MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick Carnivorous – Review and Swatches

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Owning a MAC Lipstick is like a dream of every makeup lover. Isn’t it? I am so happy that I got MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick Carnivorous as a part of PR from Nykaa. This is the first MAC product of mine and it makes me so happy to own it. 😀

In this post, I will be sharing MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick Carnivorous Review and Swatches, my Makeup Look using MAC Carnivorous and a quick 1-minute makeup video where I have used MAC Retro Matte Carnivorous Lip Colour.

I hope you all will love the makeup look. Let us get into the details…

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick Carnivorous

Disclaimer- I received this product as a part of PR. All opinions are my own honest and unbiased opinion.

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Price: Rs.2200/- for 5ml

Product Description

For those who prefer timeless glamour to all-out flash, matte reigns supreme. M∙A∙C introduces a twist on this classic texture with robustly saturated shades of Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour. Whichever shade you choose, all promise one thing: a splash of color in a liquid-suede finish that is impossible to forget.

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Key Claims and Benefits

  • Long-wearing, eight hours
  • Colour wears evenly and smoothly, eight hours
  • Provides stay-true color, eight hours
  • Non-feathering, non-bleeding

Usage

  • Apply to lips using the edge of the applicator for a smooth, sharp shape. Use the tip of the applicator to perfect your application.
  • For a diffused look, try blending the edges of the lip with a 219 Brush before the liquid lip color dries.
  • Use over Prep & Prime Lip for ultimate comfort.

Review – MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick Carnivorous

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Packaging: It comes a lightweight glass-like packaging with a twistable cap having a doe-foot applicator attached to it.

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Fragrance: It has a mild cocoa kind of fragrance. Not at all strong or irritating and is comfortable to senses.

My Experience

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I always prep my lips first with a lip balm always before applying any lip color but simply to test the lipstick, for the MAC Retro Matte Carnivorous Review, I wore it without any lip balm to see is it drying and if yes, how it feels on the lips.

First thing first, the application of MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick Carnivorous is really smooth like butter. It literally glides on the lips evenly without being patchy. I love it when the application of liquid lipsticks is pigmented and even.

Talking about the pigmentation, MAC Carnivorous is intensely pigmented. I didn’t felt the need to apply layers in order to get the color. My lips have started to get slight discoloration and the pigmentation of MAC Carnivorous totally concealed it resulting in an even application.

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The doe-foot applicator is soft but not flimsy at the same time which is great. A lot of times applicators feel so light and flimsy in order to have the softness in them. But the MAC Liquid Lipstick Carnivorous has this perfect soft and sturdy applicator which made the application smooth and easy.

Post application, it takes a few seconds to dry and then it turns matte. There was a slight dryness on my lips and that was because I didn’t apply lip balm first. But later, when I tested it out after applying lip balm, it didn’t felt dry at all.

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Next, it was time to test out whether it is transfer-proof and long-wearing or not and sadly, it does transfers and it is not long-wearing.

I wore my MAC Carnivorous on my family outing, we had a meal and the lipstick was all over the spoons and cups. Next thing I noticed, it was off from my lips leaving the few lines on my lips. It literally broke my heart because first, it is MAC and second, it is MAC!!

So, it definitely didn’t fulfill the claim of long-wearing but it does fulfill the claim of smooth application and rich pigmentation.

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Swatches – MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick Carnivorous

Here is the MAC Retro Matte Carnivorous Swatch completely unedited, taken in the daylight.

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Makeup Video using MAC Carnivorous Lipstick

Makeup Look using MAC Carnivorous Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color

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Summing Up…

MAC Carnivorous Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color is highly pigmented and offers smooth and even application. When I wore it with lip balm, it didn’t make my lips dry. But, it does transfer and isn’t long-wearing as it comes off after the meal.

Pros
  • Rich Pigmentation
  • Smooth and Even Application
  • Not too drying
Cons
  • Not Long Lasting
  • Transfers
  • Costly

So This was it for today. I hope you have found this post helpful. You can always connect with me on my Instagram.

Have a Good Day! 😇

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Niharika Verma

Beauty Blogger. I Love exploring Skincare and Makeup as much as I love Food and Humor. I Love Reading about Mental Health and I believe in Good Vibes. Find me on Instagram @niharikaverma95 :) My Email- vermaniharika101@gmail.com

2 thoughts on “MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick Carnivorous – Review and Swatches

  1. Sahi kaha, MAC kisi k liye dream hi hai, thank God in ye brands ab India me bhi easily available hain
    Bahut khubsurat shade hai
    Thanks for detailed review

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