Mac Retro Matte Lipstick Relentlessly Red Review Swatches Price

Mac Retro Matte Lipstick  Relentlessly Red : Review, Swatches, LOTD, Price
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Hey Pretty Ladies,
I can not forgive my self for not reviewing a Mac product on my blog yet. I had clicked these pictures long back, but never wrote a review on it. I cannot opine on a product well until I have used it quite a number of times. I wore a Mac lippy after ages on my birthday. Its not that I don’t like Mac lipsticks, its because I was testing the recent purchases I have made and this somehow lost in the crowd Blum 3 I have dug out quite a many products hidden in my archive to be reviewed.   Mac Relectlessly red has been my all time favorite intense coral shade, so lets begin the venture with this one.

Product Description

Formulated to shade, define and showcase the lips. Hundreds of hues, high-fashion textures. The iconic product that made M•A•C famous.

  • Amplified: cream finish
  • Cremesheen: high-shine finish
  • Frost: frost finish
  •  Lustre: semi-gloss finis
  • Matte: matte finish
  • Retro Matte: matte finish
  • Satin: semi-matte finish

Price: Rs. 1495

Quantity: 3 gms

Available across all Mac Stores

Mac Retro Matte Lipstick Review

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Mac Lipstick Ingredients

Mac Retro Matte Lipstick Review

See it through my Eyes

This is one of the best lipsticks which any one can suggest you from the Mac range. I have got this shade since long but hardly used it. Why so? It’s a dupable shade. I have similar shades in drugstore products. Will mention those at the end of this post.


This is housed in the Mac signature charcoal metallic case. The outer paper box contains all info of ingredients, price, and shelf life. The round head and flat bottom makes it different form the rest I have in my stash. The difference is the metal weight and feel which speaks class.


The name speaks of "Red", to let you imagine all good things, while the word "Relentless" means something persistent. So how to decode this shade? it appears different in different lightings. to start with, let me tell you its not a Red color. But, its an out an out coral shade which is intense and not light. It’s a coral with hints of red and appears beautiful on my medium to fair skin tone. It has a tendency to look different in different lightings conditions. This is a rare coral shade which will not wash out dark skin tones, on application it should appear a pink but not coral.   But don’t you think, you have seen this shade somewhere? Exactly I agree with you. Looking for dupes, well mentioned at the end of this post.


As the name reads  “retro matte” it ensures its matte enough. It’s a super matte texture, but not that matte which can crack or dry those lips. It is a comfortable matte finish which is not glossy but has slight luster to it. It is always better to prep and moisten the lips before applying this matte shade. On first application it might seem a bit draggy as its not the softest bullet to play with. Nevertheless, the finish is comfortable super matte. If you have dry lips, girl you need to work hard to get that perfect pout out of Retro mattes.

Staying Power & Pigmentation

It goes bang on in one swipe on my lips. If you have pigmented lips, it will take maximum 2 swipes. It stays on pretty long as expected, for upto 8 hours if not more.  Yes this also fades or lightens with time and meal.

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Mac Relentlessly Red Lipstick : Review & Swatches

What I like about Mac Retro Matte Lipstick Relentlessly Red


  • Classy black metal case
  • Vanilla fragrance
  • Amazing shade range
  • Compliments most Indian skin tones
  • Reddish coral shade can be sported for a glam look
  • Stays quite long for upto 8 hours on me

What I don’t like about Mac Retro Matte Lipstick Relentlessly Red


  • Expensive
  • Lips should be prepped well before application
  • Not suitable for dry lips

Recommendation: Yes
NoM Report Card: 4/5

Final Verdict

This Mac lipstick is a mass favorite and always out of stock in the matte counters. I love the perky bright coral shade which compliments wheatish to fair skin types. If you are not on budget, this is one of the best coral lip colors ever.

Dupes available: Revlon Matte Balms in Unapologetic and this Faces lipstick reviewed here

Have you used this shade? Which one is your favorite coral shade currently?

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