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Matte Lipstick by MAC

Matte Lipstick

hydrates lips(140)
pigmentation: pigmented
Variation: Act Natural (light greyed nude w/ gold undertones-matte)

Top Reviews

staying power


it stays on for a really long time

- Macy's User

these lipsticks are great because they are so creamy and sooo long lasting

- Bloomingdale's User

chapped lips

hydrates lips

i own an obscene amount of mac lipsticks, the colours and finishes are fantastic, they are long lasting and non-drying

- Mecca User

i bought several lip colors and lip liners in different shades, long lasting and it moisturizes my lips, one regular size lipstick will last for 2years

- Macy's User



i love the thick, chalky texture that delivers a really intense bold swipe of bright red

- Maccosmetics User

the texture is creamy and glides on nicely with a soft shine

- Nordstrom User



the cool red color is so highly pigmented that it only takes a single application every 3-4 hours (with a bit of mac prep+prime), and then it is often so lightweight that i forget i'm wearing it at all

- Ulta User

it feels a bit heavy at first, but smooths out very quickly and stays put

- Macy's User



otherwise, the colors are vibrant and give a nice matte finish without the drying effect

- Macy's User

mac lipsticks are almost always great quality, creamy, and well pigmented

- Bloomingdale's User
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maccosmetics.com userDecember 14, 2015


This is the first lipstick I have ever purchased from Mac so I cannot compare this to other Mac lipsticks. However, this is probably the best lipstick I own, hands down. The formula is so creamy when applied, which gives a nice even coat but it dries into a very comfortable matte finish. The pigmentation is INSANE. One light swipe and it gives an amazing amount of color that's long lasting and doesn't transfer. This is definitely a unique red with a hint of yellow-y or orange-y undertone, but it's definitely still a red. I think I'll be picking up a backup for this beauty.

- maccosmetics.com
ulta userOctober 07, 2018

Love this formula!

Russian Red is my new favorite red! The formula is amazing! It's not too drying and has great staying power. This lipstick is so opaque and it barely feels like I have anything on my lips. I also got Velvet Teddy, but I have to wear a lip liner with that shade because it blends in with my skin tone. Overall, I want to get more shades. Love this line!

- ulta
ulta userOctober 07, 2018

Pretty color, but a huge NO on the formula

I purchased Ruby Woo from the MAC store at my local mall, and I really do love the color. It's as flattering as they say it is, on just about everyone. But the color does not make up for the multiple drawbacks. This formula is incredibly dry, and a dry formula isn't unexpected for a matte finish, but my lips simply cannot handle this. It pulls all the moisture in my lips and it gets uncomfortable very quickly. The lipstick IS very pigmented, which is a good thing, because it's not a buildable formula, it's too dry for that. This lipstick also has a habit of crumbling as it dries throughout the day, so you may end up with chunks of lipstick on your cup, straw, in your mouth, etc. as it continues to dry and wear off. And because it doesn't build well, you can't easily just reapply it over the first coat, you have to take it off and start over. This is the kind of color that I want absolute precision with, so I used a brush to apply it... yet another thing that makes touch-ups throughout the day more difficult. Again, beautiful color, but really poor formula!

- ulta
Macy's userDecember 21, 2017

All of the hype is true- ruby woo is the most...

...beautiful shade I have ever seen on my face. I have a fairer skinned warm Indian complexion. I was worried that this "blue-red" wouldn't complement my warm undertone, but this was not the case. I think this shade is more of a true red. The color made my face light up and I couldn't stop staring at myself in the mirror despite the fact that I wasn't wearing any other makeup. The formula is a bit drying, but with proper prep it wasn't that bad. It also didn't transfer at all for me and it stayed on for 9 hours until I took it off. I love it and will probably use it for special occasions as I prefer more moisturizing formulas for regular use. This lipstick is a must have for all lipstick lovers and will flatter just about anyone.

- Macy's
ulta userOctober 07, 2018

Gorgeous color

It's a beautiful color on my light to medium skintone. For reference I'm an nc25 in the mac prolongwear nourishing waterproof foundation. It's like a brown pinky nude on me but still brown. It's pigmented and smooth.Not drying for a matte lipstick its comfortable to wear and the vanilla scent is a plus for me.

- ulta


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