which I had lunch, a snack and lots of water. At the end of the day, Oh, Lady had slightly faded in the corner of my mouth and Quite The Standout in my vertical lip lines, but they mostly looked intact. The latter was a little uncomfortable to wear after about 6 hours, but it didn’t dry my lips out (most formulas aren’t drying on me, though).

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Review Swatches Oh LadyI apologize for the washed out look, but the day I took this picture the weather was being uncooperative to say the least and the lighting was horrendous. #beautybloggerstruggles


Before taking them off with my Clinique cleansing balm, I reapplied a fresh coat on top of what was left and was glad to find out that these liquid lipsticks layer nicely, so you won’t have any problems touching up throughout the day if you need to. The biggest complaint I have is that these are pretty overpriced (at least here in Italy). At €24.00, they’re over twice the price of the SEPHORA Cream Lip Stains (€10.90), which in my opinion have an even better formula.

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Review Swatches Oh Lady Quite The StandoutDespite the names, the real standout for me here is Oh, Lady. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I like Quite The Standout too, but Oh, Lady is the one I truly recommend, as not only is it more of a unique shade, but it also looks and feels better on the lips.

Do you like liquid lipsticks in general or do you prefer traditional formulas? Have you already tried any of the MAC Retro Matte liquid lipsticks? What was your experience with them?


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49 Comments

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    Rachel Holliday
    January 23, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Both shades look great on you! I like how pigmented they are and they sound like the lasted really well! I’m starting to prefer liquid lipsticks to solid, but, as you said, they are super hard to take off if you make a mistake

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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    Dorota
    January 23, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    I like them both on you, but Oh, Lady is definitely a fave ! I am looking forward to my holiday this year so I can spend lots at Sephora & their liquid lupsticks are on my to buy list 🙂 I may try one of the MAC ones but I really don’t like the packaging & reviews are less than expected 🙂 great, honest post hun

    Love, D x

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    Ela
    January 23, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Last time I checked my local MAC store, they weren’t available, I can’t wait to give them a try. I am not a massive fan of liquid lip products, but there are a few that I like and also want to try, this is one of them. Both of these shades suit you, but my favourite is quite the standout, it is a gorgeous colour.

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    Melanie
    January 23, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    I love the dark colour very much and its perfect for you .-*

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    Yiota
    January 23, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Oh Lady is a lovely colour, both look lovely on you, but I prefer this one as I am obsessed with plum shades at the moment. Thank you for sharing! x
    Yiota
    pinkdaisloves.blogspot.com.cy

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    Shannon Sage
    January 23, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    I am so excited for these! They look so amazing!!:) I really love Oh. Lady! That is a gorgeous color! You’re Quite the Standout is another really lovely color on you! Oranges tend not to look that great on me but I wish they did! That is a gorgeous color! I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these! And I think I’ll start with Oh, Lady!

    Shannon Sage

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    Dora Toubanaki
    January 23, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Gorgeous colors!! Gonna buy these too, loving thee packaging too!
    Dora http://www.BangsBang.com

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    Wendee Isaacs
    January 23, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Both shades are amazing. I love the quite a standout.
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    LindaLibraLoca
    January 23, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    I haven’t had a chance to check them out in person quite yet, but I am so excited to give them a go. I don’t own a matte lipstick after all, so it is a sensible purchase. *cough*

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    Shireen L. Platt
    January 23, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Both shades are lovely on you but I much prefer Quite The Standout because I love orange tone lipsticks which is why Lady Danger is one of my top 3 favourite lipsticks of all time. No kidding about the price, I think I’m stick to my Sephora cream lip stain.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    Samantha
    January 23, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    I love liquid lipsticks, although I haven’t had the chance to try these out! As much as I love MAC lip colors, I find them a little too expensive for my budget. I love the way these lipsticks look on you, and I have to agree I’d probably go with Oh, Lady as well. The color is definitely something closer to what I would wear, although I am in the market for something “vampy” for those special occasions too.

    Sam | http://mybeautycloud.com

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    Laura Gale
    January 23, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    These shades look absolutely stunning on you! Love the look of these lipsticks, but not so much the price or the packaging. I definitely prefer liquid lipsticks, because I find they’re easier to apply and wear better xx

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    Sarah
    January 24, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Ooh I’ve heard of these but hadn’t actually seen them yet so thanks for the review – the colours are fantastic and both really suit you! x

    Viva Epernay

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    Alyssa
    January 24, 2016 at 10:02 am

    I love liquid lipstick as long as they’re matte finish. But I like these because they’re so vibrant! 🙂

    STYLE VANITY

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    whitney
    January 24, 2016 at 10:17 am

    I think I am KINDA living under a rock, I’m not too recent with all the mac stuff, there’s so many collections! Both orange and dark purple lips look beautiful on you!! Would love to try Oh, Lady, always love a dark purple stain.

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    Lisa @ Midwest Glam
    January 24, 2016 at 11:24 am

    They’re both gorgeous shades, but holy WOW is Quite The Standout your shade! Stunning!

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    Sangeeta
    January 24, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    I normally don’t try out oranges as I feel the shade won’t look nice on me. But Quite The Standout looks stunning. Going to check it out and hope it looks nice on me.

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    Alyssa Monique Bustillo
    January 24, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Quite the standout really suits you so well! Its my fave shade.

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    xo, Alyssa

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    Lulle
    January 24, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    I actually think that Quite The Standout looks amazing on you! It brightens up your face beautifully.
    I haven’t tried those and I don’t plan to. I have very dry lips so liquid matte lipsticks, although they’re all the rage, aren’t really the best choice for me!

