M.A.C Cosmetics Retro Matte Lipstick 3g
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Matte lipstick is bolder, badder and matter than ever before with M.A.C Cosmetics Retro Matte Lipstick. Intense colour payoff meets tenacious wear in a fade-proof, non-feathering formula.
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4.6 of 74 reviews
100% recommend this product
Most Helpful Positive
Awesome colour, and it stayed all day. Had numerous comments on my statement lips. Not too drying.
Most Helpful Criticism
Had to return
I got this in All Fired Up which is a stunning shade. Unfortunately, this was extremely (and I mean EXTREMELY) hard to apply. My lips are not particularly dry and I had exfoliated and moisturized nicely before. This would drag and pull so bad on my lips and even when applied with a brush my lips would look dry and crusty after a few minutes. I had to return this.
Bright confidence boosterAwesome colour, and it stayed all day. Had numerous comments on my statement lips. Not too drying.
Ruby Woo - Believe the hypeBought this because of the hype and i get it now. Brought this into work for Valentine's Day when we all wear lippy. Four of us (with varying skin tones and shades and general appearance) wore this exact shade and it looked amazing on everyone. Lasts ages, i recommend getting the pencil too, such a strong colour requires precision
Flat out fabulousverified purchaserI have this in flat out fabulous and it really is fabulous. It looks super stunning and has insane pigment and lasts all day. I mean all day without needing to touch up at all.
Ruby Wooverified purchaserRuby woo is a beautiful colour, it applies nicely and stays throughout the day with one touch-up. The only issue is that it settles into the lip lines and makes them look prominent so make sure to exfoliate your lips before applying it.
OkCreamy, easy to apply and lovely colour.
GoodCreamy, easy to apply and lovely colour.
So bright!!These shades are so bold and beautiful!! If you're going for a bright lip / subtle eye look these are perfect. The formula is pretty good as well
Ruby - Best shade of red for medium tan skinI like Ruby Woo shade, it's the best shade of red there is out there. However, I need to wear lip balm before putting this on to prevent dryness on my inner lips throughout the day.
Love thisSmooth texture, easy to apply and lasts awhile. Beautiful colour.
BeautifulBeautiful colours, long stayer, great all round. goes on evenly, wears off evenly.
love itRuby woo is one of the best red lipsticks ever. It so intense, highly pigmented colour and has a matte finish.
I love the plum shadeThe plum shade is a classic colour, it's super versatile and looks great on.
Best lipsticks!MAC matte and Retro matte lipsticks are the absolute bomb. I have multiple shades and adore them. Creamy to apply but so long lasting, they won't go anywhere. Beautiful range of shades as always and so highly pigmented. You cannot go wrong with these lipsticks! Only thing is you need to make sure your lips are exfoliated if they are quite dry as this may affect your finish.
GoodLove MACs matt range but colour doesn't stay on long. The matt look and colour is beautiful though.
Brilliant ProductThe formula of these products is second to none. The colours are gorgeous, I absolutely love them and they work brilliantly with a summer glow on darker and warmer skin tomes
Amazing lipstickLove this lipstick. Comes in a range of shades. I have a few.
Easy to apply, stays put, and looks great.
Always a go-to brand for me.
60s vibesI always use runway hit when I want to go for that 1960s look! Super beautiful and soft lipstick that lasts hours!
Love it!Goes on smooth and the pigmentation is 10/10. I love the bright colour range and there are beautiful shades to suit every skin tone. The shade "Relentlessly Red" is one of the most gorgeous colours with a mixture of red, pink and coral tones. Perfect for summer!
No one does a matte shade quite like MACNo one does a matte shade quite like MAC! There's something about the finish of this one that is just incredible.
Best lipstick ever!!I believe that everyone should have a Mac lipstick in there makeup bag. My favourite is ruby woo. The lipstick has an matte finish and all the colours are classic and beautiful. Lasts a long time.
Had to returnI got this in All Fired Up which is a stunning shade. Unfortunately, this was extremely (and I mean EXTREMELY) hard to apply. My lips are not particularly dry and I had exfoliated and moisturized nicely before. This would drag and pull so bad on my lips and even when applied with a brush my lips would look dry and crusty after a few minutes. I had to return this.
Ruby WooThis was the first Mac lipstick I bought (in Ruby Woo) and it's always been one of my favourites. I love the matte finish and the shade of red is really classic and beautiful. Lasts a long time.
Very Matte & PigmentedVERY matte and VERY retro! Long lasting and yes, drying on the lips after many hours. But I don't believe you can have a matte finish without the dryness. Lipsticks aren't magical... but these are wonderful if that's the look and the finish you are going for :)
One of the best!Out of all the red lipsticks I own, the Ruby Woo from MAC's retro matte is by far my favourite. Goes on smoothly and lasts for about 6+ hours.
GreatLove the retro matte formula. Goes on beautiful and has great coverage. It can be a little on the dryer side as it's quite matte, but lasts a long time in the lips.
long wearing but very dryingThis is very long wearing it literally ill last 8 hours!!! only trouble is that it goes a bit dry and crusty at the end of the day and if you try to reapply it once its already on your lips and dried it makes it look even worse.
