MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour – Dance with Me | Review

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MAC is perhaps the most well-known brand when it comes to makeup. The brand remains a huge hit amongst most makeup lovers.

MAC lipsticks are one of its most iconic products, and every girl aspires to own at least one MAC lipstick in her life even though it’s one of the most expensive lipsticks.

With the plethora of formulas and color options available, it’s quite easy for every girl to find something she truly loves. One of my personal favorites is the MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in the shade Dance with Me, which I will be reviewing for you guys today. Let’s go! 

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour - Dance with Me

About the Product: For those who prefer timeless glamour to all-out flash, matte reigns supreme. M∙A∙C introduces a twist on this classic texture with robustly saturated shades of Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour. Whichever shade you choose, all promise one thing: a splash of color in a liquid-suede finish that is impossible to forget.

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Price of MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour – Dance with Me: Rs. 2200/- | Shop from Nykaa or Amazon

Ingredients: Isododecane, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polybutene, Petrolatum, Cyclohexasiloxane, Kaolin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Beeswax\Cera Alba\Cire D’Abeille, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Tocopherol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Tin Oxide, Propylene Carbonate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Flavor (Aroma), Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 28 (Ci 45410), Red 30 (Ci 73360), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)]

How to apply? 

  • Exfoliate and moisturize your lips
  • (Optional) Apply a matching lip liner for a highly precise application
  • Apply the lipstick using the edge of the applicator for a smooth, sharp shape. Use the tip of the applicator to perfect your application.
  • Try blending the edges of the lip with a lip brush for a diffused look before the liquid lip color dries.

My Experience with MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour – Dance with Me

MAC launched its matte liquid lipsticks in 2016, exactly when matte lips were all the rage. I was a little intimidated due to the high price and finally purchased my first MAC liquid lippie just a couple of months ago.

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour - Dance with Me

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour - Dance with Me

The product comes encased in a matte black cardboard box, which mentions the shade name in a color-coded square, and also mentions other details like the ingredients. You get 5 ml of product, which is fairly good, in my opinion. The lipstick retains the classic MAC bullet packaging, with the exception of the bottom part being made of transparent acrylic glass. I really like the minimal yet stylish packaging. 

The sponge tip applicator is teardrop-shaped, and the shape is just perfect for getting into the corners of your lips. The wand is really sturdy and does not bend and has a well in the center that picks up an adequate amount of product. 

The consistency of MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour is neither too thin and not too thick. It’s not runny but also not creamy like a soft matte liquid lipstick. It feels a little like a gel to me.

This lippie is unbeatable when it comes to pigmentation. You get one swipe pigment, and the color is really potent. It has an ultra-matte finish. It’s basically MAC’s cult-favorite retro matte formula in a liquid texture. It feels very lightweight on the lips.

The lipstick also doesn’t bleed or budge throughout the day. You can eat, drink, and do whatever you want, but you’ll find the lipstick on your lips at the end of the day. I do find that it takes a little while to dry down, though completely. Also, after 3-4 hours of application, it will make your lips feel dry, so exfoliation and moisturization are absolutely necessary before applying this lipstick.

Dance with Me is a deep red color. If you’re someone who’s not a fan of bold, bright reds like Ruby Woo, this is the color for you. It’s deep yet muted, so it suits all skin tones and does not look over the top. In my opinion, every girl should have this shade in her makeup bag because it adds so much dimension to the whole look.

INR 2200 is obviously quite an expensive price to pay for lipstick. I believe that in terms of formula, there are better lipsticks in the market with a much affordable price tag. At a price this high, I would expect an exceptionally non-drying formula which is something MAC liquid lipsticks lack. I would, therefore, recommend checking out other lippies before you decide to go for this one. That being said, I still believe that Dance with Me is a uniquely gorgeous shade that you should at least swatch at your nearest MAC store. 


  • Minimal, classy packaging
  • High-quality applicator
  • Excellent pigmentation
  • Long-lasting
  • Feels lightweight on the lips
  • Ultra matte
  • Available online and offline
  • Suits all skin tones


  • A little drying on the lips
  • Expensive

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Final Word

At a hefty price, you might feel a little disappointed with the formula of MAC retro matte liquid lipstick because it tends to be drying. However, I would still recommend that you check it out because it’s super long-lasting and the pigmentation is incomparable. The shade Dance with Me flatters every skin tone, and is something I will definitely repurchase!

1 thought on “MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour – Dance with Me | Review”

  1. Bawse lady, from thelipbar is such a perfect dupe! They are both such gorgeous, eddy & very classy shades of red that look great on everyone!

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