My Lips are Feeling Retro Matte!

The title of this post totally gave it away, didn't it? I haven't talked about MAC for a while. I checked my archives and it's been almost two years since my last blog post about MAC Cosmetics. But hey, don't get me wrong. I didn't stop using MAC, I just focused on other brands to be featured here.

In this case though, I use these retro matte lipsticks  frequently that I keep on forgetting to blog about them. Plus, they were in my makeup kit that I thought I lost for a while. Out of sight, out of mind. Even with makeup, apparently.

Retro Matte lipsticks in Runway Hit and Fixed on Drama

Trust me when I tell you that these are my most beaten up MAC lipsticks

Then I realised that my MAC Angel looks worse than those two tubes above. But Angel is part of the permanent line while those two above are limited edition (LE) and as much as possible I don't want my LE lipsticks looking like crap. I read somewhere that a few retro matte lipsticks were made permanent and Runway Hit was supposedly one of them. I visited MAC counters last year and told me otherwise though. This is what I have about MAC Collections - most of them are LE. This collection was one of their most successful collections launched in 2013. Bestsellers were Flat Out Fabulous and Fixed on Drama!

Runway Hit is described as "light nude matte" although it looks a bit peachy pink to me. Peachy pink matte, I should say. Fixed On Drama is described as "rich wine matte" and yes it was described just the way the colour is! I love how vampy it is on my lips!


It's not nude but I like this as much as my nude lipsticks.

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Runway Hit has been my wear and tear lipstick. I apply it carelessly on my lips because the colour spreads evenly anyway then toss it right in the bag after. I feel that it tugs when I apply it (which almost always happens to matte lipsticks). It defines my lip lines but it's okay.

These retro matte lipsticks are very drying. Fixed on Drama is quite difficult to apply on my lips as I don't always achieve an even application. When I have all the time in the world, I use a lip brush to line my lips using this then layer the colour for an even vampy lips. Watch out for your lips after eating as it will leave uneven streaks on your lips. Regardless, I love this primarily because of the shade.

Other retro matte lipsticks I've tried were Riri Woo, Heaux, and Riri Boy. I hope will make more shades of retro matte permanent so I can hoard and try other colours!

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  1. Runway Hit looks amazeballs on you! The only retro matte I've tried is Ruby Woo. I love it but it's so freaking drying :-( I'd definitely still try other shades, though!

  2. Thanks! I really thought hard on what shades to get because I felt like the shades were either a hit or miss! :)

  3. Both shades looks good on you Miss Gem (^-^) I would love to try that Fixed on Drama para maiba lang at magulat si hubby. Haha. Kaso ang mahal ng Mac (T_T) Every Christmas lang ako allowed mag-purchase ng ganyan ka-expensive na tube and as you've mentioned above, they're limited edition. How sad.

  4. There's an ever bilena matte lipstick na mejo similar sa Fixed On Drama. Not totally dupe pero close enough. I forgot what shade pero meron ako nun haha :)

  5. Whoah! Wait.. Ever Bilena? Nag-try ka din nun? Haha. Astig! You really are full of amazing surprises Miss Gem. Maka-daan nga minsa sa EB stalls, baka meron nga ako makita na same shade. Thanksss!

  6. Why all shades of lippies bagay sayo? Nahihirapan ako gumamit ng mga dark shades. Haha.I think it's the EB dusk shade ang medyo kashade ng Fixed on Drama:) not sure though.hihi

  7. Medyo similar nga sila:)

  8. i love mattes ms gem! and im currently emptying my MAC PLEASE ME =)

  9. Marian April PangJuly 1, 2015 at 7:18 AM

    Saving up for MAC lipsticks, coz it's non drying. More on satin and matte yung shade na nakuha ko. Recently that I've got is Velvet Teddy, nude shade naman. Haven't tried any from retro matte though. Bagay sa'yo yung Runway Hit. :)

  10. Maganda ang mac please me :)

  11. I have velvet teddy. Maganda nga sha :)

  12. yes it is ms gem, also i found a dupe for it =) from colour collection (Vintage) and cheaper too =)


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