REVIEW: MAC The Matte Lip Lipsticks – Fashion Revival, Pander Me, Styled in Sepia & Living Legend


Oh hey, I’m back with another lipstick haul from… *drums roll* yah, yah, you know it. From MAC website.

And I swear MAC knows that I’m lusting over their lipsticks because they’ve been releasing a lot of gorgeous ones lately and yes, I’m talking about those from the Rocky Horror collection which literally ran out within MINUTES. Needless to say, I failed to lay my hands on them (ugh, I’d have gotten everything except for Sin, which I already have, goddammit) because of timezone difference and.. I didn’t know it was so highly anticipated hence I didn’t stalk the site. Now, probably to make up for my loss *boohoo*, they have decided to release a lipstick collection entirely in Matte finish.

ASDFGHJKLKKJHGSQER please gimme a moment while I hyperventilate.

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I freakin’ love Matte lipsticks in case you don’t already know. Satin ranks second, followed by Amplified – if you’re talking about just MAC. But yes, regardless of the brand, I’d always pick the Matte one from the lot. Because it stays much longer, gives nicer and fuller lips and I feel that my face doesn’t need additional shine for now, no thanks to my oily complexion.

What’s more, there are quite a number of dark shades in this collection! WHUT WHUTTT.

Singaporeans! Find out how to buy from maccosmetics.com here!

For this collection, everything is limited edition with the exception of Heroine. “Limited Edition” is such a dangerous marketing phrase for shopaholics like myself. Use it on my favourite cosmetic brands and you’ll have my moolahs.

At this point I realise that I’ve gone too crazy on the caps lock, bold and italic buttons. I apologise if I sound like an emotionally unstable adolescent girl.

The Matte Lip, as its name implies, is a collection of lip products and blush to go with the look. Lipstick shades for this collection are Styled in Sepia, Pander Me, Nouvelle Vogue, Damn Glamorous, La Vie En Rouge, Fashion Revival, Living Legend and Heroine. Nonconformists or those who feel that lipsticks wear off too easily can opt for lip pencils (Pro Longwear Lip Pencils in Etcetera, Staunchly Stylish, Trust in Red, Fashion Boost, Absolutely It and Bespoken For). Blush (Pro Longwear Blush in I’m a Lover, Fleeting Romance and Make You Mine) is limited edition too.

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Official swatch. For the record, the other shades apart from those reviewed here are Nouvelle Vouge (soft blue pink), Damn Glamorous (bright pink red), Heroine (bright purple) and La Vie En Rouge (bright orange coral).

For this entry, I will just be reviewing my purchases which are mainly from the lipstick section! Four lippies in total! Oh boy oh boy.. 😀

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From left: Fashion Revival, Pander Me, Styled in Sepia & Living Legend

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Fashion Revival is a deep raspberry with Matte finish (US$16).

Fashion Revival is a deep raspberry with Matte finish (US$16 / S$30).

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Having a déjà vu feeling? If this reminds you of Rebel, high five! This is slightly more saturated though and I will do a comparison with other similar shades (from MAC) in awhile. It’s a really gorgeous shade of purple nonetheless.

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Pander Me is a soft peachy mocha with Matte finish (US$16).

Pander Me is a soft peachy mocha with Matte finish (US$16 / S$30).

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Hair got into my mouth -_-

One word: PERFECT (and how often do I compliment nude shades?) Basically this has become my new HOLY GRAIL MLBB lipstick because I’ve been wearing it out since taking this photo (which usually is when I first try new lipsticks, to be more objective in my critic). I think it exudes a kind of sweet femininity and makes me look good! I feel that it’d look gorgeous on fair skin 😉 A highly recommended buy!

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Styled in Sepia is a dirty cement beige Matte finish (US$16).

Styled in Sepia is a dirty cement beige with Matte finish (US$16 / S$30).

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I’m not sure about other girls but I’m a clean freak. That did not stop me from getting Styled in Sepia though! This shade, despite its intriguing yet unpleasant description (“dirty cement beige”), is probably the only one “dirty” thing that we wouldn’t mind putting on our face. It’s a very unique colour and I feel that it’s a the Matte version of Icon (review here) which is great because I didn’t like Icon that much due to the excessive shimmers.

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A comparison between Styled in Sepia, Pander Me and other nude shades that I could find at home! All of them are from MAC.

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Living Legend is a deep plum with Matte finish (US16).

Living Legend is a deep plum with Matte finish (US16 / S$30).

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Yay! Another nice dark shade to choose from on days I decide to go vampy. It’s a very nice deep plum, doncha think?

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Living Legend, Fashion Revival against the other shades of purple that I could find at home! All of them are from MAC.

And from the above comparison, you can clearly see the stark similarity between Living Legend and Sin. Fashion Revival, on the other hand, is like a twin of Rebel.

This collection carries quite a number of new shades that are very much alike to existing ones, with the exception of Pander Me, of course! Hence it wouldn’t be much of a big deal if these get pulled off the shelves because similar alternatives are readily available on the web and at your nearest brick and mortar MAC store. Fashion Revival is already sold out online the last time I checked. And most of the shades are already gone in MAC outlets 😦

OK, that’s all from me for this collection! Did you buy anything this time? What are your thoughts? 🙂

Thanks for reading ladies! ❤

The Matte Lip is still available on maccosmetics.com and also in Singapore MAC stores for a limited time.

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2 thoughts on “REVIEW: MAC The Matte Lip Lipsticks – Fashion Revival, Pander Me, Styled in Sepia & Living Legend

  1. I’m surprised at how sheer these look on your lips. I usually find matte finish lipsticks to be the most opaque. I do love Pander Me, though. It looks gorgeous on you!

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