MAC Retro Lipstick Review

Today’s review is on a Satin Finish lipstick from MAC which is a rocking must have shade for Indian skin tones.

MAC Retro Lipstick

MAC Retro Lipstick

MAC description:

Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M·A·C famous.

Price: INR 990

MAC Retro Lipstick

MAC Retro Lipstick

How it fared:

MAC describes the shade as muted Peachy-Pink brown. The shade is a gorgeous peachy red brown that is very flattering on Indian skin tones. The satin finish lipsticks are one of the best from MAC though not very long lasting. Formula wise they are moisturizing enough. The shade goes on opaque 1-2 swipes. It covers lip pigmentation well. Satin finishes does not last very long me and gives a wear of nearly 4 hours after which touchups are needed. I am okay with touchups so not a big con for me.

MAC Retro Lipstick

MAC Retro Lipstick

The packaging is the standard MAC bullet. It is sturdy and travel friendly. They are mildly Vanilla scented though not so much so as to be of much worry to those sensitive to fragrance.

Retro is very much a pick me up color. Those of whom who always wanted to try a pure red shade; this can be your transition shade before taking the plunge.




  • Gorgeous Peachy red brown shade
  • Satin finish lipstick
  • Moisturizing enough
  • Sturdy packaging
  • Signature Vanilla fragrance
  • Gives a wear of nearly 4 hours
  • Can be a transition shade before moving on to Reds


  • Expensive
Retro Lipstick Swatch

Retro Lipstick Swatch

Round Up: MAC Retro Lipstick is a gorgeous must have shade for Indian skin tones. The shade is universally flattering and will look great especially on medium to duskier skin tones.

6 thoughts on “MAC Retro Lipstick Review

  1. hi vini :) i’m like two to three shades darker than you… i have the mac twig and it looks pinkish(not the good pinkish but the too-light-for-me pinkish).. i’m confused between verve(which looked too good on ur lips),retro and brick-o-la.pls suggest:-)

    • Verve and Retro u will rock. Brick o la again might wash out. if you see, retro is a deeper shade to brick o la. I think you should between retro and verve Ash. :-)

  2. Hi,thanks for sharing the reviews.I am also big fan of mac lipsticks.can you plz suggest which brown lipstick will go best on fair complexion. I have polished up and in love with color..mostly m coming across lipsticks with pink base..kindly suggest nudish brownish lipstick in mac. Thanks.

    • For your fair skin type a nice brown/nude would be MAc touch,MAc taupe, MAC spice it up. (the first one is the lightest) :-)

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