MAC Mattes
MAC Mattes 2015

I’ve seen more discussion on the forthcoming MAC Mattes lipstick range than almost any other of late, and finally I’ve managed to get my hands on a couple of them. MAC collections are always difficult to explain because often they feature re-releases, existing shades, new colours or a mixture of everything, and picking them apart is … from my end at least… like doing homework. I’m sure there’s a spreadsheet app or something that might help!

So, there are 22 lipsticks – split into Retro Matte finish and Matte finish – the majority are new colours, but some old favorites are back, such as Ruby Woo. They’re all being added to the permanent line up. Honestly, I don’t think it will belong before you can do a degree in MAC.

MAC Mattes 2015
MAC Mattes 2015

The colours are D for Danger (bottom) and Men Love Mystery. The colour line up is eclectic in parts – check out Matte Royale which is a deep blue.  As you’d expect, they’re a full on colour saturation – retro Mattes are even more flat in look than the regular mattes but the difference in the finishes I think is for the real lipstick conoisseur – I can’t tell the difference.

I’m not a fan of mattes – you need incredibly smooth lips to do it well and for your lips not to turn into a pair that looks like they’ve been sucking a lemon for the last ten hours, but the fact that MAC are bringing out more mattes indicates that the matte trend is going nowhere. Damn. I’d like to see it disappear forever!

For a full and exhaustive look at the selection, head over to Temptalia (who probably has got a degree in MAC) HERE.

MAC Ellie Goulding
MAC Ellie Goulding

There’s also news of a MAC Ellie Goulding collaboration heading our way later in the year. MAC Mattes 2015 launches in August.

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