Absolute favouriteI've tried numerous lipstick brands - drugstore, mid-range, high-end - and MAC is still my favourite. Great for dehydrated lips and lasts all day!
Absolute FavouriteThis lipstick in Ruby-Woo is my absolute favourite. It has amazing staying power. You can eat and drink and talk, and it stays on for hours without needed a touch up. I love it!
In love with this lippyThis is actually my first MAC lipstick and I'm annoyed at myself for waiting so long to try them. I'm a big fan of matte and this is definitely matte. Make sure you have exfoliated your lips and moisturised them first as it will stick to any bump on your lips.
It's lasting power is great! I ordered All Fired Up. It's not quite as bright as in the picture so I was a little disappointe...Read More
Can't go past Ruby WooRuby Woo has to be one of the most iconic lip colours ever made. I love the matte finish. Used with the Mac lip pencil it lasts all night and doesn't transfer much onto glasses when drinking. LOVE.
Long wearing but dryingVery long wearing and budge proof. However, the trade off is that these formulas are very drying on the lips. I have to use something underneath to make these comfortable over the day. All the MAC lipsticks have great packaging and are reasonably priced.
Colour is absolutely beautiful but it’s quite dryingOne of the best selling colours from MAC and I see why. The colour is so so pretty I’d wear it every day if it wasn’t so drying. You really have to scrub and use a hydrating lip balm before using it.
So long-lasting!I have the shade Relentlessly Red and I love it! Lasts really well and really comfortable on the lips. I wouldn't really call the shade 'red' though, definitely more of a raspberry bright pink.
If it's good enough for RihannaRuby Woo - it's a really nice coolish red, a bit lighter than the Russian red, still lovely pigmented colour and lasts for ages on the lips, do still find it a bit drying so like to put a bit of primer underneath.
Ruby woo is incredible!I never used to wear lipstick as I found other ones would always just disappear off my lips so quickly, but Ruby woo is so flattering and it stays on for hours! I always get compliments on my lip colour when I wear it.
Ruby woo is the perfect redRuby woo is the best red matte EVER on the face of this earth, in my humble opinion. The lasting power is so damn good, I don't even care that it gets a little dry because this colour lasts ALL DAY. It matches my skin tone perfectly and I honestly feel so confident and amazing whenever I wear it. If you buy any mac lipstick, let it be Ruby Woo!!! The hype is real.
Ruby WooI LOVE the Ruby Woo colour. It is the perfect red for everyday and the matte makes your look flawless. My only downfall is that it is a bit drying but nothing a touch of lip balm underneath won't fix.
this red YESRuby woo is my go to when i wanna feel like an absolute BOSS, I get so many compliments and it flatters so many skint ones
Relentlessly RedSo this has to be the lipstick that the most people ask what I’m wearing!! Without fail, someone will ask the shade! Such an amazing colour that has decent lasting power...just make sure your lips are nicely moisturised before hand. I’m on my third, which rarely happens!!
Ruby woo!I’m more of a pencil kind of girl, but if I want red lips then it would definitely be MACs ruby woo lipstick! I’ve tried a lot of red lipsticks and havent yet found a better one than ruby woo! I never stay without one. Ever!
Ruby Woo!I have this in the shade Ruby Woo and I feel like it is the only red lipstick I will ever need. I have fair skin and dark hair and this colour complement my complexion so well. Although I don't reach for it daily, I really rate the staying power and quality of the product.
Good but not long wearingI have All Fired Up and it's a glorius ultra matte deep hot pink, however being a matte it's a given that this isn't moisturising, that said still fairly creamy given how matte it looks so a good product. I don't find this product to be that long wearing.
PigmentedThese are so pigmented and long lasting but I do find them drying. I have dangerous which is a gorgeous orange-red shade that's so vibrant
Has staying powerI love the shade Ruby Woo. It's the perfect red for my pale complexion and blonde hair. This lipstick does not dry out my lips and it does stay on but you may need to reapply after a couple of hours. My absolute go to for an instant glam look.
Beaut Pop Of ColourI purchased this before a trip to europe and wore it every single day! Paired with nothing but bronzer and liquid highlighter, i got the perfect summer bold lip without looking too overdone. I never use lipliner with this shade as i like to blurr the edges whilst rubbing them in with my fingers.
Love Ruby Woo!Really nice coolish red, a bit lighter than the Russian red, still lovely pigmented colour and lasts for ages on the lips, do still find it a bit drying so like to put a bit of primer underneath.
Flat out Fabulous stands by its name!Flat out Fabulous is a great purple, goes on a bit lighter then what the photos looks, has quite a bit of fuchsia running through it. Lasts all day!
Great Colour & FeelThis lipstick goes on easily and doesn’t feel like you’re wearing anything which is great, nice colours too!
LoveSuper pigmented, love the shades! Very bright and popping.
