Lipstick Saviour- Retro Matte Liquid

When it comes to my make up I tend to go for the same formula. I like to stick to what I know and stir well clear of anything to adventurous. Some people may call this boring, I call it tried and tested. Classic even. For example the trusty eye liner flick. I've perfected it to a fine art and it's never failed me so why start opening a can of worms by then learning to blend or contour or highlight or... OK you get the idea. Simplicity for me is key. This is of course a lazy girls opinion and if you have master any of the above, I salut you,

One thing I do tend to mix up is my lipstick. I've found over the years I've gone from being a strictly powder pink, nude kinda girl to progressively getting darker and darker. More corals and more reds. Red/Coral lipsticks can be a bit of a mind field to shop for however. Three crucial factors to consider; is the shade exactly spot on? If not, walk away you're wasting you're time. You want perfect and nothing less. Is the finish right? And super duper important, how does it wear? Which brings me perfectly to my new favourite discovery, I recently got my little mitts on. Retro Matte Liquid by Mac. 

"Rich And Restless"- Retro Liquid Matte By Mac
New to Mac, this is literally a god send to any red lipstick wearer. So the idea is it's a liquid lipstick (clue was in the title) which makes it ridiculously quick and easy to apply. Sometimes I think when you go to apply red lipstick, it's a little nerve racking. You have to commit. One false move and it can all go horribly wrong. Then no matter how hard you've tried to clean up the evidence, you're left with a ever so slight and extremely unattractive red tone on and around my lips. Whereas with this, it's simply as care free as applying a gloss and the little wand included with it, means you can get a really precise application.

About a minute after application the liquid drys to create a Matte lipstick finish (again clue was in the title) and categorically, it DOES NOT BUDGE. Honestly! Gone are the days of worrying about smudging or bleeding or it fading in the middle so you're left with a questionable nineties-esque red lip liner affair. Retro Matte Liquid stays put!

It comes in more then one yummy shade of red, so the choice is all yours! I went for more of a bright coral called "Rich and Restless" as seen above but I have every intention of going back for the rest. My make up routine just got made a million times easier, if that were possible.
Big, pouty red kisses and love
Sophia x 

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