    Beaumiroir

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    Hannah
    January 24, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Love the title! Both shades look good, but I really love Quite The Standout on you. I haven’t tried these yet but I want to get the shade Dance With Me.

    Hannah
    http://floraful.blogspot.com

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    Kiki
    January 24, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    I think these look absolutely gorgeous on you, I love lip creams and things like this! However, I do agree that they seem to be a bit overpriced. Awesome review!
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

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    LollipopShoo
    January 24, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    I’m not fully convinced by the reviews so far but I might give a try one of the reds. Both look amazing on you! 🙂

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    Izabela
    January 24, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    Those lip colours look great. I’m going to give them a try when they are available in my local store.

    http://www.mydailywear.co.uk

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    Inma Rocamora
    January 25, 2016 at 12:59 am

    Love your lipsticks!!
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    Shell
    January 25, 2016 at 3:28 am

    Those colors look amazing on you!
    xo, Shell
    http://acourageousbeauty.com/

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    Adaleta
    January 25, 2016 at 3:38 am

    You are so absolutely incredibly gorgeous & I love these shades on you, they look fantastic. I have my review of these coming soon as well and I really like them. I like how they kept the lipstick tube packaging and then show the color. It’s unique & nice! xx adaatude.com

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    Neha Bhatt Bhagat
    January 25, 2016 at 4:44 am

    Both shades are lovely on you , You luk absolutely Gorgeous …
    xoxo, Neha

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    Kait Elizabeth
    January 25, 2016 at 6:14 am

    Both of these colours look amazing on you! Love the formula. Hugs, Kait
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    Shoesmaniac
    January 25, 2016 at 9:36 am

    absolutely great colours 🙂
    mac is my fav 🙂
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    Gemma
    January 25, 2016 at 11:36 am

    I keep seeing these liquid lipsticks and I’m yet to try one! I would love to try the berry shade, Gemma x
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    Neha
    January 25, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Both Look so deliciously luxurious!!

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    Gyudy
    January 25, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    They both look stunning on you! The orange red looks amazing, but I fear it wouldn’t suit me. Definitely heading to the store to have at look at the other shade though! When I went the other day none of the ones they had in stock caught my eye, so I’m waiting for a restock 😉 xx
    Gyudy @ Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

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    Samantha
    January 25, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Oh Lady is my favourite one too! But both suit you nicely. 🙂

    Samantha Series

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    Alina
    January 25, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Love the shades you picked up, they look stunning on you. I haven’t yet splurged on these because like you said I find them quite pricey x

    Beauty with charm

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    Renata
    January 25, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    I’ve heard mixed reviews on these so I’m not sure about them. The colours you picked up are great but overall I’m more of a lipstick kinda girl. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    Brittny
    January 26, 2016 at 12:40 am

    Both of these colors look gorgeous on you! I’m glad you compared them with the Sephora Cream Lip Stains as those are currently one of my favorite formulas. Very interested in how the applicator applies the product.

    Brittny | http://www.brittnykindred.com

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    H A Parker
    January 26, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    These look amazing on you Carol, you suit a bold lip so well! I really want to try some of these as they sound great. But when I went into my local M.A.C store, they were sold out of the shades that I wanted. I think I’m actually going to take a trip down there today and see what I can find. As I am kind of a little (a lot) obsessed with liquid lipsticks at the moment.:D

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    Perkymegs
    January 26, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Loved both the lipsticks..Looks super pretty on you 🙂

    http://perkymegs.blogspot.in/

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    Laura
    January 26, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    A gorgeous shade! The Quite The Standout one looks appealing for my personal self as I love those deep berry tones. The Oh, Lady one is lovely and suits you really nicely!

    Great post.

    Laura http://www.shehearts.net xx

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    Beth
    January 28, 2016 at 1:41 am

    Both shades look fabulous on you! I would love to try this look as I think it looks great. You did a wonderful job curating this line of cosmetics! Thank you!

    xo
    Beth
    http://www.TheStyleBouquet.com

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    Chichi
    January 28, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    I am waiting to lay my hands on these Asap!
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    The Sunday Mode
    January 30, 2016 at 9:26 am

    That bright orange shade looks so beautiful on you, I wish I could pull off a bold orange like that! Love the look of these liquid lipcolours as well, I think the packaging is really cool.

    http://www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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    Monthly favorites: January 2016 – Carol in a Page
    January 30, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    […] The MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour is even more long-lasting, but slightly less comfortable to wear. Unlike the KIKO one, it dries down immediately, so you have to be extra careful while applying it. That being said, the shade is gorgeous and pretty unique (at least in my collection), so I love it nonetheless! You may read my in-depth review here. […]

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    Bernadette
    January 31, 2016 at 5:53 am

    Great post, those mac lip products look amazing.

    http://www.themakeupaficionado.com

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    marie
    January 31, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    wow ! both are stunning 🙂

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    Anubhuti
    February 3, 2016 at 10:24 am

    loved the smart title of the post 🙂 I loved both shades on you but in my opinion Quite stand out id looking really gorgeous and i would love to try it…it is brightening up the face 🙂

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    Regina
    February 25, 2016 at 3:57 am

    These look stunning on you. 🙂 But if the Sephora lip creams are cheaper and better, I think I’ll get those instead. Haha I totally understand you #beautybloggerstruggles. The weather has been rather gloomy lately and not enough sunlight for photos! 🙁

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      Carol in a
      February 25, 2016 at 10:52 am

      Thank you, Regina! Yeah, I think the Sephora liquid lipsticks have a better formula, I’d definitely recommend those over the MAC ones.
      The weather is so bipolar here: it’s either very warm and spring-like or super gloomy and depressing.

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    December 13, 2016 at 6:57 pm

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