Relentlessly red is my go to!If I had a favourite matte textured lipstick! Relentlessly red is my go to. It’s a bright red coral colour, instantly brings out my greens eyes and goes well with my fair complexion. If you wear this shade, you’ll surely stand out in the crowd. Only downside is it can be hard to apply at times, it’s a very dry texture but once it’s applied you’ll fall in love.
Finally found the perfect red!I love this lipstick! I’m quite pale and this is the Perfect red for me. Very matte and long lasting without drying. I highly recommend!
MY FAVOURITE!Flat out fabulous is the best lipstick ever! These are even more dry than the usual matte MAC ones but they dont dry your lips just crackle a bit over the day. Still love them so much, I think I have all the shades !
staying powerI love this lipstick. Very matte and has a long lasting wear. It didn't dry my lips at all either. My favorite is Ruby Woo. Now I want to try another shade!
Beautiful redRed lipstick does not suits me much .I got a sample of RUBY woo by Mac and after very hesitation one day I use it with my white dress and surprisingly I love it ,seriously the best ever red color lippy I use in my life .next day I buy my own RUBY woo bcz now I love to use red lippy
All fired upI love the look of this lippy. Perfect red for me and I love the texture of this lippy.
Amazing redRuby woo is my favourite red lipstick as it is a true blue-based red. l always receive compliments when l wear this. It makes my teeth look amazingly white. Highly recommend!
Ruby WooObsessed with this lipstick. Perfect blu-red. Long wearing & easy to apply. Total MAC lipstick convert now
gorgeous shadesi love ruby woo and it's such a brightening red shade that just looks amazing on everyone. these matte lipsticks are good- they don't dry out my lips but they're not nourishing either.
Lovely shadesPerfect for a night time look that really pops! The colour is super long-lasting and so smooth to apply. No smuding or creasing.
Stands the test of timeVery bright colour which holds. I'd recommend using a lip liner with it so it doesn't smear. The smell isn't bad and sits for a while. Would recommend a red shade for olive skin types.
Needs a balmRuby Woo is one of my all-time favourite reds and it stays put even when i'm eating but i do have to touch up after. It can be very, very dry on the lips though and I need to use a lip primer or a lip balm over the top.
Ruby WooRuby Woo is one of the best reds for every skin-tone. The lipstick is a little dry but is so long lasting and is the perfect shade of blue-red
Long lastingI have the shades ruby woo and relentlessly red. Great pigmentation and colour payoff. The formula is however very dry (but long lasting). Lip exfoliation is very important before applying these lipsticks.
Super DryThese are long lasting and very pigmented but can chap my lips heaps if i dont prep with a lipbalm.
ruby woo - perfect redRuby woo is the most perfect blue toned red for every skin tone and makes me feel like a pop star! super long wearing but not drying and doesnt transfer or become patchy
GreatGreat lipstick so far! I bought one for my sister as a gift for she once mentioned that she wants a striking red lipstick and she immediately fall in love the moment she got her package. The lipstick gives smooth application and it is not patchy at all - which the two characteristics do not apply to some matte lipsticks out there in the market. The colour is vibrant and it suits her the best..
Best Long-Lasting Lipstick!Firstly I love that Adore Beauty is now stocking MAC! Ruby Woo is an amazing lipstick which stays put all day long! The shade is devine, a very bold red which suits every skin tone. Applies easily and doesn't budge all day long!
Ruby Woo a Winner!No one does lipstick like MAC! I have Ruby Woo from the Retro matte collection. - it's the perfect, sexy, deep red colour! This lippy can be drying - so be sure to exfoliate your lips prior to wearing. The colour will stay all day when worn with matching liner!
Classic lipstickNever use lipsticks anymore as I love the staying power of a liquid lip - but Flat Out Fabulous has stayed in my collection as it stays for so long and is such a bright, vibrant colour! I love mac lipsticks and this formula doesn't disappoint.
LOVE. LOVE. LOVE.I LOVE this lipstick.
My absolute favourite shade is Relentlessly Red - it really pops and helps my teeth look whiter!
I would suggest to do a lip scrub to exfoliate if you have dry and/or chapped lips before application but the pigment and wears very well.
Would 100% recommend!
Amazing colour rangeLove the colours of the matte range of lipsticks. If you don't like matte lipsticks, these can be drying but not as much as the liquids
Best lipsticks!Mac lipsticks are popular for a reason! Just the best quality at a great price. I love their colour range - so many different shades to choose from. So happy that Mac is selling on Adore now. Would definitely recommend and I hope to purchase several more colours.
One of my all time faves, just wish it was in liquid form!It glides on so easily and doesn't dry out. The shade is so versatile and would suit any skin tone! Highly recommend trying the matte lipsticks... there is definitely a colour out there for everybody!
Ruby Woo - An absolute classicRuby Woo is one of the first lipsticks I ever purchased for myself, and it's a colour I don't think I'll ever get sick of. It is the most stunning true red for that classic Hollywood siren look, and it's flattering on so many different skintones. It really is the kind of shade of red that will make you feel like a million bucks wearing, both with full glam and with a natural look with a pop of col...Read More