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on 5/7/2009 9:31:00 AM
More reviews by CuriosityWasMerciless
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This is a universally flattering color. Its MLBB for me - and I love the satin formula. I prefer to use this over a coat of lipbalm because without out it, it looks too dark and brown. Perfect choice if you want to experiment with reddish lips at work without worrying if you look like a clown.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 12/7/2008 10:09:00 PM
More reviews by MissChocoholic
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I love this color and texture - it's very long lasting and very professional looking. At the same time, it's great for an evening look. It has just the right amount of red-brown and very wearable IMO. For reference, I have moderately fair Asian skintone - an NW25. This color also looks amazing with black-rimmed glasses...very sophisticated looking and great for interviews. :)
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 8/16/2008 2:59:00 PM
More reviews by HellzBelleMichelle
Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure
This is the right red for me. I am Asian with olive skin and the red lipsticks that have blue in them always turn very pink fuchsia on me. Retro has some brown in it and is more of a warmer but neutral red. I am always on the lookout for more red lipsticks but I find myself coming back to Retro a lot. I also like to pair it over MAC's lip pencil in Plum.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 3/4/2008 7:52:00 PM
More reviews by brideie
This is my red lipstick. It is more subtle and flattering than Russian Red, Chili or Ruby Woo on me.Retro has a smooth texture with good pigment coverage. It is neither too dry or too slick.
on 2/8/2008 6:53:00 PM
More reviews by LaciP504
Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
One of my mac purchases today. I had gone in intending to purchase Chili (which I still want btw for a bolder lip) and swatched retro. Retro is a beautiful warm red, darker and more sedate than Chili. I'm not sure of the official shade description from mac but those aren't always accurate descriptions anyway. It's straight up red on me, no pink, no coral, etc. I'd probably go w/ brick red if I had to narrow it down to the exact tone I have pigmented lips and golden skintone. MAC C3 in studiofix powder, 1.5 (shell) in Chanel T.I.
on 12/28/2007 11:02:00 PM
More reviews by Aji05
Skin: Combination, Dark, Not Sure
I love the coral cheeks and coral lips look (think Rhianna), so when i found this colour i was quite happy. I had previously been using Nars Taos blush with Stila Jo for my peachy/coral look but the lipstick was a bit pink. This MAC lipstick is definitely a better alternative. I have only used it a couple of times and so far, its ok. I'm a NC45.
on 11/21/2007 8:26:00 PM
More reviews by brookecouture
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
This is a really pretty lipcolor. A nice brick shade that is perfect for fall/winter. It does seem like it bleeds some so def. use liner with it, and it feels drying as well so next time I wear it I will more than likely put some clear lipglass over it. I wouldn't repurchase because I don't think I'll wear it a whole lot, but worth being a B2M :)
on 8/17/2007 6:53:00 PM
More reviews by asiawall
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
i love this lipstick. it fits the online description pretty well on me, a dark pinky brown, almost a red brown, and it is very matte and classic looking, very veronica lake. it can be a bit drying, so i often top it off with clinique lip gloss in airkiss or put some rosebud salve under it. but the color is beautiful and matches my warm skintone very well. i actually think i like the color better than my HG, clinique's pink chocolate, but i don't like the texture as much, it's not as smooth and a little too dry.
on 2/21/2007 9:54:00 AM
More reviews by lisa_67
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
This is a lovely brick-red shade, with just the right balance of pink and brown, and no orange undertones. I'm fairly light-skinned with pinkish undertones, reddish-brown hair, and blue eyes, and this color looks good on me...not too pink, and definitely not too orange-y, which many brick-reds seem to do. I do moisturize my lips with Kiehl's lip balm before applying this, as it's a bit dry straight out of the tube. I also use a lip brush; since the pigments are intense, a little goes a long way, especially during daytime wear. This is a great shade that can go from day to evening effortlessly. It's the best, most wearable brick-red I've ever found, and I'll definitely repurchase.
on 1/15/2007 3:30:00 PM
More reviews by gertymcdowell
Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
On my PPP (red hair, green eyes) Retro shows up as a warm red. It lives up to its namesake-- a very pearls-and-pumps color. It's a satin, but like many MAC satins, it feels more matte. But it has good staying power, too. I wear it a lot to work, when I want a classic, presentable look.
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