MAC Matte Formula

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7 reviews

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Package Quality: 4.4

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Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

These are undeniably the most moisturizing matte lipsticks I've ever tried! (My favorite two were part of the holiday 2016 Nutcracker Sweet collection.) I adore these lipsticks because they are highly pigmented, last for hours on end, and don't dry out my lips even in harsh winter weather. This formula rocks in other words! Plus, this type of MAC lipstick comes in a wide range of shades, meaning there's something for pretty much everyone. If this product is applied with a lip brush, it can create the most gorgeous stain, too, if you want the play around with the formula and see what it can do. I can absolutely see why makeup artists around the world rave about MAC lipsticks and these matte ones in particular. Try one if you're curious because you assuredly won't be disappointed.

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Grey

I <3 all MAC lipsticks! Mattes are good, better than any kinds of brand of mattes (I guess the other mattes I really like are by wetnwild for traditional bullets & liquid velour lipstick (Jeffree Star)). I love Honeylove, Taupe, Whirl, I have a mix of different finishes in my collection I go by colors rather than finishes coz I love them ALL! I'm more of a Lipglass girl even thou I keep on growing my MAC lipstick collection. MAC Mattes are the longest lasting most beautiful finishes of traditional bullets. There is a color for ev1 there I'm sure u can find 1 in a color u like :-)

on 3/3/2008 6:52:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Other, Warm

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

MAC Mattes are a bit drying, but I love the pigmentation. I have rosy lips, and while I prefer the glossiness of Lustres, sometimes I need a little more coverage, especially for a nude lip. I currently own Honeylove and it does a great job toning down my pigmented lips. To solve the dryness problem, I usually top with a gloss, or apply balm beforehand.

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I love MAC's matte lipsticks. My favorites are Ruby Woo, Rocker, Velvet, and Lovedust. They don't feel dry on me at all. I love how the matte lipsticks last all day. I don't have to constantly reapply, like I do with lustres and amplified cremes. Unfortunately MAC has discontinued many gorgeous matte colors, like Lovedust, and almost every single new lipstick they make is either a frost or a lustre. I just wish there were more matte colors to choose from...

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Couldn't agree with CarlaN more. MAC makes the BEST Matte lipsticks on the planet, and I personally don't find them drying at all!

"Ruby Woo" and "Lady Danger" are easily my two favourite lipsticks on the planet. "Rocker" is also an interesting colour, though I find the irridescent glitter through it a bit weird, in a matte lipstick.

Chili and Russian Red are also beautiful, beautiful matte reds which are highly recommended, though I don't own either as for some reason neither of these shades look as "red" on me as my beloved "Ruby Woo".

And as for "Glam", well that's just SUCH a beautiful lipstick!!! Words fail me to describe the bright, bright, bright, beautiful cherry intensity and lasting power of that particular lipstick!!!

For bright-coloured lips, it's always MAC's "Amplified Creme" formulation that gets all the attention, but IMHO the matte gives a much better intensity, lastability and finish: I find some of the Amplified Creme's go on a bit patchy on my dry lips and need a bit of lip salve underneath - whereas me matte's are fine, curiously enough. I also find the A.C's don't last half as well and ALWAYS need liner (whereas if I line my lips with a bit of lipstick on a brush, that's fine if I'm using a MAC matte).

If you like brights, don't overlook this finish. It might take some getting used to as the high pigmentation and thicker finish of this lipstick is not really like anything else, but I think it's beautiful. Also, it's not a flat, dry-looking "matte" - Glam, Lady Danger and Ruby Woo (being the ones I personally know best) have a tiny touch of creamy sheen to their finish, which stops them being too flat to wear without gloss. continued >>

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on 6/16/2007 10:34:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I purchased TAUPE. The colour is exactly as described on and on my NC25 skin it was a perfect match. The formulation is creamy and highly pigmented, so a light hand is needed. A technique that I use and works really well is to apply directly from the tube on to my lips, starting from the middle and upto halfway across on either side, on the top and bottom lips. When I press my lips together, the remaining product is spread across to the sides of the lips. To counteract the dryness, I apply a drop of extra virgin olive oil on my lips after immediately after washing my face, and don't wipe it off. This lippie has great staying power and the colour is fantastic, and would suit minimal eye make up.

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on 3/19/2007 6:24:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I realize that there are many people who have their reasons for disliking this product, but I absolutely love it!

Yes, the matte formula can be drying, but I find that swipe of Chapstick underneath alleviates that, at least for me.

The best part is that the color payoff is simply unparalleled. If you favor sheer, light, gloss-like lipsticks that don't stain, avoid MAC mattes at all cost. You will loathe them.

But if you, like I, have a weakness for full-on, no-doubt-about-it color, this lippie's for you!
Note: Many mattes("Ruby Woo" is an excellent example), tend to look dull and flat when worn alone, but come to life with a bit of clear gloss on top.

I have several mattes, and I look forward to getting more! continued >>

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